Chia Apple Butter

Apples! Like I’ve said the past few days, I am eating apples NONSTOP! I have 2 a day. I am definitely on a kick. A few months ago I hadn’t touched an apple in a few months. I like them, but wasn’t in the mood. Now my apartment is pretty much an orchard.

Well my favorites are pink lady apples and honey crisp. The pink lady apples I bought were perfect, the honey crisp not so much. I also wanted to change things up so I bought granny smith and golden delicious. Both were okay, but not super sweet. So disappointing! Especially when you make the extra effort to buy organic and pay more.

So what does one do with all these apples? Make apple butter of course!

This apple butter I decided to add chia seeds for an extra health benefit. Chia seeds are rich in omega 3’s, are loaded with fiber and protein, and have healthy fats too 🙂

So throw some in that apple butter!

For this recipe you will need:

-6 to 8 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
-1 cup of Stevia in the raw
-1 Tablespoon of cinnamon
-1/4 cup of chia seeds
-1/4 tsp of salt

THAT’S IT!

I use my slow cooker for this, and it makes it so simple!

I found these at Wegman's but I'm sure all stores have them

I found these at Wegman’s but I’m sure all stores have them

I also picked up some of these at the store the other day. They are bags for the slow cooker so you don’t have to scrub it like crazy to get it clean. Genius!

You just pick up the bag when done and toss! So much easier

You just pick up the bag when done and toss! So much easier

Gather your apples, I used a variety

A little mix of golden delicious, honey crisp, and granny smith

A little mix of golden delicious, honey crisp, and granny smith

Peel them

Peeled. I used a regular peeler. Worked fine. I'm not a top chef that uses a knife

Peeled. I used a regular peeler. Worked fine. I’m not a top chef that uses a knife

Core them (best thing I ever bought was this gadget)

Love this thing!

Love this thing!

Chop them

Chop these up

Chop these up

Now throw them in the slow cooker!

In the crock pot they go

In the crock pot they go

In a bowl mix together the stevia, cinnamon, chia seeds, and salt. If you like nutmeg you can also do that, but I hate the taste of it!

Sweetness and some chia

Sweetness and some chia

Now add to your slow cooker and mix thoroughly

The little punch of sweetness for the tart apples

The little punch of sweetness for the tart apples

Look how the chia seeds stick to the apples!

All mixed up, you can really see those chia seeds now!

All mixed up, you can really see those chia seeds now!

Turn the slow cooker on high and cook for an hour. After an hour stir, then turn it on low heat overnight (about 7-8 hours), covered.

In the morning you will wake up to this!

8 hours out

8 hours out

The smell that I woke to was amazing! I got up extra early to finish this up and my whole apartment smelled like a warm apple pie. So nice 🙂 Even Phoebe’s little sniffer was working!

I ended up mashing mine a little, to bring the chunkiness down a level

I mashed right in the slow cooker, but you can also take out and puree in a food processor (mine is broken), plus I like mine a little chunky!

I mashed right in the slow cooker, but you can also take out and puree in a food processor (mine is broken), plus I like mine a little chunky!

My up close shot

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

This makes exactly two filled mason jars

Spooning. Made exactly 2 jars!

Spooning. Made exactly 2 jars!

Homemade clean eating Chia Apple Butter

Homemade clean eating Chia Apple Butter

I plan on using my apple butter to slather on Ezekiel bread or corn crisps. I probably will also throw it on top of some oatmeal, greek yogurt, or of course… straight out of the jar! 🙂

Cute little bow huh? "You are my sunshine"

Cute little bow huh? “You are my sunshine”

Pretty and delicious!

Happy eating…

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. I see you didn’t use vinegar and are chia seeds chewable.

  2. Looks amazing! How long will this stay good for?

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