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Instant Pot cinnamon applesauce makes a great go-to snack, a yummy side dish or even a healthy dessert!!  Kids love this creamy treat as well as adults!


Instant Pot Applesauce Is Simple

I’ve been making this applesauce for quite a while now and I still don’t get tired of it! 

I use a handy dandy Instant Pot for this recipe, just to speed things up a bit! 

Now you could use a pot on the stovetop for this, especially if you don’t have an instant pot yet. 

With the Instant Pot, you can just throw everything in the pot, shut the lid and walk away! 

Talk about a useful kitchen appliance…it does the work for you!


Instant Pot Cinnamon Applesauce (Sugar-free, THM-E)



How Long Does It Take To Cook Apples In The Instant Pot?

The cook time is set manually for only six minutes.

Yep, that’s it!  That’s not counting the few minutes it takes for the pressure to build, but yeah, impressive right?!!?


How To Get A Perfectly Creamy Instant Pot Cinnamon Applesauce

When the apples are done cooking, the only thing to do is drain some of the liquid and pour the apples in a blender.

I own a Blendtec blender, which is a high powered machine…wonderful for making a creamy applesauce.




Allow The Cooked Apples To Cool A Bit Before Blending

  I want to mention here that a Blendtec blender can handle certain amounts of heat.

 I choose to be cautious and allow the very hot cooked apples to cool a bit before blending. 

Blend for a few seconds, then open the lid and let the steam out, blend a few more seconds and vent again. 

You want to do this just to be on the safe side. 

I’ve heard of blenders shattering because of the heat. 

Just use safety whenever dealing with any hot food in a blender!


Instant Pot Cinnamon Applesauce (Sugar-free, THM-E)



Do You Prefer Your Healthy Applesauce Creamy or Chunky?

If you prefer your applesauce with a few chunks, you could always leave out the blender all together and use a potato masher until it is chunky enough for your liking. 

Maybe you love it smooth as butter!  

That’s when the blender comes in handy.


Instant Pot Cinnamon Applesauce (Sugar-free, THM-E)



Homemade Applesauce Is Very Family-Friendly

My boys absolutely love this homemade instant pot cinnamon applesauce. 

I make a batch and it’s gone in a couple days because they want it in their school lunches, for a bedtime snack, dessert after supper, etc. 


Low Fat Applesauce

If you follow the Trim Healthy Mama plan, keep in mind that apples are an E fuel.

They are low in fat, but higher in carbs that come from natural sugars in fruit.

You could have a side of applesauce with these Pinkalicious Pancakes For Two!

You could also eat it with a Fuel Pull dish such as this quick 3 Minute Rotel Chicken meal.


Ingredients You Will Need To Make Instant Pot Cinnamon Applesauce

Here’s all you will need to make this easy and delicious snack:

  • apples 
  • lemon juice
  • cinnamon
  • water
  • sweetener is optional (I choose not to use any if apples are sweet)


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Instant Pot Cinnamon Applesauce {Sugar-free, THM-E}

Creamy or chunky...this applesauce is a great E snack or dessert!

5 minPrep Time

6 minCook Time

11 minTotal Time

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  • 8-10 small to medium apples (I use Gala)
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon powdered cinnamon
  • 1/4-1/2 cup water
  • sweetener, optional


  1. Wash apples then use an apple slicer to separate the apple slices. This one is a good one !
  2. Toss apple slices(I don't peel them), along with remaining ingredients in your Instant Pot. ( if you don't have one, this one would be a great choice )
  3. No need to stir. Just pop the lid on.
  4. Set time manually for 6 minutes.
  5. Do a QPR (quick pressure release).
  6. Drain some of the liquid then put everything in a blender (I love my Blendtec... get one like mine here ).
  7. Allow to cool a bit.
  8. Blend for a few seconds then vent steam. Repeat as needed for applesauce consistency.
  9. Pour into container with lid and store in fridge!


If you would like a sweeter applesauce, feel free to add sweetener of choice.