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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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.