Ayurvedic Stewed Apples Recipe: Soothing Pre-Breakfast Food

This ayurvedic stewed apples recipe is a wonderful pre-breakfast dish that is soothing and calming for your digestive system. It is made with apples and warming spices like cinnamon, clove and cardamom.

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Ayurvedic stewed apples ingredients

For this recipe, I used: apples, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, sliced or slivered almonds, raisins and water.

Any type of apple would be great here but I prefer red and gala varieties since they’re sweeter. As for the spices, cinnamon stick or powder; cardamom pods or powder; whole cloves or powder work well in the recipe.

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How to make Ayurveda stewed apples

Prep the apples

Most apples are sold with a protective wax coating which is not something I want to eat. So, although apple peels have great health benefits, I prefer to remove them. I wash the apples with warm soapy water, peel the skin and cut into bite sized pieces.

Cook the apples

Add all the ingredients to a small pot on low heat (apple pieces, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, slivered almonds, raisins and water). Cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes.

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cooking stewed apples in saucepan

Remove from the heat and serve warm as a pre-breakfast. I recommend having a simple, fulling meal with protein an hour after having these stewed apples.

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Video (doubled recipe)

Benefits of Ayurveda stewed apples

Apples contain pectin, a soluble fiber, found in both the peels and in the flesh of the fruit. This type of fiber is incredibly beneficial to gut health, which is why this recipe is recommended for calming the stomach in Ayurveda.

Pectin acts as a prebiotic which can help maintain the balance of gut microbiota. More than that, it can also preserve the gut barrier function and reduce inflammation (source: 2016 study).

Healthline.com outlines more benefits of pectin. They range from reducing acid reflux, improving diarrhea and constipation and possibly controlling blood sugar.

From my own anecdotal experience, this recipe has helped to calm my stomach and reduce acid reflux symptoms. In fact, having just one spoonful can quickly ease any heartburn I may experience.

Ayurvedic stewed apples recipe

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Ayurvedic stewed apples (Ayurveda breakfast recipe)

This warm, comforting Ayurvedic stewed apples recipe is very easy to make and is a great way to start the morning. The fiber content can help with gut health.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: spiced apples
Servings: 2
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Ros Singh


  • 2 apples
  • 1/4 piece cinnamon stick (or ¼ tsp cinnamon powder)
  • 3 whole cardamom (or ¼ tsp cardamom powder)
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 tbsp almonds (sliced or slivered)
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • ¼ cup water


  • Wash apples thoroughly and remove the wax coating or peel the skin.
  • Cut the apples into small bite sized pieces.
  • Add all ingredients to a small pot.
  • Place on low heat and boil for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Serve warm.

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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    I doubled this recipe and it stayed well in the fridge for a week. Enjoyed it every morning before breakfast. It’s so good and soothing – a great way to start the morning.

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