Amazing Homemade Applesauce

Homemade applesauce is a simple way to incorporate all of the apples that I have in my fridge! PLUS as a bonus, my kids are more inclined to eat something so simple! Homemade applesauce is so versatile! You can serve it at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert or you can use it as a quick…

Amazing Homemade Applesauce

Homemade applesauce is a simple way to incorporate all of the apples that I have in my fridge! PLUS as a bonus, my kids are more inclined to eat something so simple!

Homemade applesauce is so versatile! You can serve it at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert or you can use it as a quick snack or make your own to add to recipes that use it as an ingredient! Try topping this on my granola or on cinnamon almonds! You can also use it as the fresh applesauce needed in my carrot cake!

Applesauce in a bowl topped with cinnamon.

Why is Homemade Applesauce So Amazing?

I love things that remind me of simpler times and homemade applesauce does just that! Remember when your parents would make your lunch as a kid and inside, there would be some delicious applesauce? Those were the good ol’ days! I love the way that it takes you back to your childhood and is such an inexpensive way to create something new and delicious!

This homemade applesauce recipe is great to have on hand and use as a substitute in baking! Try using it while baking cakes, bread, and even muffins! It gives a different taste and texture to your baking and can be an easy way to switch up your recipes! Also, who knew that applesauce was so great for your digestion? Make some to keep on hand and try it as a mid-day snack. It’s healthier AND it will keep your insides happy!

What You Need For Homemade Applesauce

Quick and easy, homemade applesauce is something that even the most beginner of cooks can make! For all ingredient measurements, see the recipe card at the end of the post!

  • Apples:  We used Granny Smith apples.
  • Water: You can use room temperature water for this recipe.
  • Sugar: The sugar is used to balance out any natural tartness from the apples.
  • Lemon Juice: You can use this from either a fresh lemon or lemon juice that you already have on hand.
  • Cinnamon: Using cinnamon is optional. It’s great to use this when eating the applesauce on its own but if you are using the homemade applesauce as an ingredient in another recipe then leave this out!

How to Make Homemade Applesauce

The taste of this homemade applesauce is subtle but has just enough flavor that you keep on coming back for more! I especially love that it is something that I can make often and use it so much without getting sick of it.

  1. Peel your apples: After peeling them, chop them into 1-inch pieces. Add them to a large pot with water, sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon.
  2. Bring to a boil: After you’ve brought them to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 25-30 minutes.
  3. Mash the apples: Once your apples are tender then mash to desired consistency.
  4. NOTE: For a thinner applesauce use an immersion blender, food processor, or blender.
Chopped apples in a bowl with sugar and cinnamon being added as ingredients.

Quick Tips for the Perfect Homemade Applesauce

Applesauce is a staple in our house! Here are some quick tips for making your applesauce just right. These will help make your homemade applesauce last longer and retain its delicious flavor!

  • Choosing your apples: You can use any kind of apples to make your applesauce. The good news is that they don’t need to be super crisp because you are going to be mashing them up anyways!
  • Cutting the apples: Make sure that when you chop up the apples that you chop them into evenly sized pieces. This helps them cook evenly so that they are all cooked through at the same time!
  • Adding the sugar: Sometimes your apples are sweet and some are more tart. You can add or take away the amount of sugar to get the sweetness level to just where you would like it!
Cooked apples being mashed up.

Storing Homemade Applesauce

  • In the Refrigerator: Keep in a sealed container for a week to 10 days in the fridge.
  • In the Freezer: You can place applesauce in freezer bags, or sealed plastic storage containers. You can also pour some in ice cube trays if you are using smaller amounts for baby food or baking! Homemade applesauce can last in your freezer for about 6-8 months.
  • Thawing Frozen Applesauce: To thaw frozen applesauce, remove the container from the refrigerator and place it in the fridge for several hours or overnight. The water may separate from the apple but once thawed, give it a good mix and that will help in returning it to its original texture.
Finished homemade applesauce with spoon, ready to eat.

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Homemade Applesauce

Homemade applesauce is a simple way to incorporate all of the apples that I have in my fridge! PLUS as a bonus, my kids are more inclined to eat something so simple!
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword applesauce, homemade applesauce, homemade applesauce recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 286kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 10-12 apples we used Granny Smith
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon optional

Instructions

  • Peel your apples and chop them into 1-inch pieces. Add them to a large pot with water, sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 25-30 minutes.
  • Once your apples are tender then mash to desired consistency.

Notes

For a thinner applesauce use an immersion blender, food processor, or blender.  

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 489mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 247IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg

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These super easy-baked coconut shrimp will deliver in a flavor so delicious they will be sure to be a favorite among all of your guests! They are golden and crispy and baked to perfection. Baked coconut shrimp are delightful to pop into your mouth and eat plain or drizzle them with a delicious sauce and…

Super Easy Baked Coconut Shrimp

These super easy-baked coconut shrimp will deliver in a flavor so delicious they will be sure to be a favorite among all of your guests! They are golden and crispy and baked to perfection.

Baked coconut shrimp are delightful to pop into your mouth and eat plain or drizzle them with a delicious sauce and impress your guests with your baking skills. Try them dipped them in a store-bought sweet chili sauce, our yum yum sauce or make an array of appetizers including cream cheese wontons and our insanely delicious crab dip!

 

Baked Coconut Shrimp on a dish with serving sauce.

Why You’ll Love This Baked Coconut Shrimp

I love making baked versions of my favorite fried foods because you get all the flavor without all the added calories. This recipe is no exception and delivers all of the flavors of delicious shrimp as well as the crispy texture baked to perfection! Shrimp is such a versatile food that can be used as a main dish, an appetizer, or a side! This recipe allows creativity in what it’s served with and is a dish that will keep guests coming back for more!

This baked coconut shrimp is super super easy to make and even easier to eat! The shrimp is crispy and crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. Using a mixture of panko breadcrumbs and coconut to coat the shrimp gives different textures and flavors to the dish. Baking the shrimp makes this a healthier option because you aren’t frying it in oil but it still retains all of the tasty flavor and texture. It’s the best of both worlds!

3 images showing the preparation process. dipping the shrimp in flour, then butter, then coating with breadcrumbs and coconut.

What do I need for Baked Coconut Shrimp?

You will have many of these ingredients on hand in your pantry and refrigerator. Once you have your shrimp, you will be all set to start baking! These are so delicious and come together so easily! See the recipe card below for full instructions and amounts.

Shrimp and dipping sauce in serving dish.

Instructions for Baked Coconut Shrimp

This is a restaurant-quality dish that you can easily make and put together at home! it doesn’t take a lot of time yet it looks and tastes like a million bucks! This tastes SO GOOD and you will be adding this as an appetizer any chance you get!

  1. Preparing: Pre-heat oven to 425F Grease a cookie sheet with oil and set aside. 
  2. Coat the Shrimp: Beat eggs in a small bowl and set aside. Next, combine breadcrumbs and coconut in another bowl and set aside. Lastly, combine flour and spices in a 3rd bowl.
  3. Dip Shrimp: Next, dip shrimp in small batches in the flour mixture then the egg mixture. Once you are done, let the excess drip off the shrimp. Then coat in the coconut/breadcrumb mixture, pressing to adhere. 
  4. Bake: Place the shrimp on the baking sheet in a single layer. Lightly spray with nonstick spray or drizzle with oil. After, place the shrimp in the oven and bake until they are golden on the outside and opaque in the center, about 10 minutes.
Baked Coconut Shrimp being dipped in sauce.

Tips for Perfectly Baked Coconut Shrimp

Shrimp seems like a dish that people can only get at a restaurant. This recipe makes it possible and EASY to make this in the comfort of your own home! Follow these tips to help out and you will come away with the knowledge and confidence to conquer any baking project to perfection!

  • Frozen Shrimp: If starting with frozen shrimp, make sure to thaw before starting.
  • Peeled and Deveined: I recommend getting shrimp that is peeled and deveined. It will save you time at home and keep this recipe quick and simple!
  • Raw Shrimp: Make sure that the shrimp that you get for this recipe is raw and not frozen cooked shrimp. This will help with the baking of the recipe and keeping it all fresh!
  • Flour: The recipe calls for all-purpose flour but any flour (oat flour, all purpose or gluten free) will all work!
  • Breadcrumbs: Panko breadcrumbs are most recommended to get that extra crispiness but you can substiture for almond meal.

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Baked Coconut Shrimp

These super easy baked coconut shrimp will deliver in a flavor so delicious they will be sure to be a favorite among all of your guests! They are golden and crispy and baked to perfection.
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked coconut shrimp, coconut shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 373kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp about 25, peeled (tails left on), deveined
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup flaked unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika optional
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 425F Grease a cookie sheet with oil and set aside.
  • Beat eggs in a small bowl and set aside. Combine breadcrumbs and coconut in another bowl and set aside. Lastly, combine flour and spices in a 3rd bowl.
  • Dip shrimp in small batches in the flour mixture then the egg mixture (letting the excess drip off the shrimp and then coat in the coconut/breadcrumb mixture, pressing to adhere.
  • Place the shrimp on the baking sheet in a single layer. Lightly spray with nonstick spray or drizzle with oil. Bake until the shrimp are golden on the outside and opaque in the center, about 10 minutes.

Notes

Updated on August 2, 2021
Originally Posted August 31, 2016

Nutrition

Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 368mg | Sodium: 976mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 196mg | Iron: 5mg


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