I called today “3 Ingredient Friday”!! I wish I could do this every Friday…but it’s only 3 ingredients and I am sure I would run out of ideas pretty fast lol. I really wanted to do Meatball Monday’s…I have SO many meatball ideas written down its ridiculous…but I saw a couple other bloggers do that so I decided not to. It’s OK though, I can still make them all at random times and post them!
Today was roasted cinnamon apple sauce. This is SO good…almost like apple pie minus the sugar and crust. My kids absolutely love it! I made it today for their snack over the weekend…if it lasts that long. I am also making more for my son’s school lunches next week. Have you checked out the bento lunch boxes for kids?! They are so awesome I love them. My son has this Spencer Bento Box from Pottery Barn Kids, and surprisingly it’s less expensive than some of the others I have seen. You would think it would be more because its Pottery Barn, but nope! So it’s easy to pack lunch without a bunch of containers…this is what I put his apple sauce in.
I do put sandwiches in his lunch from time to time…but I really try not to. I am going to make a healthy kid lunch post very soon…so look out for that. I already have it started…I am sharing all the ideas I’ve had along with a few example photos.
I hope you guys enjoy this yummy apple sauce! Plus, your house smelling like cinnamon is an added bonus!
6 green apples, peeled and sliced thin
1/2 Tbsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp all spice
Preheat your oven to 330 degrees.
After you peel the apples, remove the core and cut them in half, then slice very thin.
Place the apples in a baking dish, and sprinkle in the cinnamon and all spice. Stir it around a bit so all the apples are coated with the spices.
They will look like this….
Roast the apples for 25 minutes, then stir. If you do not stir them, the top will get too dark and crispy. After you stir, put back in the oven for another 25 minutes.
If they are not tender enough to smash after the 50 minutes, then stir again, and cook another 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove the apples from the oven, and use a large fork or wooden spoon to mash them, creating a chunky applesauce. If you want a smooth sauce, just place them in the food processor for a few seconds.
They end up looking like this….
The recipe makes 3 cups of applesauce…I know…they shrink down a lot.
One serving is 1/2 cup, makes 6 servings