Kids love applesauce. Even my picky grandsons love applesauce.
So when I recently received an email offering me the opportunity to try out Wacky Apple apple products — made right here in my home state of Colorado — I thought, Heck, yeah! My grandsons will love them.
When I received the package of goodies of Wacky Apple products, I thought, Heck, yeah! My grandsons are going to love these.
Then I tried one of the Flat Fruit products, a yummy fruit leather, and I loved it. So I shared one with my husband. Then one with my oldest daughter, who just so happened to be visiting. They loved them, too.
The next morning, I had the Wacky Apple Cinnamon Applesauce... and then I gave in. Forget the grandsons, I thought, these are delicious and perfect for grownups. The kids will never know.
So, my husband and I ate all the Wacky Apple products — the applesauces, juices, flat fruits — without sharing with my grandsons.
We loved them all. My favorite? The Wild Berry Applesauce. My least favorite — which surprised me because I'm a huge mango fan — was the Mango Applesauce (the flavor was more apple than mango, but still good).
The very last one I tried was the regular applesauce, which I used in the following recipe — perfect for grownups and kids — from the Wacky Apple folks:
Applesauce Cake in a Cup
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoon Wacky Apple Cinnamon Applesauce
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 drops pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of sea salt
Chopped fresh apple chunks
Soften butter in microwave until soft, but not melted (about 10 seconds). Stir in sugar and mix well. Stir in Applesauce, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract until incorporated. Now stir in the flour, baking powder, salt and apples. Mix until combined and smooth out top of batter in cup. Sprinkle your favorite granola on top, for an easy and delicious crumb topping. Pop it in the microwave for 50 – 80 seconds. Every microwave is different and weather conditions will also effect cook time. After 50 seconds, proceed at 10-second intervals. Enjoy warm, right out of the microwave. (Be careful not to microwave too long; they can get rubbery.)
Use basic recipe for an easy platform to add nutrients. Try adding flax seed, chia seeds, cranberries, walnuts, granola, or chocolate chips! These make a great way to hide delicious nutrients in a “cake form.”
Wacky Apple is a family owned and operated local Colorado brand, from the town of Hotchkiss on the Western Slope, dedicated to organic farming and producing delicious applesauces, fruit juices and fruit snacks. Wacky Apple products are made from naturally sweet organic apples, free of pesticides, contain no added water, no artificial colors, no preservatives and no added sugar. They’re gluten free, vegan and contain no GMOs.
Disclosure: I received the product free for review. All anecdotes and opinions are my own.