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Diabetic Applesauce Recipe

Diabetic Applesauce Recipe (no sugar)

You can enjoy this applesauce if you have Diabetes, Prediabetes or Insulin Resistance. That's totally yummy news! 

Learn how to make my easy Diabetic Applesauce Recipe (no sugar) AND learn some really delish things you can do with your applesauce including making Diabetic friendly cookies!


It's apple season where I live!

The other day in the grocery store I counted over 12 different kinds of apples! My personal favorites are Granny Smith Apples.

I encourage you to try out all the kinds of apples and come up with some of your own favorites!

Granny Smith Apples

There's No Sugar in My Diabetic Applesauce Recipe

My apple sauce is high fiber and has NO sugar.

In fact, it only has one ingredient – apples! AND we even use the peels! (learn why below).

The Best Apples for Applesauce

The best applesauce uses a mix of apples.

Why? Because then you get a mix of sweet and tart and the applesauce doesn't taste overwhelming with sweetness.

Medium Sweet Apples: Gala, Granny Smith, Cripps Pink, Golden Delicious, Braeburn,  Jazz

Very Sweet Apples: Fuji, Honeycrisp, Ambrosia, Macintosh

Don’t Peel Your Apples!

You'll notice I don't peel my apples.

Why you ask? Two reasons.

Reason #1 – Fiber

Fiber promotes better blood sugar control.

And since most of the fiber in an apple is in the peel, I don't want you to miss out on all that wonderful fiber! So...no peeling!

Reason #2 – Vitamins and Antioxidants

The apple peel is where you'll find most of the vitamins and antioxidants in the apple.

AND it's super important for Diabetics to eat lots of foods that are high in vitamins and antioxidants because these vitamins and antioxidants help fight inflammation.

So...if you peel your apples you are REALLY missing out!

Diabetic Applesauce Recipe  No Peeling

Diabetic Applesauce Recipe

Since my Diabetic Applesauce Recipe has no sugar or sweetener, it helps to add a few sweeter apples to your recipe so your apple sauce is not too tart.

Makes about 14 servings (can be frozen).


  • 16 medium-sweet apples, washed, cored and NOT peeled. I use Granny Smith apples.
  • 4 sweet apples, washed, cored and NOT peeled. I use Macintosh or Honeycrisp apples.
  • Optional: 1 TBSP Ceylon Cinnamon
  • Water to cover


Cut each apple into 8 pieces. You don't have to be fancy about your cutting, but do try to make the pieces the same size.

Put your cut apples in a large pot and cover the apples 3/4 of the way with water.

Bring your apples to a boil, turn down and let simmer for 30 minutes.

Remove from the stove and let cool.

Blend either with a hand blender or in a conventional blender.

That's it!

Store your applesauce in a jar in the fridge. You applesauce will stay fresh for up to 5 days.

Freezing Your Diabetic Applesauce

Applesauce freezes well and will keep in the freezer for up to 4 months.

I freeze mine in 1-cup portions so I can grab a container when I want to use some of my applesauce in baking or just to have as a snack!

Recipes with Applesauce

My Diabetic Applesauce Recipe is great to eat on its own. For an extra fiber boost, add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds to your applesauce.

Oatmeal Muesli or plain oatmeal goes great with Applesauce too!

Oatmeal Muesli Breakfast Cereal

You can also make Happy Cookies with my Applesauce!

Happy Cookie Recipe

Diabetic Applesauce Recipe Nutrition Facts

About the Author Joan Pasay

As a Nutrition & Lifestyle Therapist I felt compelled to start Power In The Group. Why? To guide and support women like you with Prediabetes or Insulin Resistance so you can regain and nourish your health...without all the confusion. Together we can enjoy the richest quality of life for ourselves, with our families, and within our society...wanna come along?

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