Nature’s Candy in My Hand or Can or Pie

No, it’s not peaches. It’s apples. Over 30lbs of organic pink lady apples to be exact. I’m at the point that this video below is making me laugh hysterically.

So far I have made apple cider, apple butter, applesauce (from the apple cider apples) and I will be making applesauce pancakes with apple cider syrup and apple muffins. Did I mention: apples?

Here’s some recipes I created using very basic googled recipes to start with.

applesApple Cider

  • 10 apples + 1 orange, sliced
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 gallon of water

Add the fruit, spices, and water to a large pot. Simmer over medium-high heat for an hour. Strain.



  • 2 batches of apple cider cooked apples
  • ground cinnamon to taste
  • 1-2 cups of cider
  • 1/4-1/2 cup brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 3-4 tbsp lemon juice.

Blend half of the cook apples with the cider, cinnamon, lemon juice, and sugar until smooth. Mash the other half with a potato masher until lumpy. Mix the two batches together.


asyrupApple Cider Syrup

  • 1-2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup sugar (I used brown)
  • 2 cups apple cider

Bring to a boil. Simmer for about 20-30 minutes until it is reduced by about 2/3 to 3/4. Used with applesauce pancakes.


abutterApple Butter

  • 6 lbs apples, cut into 1 inch slices
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 3 C sugar (I used brown)
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

Boil apples, cider, and 1 cup of sugar for 20 minutes covered with the lid tilted. Apples will be soft and most of the liquid will have evaporated. Stir often. Blend until smooth – I used my immersion blender. Add the rest of the sugar and spices. Simmer until thick (about 15 minutes). Let cool for about an hour. This will last 2 months in the fridge and 6 months in the freezer. It should make about 6 cups, though I ended up with about 10.


amuffApple Muffins (24)

  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 10 eggs*
  • 1 cup maple syrup*
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 medium apples, peeled & diced

Preheat: 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Sift the dry. Whisk the wet. Mix the wet and dry together until smooth. It will thicken. Fold in the applesapdone. Bake for 15-20 minutes. For egg substitution in muffins: Banana (½ pureed Banana, about 1/4 cup = 1 egg) or Applesauce (1/3 cup applesauce = 1 egg or ¼ cup or Applesauce + 1 tsp Baking Powder ).

[I subbed 1/2 cup apple cider syrup for maple + 1/4 cup almond milk. I had 4 eggs, so I subbed 6 with: 1 mashed banana + 7/8 cup applesauce + 3 tsp baking powder. I added ground cloves because I ran out of vanilla and wanted another flavor]. Pictured with apple butter and apple cider syrup. Delicious!


Appapp2lesauce Pancakes

  • 3 cups of oat flour**
  • 2 + 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs*
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 1/8 cup apple cider syrup (or maple)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • nonstick spray for cookingapp1

Whisk and fry. Each pancake @ 1/4 C of batter is around 100 calories. For egg substitution in pancakes: Banana (½ pureed Banana, abt 1/4 cup = 1 egg). [I cut the recipe in half and subbed run for the vanilla extract that I ran out of. I also use Almond milk for mostly anything calling for milk].

* For egg substitution in these and other recipes, please see visit this link.

** Oat flour conversion looks like this: 1 C AP or wheat flour = 1.5 C oat; Use 2.5 tsp baking powder to each cup of oat flour to make up for the loss of gluten.


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