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Spiced Chia Applesauce

Thick, chunky applesauce that's sweetened with fruit only and thickened with chia seeds. Add dates for extra sweetness or simply keep it as is. Eat it as a snack or dessert on its own or add in oatmeal, parfaits or desserts!
Course Snack
Cuisine vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • 4 medium apples, peeled and diced
  • 3 Medjool dates, chopped (optional)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds


  • Peel and dice your apples in 1 inch cubes.
  • Add all your ingredients (except the chia seeds) in a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low. Stir in your chia seeds and let simmer, covered for 15 minutes, stirring a few times. The chia seeds should absorb the liquid and thicken the sauce.
  • Mash the apples with a fork, leaving some chunks if desired.


Start with 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and add more to taste. Use 1 teaspoon or more if you love a strong cinnamon taste.
I used Cortland apples.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.
This recipe makes approximately 2 cups.