Uses for Applesauce!
Applesauce is a staple in most pantries and ours is no exception.
When purchasing Applesauce you have the option to get it sweetened or unsweetened. I find that in most cases the unsweetened is the better option for cakes and such but the sweetened can be better to add flavor to certain dishes.
We will cover those options in the 3 ways to us it below!
In this post we will show you 3 ways to use Applesauce and how to make your own!
Substituting Applesauce for Cooking Oil
When baking cakes, pretty muc h all recipes will call for some cooking oil. Some more than others.
Cooking oils add fat to the mix and this can be a a hazardous thing for those watching their calories! The fat is what makes the cake moist and tender so we need it in the mix!
To make the cake without all those calories, and it not be dry, substitute Applesauce. Substitute 2/3 of the oil with Applesauce and you will retain the moistness and texture you are used to.
This works in cakes and muffins alike and you will be getting rid of a bunch fat while still retaining the moisture and flavor!
Making Ornaments for the Holidays
To make Holiday Ornaments, mix equal amounts of applesauce and cinnamon. Start with 1 cup, adding more cinnamon as needed until you can form a stiff dough.
You can make wreaths, hearts or by rolling the dough out into 1/2 inch sheets you can use a cookie cutter to make ornaments!
Don't forget to punch a hole in the end for string or ribbon. You can use a pencil or chopsticks, etc. for this part.
This will need to dry for several days on a baking sheet or wire wrack to set.
Sometime we need patience to accomplish those wonderful task!
Add fiber and sweetness to your oatmeal
Oatmeal is supposed to be a healthy meal. So, after making it why add all that sugar, milk, cream and butter? This really turns it into a sugar loaded treat!
Instead, why not add a few spoonfuls of sweetened Applesauce to the bowl along with a pinch of cinnamon to make it a tasty and healthy meal.
This will add more taste and fiber to your breakfast and if you like, add a few pieces of fruit for even more delicious flavor and health benefits.
How to make your own Applesauce
4 large apples
1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar (if you want sweet applesauce)
1/2 Tsp od Cinnamon
3/4 cup water
1 Medium Sauce Pan with a lid
Peel the apples, then core them. Cut them up into cubes and add to the pan.
Add 3/4 cup of water, 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, 1/2 Tsp of Ground Cinnamon and mix until the apples are coated well.
Cook on medium high for 15 - 20 minutes until the apples get soft. Remove from heat and let cool.
Mash apples with a fork or if you want creamy sauce, mix with a mixer.
Pour into a bowl and add a touch of cinnamon and enjoy your treat!
We have another Applesauce recipe on the blog you might enjoy also.
Check out the video below!