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Applesauce Recipe with Cinnamon, Vanilla and Chia Seeds

app;lesauce recipe with cinnamon, vanilla and coconut milk

I think this decadent applesauce recipe just might be one of my proudest inventions. And, I suppose, a very good example of the vast array of culinary creations that can be made using simple everyday ingredients. And yes, I do realize the words decadent and applesauce are not typically used together, but this applesauce recipe actually does taste indulgent. Although I originally created it as a breakfast dish, it can most definitely be served as a dessert. If there was such a thing as apple pudding (and maybe there is?), then you could call it that and serve it for dessert. I am pretty sure a dollop of coconut whipped cream on top might taste amazing (wink.)

When you read the directions for the recipe, you will see I use the same simple cooking technique used to make any conventional applesauce recipe. The three things that make this applesauce recipe different are; 1) grating the apples provides a more delicate, pudding-like texture, 2) the coconut milk makes it super rich and creamy and 3) the chia seed stir-in at the end gives it a delightful tapioca-like quality (along with a nice omega-3 and fiber booster!) But don’t take my word for it. You’ll have to try the recipe for yourself! Print

Applesauce Recipe with Cinnamon, Vanilla and Chia Seeds

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  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 3 Granny Smith apples (grated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (optional)
  • Pinch of unrefined sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • Optional: chopped walnuts and raisins (for garnish)


  1. Put the coconut milk, grated apples, vanilla, cinnamon and lemon juice in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until apples are soft and liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Add in the maple syrup (if using) and a pinch of sea salt.
  2. Remove the applesauce from the heat and stir in the chia seeds. Let applesauce sit for 5 minutes for chia seeds to thicken. Garnish with chopped walnuts and raisins if desired. Enjoy warm or cold.

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Ivy Larson

In 2010, Clean Cuisine was launched because Ivy Larson wanted to share her anti-inflammatory lifestyle and delicious recipes using ingredients in their most natural and nutrient-rich state. In 2020, Ivy passed the website to Aimee and Madison. Since then, they have been adding new recipes and nutrition posts while updating old recipes and articles. Thanks for visiting Clean Cuisine!

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Tuesday 9th of February 2021

I just LOVED this applesauce and so did our kids. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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