Perfected & Easy Instant Pot Cinnamon Apple Sauce

Homemade Instant Pot Cinnamon Apple Sauce has become a treat around our house, the best part is the cost is usually less than a couple of bucks for quite a large amount.

I have been attempting to find a way to make one of my cookie recipes completely vegan and this was the solution. Somewhere in my hours of research someone said something about using apple sauce as an egg substitute. That was the key!

We have been making this Apple sauce almost a year now in our instant pot and it is so easy and turns out way too good for the amount of work you put into it. There is some minor prep work like peeling the apples…but you get to decide whats in your food for a little extra effort. Also its much cheaper than store bought apple sauce.

How do I make apple sauce in the instant pot?

So this is probably the easiest thing I have learned to make, besides the almond milk. You simply peel your apples because you do not want skin shards chunking up your apple sauce. It supposed to be smooth!

Then you slice them off the core and add a bit of water which will steam them in the instant pot. This makes them very wet and softens them up enough to blend.

Then you just put the mixture in a blender and whip up some delicious apple sauce!

Changing the flavor of apple sauce!

You can substitute the cinnamon flavoring for any flavor you want. We have done half a pound of strawberries (cut the tops off) by steaming them with the apples and it turned out amazing.

I also regularly omit any flavors and just have regular apple sauce to use in recipes as an egg substitute. Also its just delicious!

You can add any flavor you want to your apple sauce but based on what I have seen at stores strawberry, cinnamon and original are the basic ones so here are some additional measurements to make it how you like it!

Cinnamon – 1 Tablespoon added to blender

Strawberry – 1/2 Pound added with apples in instant pot and blended

Original – Don’t add anything!

I have considered using other fruits in some experimental apple sauce recipes, I’ll make sure to let you know how that goes!

Why use an instant pot?

We used our instant pot because we heard of how simple it was. It takes about 15 minutes tops to make and it always comes out perfect. I would not use any other device now that I have the option.

Its a great set it and forget it for a few minutes task. I can accomplish so many things due to using the instant pot. Its a great pressure cooker with a self release function for the purpose of making apple sauce, mind you it has a ton of other options!

What can I do with the apple sauce?

We generally just use it as a snack but it can be used as an egg substitute which is nice. I have used it to moisten things, or as an oil substitute (also butter!)

I try and keep some handy incase I forget one of my vital baking ingredients!

Eggs, Butter, Oil or to moisten some dough and it adds a nice dimension of flavor which is really interesting!

Other recipes you might like!

Well I will make sure to include a few recipes for baking here to try and use it in or maybe just some tasting things you might like if you liked this apple sauce recipe!

Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Dairy-Free Chocolate Cake!

Peanut Butter Cookies!


Instant Pot Cinnamon Apple Sauce

A simple and easy to make applesauce, the cinnamon really adds a new layer of flavor but can always be substituted with other flavors.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Yield: 20 Servings
Calories: 0.04kcal


  • 10 Whole Red Apples
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon


  • Peel your apples and slice the apples off the core.
  • Place your apples and 1/4 cup of water in your instant pot.
  • Seal and set your instant pot to manual/pressure cook for 5 minutes and allow it to self release.
  • Pour your instant pot mixture into your blender
  • Add your cinnamon and blend until smooth.

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