Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

For a person who loves to talk (a little too much), I was very surprised this past week when I found myself unsure of what to talk/blog about. I, Katherine, The Peanut Butter Lover, had a serious case of writer's block. 

I've always seemed to have an idea of what I want to say or what I want to write about, so I wasn't quite sure what to do when I found myself at a loss for words. Maybe I'm still in a food coma from the Thanksgiving feast I ate on Thursday, so my brain isn't fully functioning yet. Yeah, let's go with that.

When you have no idea what to write about, what do you do?  Where do you start?

This morning, after doing a quick 'It's finally getting cold in Texas' happy dance, I pulled on a pair of warm and fuzzy socks and set off to the kitchen to make breakfast (and to hopefully decide what I wanted to write about!). 

I was promptly greeted by 6 apples that were just begging to be used before they went to waste. As a wise person once said 'When in doubt, bake it out'.

I'm a firm believer that apples are Fall's most forgotten wonder.

Pumpkin everything takes the online world by storm at the beginning of October, but honestly, how can you beat a recipe that has only 3 ingredients in it? This is the epitome of treating yo self healthily. 

Cinnamon Applesauce (No Added Sugar)

  • 12 apples, rinsed and dried
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

  1. Cut and core apples, chopping into 1 inch pieces.
  2. Add all ingredients to a large pot. Cook on medium-low heat until the water is incorporated throughout the dish and the apples are soft.
  3. Remove from heat and use a potato masher, mixer, or food processor to create either a chunky or smooth applesauce.
  4. Store in the fridge for up to a week.

Do you ever get writer's block?
What do you do when you don't know what to write about?
Which is your Fall favorite, pumpkins or apples?

How was your Thanksgiving?

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  1. I made homemade applesauce in my slow cooker for Thanksgiving and it was SO good! My mom really loved it!

  2. You always have recipes that I just NEED to make!! This one looks especially delicious (:

  3. Guess what I will be making soon? :)

  4. Oh em gee, yum! I've always wanted to make homemade applesauce. I actually prefer apple over pumpkin! Writers block is the WORST. To get over it I go do fun stuff so I'll have something to write about!

  5. Mmmm looks delicious :) I love cinnamon applesauce!

  6. I love homemade apple sauce!! This looks delicious and love all the great photos :)

    When I get writers block I stop and walk away and do something else and usually I find by taking myself away I get inspired by not thinking about it.

  7. Oh I LOVE homemade applesauce...And cinnamon added to anything makes it better in my opinion. My grandfather that passed away in 2011 made the BEST homemade applesauce...I miss that dearly!

  8. "When in doubt, bake it out". Haha love that!! I would like ten pounds of this stuff for Christmas thank you very much ;)

  9. I think everyone experiences writers block from time to time, so don't fret about your absence :) Your homemade applesauce sounds delicious. I made something similar to yours, except I added in some vanilla extract to the mixture. Heaven!

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving<3

  10. Umm, those look perfect. Cinnamon and apple are a match made in delicious heaven.

    Writer's block happens. :) I'd say you baked it out just fine.


  11. YUM! I love applesauce, it makes the house smell amazing and it is absolutely delicious. Also those pictures are stunning :)

  12. This looks delicious! Reminds me of warm apple pie filling actually. I guess it could be :D

  13. ohhhhh yes. I love making homemade applesauce! I tend to keep mine a bit chunky though. I love adding a big scoop onto my oats in the morning. Oh, it also makes a great pancake/waffle topper!! :)

  14. This is awesome. Also a coincidence because I was planning to put some apples in the slow cooker so I can come home to that one-of-a-kind smell when I get home.

  15. YUM this looks SO good, Katherine! Thanks for sharing!


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