Sweeten your dishes and add some moisture to baked goods all with one ingredient! These recipes with applesauce are unique variations of your favorite classics but with a healthier twist.

Though it may not be a main ingredient, applesauce is a versatile ingredient for any and all baked goods. Not only does it add a natural bit of sweetness but it can even replace eggs in baked goods!

These recipes with applesauce are all wholesome, delicious, and the perfect way to try something new. Enjoy classic comfort foods or try a new snack. They’re a tasty way to use up a pantry staple!

1. Cinnamon Applesauce Pancakes

Fluffy pancakes with a hint of cinnamon, this breakfast recipe uses applesauce to get the perfect texture. With classic fall flavors and lots of comfort, these pancakes require only a handful of ingredients to come together and make for the perfect brunch recipe.

2. Applesauce Muffins

Soft and moist these muffins will become a morning staple for you in no time. Made without oil and seasoned with cinnamon and raisins, these muffins are a bit of comfort in every bite. A tasty recipe for a midmorning snack or even to gift to new neighbors or expecting moms.

3. Paleo Donuts

These paleo donuts use applesauce to keep them ultra-light and soft. Flavored with peppermint you can add in crushed candy canes, mini candy hearts, or even chocolate chips depending on the occasion. Skip the grains and enjoy these donuts guilt-free.

4. Applesauce Oatmeal Bars

Always a hit these bars are made with a crumbly oatmeal crust along with a crunchy oat topping. With only 7 ingredients the bars come together quickly and are perfect for snacking. Whip them up for your next potluck or to send with the kiddos to school, they’re a recipe that everyone loves.

5. Apple Oatmeal Muffins

A classic fall snack these muffins have only 10 minutes of prep time and are devoured in moments. A light muffin with a chewy texture, they’re sweetened with applesauce and seasoned with nutmeg and cinnamon. The perfect taste of fall wrapped into each and every muffin.

6. Applesauce Cake

Made with unsweetened applesauce, this cake recipe comes out light and moist. It’s a spice cake seasoned with house favorites like clove and nutmeg. Topped with a brown buttercream frosting for maximum indulgence with a slightly nutty flavor, this cake is perfect for Easter.

7. Cinnamon Sugar Applesauce Muffins

Dipped in a cinnamon sugar coating, these applesauce muffins make a tasty snack or even a delicious dessert! They’re easy to make and whip up with mostly pantry staples. Plus, you can make them into mini muffins with the batter and create bite-size treats that everyone asks for again and again.

8. Applesauce Bread

Made in just one bowl with just 2 minutes of prep time, this bread recipe comes out soft and tender! Without eggs or dairy, you may expect it not to be held together but the result is a warming bread with a lightly sweetened flavor. Perfect for chilly mornings and easy snacks.

9. Applesauce Snack Cake

With warm spices, a crunch of walnuts, and dusted with sugar this snack cake is perfect for fall. The applesauce helps keep it moist and the raisins added to it give a pop of sweetness in each bite. The perfect cake recipe to bring with you on game days and gatherings as it’s so easy to whip up.

10. Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread

This apple cake has a blend of both Greek yogurt and applesauce making it perfectly light and rich. Drizzled with a sugar glaze the bread has a slight chewy texture from the oatmeal making it a delicious balance of flavors. A tasty dessert you can whip up any time of year.

11. Apple Pie Granola

The perfect snack any time of day this apple pie granola is naturally sweetened with apple sauce for a warm, cozy flavor. Made from nuts and seeds the granola comes out with a chewy texture that’s perfect for on-the-go snacking or to top off smoothie bowls and yogurt parfaits.

12. Applesauce Spice Bars

A speedy dessert that works for any occasion. These bars are cake-like in texture and come with an apple cinnamon flavor that no one can refuse. Topped with an easy, brown butter icing they come out rich but with a pop of comforting flavor. A hit with kids and adults alike.

13. Applesauce Cookies

With only 4 ingredients these cookies are easy to make for anyone in the kitchen! In just 15 minutes you’ll have soft, chewy cookies that are loaded with nourishing ingredients and delicious, simple flavor. A great breakfast or snack option for anyone new to baking. Satisfy your cookie cravings in just a few minutes.

14. Applesauce Banana Muffins

Mini in size and flavored with gooey chocolate chips these muffins are perfect for sweet cravings! Thanks to the bananas and applesauce they’re deliciously sweet and moist but also healthy. Without oil and with natural sweetness, they’re a tasty muffin any time of day. Perfect for little lunchboxes too!

15. Applesauce Spiced Cookies

Sprinkled with cinnamon sugar these fall cookies make your house smell amazing. Made with pantry staples like applesauce, flour, and brown sugar but seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, they’re a cookie that pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee in the morning! Cozy up with these cookies and you won’t regret it.

16. Crockpot Applesauce Chicken

A family-friendly dinner made with minimal ingredients. With a blend of sweet and savory flavors, this dinner recipe is cooked in the crockpot for maximum simplicity. With only 2 main ingredients but a ton of optional additions, you can make this chicken dinner unique every time you whip it up!

17. Applesauce Brownies

The secret to gooey, rich brownies is… applesauce! These brownies come out with the perfect super moist and fudgy texture that everyone goes bananas over. Sweetened with only honey and chocolate chips the brownies whip up easily and are a hit wherever you take them. In fact, you’d do well to double the batch!

18. Applesauce Barbeque Chicken

A sticky sweet sauce that coats the tender chicken inside. This barbeque chicken is seared before being baked to give it the best possible texture. With a slightly tangy, peppery flavor it’s a delicious blend of sweet and savory tastes that you don’t want to miss. An easy dinner recipe any day of the week.

19. Applesauce Breakfast Cookies

A low-sugar dessert or healthy snack these cookies can work for anything. Naturally sweetened with just applesauce, the cookies are completely paleo and come with a moist, gooey texture inside. Keep a batch of these cookies on hand for days you’re feeling snacky and enjoy the gooey blend of flavors without any guilt.

20. Applesauce Coffee Cake

Applesauce and sour cream keep this cake super moist while the cinnamon and sugar is swirled into the middle of the cake as well as spirnkled on top. It’s a rich blend of flavor that makes for a great addition to any dessert table. Bite down into pure indulgence with this coffee cake.

21. Applesauce Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Made in the slow cooker to make busy weeknights easier, this applesauce chicken is tender and juicy. With a dash of Dijon mustard and maple syrup, you have the best flavor of sweet and savory blends. Top each sandwich with a crunchy coleslaw mixture and you can make this dish into a full meal or a mini appetizer for game days.


22. Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cups

Ready in just 30 minutes these oatmeal cups are free from processed sugars and gluten. They’re easy to make and a great snack for when you’re running out the door. You can vary the taste by adding in pumpkin, blueberries, or even chocolate chips to make a new bite-size snack every time you whip them up.

23. Banana Bread

A delicious twist on a classic recipe this banana bread uses Greek yogurt and applesauce to make it ultra-moist. Freeze it for later use or whip up a batch for the week and pop them into lunches. With a delicious banana flavor, you can even top this bread with chopped nuts for an added crunch.

24. Applesauce Drop Cookies

A healthy cookie that’s loaded with fiber and perfect for snacking! These applesauce cookies are sweetened with brown sugar and a dash of cinnamon to maximize those comforting fall flavors. You can even make them a vegan cookie to accommodate any dietary preferences!

25. Carrot Applesauce Muffins

Get an extra dose of vegetables into your day with these muffins! Great for toddlers these muffins are sweetened with maple syrup and freeze well making them perfect for busy days. Whip up a batch and gift them to neighbors or bring them along to your next gathering, they’re an easy but delicious muffin recipe to have on hand.

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