If you're looking for an easy breakfast that you can batch cook and have ready for busy weekdays, you'll want to try this Stewed Apples Recipe. This fiber-filled meal is easily digestible and quick to prepare, the perfect morning meal your gut will love. Stewed apples have a fantastic benefit: gut-healing pectin, a gel-like sheen that's released when the apples are cooked. Cooked apples act as a gentle energy igniter to the digestive system.
Stewed Apples: Good for gut health!
Stewed apples are high in insoluble fiber, specifically a unique fiber that helps restore the intestinal lining and decreases inflammation. Gut bacteria love this pectin, especially since it's readily available by stewing apples versus eating them raw.
This pectin also allows the digestive tract to slowly get started after a night of sleep, assisting those struggling with constipation.
Which variety of apples works best?
Any variety of apples will work; pick one with the flavor tones you love. I usually grab Honey Crisp or Fiji apples. Granny Smith apples will give the flavor a tartness, but if it's your favorite, that's perfect.
Tips on preparing
The printable recipe card with complete instructions is at the bottom of this page.
⭐ Wash and dry the apples. Peel the skin if you are looking for a very smooth, melt-in-your-mouth texture!
⭐ In a small pan, add the filtered water and warming spices; once boiling, add the cubed apples and stir to combine.
⭐ Cover the pan allowing the apples to cook until tender.
⭐ Drain any excess water to be used as tea!
⭐ Top with chia seeds, dried fruit, granola, and/or plant-based yogurt.
⭐ Store any extra in an airtight container, refrigerated for up to five days.
Why you'll love this recipe
This recipe is for you if you love cooking with simple ingredients and enjoy healthy eating with quick steps and simple seasonings.
Delicious stewed apples are an excellent option for batch cooking and meal planning for the week. These are great for breakfast but also work perfectly on top of pancakes or as a healthy dessert.
Grabbed a bunch of apples at the farmers market? Making a big batch? Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to five days in the refrigerator and warmed up on the stove when ready to eat.
Stewed Apples Recipe
- 4 apples peeled & diced optionally peeled
- ½ teaspoon cardamom
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Ceylon is best
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup, drizzled
- plant-based yogurt
- dried fruit
- chia seeds
- Wash and dry the apples. Cut in halves and peel the skin off. Slice apples into small cubes.
- In a small pan add the filtered water and warming spices, once boiling add in the cubed apples and stir to combine.
- Turn the heat to low heat, cover, and allow to cook for 15 minutes, or until the apples are tender.
- Drain any excess water (optionally, this can be used as tea) and transfer the apples to a serving bowl.
- Optionally, you can top with chia seeds, dried fruit, granola, and/or plant-based yogurt.