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One of the many great features of the Vitamix is that you can use it much like you would a food processor to chop practially any kind of food. Be sure to check out my Vitamix Food Prep video, where I explain the wet chop and dry chop methods in the Vitamix. I mention this because on the surface this applesauce seems ridiculously easy and very basic. But that is how I like to roll in the kitchen, and it is absolutely the point of this website -- to make healthy food easy and accessible to everyone.
Vitamix helps makes my life easier morning, noon, and night making all kinds of simple healthy foods and staples that I can use in various recipes. This applesauce recipe illustrates perfectly how much time you can save with a Vitamix, and how it removes the need to buy so many packaged foods. Why buy something that has sat on a shelf for who knows how long when it so easy to whip these things up at home!
As a devoted vegan, applesauce is one of my very best friends, especially if I am baking. You will see from many of vegan baked recipes like my vegan double chocolate brownies, that I will use applesauce as an egg substitute. Instead of purchasing commercial applesauce, I always make my own in the Vitamix. Once you have steamed the apples, it only takes about 30 seconds before it is ready to enjoy.
Now, I don't know anybody who doesn't love homemade applesauce. For mothers, this makes a fantastic quick easy baby food puree; a nutritious snack for children and adults; or an instant pie or pastry filling. I like to combine a variety of different apples for a deep rich flavour. You can also jazz this up with some ginger or cinnamon. Mmmm
You can also make incredible raw applesauce, which I demonstrate in the Vitamix Raw Applesauce video. By just blended chopped and seeded apples with some fresh lemon juice you can blend up a fabulous raw vegan applesauce in under 20 seconds. This rustic applesauce is super quick and easy, loaded with live enzymes and nutrients, and can be used as a healthy snack, or used in raw or baked muffins, pies, cakes, and cookies.
The beauty of making raw and cooked applesauce in your Vitamix is that you can completely control the quality and texture of the final product depending on what I am using it for. For snacks and breakfast dips I prefer a really chunky whole texture. For batters and baked goods I prefer a much smoother blend. Keep the tamper handy to help control the texture of the blend.
Homemade Vitamix Applesauce. It just doesn't get any better :)
Photo taken by Clarissa Westmeyer of Kalman & Pabst Photo Group
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*Please note: this recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container.
If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.