3-Ingredient Applesauce

The thing I hate most about so-called “low carb diets” is the myth that fruit is bad for you. Who said that, and why did they think it was smart?

Fruit is amazing for any person, but especially athletes. It’s a simple carbohydrate, meaning your body can break it down and utilize it as fuel quickly. The sugar is absorbed fast, giving you a much needed energy boost before a workout. It is full of vitamins and fiber, and can be consumed raw, no cooking required.

Apples are awesome. Truth be told, I don’t personally eat enough of them. But after seeing how easy it is to make applesauce that has zero added sugar, I’m a convert, and will be making more of this in the future. I’m so lazy that I don’t even peel the apples — just chop them up, add a little water and cinnamon, and cook over a low heat for 20 minutes. Stir, and voila, applesauce. It really is that simple. I love it with pork, steak and chicken. Try it tonight — you won’t be disappointed.

3-Ingredient Applesauce

Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Healthy applesauce is made with only 3 ingredients and twenty minutes.


  • 3 Large apples
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


Step 1
Chop apples into 1" cubes. (I don't peel the apples, but make sure they are extra clean before using.)
Step 2
Add apples, water and cinnamon into a medium-sized pot. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.
Step 3
In 10 minutes, apples will begin to break down. Cook another 5-10 minutes, stirring to mush the apples.
Step 4
If desired, add sugar and more cinnamon sugar.
  1. Jay Holloway says:

    digging this recipe, easy to make and easy to control the sugar level. Too many store bought recipes are loaded with so much sugar thats all you tase. thanks for the recipe.

  2. Nathan Greaves says:

    hands down the best applesauce I’ve ever had! Topped some homemade banana & oat pancakes. definitely recommended!

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