This Probiotic Vegan Apple Butter Recipe is easy and healthy, rich with healthy probiotics and a delicious breakfast for the kids.
The apple harvest has been abundant this year in our country, which means apples are cheap, local and delicious. There are also more than we can eat, and when apples start to turn bad, the best thing to do is just clean them of any brown spots and turn them into this delicious Fermented Probiotic Vegan Apple Butter.
You may think fermenting the apple butter is unnecessary and complicated, but let me tell you why I don’t agree with that.
First, fermented apple butter is healthier. The probiotic bacteria digest the sugars in the apple butter, making it slightly less sweet and with a yogurt-like tanginess. Plus, the fermented apple butter is packed full with gut-healing healthy probiotic bacteria that aid to the digestion and your overall health.
Also, fermenting the apple butter is as easy as transferring it to a jar, adding 3 probiotic capsules, stir, and let sit on the counter for a couple of days. No extra work needed! During this time the probiotic bacteria will eat some of the apple sugars and multiply, rendering this Fermented Probiotic Vegan Apple Butter a delicious and healthy breakfast spread or ingredient for other recipes.
This recipe is brought to you by Waya Probiotics. These probiotics are ones we use regularly to help our digestion and also make cultured recipes with. This recipe was made using their Waya Forte probiotic capsules. If you can’t find this brand in your country, you can use any probiotic capsules that contain a lot of probiotic bacteria (in this case 1 capsule contains 1010 cultures and is vegan), but make sure they contain NO PREBIOTICS.
1500 grams apples
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp gingerbread spice mix
3 probiotic capsules
- Peel and core apples, then cut into slices.
- Place slices apples in a large pot and bring to a medium high heat until the apples start to cook. If the apples are a bit dry, add a splash of water to help them break down during cooking.
- Cook the apples covered with a lid, stirring occasionally, for about half an hour until they soften and are cooked through.
- Puree the cooked apples with an immersion blender until smooth.
- Add cinnamon and a gingerbread spice mix or other spices to your taste and stir them in to combine with the sauce.
- Return the apple sauce to the stove and cook on low for another hour or so, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens to your liking.
- Once the sauce is reduced and you get a thick butter like sauce, remove from stove and set aside to cool completely.
- Transfer the apple butter to a large clean jar and add the powder from 3 probiotic capsules (we used Waya Forte, see notes). Stir the probitoic powder into the sauce with a clean wooden spatula, then cover the jar with a clean kitchen towel and secure it with an elastic band.
- Let the apple butter rest on your kitchen counter away from direct sunlight for 2-3 days, depending on the room temperature (the warmer the room, the sooner it will ferment). Your fermented apple butter is ready when it has a slightly tangy taste and air pockets start to form.
- Once your probiotic vegan apple butter is fermented, close the jar with a lid and transfer it to the fridge where it will keep for a couple of days.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 198Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 9gSugar: 39gProtein: 1g
Nutrition data is automatically calculated using Nutritionix and may not be accurate.
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