Chunky Fresh Applesauce Topping

My recipes are grain free, refined sugar free, and many are dairy free. My life is finally getting back on track. After experiencing years of ill health and being on several medications, seeing a functional doctor has improved my health. Changing my diet has improved not only my health but also my gut health. My labs and blood work are improving as are my autoimmune illnesses. Prior to this, I felt exhausted all the time but since changing my diet my energy has renewed my energy.

There is more good in the world than bad. This week there has been hatred and evil that has caused harm to our world and it’s citizens. Everyone should be able to worship in peace and not worry about violence. I lift up all the victims and their families from the  Synagogue in Pittsburgh up in prayer. This event is abhorrent. I in no way want to minimize this event. When we see stories like these we tend to think that the world is full of evil. While there are many stories like this in the news there are so many more positive stories that don’t always make it into the news. For example, a kindergarten class learned sign language to wish their custodian a Happy Birthday. Here is a link to the story https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2018/10/24/hickerson-elementary-school-kindergarten-class-sign-happy-birthday-janitor/1749871002/

While we should not forget the families and friends of the victims, we cannot allow this event or others like it to make us negative. We can’t allow hate or evil to win. As Martin Luther King Jr. once said “When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love.” He also said “Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that.” Let us all try to practice the wise words of Martin Luther King Jr.

I recently made Cozy Cinnamon Apple Waffles and thought a fresh applesauce waffle topping. I decided not to peel the apples. Or use my Cinnamon Apples as a topping.

 

Fresh Apple Sauce

1 cup chopped apples

1/8 cup apple cider

 

No need to peel apples just chop them and seed them. Place apples inside a food processor and process until it resembles applesauce. Use this sauce in the recipe below.

Nutritional Facts are below and based on 3 tablespoons per serving.

 

Pancake Topping

2 cups chopped apples

1/2 cup apple cider

1 cup fresh applesauce (from above)

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon cardamom

1 teaspoon apple cider

1 teaspoon tapioca

 

Combine the chopped apples, apple cider, applesauce, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom. Heat them in a pot on the stove on medium heat. When it has cooked for 5 – 8 minutes use a potato masher and mash about 1/2 of the apples. Next, combine the apple juice and tapioca and stir until the tapioca is dissolved and makes a slurry. Add the slurry to the hot apples and stir until sauce is thickened. Use to top pancakes, waffles or Swedish Pepperkaka. This sauce is best when served warm.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 5.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 77
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0 g 0 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 0 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 15 mg 1 %
Potassium 19 mg 1 %
Total Carbohydrate 20 g 7 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g 14 %
Sugars 15 g
Protein 1 g 3 %
Vitamin A 1 %
Vitamin C 7 %
Calcium 3 %
Iron 2 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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