Nothing smells better than walking into the house to the smell of this delicious Crockpot Applesauce Recipe. The combination of cinnamon, vanilla, and apples is one I adore. It makes me think of cool fall and winter days and snuggling up next to a fire. You'll love this healthier version of a favorite snack.
Cinnamon Vanilla Crockpot Applesauce Recipe
Using the crockpot allows the apples, cinnamon, and vanilla to create a warm and cozy atmosphere in your home. It makes everything smell so delightful! The crockpot also allows for quick and easy cooking after preparation. You can forget about it, but not really with those scents creating a yummy environment!
For years now, I have preferred the flavor of homemade Crockpot applesauce over store-bought. Now, I just make it myself and know exactly what I am eating. Following a clean eating diet means, I am much more aware of what I put into my body. Recipes like this make it much easier to manage without feeling like I am missing out on a favorite food.
Why Make Homemade Applesauce?
Many people have asked why I bother making this homemade when it is so easy to find and inexpensive in the stores. Honestly, it tastes so much better!
Not only is the flavor better, but I feel better knowing there are no hidden sugars. I can make with organic apples, as well as, a variety of apple types. This means I can develop better flavor, plus know that what I am eating and feeding my family is the healthiest option available.
How Long is This Crockpot Applesauce Good?
I am comfortable storing this for 1-2 weeks in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Without preservatives, it can mold faster than other products. I much prefer fresh and know that I can easily eat what I make within 2 weeks' time before it begins to start producing mold or changing in flavor.
Can I Freeze Homemade Applesauce?
Yes! You can both freeze or can this applesauce to have for later. I like to pour it into small soup storage containers and label them. These usually are available in 1 cup, 2 cups, or 4 cup sizes. This makes it easy for me to pull out just what I know I can eat without wasting any.
Make sure you add the date to your containers when you put them into the freezer, and you may also want to add the date when you pull it out to thaw. This will help you know when it should be used by after thawed.
How Can I Use Crockpot Applesauce?
Of course, obviously, this is great for snacking, but that's not all! Applesauce is a wonderful addition to many recipes. You can easily replace eggs and/or oil in many baked goods with equal parts applesauce. I've used it in my Clean Eating Banana Muffin Recipe with great success. The added cinnamon makes it even better!
Another great way to use this is to mix it into your plain yogurt for a great protein-packed breakfast. I've served it warm over ice cream, mixed it into a smoothie, topped my toast with it instead of jam, and added to my Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Recipe.Print
Cinnamon Vanilla Crockpot Applesauce is a perfect addition to your fall or winter slow cooker menu. It's full of flavor and a clean eating favorite!
- Peel apples (an apple peeler comes in handy!) and cut into quarters (core the apples as well). Place in crockpot.
- Add all remaining ingredients and stir lightly (just enough to mix ingredients)
- Cook on low for 2 hrs
- Raise the temperature and cook on high for 1.5 hrs
- Stir, slightly mashing any remaining apple chunks
- Category: Snack
- Method: Crockpot
- Cuisine: American