The beauty about making homemade applesauce is that any apples will taste good, even the soft apples as they all get boiled down into mush anyways. So, if you have some old apples laying around don’t throw them out. Use them to make this easy applesauce recipe.
I added in a touch of honey to add a little extra sweetness but if you want to make a sugar-free apple sauce just ditch the honey and it will still have a subtle natural sweetness from the apples.
Homemade Applesauce Recipe
4 large green apples (or any type of apples)
2 tsp cinnamon powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp honey
¾ cup to 1 cup water
How to Make Homemade Applesauce for Gut Health
To make this homemade apple sauce recipe start by using a small knife or peeler to peel the outer skin off the apple.
Cut the apple in half and half again into quarters. Once the apples are cut into quarters cut the core out of each quarter then slice into lengthwise slices and place in a medium-sized pot.
Add ¾ cups of water into the pot with the apples, cinnamon, vanilla, and honey, give a little stir then place a lid on top and place over medium heat on the stove. Bring the water to a boil before turning down the heat to a low simmer for 30 minutes and stirring occasionally to allow the apples to fully soften into perfectly chunky applesauce.
This easy apple sauce for digestion can also be used as a gut-healing recipe to help heal a leaky gut or inflamed gut lining by adding in a scoop of optimal Gi or slippery elm powder to help soothe an inflamed gut lining.
Optimal GI Powder contains aloe vera, slippery elm bark, and marshmallow root to support healthy mucous membranes that are soothing to tissues in the Gi tract and blends beautifully into this homemade applesauce for gut health to support tissue strength, normal bowel movements in a delicious gut healing applesauce.
Apples are also a good source of fiber to help bind toxins and promote healthy bowel movements. The fiber found in apples acts as a prebiotic to nourish and feed beneficial bacteria in the colon.
Apples are also a good source of manganese and potassium which is an important electrolyte required for optimal hydration.
The old saying an apple a day keeps the doctor away has some truth in it so get in the kitchen and make this homemade applesauce recipe! For a sugar free apple sauce you can also try making this unsweetened apple sauce.
The Best Homemade Applesauce for Gut Health and Leaky Gut
- 4 large green apples
- 2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ¾ cup water
- Peel and core apples then cut into slices.
- Combine all the ingredients into a pot with water.
- Bring the water to a boil before turning heat to low. Simmer the applesauce for 30 minutes.
- Use a for to mash apples into a chunky homemade applesauce.
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HI! Thank you for the recipe. Is adding lemon juice ok to prevent it from going brown or will lemon juice get in the way of beneficial bacteria.
You can definitely add lemon juice, and it won’t get in the way of beneficial bacteria.