27+ Easy Recipes with Applesauce (Sweet & Savory)

Applesauce brings a surprising depth of flavor and moisture to both savory and sweet dishes. So, ditch the spoon and get ready to explore a world of unexpected recipes that use applesauce.

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Close up of blueberry breakfast cookies on cooling rack.
Blueberry Breakfast Cookies are perfect for on-the-go breakfasts. They're packed with fiber, protein and absolutely delicious!
Blueberry Breakfast Cookies
This traditional Potato Latkes recipe is crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Their irresistible golden crusts are seasoned with just a sprinkling of salt and ready to be served with a side of sour cream and applesauce. They’re perfect for Hanukkah, but you’ll want to enjoy them year round.
These deliciously healthy oatmeal blueberry applesauce muffins are moist and filling. Made with applesauce, almond milk, whole wheat flour, and walnuts.
Recipe: Ambitious Kitchen
Blueberry Applesauce Muffins
Gluten free healthy apple pancakes made with oats, applesauce, pure maple syrup & cinnamon for a nutritious breakfast perfect for kids!
Recipe: Ambitious Kitchen
Healthy Apple Pancakes
Applesauce BBQ Chicken is cooked quickly in a skillet and glazed in a sweet and slightly spicy sauce with applesauce, BBQ sauce, brown sugar, and hot sauce.
Recipe: Dinner Then Dessert
Applesauce BBQ Chicken
Looking for a delicious bread recipe to make this fall? This moist vegan apple bread is one you definitely want to add to your baking list!
Recipe: The Bonnie Fig
Vegan Apple Bread
Apple Donuts, a year-round favorite! With a soft, pillowy inside and a sweet, crunchy outside, these delicious Cinnamon Sugar Baked Apple Donuts are made with applesauce and pair perfectly with your morning cup of coffee.
Recipe: The Forked Spoon
Cinnamon Sugar Baked Apple Donuts
These baked oatmeal cups are a grab and go breakfast made with oats, milk, applesauce, brown sugar and eggs. Top your oatmeal muffins with maple syrup!
Recipe: Dinner At The Zoo
Baked Oatmeal Cups
Enjoy the taste of a spiced apple pie in this protein-packed smoothie! All you need are 5 ingredients and 3 minutes to create this delicious healthy shake packed with protein, healthy fats, and fall flavours.
Recipe: Olivia's Kitchen
Apple Pie Protein Smoothie
Soft and moist applesauce cookies, perfect as a sweet snack. These cookies are sweet and tangy, with a cake-like texture.
Recipe: Sugar Yums
Sweet & Tangy Applesauce Cookies
Delicious vegan caramel apple cheesecake with layers of ginger cookie crust, apple cheesecake, sticky homemade caramel, and sauteed apples.
Recipe: Addicted to Dates
No Bake Caramel Apple Cheesecake
Apple flavor aplenty in this moist and simple Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake recipe. It makes great use of homemade applesauce, too!
Recipe: Kickass Baker
Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake
Warm and delicious homemade Applesauce Waffles made with pantry ingredients are the best! An easy recipe the whole family will love!
Recipe: The Simple Veganista
Applesauce Waffles
Applesauce Popsicles with Strawberries are lightly sweet and very refreshing! Children love them!
Recipe: La Cuisine de Geraldine
Applesauce Strawberry Popsicles
These double-chocolate applesauce brownies are made with no oil, no butter, and no flour!
Recipe: Chelsea's Messy Apron
Applesauce Brownies
This Crock Pot Pulled Pork is smoky, delicious, and an easy slow cooker recipe perfect for pulled pork sandwiches with healthy coleslaw.
Recipe: iFoodReal
Healthy Crock Pot Pulled Pork
Tender and juicy oven roasted pork loin includes a simple applesauce glaze for a subtle touch of fresh, sweet flavor in this cozy dinner!
Recipe: The Seasoned Mom
Oven Roasted Pork Loin with Apple Glaze
These eggless chocolate cupcakes are moist, fluffy, and super easy to make. Make these in one bowl –here’s your new go-to recipe!
Recipe: Baked by Blair
Eggless Chocolate Cupcakes
This Applesauce Oatmeal recipe is a delicious way to start your day! It consists of caramelized cinnamon apples and some creamy oatmeal.
Recipe: Wholefood Soulfood Kitchen
Applesauce Oatmeal
Applesauce spice cake with caramel icing if full of warm, fall spices and topped with a decadent caramel icing.
Recipe: Kristy's Kitchn
Applesauce Spice Cake with Caramel Icing
This Cinnamon Applesauce Granola is a must-try topping for your oatmeal or smoothie bowls but tastes just as delicious as a healthy snack.
Recipe: Wholefood Soulfood Kitchen
Applesauce Granola
This bread pudding recipe is vegan, creamy, and so delicious. This seemingly simple dessert is full of flavor, and totally dairy-free.
Recipe: Marley's Menu
Vegan Bread Pudding
This applesauce baked oatmeal is packed with fall flavors and tastes like apple pie! It is wholesome, filling, and naturally vegan and gluten-free.
Recipe: My Plantiful Cooking
Baked Oatmeal with Applesauce
This Applesauce Oatmeal Bread is moist and full of flavor. Made with store-bought or homemade applesauce, and a few other pantry staple ingredients, this bread will be a hit with the whole family.
Recipe: The Seaside Baker
Applesauce Oatmeal Bread
This moist spice cake is topped with homemade cream cheese frosting and is as easy as can be!
Recipe: i Heart Eating
Spice Cake
This Applesauce Zucchini Bread is perfectly moist and not too sweet. A wonderfully delicious way to use up extra zucchini and applesauce!
Recipe: Lovely Little Kitchen
Applesauce Zucchini Bread
Easy homemade pudding cake! This Gingerbread Pudding Cake is a moist gingerbread cake that makes its own caramel apple sauce while it bakes.
Recipe: i Heart Eating
Gingerbread Pudding Cake
Apple crisp cookies are chewy, crispy apple spice cookies that taste like brown sugar apple crisp topping in cookie form.
Recipe: i Heart Eating
Apple Crisp Cookies

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27+ Ways to Cook with Applesauce

Applesauce brings a surprising depth of flavor and moisture to both savory and sweet dishes. So, ditch the spoon and get ready to explore a world of unexpected recipes that use applesauce. Try these Blueberry Breakfast Cookies. They're packed with fiber, protein and absolutely delicious!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 36 cookies



  • Preheat oven to 375°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and brown sugar until smooth. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract. Add the applesauce and mix until combined.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients into liquid ingredients and mix until combined. Add the oats and mix to combine. Gently fold in the quinoa, blueberries and white chocolate chips.
  • Spoon dough in 1-tablespoon portions onto prepared sheets, spacing 1” apart.
  • Bake cookies until golden, 12–15 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.


Store cooled cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days. Or, freeze for up to 1 month.
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Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.8mg

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