Stewed apples recipe - two ways
Quick, delicious, gut-healing stewed apples - whole or as applesauce.
- 10 Granny Smith apples
- ½ - 1 teaspoon slippery elm powder per serve optional, please see notes re safety
- coconut yoghurt
- cinnamon powder
- drizzle of pure maple syrup
- slivered almonds
Peel the apples, core and slice into thick chunks.
Bring water to a boil in a saucepan, add apples to the steamer attachment, cover, cook for 5-10 minutes until softened.
Remove from heat and serve as is, or, to make applesauce, use a stick blender to make a puree.
If you'd like to add slippery elm powder for further gut-soothing effects, stir in ½ - 1 teaspoon to individual portions.
Top with yoghurt, cinnamon, fruits and nuts as desired.
- If apples aren't tolerated, you can sub for pears
- If you can't find Granny Smith apples, Bramley will sub nicely
- Leave a little of the peel on the fruit for extra polyphenol content
- Choose organic apples as their polyphenol and antioxidant capacity is greater than conventional
- If using slippery elm powder, take at least two hours away from prescribed medications - it theoretically may impair their absorption. If in doubt, please consult with your healthcare provider first
- Freeze in an airtight container, will last for several months
- Recipe serves 4-6, 4 if enjoying for breakfast, 6 if enjoying a little as a treat after dinner
- Nutrition facts are an estimate only, based on one of six serves for plain stewed apples. It does not include the optional toppings (yoghurt/berries/nuts).
Calories: 94.2kcalCarbohydrates: 20.9gProtein: 0.8gFat: 0.7gSaturated Fat: 0.23gFiber: 5.7gSugar: 20.2g