I can still remember as a child that I always had to have
apple sauce. I didn't want any other kind of apple sauce unless it came in a baby food jar (this went on probably until 5 years old). Since then I no longer of course purchase baby food apple sauce, I have since graduated to bigger and better things.
While recently preparing some apples to make for my daughter, I decided to add a bit of cinnamon to them and was very pleased with the results. By the time my Baby Brezza stopped blending and the food was ready, my house smelled just like a giant jar of apple sauce. It's amazing though just how wonderful it felt to know that I made that. I didn't buy it; it was all organic including the cinnamon and it was easily made in my kitchen. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with store bought apple sauce; but when you make something yourself it just feels better.
The only other common ingredient found in apple sauce is sugar or cane syrup for sweetener. While my apple sauce my not be an adult's favorite, it is perfect for little ones. Why add sugar when apples are full of natural sugar? If however you desire to have a real apple sauce type of flavor, I would say to use your judgement and add a tiny amount of sugar. With four apples such as this recipe, I'd suggest no more than a teaspoon sugar. I'd say about 1/2 tsp of cinnamon is enough.
I simply cooked my apples as if I was making an apple puree and simply added cinnamon on top before it began to steam and blend. I will say that the picture shown below shows a little too much cinnamon as I was not as pleased with these results as I was with my first batch. So for next time I know.
What to do if you don't have a baby brezza? I simply suggest steaming down your apples enough to make a puree on the stove OR steaming and then blending. Simply add in cinnamon and sugar based on what your desired taste is. Just beware that a little cinnamon goes a long way.
So that's it really. There's no secret recipe...just a simple, natural apple sauce for baby and toddlers!
I plan on perfecting this and posting again soon!
Are you an apple sauce kind of person?
Thanks for reading, Sasha