20 Healthy Recipes Using Applesauce (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Have leftover applesauce or unsure of what kind of recipes to use it for? These healthy recipes using applesauce will have something sweet for everyone and with surprising uses- All completely gluten-free, vegan, paleo and dairy free with many low carb, keto, and sugar-free options!

Healthy Recipes made with Applesauce (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)- Easy ways to use leftover applesauce in a variety of recipes- Brownies, cakes, muffins no-bakes and more! Keto + Low Carb options too! #applesauce #healthybaking #healthy #sugarfree | Recipe on thebigmansworld.com

We are officially at the unspoken stage of the year in which applesauce is no longer just a staple in every household. 

Many people kickstart the beginning of fall or Autumn hitting up the orchards and stocking up on all the fresh apples, with expectations to turn these into applesauce and pie and more applesauce.

After the novelty has worn off, we are all left with tons of applesauce. For most of us (I don’t count myself in this study), there is only so much apple pie using applesauce that we can tolerate. The question of what can you do with applesauce will eventually surface?

Here is your proof that there are TONS of recipes that can be made with it- Let’s think outside the pie!

From personal experience, I’ve never actually made a ton of applesauce with the purpose of eating applesauce on its own. When people ask ‘how do you eat applesauce?’, my answer tends to be more on the shocking side.

As someone who tends to associate applesauce with baby food, it is not something I would eat on its own. 

Here, you’ll find applesauce a common ingredient in my no bake protein bars, raw and no bake brownies and even sneakily hidden in my healthy homemade candy and chocolate bar recipes.

It doesn’t just stop there though. I certainly DO use applesauce for and in my baking too. I love using applesauce in cakes, cookies, brownies and even breakfast bakes!

Applesauce is extremely versatile when it comes to baking. It can provide multiple benefits-

  • It can replace eggs in vegan baking
  • Applesauce can significantly reduce fat in baked goods, like cakes or muffins
  • The texture provides moisture, another way to cut back on fats, oils or dairy
  • Natural yet subtle sweetness in all recipes

How do you make applesauce for baking?

Saying all of this, not all of us have the luxury of going to orchards to pick our own apples or simply need a small portion for a particular recipe. You can easily make your own applesauce for baking using a super easy and simple method-

The microwave- Chop up the desired amount of apples into bite-sized pieces (the smaller the better), add water until half an inch (around one centimeter) above the apples and microwave until soft and either blend or puree until smooth. 

The stove- The same method as the microwave, although you’ll heat on medium throughout, stirring constantly to avoid clumps. Once soft, do as above. 

For those in a time crunch, you can also easily buy store-bought applesauce. Ensure the types you buy are completely unsweetened and keep leftovers in the fridge or as the packaging stipulates! 

To make things easy for you, I’ve made a collection of recipes all using applesauce in some form or another. Instead of more typical recipes, here are some easy and delicious ways to use leftover or any form of applesauce. 

Every recipe is completely gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan, most are paleo, and there are many sugar-free, keto and low carb ones too! 

What you’ll notice is that most of these recipes aren’t something you’d consider to contain applesauce. I promise you won’t taste it in the fudgy brownies, the gooey frosting or the fluffy muffins. They’ve been beautifully hidden in the no bake bars and blondies.

For all my apple fans, the apple specific recipes will be taken up a notch.

Who needs to complain about leftover applesauce with these beauties? Let’s go!

Healthy No Bake Applesauce Brownies

Healthy No Bake Applesauce Brownies (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)- Thick and fudgy raw brownies which are super fudgy and loaded with chocolate! A guilt-free snack or healthy low carb dessert! {V, GF, P, SF recipe}- thebigmansworld.com #applesauce #rawbrownies

Thick and Fluffy Low Carb Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Healthy Thick and Fluffy Low Carb Pancakes with chocolate chips- Packed with protein but with NO protein powder- Low calorie too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

4 Ingredient Applesauce Chocolate Frosting

Healthy 4 Ingredient Applesauce Chocolate Frosting (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)Thick, spreadable and glossy chocolate frosting made using just four EASY ingredients- Perfect for topping cupcakes, cakes, brownies and more! Sugar-free and dairy-free too! - thebigmansworld.com #frosting #sugarfree #paleo

3 Ingredient Flourless Applesauce Brownies

Healthy 3 Ingredient FLOURLESS Applesauce Brownies- SO easy, simple and super fudgy- NO butter, NO flour, NO sugar and NO oil needed at all! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

4 Ingredient Flourless Apple Pie Blondies

Healthy Four Ingredient Flourless Apple Pie Blondies recipe- A quick, easy and delicious recipe with 4 ingredients- NO white flour, white sugar, butter or oil! {vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free and paleo}- thebigmansworld.com

4 Ingredient Flourless Applesauce Cookies

Healthy Four Ingredient Applesauce Cookies- Soft and chewy cookies which need just 4 ingredients- A delicious snack recipe which takes minutes! {gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar-free} - thebigmansworld.com

3 Ingredient No Bake Applesauce Brownies

Healthy No Bake Applesauce Brownies with just THREE ingredients- So delicious, quick, low in fat and easy, it will be your go-to snack or treat recipe! {vegan, gluten-free, paleo}- thebigmansworld.com

Low Carb Apple Pie Muffins

Low Carb Apple Pie Muffins (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)- Healthy fluffy apple pie protein muffins which are accidentally low carb and made with NO eggs, NO sugar and NO grains- Perfect healthy baking! {v, gf, p recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Thick and Fluffy Flourless Apple Pie Pancakes

Fluffy Flourless Apple Pie Pancakes (Vegan, Gluten Free, Sugar Free)- An easy, healthy pancake recipe loaded with apple pie flavor and super thick and fluffy. A guilt-free breakfast to keep you satisfied! {v, gf, sf recipe}- thebigmansworld.com #applepie #pancakes

5 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

5 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins (GF, V, Paleo)- Healthy, 5-ingredient fluffy muffins loaded with chocolate chips and 100% guilt-free and low carb! {sugar-free, vegan, gluten free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

3 Ingredient 1 Minute Flourless Brownie

3 Ingredient Flourless Brownie (V, GF, Paleo, Whole 30)- A healthy three ingredient single serve mug brownie ready in ONE minute and completely guilt-free- Moist, gooey and a rich dark taste- It's Grain free, sugar free, dairy free and plant based- Perfect snack or dessert! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

No Bake Apple Pie Protein Bars

Healthy No Bake Apple Pie Protein Bars- Just 10 minutes and 1 bowl to whip these up- Soft, chewy and no refrigeration needed- They taste like dessert! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

High Protein Chocolate Fudge Cake Bars

Healthy No Bake Chocolate Fudge Protein Bars- These taste like dessert but are SO easy and healthy- NO nasties and completely sugar AND grain free! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Healthy 1 Minute Low Carb Brownie

Healthy 1 Minute Low Carb Brownie- Oven option too- Moist, gooey and tender on the outside, it's the perfect snack, dessert or treat to enjoy anytime- Packed with protein and completely sugar free and grain free! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Thick and Fluffy Low Carb Pancakes

Healthy Thick and Fluffy Low Carb Pancakes which are SO easy, delicious and low in calories but you wouldn't tell- The best low carb pancakes out there! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

No Bake White Chocolate Raspberry Protein Bars

Healthy No Bake White Chocolate Raspberry Protein Bars- Easy, delicious and so much healthier than store bought- These taste like dessert bars! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

The Best Clean Eating Healthy Mug Cakes and Muffins

Low Carb Healthy 1 Minute Mug Cakes, Brownies and Muffins (V, GF, Paleo)- Delicious, single-serve desserts and snacks which take less than a minute! Low carb, sugar free and more with OVEN options too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- #mugcake #healthy #singleserve | recipe on thebigmansworld.com

 

Flourless Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cake

Healthy Flourless Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cake- Light and slightly fluffy on the inside, tender on the outside, have a guilt free dessert for breakfast- Absolutely NO butter, oil, flour or sugar! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe} - thebigmansworld.com

1 Minute Apple Cinnamon Muffin 

Healthy 1 Minute Apple Cinnamon Muffin Mug Cake- Light, fluffy and moist in the inside! Single serving and packed full of protein and NO sugar whatsoever-Delicious cinnamon spices! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Flourless Greek Yogurt Zucchini Brownies

Healthy Flourless Greek Yogurt Zucchini Brownies- Rich, fudgy but made with NO butter, dairy, oil or sugar! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Healthy Recipes made with Applesauce (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)- Easy ways to use leftover applesauce in a variety of recipes- Brownies, cakes, muffins no-bakes and more! Keto + Low Carb options too! #applesauce #healthybaking #healthy #sugarfree | Recipe on thebigmansworld.com

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  1. Everything looks delicious, Arman! I most certainly need to be consuming more applesauce because of its health benefits and its versatility! Definitely have to try many of these recipes, if not all of them! I’ll have to start with the chocolate chip pancakes and applesauce brownies!

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