Here's an easy one. Make your own naturally sweetened applesauce in the time it takes to open a jar of the store-bought variety. The bonus is that it's uncooked and the peels are included, so the nutrition is equivalent to eating a raw apple. I served it this morning atop buckwheat/quinoa pancakes with just a drizzle of real maple syrup. Sooooo good.
Homemade Raw Applesauce
4 apples of a sweet variety (i.e., gala, pink lady, fuji, honey crisp)
1 cup water
1 tbsp lemon juice, optional
1/4 cup raisins
1 tsp cinnamon
Core apples, then cut into chunks. (Do not peel.) Place in a blender along with the remaining ingredients. Very quickly, it will look like applesauce. For a chunkier consistency, blend only briefly.
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