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No-recipe Stovetop Applesauce + applesauce yogurt bowls!

Vegan, refined sugar and gluten-free stovetop applesauce.

No-recipe Stovetop Applesauce + applesauce yogurt bowls! | @withfoodandlove | A super easy, low-sugar, stovetop applesauce recipe that cooks by itself in under thirty minutes. A fall, apple recipe for the whole family.

Big thanks to siggi’s yogurt for sponsoring this post and helping me share #mydailysiggis routine with all of you!

If you read my blog regularly, you know that I usually don’t consume much dairy. It hasn’t been a constant in my {mostly plant-based} lifestyle for some time now. But over the past few months, since the beginning of summer, I’ve been craving and consuming yogurt. Thick, rich, plain yogurt.

With applesauce.

This no-recipe, stovetop applesauce.

I’ve been craving this combination mainly in the afternoon, after I’ve been cooking and shooting and editing and writing for hours. And I need a little something on the go, but I don’t want a smoothie.

My idea for this snack started after a visit to Colorado last May. While I was there, I was feeding my nephew a bowl of half plain yogurt and half {organic unsweetened store bought} applesauce, and I was like, whoa this is way more delicious than I thought it was going to be. And so, my applesauce yogurt bowl routine was born.

No-recipe Stovetop Applesauce + applesauce yogurt bowls! | @withfoodandlove | A super easy, low-sugar, stovetop applesauce recipe that cooks by itself in under thirty minutes. A fall, apple recipe for the whole family.

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No-recipe Stovetop Applesauce + applesauce yogurt bowls! | @withfoodandlove | A super easy, low-sugar, stovetop applesauce recipe that cooks by itself in under thirty minutes. A fall, apple recipe for the whole family.

No-recipe Stovetop Applesauce + applesauce yogurt bowls! | @withfoodandlove | A super easy, low-sugar, stovetop applesauce recipe that cooks by itself in under thirty minutes. A fall, apple recipe for the whole family.

At first I was eating nonfat Greek yogurt and applesauce, and it was good enough. But then a friend introduced me to siggi’s yogurt and everything changed. I had majorly upped my yogurt game.

You guys, siggi’s yogurt is hands down, genuinely, the very best yogurt I’ve ever had. It’s a strained yogurt, which yields an extra rich, high protein product. It’s made with milk from grass-fed cows on family farms in Upstate New York {hey childhood roots!} and Wisconsin {hey Midwest!}, and it prides itself on being all-natural, fresh, non-GMO and free of artificial preservatives, thickeners, sweeteners, flavors and colors.

Also! It’s apple season, so I’ve been making my own applesauce. This no-recipe stovetop applesauce recipe reminds me of the kind my dad used to make when I was kid. Exactly the way I like it. Little to no sugar, smooth but still chunky, and extra extra cinnamon-y.

Store bought organic, unsweetened apple sauce, totally works for this applesauce yogurt bowl. But if you have thirty minutes and an abundance of apples, homemade is definitely worth it. Especially since it practically cooks on its own, and without a recipe.

The type of siggi’s yogurt you choose is totally up to you. But I’m all about the plain 0% and the vanilla flavored cups, but they offer a variety of flavors so you can customize your yogurt bowl however you like. siggi’s doesn’t have a lot of sugar, or any at all, so you aren’t overpowered by sweetness, and you can add whatever all-natural toppings to make it your own. I like to add a little bit of honey and granola to mine.

No-recipe Stovetop Applesauce + applesauce yogurt bowls! | @withfoodandlove | A super easy, low-sugar, stovetop applesauce recipe that cooks by itself in under thirty minutes. A fall, apple recipe for the whole family.

No-recipe Stovetop Applesauce + applesauce yogurt bowls! | @withfoodandlove | A super easy, low-sugar, stovetop applesauce recipe that cooks by itself in under thirty minutes. A fall, apple recipe for the whole family.

No-recipe Stovetop Applesauce + applesauce yogurt bowls! | @withfoodandlove | A super easy, low-sugar, stovetop applesauce recipe that cooks by itself in under thirty minutes. A fall, apple recipe for the whole family.

No-recipe Stovetop Applesauce + applesauce yogurt bowls! | @withfoodandlove | A super easy, low-sugar, stovetop applesauce recipe that cooks by itself in under thirty minutes. A fall, apple recipe for the whole family.

No-recipe Stovetop Applesauce

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Serves 2 cups     adjust servings

This is a very basic recipe. That after you make once, you can adjust the spices and the flavors. You can use any variety of apples - I find the sweeter the better, which cuts down on the amount of sugar you might add. At the bottom I've left you some notes for flavors suggestions/spice combos.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds apples, peeled + diced small
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup filtered water
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon honey {optional}
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a sauce pot and bring to a low, gentle simmer.
  2. Cover and cook for about 30 minutes, checking and stirring during this time. If the apples look a little dry add in more juice.
  3. When the apples are very tender, mash with a handheld masher or puree in a food processor.

Recipe Notes

For lemon juice: orange or apple cider
For cinnamon: coriander, nutmeg, cloves or a combination of all
For honey: maple syrup or cane sugar

 

Applesauce Yogurt Bowls

Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 2 mins
Serves 1 yogurt bowl     adjust servings

This recipe uses siggi's yogurt, any flavor or variety works! Additionally apple sauce works, although I'm partial the above stovetop applesauce recipe. And any granola works - homemade or store bought.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup {optional}
  • 1 tablespoon granola

Instructions

  1. Layer the yogurt in a bowl.
  2. Top with applesauce. And then honey, and granola.
  3. Dig in with a spoon.

The post is sponsored by siggi’s; all opinions are my own.

12 Responses to "No-recipe Stovetop Applesauce + applesauce yogurt bowls!"

  1. Reply

    Shelley

    September 22, 2016 at 4:35 AM

    Why is it always the simplest recipes that are just the most perfect and fantastic?! These bowls, and your applesauce, look truly heavenly. It doesn’t feel like Fall here yet, but I might just have to cave, and start making some applesauce. Beautiful, Sherrie.

  2. Reply

    Jess @Nourished by Nutrition

    September 22, 2016 at 4:51 AM

    Siggi’s is now the only yogurt I buy! Other’s just don’t compare. These yogurt bowls are beautiful. I love making applesauce in the slow cooker once fall rolls around and love topping oatmeal, yogurt, or just throwing granola on it of a quick crisp.

  3. Reply

    Andrea Lotempio

    September 22, 2016 at 7:03 AM

    Great! Love the granola added!

  4. Reply

    cynthia

    September 22, 2016 at 12:53 PM

    Oh my gosh, I’ve been waiting for this since I saw it on your Instagram! I’ve never thought to have applesauce and yogurt together, but now you have me smitten with the idea — especially with applesauce so lusciously homemade as yours, and crunchy granola on top. This is perfect, Sherrie.

  5. Reply

    Em

    September 22, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    So funny that you say you rediscovered plain yogurt when feeding your nephew because feeding Lana totally got me back on plain yogurt, too! I think I kinda like the almost-but-not-quite-savoriness of it, especially with sweeter toppings. And siggis, as I also now know, is hard to beat! Also, I mom-brained to the max and bought a 5lb bag of apples on my last 3 three trips to the grocery store, so now I have close to a small child’s worth of apples just waiting for this non-recipe. Mind reader. Love you!

  6. Reply

    Jessie Snyder | Faring Well

    September 23, 2016 at 11:16 AM

    I love that you learned of this idea from feeding your nephew! So cute. And this sounds like a winning combo too – love me some applesauce! <3

  7. Reply

    Emma

    September 24, 2016 at 8:11 AM

    This looks really, really good and super simple as well – perfect for busy mornings. I just stumbled upon your blog, and I think I’ve spent this past half an hour bookmarking several of your delicious recipes (and drooling…). You take gorgeous pictures! Love, Emma

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      September 25, 2016 at 11:59 AM

      Awe you too sweet, Emma! I’m glad you found me, xx.

  8. Reply

    Rebecca

    September 25, 2016 at 10:53 AM

    Gorgeous photos! Yum – LOVE siggi’s.

  9. Reply

    Marcia

    October 19, 2016 at 6:20 AM

    Genius combo – this looks so delicious!

  10. Reply

    Jim Good

    October 30, 2017 at 12:05 PM

    They don’t have siggi’s at Walmart. Would Great Value Nonfat Greek yogurt be okay? Thanks a bunch.

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      October 31, 2017 at 8:39 PM

      Hi Jim, whatever yogurt you prefer works great!

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