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16 Easy Recipes with Applesauce

These recipes with applesauce are a great way to incorporate the incredibly sweet flavor of applesauce into your weekly meals.

Use applesauce to replace eggs and oil in baked goods for a healthy alternative and moist dessert. Or, try one of these irresistibly sweet sauces.

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You can even transform applesauce into the enticingly decadent vegan frosting to top your next birthday cake. The possibilities are endless.

If you have a jar in your fridge, see what you can do with one of these recipes with applesauce.

There are even a few savory options if your sweet tooth isn’t speaking to you right now.

Get ready to rattle some pots and pans, let’s put that jar of applesauce to good use.

1. Homemade Applesauce

So this isn’t a recipe with applesauce, but a recipe FOR applesauce. If you haven’t tried fresh, homemade applesauce, you are missing out!

This recipe reminds me of the fried apples from Cracker Barrel. Tender chunks of cooked apple are smothered in a sweet cinnamon-infused syrup.

Try this recipe on top of thick oatmeal or a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s delicious by itself and a real game-changer when added to other favorite foods.

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2. Applesauce Cake

Deliver the crowned jewel of the bake sale when you make this beautiful applesauce cake. The sweet flavor of applesauce shines through a moist cinnamon bundt cake.

Applesauce cake is so sweet, and it’s delightful on its own. If you’d like to dress it up, try a soft dusting of powdered sugar or add a simple glaze.

The beauty of this cake is in its simplicity. Serve up a slice with your afternoon tea and marvel at the nostalgic taste of classic applesauce cake.

3. Applesauce Muffins

Start your morning with these delightful applesauce muffins. They pair perfectly with a cup of coffee or a tall glass of milk.

Apple cinnamon is a familiar breakfast flavor, and these applesauce muffins bring that comforting taste to the table!

Diners young and old will enjoy these scrumptious muffins.

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Serve them warm with a pat of butter for the ultimate experience.

You can prepare them ahead of time for busy school mornings and then pop them in the microwave.

These applesauce muffins make mornings delicious!

4. Applesauce Oatmeal 

Sweeten your oatmeal with a generous scoop of applesauce and a sprinkle of cinnamon. It tastes just like the instant packs, but without all the added sugar!

Oatmeal is a nutritious dish, but it can be tricky to get little eaters on board. Make their bowl taste like candy with this applesauce trick.

Swirl in this sweet snack and transform boring oatmeal into a flavor breakfast treat. Your family will lick their bowls clean with this oatmeal recipe!

5. Applesauce Bars

Life on the go requires snacks on the go, but store-bought options are so expensive! Not to mention, they’re filled with sugar and preservatives.

Make your energy treat with this applesauce bars recipe. You’ll get a filling snack that tastes great and is kid-approved.

Bake a batch this weekend and send one to soccer practice or a dance class. Even grab one yourself on your way out the door!

6. Applesauce Waffles

Waffles are always a crowd-pleaser, and this applesauce waffles recipe makes them extra special.

You won’t even need syrup for these sweet apple cinnamon waffles.

These light and fluffy treats have a crisp outer layer and soft, warm center. Are you drooling yet?

The light flavor of applesauce shines through for a truly unique breakfast treat.

Top your waffle with fresh fruit and whipped cream or enjoy them plain. Applesauce waffles will be the best part of your day!

7. Cinnamon Applesauce Pancakes

Apples and cinnamon are as iconic as peanut butter and jelly! Infuse your pancakes with this classic combo for a delicious breakfast treat.

These cinnamon applesauce pancakes are delightfully fluffy and packed with plenty of flavors! Shake up your traditional pancakes with this exciting recipe.

Everyone loves pancakes! Fry a batch of these delicious cakes with a twist this Saturday as a special weekend treat.

8. Apple Blondies

Traditional blondies are a dense vanilla cookie that is similar to biscotti. They’re the perfect companion for a cup of tea or brunch spread.

Try this apple twist on the classic cookie and create apple blondies. They’re gluten-free, slightly gooey, and bursting with apple cinnamon flavor.

These cookies taste just like apple pie, and you’ll only need five ingredients to make them! 

Grab your hand mixer and get to mixing. You’re only moments away from delicious apple blondies.

9. Applesauce Donuts

These baked donuts are a great recipe for first-time donut creators. They’re packed with delicious apple flavor and then topped with a cinnamon-sugar streusel.

Baking instead of frying takes a lot of the hassle of making donuts out of this recipe. You’ll spend less time baking, and more time enjoying your delicious treats!

Start your day off with the sweet fall flavor of these applesauce donuts. Look out Dunkin’, you have some new competition.

If you’re in a pancake and waffle rut, applesauce donuts are a great way to add some variety to your breakfast menu.

They aren’t just for mornings though! Applesauce donuts make a great dessert or after-school snack for some lucky kiddos!

10. Pork Chops and Applesauce

While this may seem like an unlikely combination, sage-seasoned pork chops and homemade applesauce are a flavor match made in heaven. 

The savory-sweet combination can’t be beaten! The applesauce is a dipping sauce for each tender bite of a pork chop.

Together, you’ll have salty, juicy pork that is offset by tart cinnamon applesauce. It’s a dinner you’ll have to try for yourself.

11. Chocolate Banana Applesauce Cakes 

Whoa, that’s a lot of different flavors in one little cake! Throw a party in your mouth with this gussied up version of traditional applesauce cake.

Apples and bananas are two of nature’s sweetest gifts, and we all know about the gift of chocolate.

Combine these three favorites for a decadent cake concoction.

I love how this recipe bakes this batter as cupcakes! How cute would they be at a birthday party?

12. Potato Latkes With Applesauce

This is another savory-sweet combination that’s incredible. Latkes are soft and pillowy potato pancakes. Their savor flavor is subtle and comforting.

Add a dab of tangy homemade applesauce, and you’ll transform both your latkes and the sauce! 

The applesauce enhances the savory latkes flavor while the latkes let the natural apple flavor shine.

Fry up these traditional potato pancakes full of shallots and garlic for a savory side that could only be made better with a dollop of applesauce.

13. Apple Sauce Frosting

Whether you need a vegan or regular frosting recipe, look no further.

This decadent chocolate spread is the perfect topper for cakes on any occasion.

Sweet apple sauce forms the base of the frosting, lending its natural sugars to the delicious dessert.

Throw in plenty of cocoa, and you’ll have an award-winning frosting.

This thick frosting is a delightful way to finish cakes and donuts. Bake one of the cakes in this recipe and top with this frosting for an applesauce double whammy.

14. Cinnamon Applesauce Bread

If you love the Amish friendship bread starter that cycles around each spring, you’ll love this cinnamon applesauce bread.

Delightfully moist and mildly sweet, this bread is brimming with cinnamon applesauce flavor. Slice and serve warm with a light smear of butter.

As far as sweetbreads go, this one takes the loaf. Bake a few and store them in the freezer for last-minute gifts or potluck contributions.

15. Applesauce Cookies

Swap out the sugar for some homemade applesauce, and you’ll have soft, delicious, pillowy cookies the whole family will love.

These cookies come together quickly and are great for school lunches and after-dinner sweets.

Give overdone chocolate chip cookies a break and try these applesauce cookies instead.

Keep a batch of dough in the refrigerator and be ready to welcome guests at a moment’s notice. Or, freeze already baked cookies to enjoy later.

Finish these applesauce cookies with a light dusting of powdered sugar or just enjoy them plain.

Warm applesauce cookies fresh from the oven pair wonderfully with a cool glass of milk.

16. Applesauce Brownies 

If you thought applesauce cookies were grand, wait until you try these applesauce brownies!

This recipe yields thick and fudgy brownies, just like the dessert should be.

Despite being made from applesauce, these brownies keep their traditional chocolate flavor.

The applesauce replaces the oil and egg for a dessert that’s free of animal products.

Are you a center or an edge kind of person? With this recipe, I’m more of the entire pan kind of gal.

These rich brownies will disappear before they even have a chance to cool!

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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