Looking for something sweet without all the processed sugar? Look no further than this simple and quick instant pot no sugar added applesauce. It’ll become a favorite sweet treat for your whole family!
Happy 2019 everyone!! Did you all have a nice Christmas and New Year’s? This Christmas season came way too fast for me and I was far from prepared, so it was a rush to the finish! I was inadvertently glutened this past week, however, and haven’t felt up to doing much of anything. I’m hopeful that today will be a new day. I’ve already done my DDP Yoga without issues and it’s 9:15 in the morning, so things are already looking up 🙂
Over this past summer I was looking for a quick way to use up some apples I had that were beyond their prime. I peeled and chopped them up, added them to my Instant Pot with a cup of water and some cinnamon, and this wonderful applesauce was born! The shocking part is there’s NO SUGAR ADDED! You know that’s not really my motto, if you’ve been reading my blog all along. I am a baker, after all and I love sweets. But this applesauce didn’t need any extra sugar. It was sweet enough from the natural sugars in the apples.
I won’t go into much detail in this post because it’s not necessary. The steps are way too easy to even describe in anyway more than to say, peel, chop, cook. Boom!
If you’re looking for a way to use up some apples that are beyond their prime, give this easy instant pot no sugar added applesauce a try. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how great it tastes AND how simple it is 🙂
Instant Pot No Sugar Added Applesauce
- apples, as many as will fit in your Instant Pot
- cinnamon to taste
- 1 cup water
- whipped cream for serving, if desired
- Peel and chop apples and add to Instant Pot. Add cinnamon to taste (I add about 1 tablespoon) , and 1 cup of water, per Instant Pot instructions.
- Set Instant Pot to pressure cook on high for 30 minutes. Let pressure release naturally. No need to blend if you like a chunky applesauce. If you’d prefer smooth, use hand blender or regular blender, being careful to not overfill blender if applesauce is still hot.
- Serve warm or cold (we prefer cold) plain, with a dollop of whipped cream, or with a swirl of whipped topping (we like the new Reddi Whip non dairy topping made with coconut milk). Enjoy!!