Easy Cinnamon Stewed Apples

Are you looking for a nourishing breakfast that requires minimal ingredients but offers maximum benefits for your well-being? Look no further. Stewed Apples are a delicious, light and healthful recipe – perfect for kickstarting your day. This warm and comforting dish not only satisfies your taste buds but also aligns with the principles of Ayurveda, particularly beneficial for those with Kapha constitutions.

Experience the joy of a stress-free and nutritious breakfast with this recipe. Because sometimes, the most fulfilling mornings come from the simplest of recipes. Give it a try and embrace the ease of a balanced start to your day!

Raw vs. cooked fruit in Ayurveda

In Ayurveda, whether you should eat fruit raw or cooked depends on a few factors.

  • Timing: Consuming raw fruit is considered beneficial when eaten alone or at least 30 minutes before a meal. This allows for proper digestion without conflicting with other food types. CONSIDER: Some individuals with strong digestive fire (agni) may tolerate raw fruit well, while others, especially those with a sensitive digestive system or elevated Kapha dosha, might benefit more from cooked fruit.
  • Agni strength: Cooking fruit breaks down its fibers and makes it easier to digest. This can be particularly advantageous for individuals with weaker digestive fire or those experiencing digestive discomfort. CONSIDER: Cooked fruit is often recommended for balancing Kapha dosha due to its warming and lighter qualities, helping counteract the heaviness associated with Kapha.
  • Slow start: In the morning, our digestive fire (agni) is gradually awakening. Consuming cooked apples during this time provides a gentle and nourishing start to the day, supporting the digestive process without overwhelming a potentially weaker morning agni. CONSIDER: For individuals with a Kapha constitution or those looking to balance Kapha in the morning, cooked apples offer warmth and ease of digestion.

While raw fruit can be enjoyed at specific times, incorporating cooked fruit, such as stewed apples, especially in the morning, can enhance digestibility and support overall well-being.

Why I love Stewed Apples

  • Minimal ingredients: With just a handful of ingredients – apples, ghee or coconut oil, cinnamon and optional hazelnuts – you can create a wholesome breakfast that doesn’t require a long shopping list.
  • Quick preparation: The process is as simple as sautéing, simmering and enjoying. No complex steps, just straightforward goodness.
  • Adaptable and forgiving: Feel free to tweak the recipe to suit your taste. It’s forgiving and open to customization.

Conclusion: Experience the joy of a stress-free and nutritious breakfast with our Easy Stewed Apples recipe. Because sometimes, the most fulfilling mornings come from the simplest of recipes. Give it a try and embrace the ease of a balanced start to your day!

Ayurveda Stewed Apples in a bowl
Stewed Apples with crunchy hazelnut

Recipe for cinnamon stewed Apples

INGREDIENTS (for 2 portions)
  • 4 medium-sized apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or ghee)
  • 1/4 cup roasted chopped hazelnuts

METHOD
  1. In a pan, melt coconut oil or ghee over medium heat.
  2. Add sliced apples and sauté for 2-3 minutes until they begin to soften. Sprinkle ground cinnamon over the apples, ensuring an even coating. Stir well to combine.
  3. Reduce heat to low, cover the pan, and let the apples simmer for approximately 10-15 minutes until they are tender but not mushy.
  4. In a separate pan, roast the chopped hazelnuts over medium heat until they become fragrant and lightly golden. Be sure to stir frequently to prevent burning.
  5. Once the apples are cooked, remove the pan from heat. Drizzle a bit more oil if desired and stir gently.
  6. Serve the stewed apples warm, topped with the roasted chopped hazelnuts for a nice crunch.

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Feel free to make this recipe your own by customizing the crunch factor. While the roasted chopped hazelnuts add a nice nutty texture, they are optional. If you prefer a smoother consistency, skip the hazelnuts or substitute them with your favourite nuts like almonds or walnuts.

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