It feels like celebration time! Stage 5 of GAPS intro is when you can add fruit back into your diet. This GAPS applesauce recipe is the perfect way to do that.
Meats and vegetables and soups and ferments are wonderful. At some point, though, it’s fun to have a bit more variety! Fruit is nice, light contrast to heavier and more savory foods. And after going through several of the GAPS diet introduction stages, having some fruit will totally feel like eating dessert!
Nice and easy
Cooking the apples helps to make them easier to digest. Later on, raw fruit is introduced in the GAPS introduction diet. But for now, a cooked fruit is easier for the body to handle.
Apple are a nice, mild fruit, and are usually tolerated well. And who doesn’t like applesauce?
After you make some apple sauce, you can read more about stage 5 of the GAPS intro diet here.
Toppings to choose from
It’s important to enjoy this GAPS applesauce recipe with a healthy fat mixed in. The fat will help keep your blood sugar balanced while you’re eating the natural sugars found in fruit.
My favorite fat to top this GAPS applesauce recipe with is homemade raw milk sour cream. I have a blog post on how to make sour cream from raw milk, and you can check it out here. To me, the combo reminds me of eating apple pie with ice cream on the side. Super yummy!
Other fats that can go on this applesauce are ghee, coconut oil, tallow, and even duck fat. They are actually all delicious, in their own way.
Keeping it simple
If you have a machine that can peel, core, and slice apples, that’s great. But if you don’t, you can definitely still make this GAPS applesauce recipe. Just do the peeling, coring, and slicing by hand.
The same thing goes for mashing or blending. You can keep the apples in chunks, or mash them with a fork for a chunkier applesauce. Or, put them into a blender and puree them until they’re smooth.
Sometimes it’s nice to have different textures at different times. Variety is always fun, and is especially nice when your diet is already somewhat limited in other ways.
GAPS applesauce recipe directions
- Filtered water
- Ghee, tallow, duck fat, or sour cream
- Peel core, and slice apples.
- Place apples in pan with about an inch of filtered water.
- Simmer apples until very soft.
- Leave apples in chunks, smash with fork, or puree in blender until smooth.
- Serve with ghee, tallow, duck fat or sour cream
GAPS applesauce recipe video
Had you made homemade applesauce before this GAPS recipe?
When you tried the different healthy fats mixed in, which did you like the best? Did any of them surprise you by how tasty they were? Share your experience in the comments!
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