Probiotic Apple Sauce
Spoon to stir
Glass Jar with lid
Fork or potato masher (or blender)
3 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and diced
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
2 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon whey water
Pinch of vanilla powder
Melt butter in pan
Combine all the ingredients except vanilla into a pan, on low heat, then cover with a lid.
Stir occasionally adding more water if needed so that apples do not dry out while cooking.
When soft remove from heat, cool, then mash so the apples become close to a puree, stir through vanilla.
Spoon apple sauce into a glass jar, add whey or water kefir to the top and store in the fridge until you are ready to use.
You can soak the diced apples in kefir or liquid from a vegetable ferment prior to making the sauce but be careful not to leave them too long as they can make alcohol. Cooking kills the bacteria but loads of studies suggest dead bacteria are also beneficial for us to consume. Another option is to cook the sauce, then add whey and instead of putting it in the fridge straight away leave it out for a few hours, again be cautious of leaving it too long especially if it is warm where you live!