Homemade Goji Berry Applesauce
You know goji berries are so good for you, right?
What if your little ones don’t care for them? Chances are, they love applesauce… Adding goji berries to applesauce is the perfect solution!
And even if your family are goji berry lovers, this Homemade Goji Berry Applesauce is a fun and nutritious adaptation of regular applesauce!
Even if you’re not into canning quart after quart of applesauce, you can still produce small batches as your busy schedule allows! An electric pressure cooker — such as the Instant Pot — comes to the rescue!
Choosing The Best Apples For Goji Berry Applesauce.
Picking the right apples for your applesauce is crucial. Some varieties are best for eating fresh, others for cooking. If you choose an apple that isn’t very sweet you’ll end up needing to add some kind of sweetener. (We recommend our Wildly Organic Coconut Syrup for sweetness!)
Some of the best apples for this recipe are:
Like a tart applesauce? If your sauce doesn’t turn out as tart as you’d like add a teaspoon or 2 of lemon juice.
Simply wash, core, peel, and quarter the apples. Cook for a few minutes in an electric pressure cooker, then mash with a potato masher. Or, use an immersion blender to pureé to the consistency you like. It’s really that simple!
Wait, what about those goji berries?
Can you believe it’s as simple as making Goji Berry Tea then pureéing the softened berries before adding to your applesauce?
Making applesauce just got a whole lot easier, my friends!
Have you ever added goji berries to your homemade applesauce?
- 3pounds applesapproximately 9 medium
- 1/2cup water
- 1/8teaspoon WO Himalayan Salt
- 4tablespoons WO Goji Berries
- 1/2cup boiling wateror enough for a mug of tea with water to cover berries left
- 1 or 2teaspoons lemon juiceoptional
- 1 or 2tablespoons WO Coconut Syrupoptional
- 1 or 2 tablespoons ground cinnamonoptional
Can we take a minute to talk about coconut syrup? They are not all created equally! I ran out of WO Coconut Syrup and bought another brand from a local store. It wasn't bad, but it was very disappointing after using the Wildly Organic brand. Wildly Organic Coconut Syrup has this lovely, golden, caramel-y deliciousness that I haven't found anywhere else.
Note to self: Do not wait until the last minute to order coconut syrup from Wildly Organic. In fact, just order a case or two. Always good to be prepared, right?
- Dawn Yoder