Spicy homemade apple butter made in a blender, no cooking involved, and providing you with a wonderful, fragrant spicy fall breakfast, filling and full of fiber. Dairy-free, vegan, paleo and refined sugar free.
This delicious healthy homemade apple butter recipe is both easy and healthy, and full of spicy, fiber-filled flavor. The flavor is spicy here primarily because of the way I soak both apples in unsweetened apple cider instead of plain water. That little trick creates an apple butter that bursts with flavor, a great celebration of that beloved fall fruit.
As healthy as the apples you use and then some. I suggest using organic apples and to balance the flavor, use half green for sour and half red for sweet. Apples provide so much fiber and essential nutrients for the immune system that the saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" actually can ring true.
Also, because my method does not involve any cooking, on the stove or slow cooker or instapot, your butter will keep all the luscious nutrients that grew in your apples.
How to Use
It's easy to use homemade apple butter, just use it as a fruity spread or dip. For instance, apple butter can be:
- slathered on toast
- used as a fruit dip
- served on cereal or yogurt
- eaten out of a jar with a spoon.
- used in apple cinnamon overnight oats
This last option is one of my most popular recipes! Apple cinnamon overnight oats are the perfect way to use apple butter.
Just soak the oats overnight just as you do the apples for the apple butter. The next day combine the two and serve with chopped fresh apples and a sprinkle of cinnamon. yum! Get the detailed apple cinnamon overnight oats recipe here.
How to Make
Step 1. Soak your cashews in apple cider overnight, again using cider instead of water for top spicy flavor.
Step 2. The next day, toss your chopped apples and other ingredients into a blender or a food processor and blend into a pulp and there you have it, fresh homemade apple butter.
Be sure to use organic apples because apples have a higher percentage of pesticides in their skins and you want to keep the skins on for this recipe!
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Homemade Apple Butter
Homemade Apple Butter - makes about ¾ cup butter
- 4 apples (To balance sweetness we use 2 green for sour and 2 gala or fuji for sweet)
- 10 cashews
- ¼ cup unsweetened apple cider (organic apple cider, no processed ingredients or unsweetened organic apple juice)
- 1 teaspoon orange juice
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- pinch of ground cloves
- Put the cashews into the apple cider and let those soak refrigerated overnight.
Make the Apple Butter
- The next day, chop the apples in small chunks. Then process in a blender or food processor the apples into a pulp. Add in the additional ingredients, process again. Taste test and add extra maple syrup or spices to taste.Keep apple butter refrigerated, and try to use it within a day or two for best flavor or freeze for a month.
Such a delicious fall dessert!
Love the flavors and ingredients ❤️
Great recipe, Dee! 😊
Dee Dine | Green Smoothie Gourmet
Bianca, thank you for stopping by! So happy you like my apple recipe! Happy fall sweetie! Dee xx
I never heard of raw apple butter before but this idea is genius, Dee! I bet it tastes super creamy and delicious 🙂
Ela! Thank you for stopping by, yes, I made my more coarsely ground to avoid apple sauce texture, but a smoother texture might be super delicious too! Dee xx
Is this alcohol free and OK to serve to kids? You mean apple cider right ( not vinegar) overnight...
Yes, the 1/2 cup of apple cider is the sweet version made from apples and I would not suggest any alcoholic version for this recipe.
The 1/2 tsp of apple cider vinegar is added to cleanse the oats. You can't taste it; you end up tasting only the sweet cider...
Want to make it sweeter for children? Use more cider and less water, and maybe stir in a bit of sweet apple sauce as a layer when you create the parfait..
Hi there, recipe sounds delicious. Just a quick question, is the recipe for one serving? I am just wondering since I want to make this for a my wife and I for our breakfast.
Hi John, that's great news, I hope you enjoy it! The recipe makes about 1 1/2 cups overnight oats once the oats swell up; and about 1/2 cup apple butter. I created three servings out of mine, and served them in 1/2 cup WECK jars you see in the picture!
best, Dee xx
I love overnight oats and must try this flavour combo! The raw apple butter sounds delicious 😀
Well you are a sweetheart Nadia, so happy you like my flavors here. And raw apple butter is really easy - some people boil the apple puree and make it jam-like but I wanted to keep it raw..thanks for stopping by! Dee xx