Healthy Applesauce Cookies

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This Healthy Applesauce Cookie recipe is delicious & easy! Your kids can help you make & devour the cookies! They’re great for a busy morning breakfast too.

I’ve created a lot of healthy cookies recipes. Check these ones out:Healthy Vegan Breakfast Cookies, Healthy Coconut No-Bake Cookies and Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.

This Healthy Applesauce Cookie recipe is delicious & easy! Your kids can help you make & devour the cookies! They're great for a busy morning breakfast too.

Healthy Applesauce Cookie

My children and I have spent many a messy morning in the kitchen baking, creating, cooking, and just enjoying being together. I often have a helper when I make whole wheat bread for the week, when I’m making a batch of our forever favorite oatmeal balls, or when I’m peeling potatoes or carrots for a meal. I love being in the kitchen with my little people. The kitchen is my happy place and I’m more than excited to encourage that same love in my kids.

Applesauce Cookies Recipe

I have a few recipes that I let the kids make on a regular basis and these simple and healthy applesauce cookies are one of those. The recipe is delicious and very forgiving, and I always have everything they need on hand. My applesauce cookies are made with whole grains, natural sweetener (honey), and it’s also dairy-free! So I don’t even feel bad when they have a few for breakfast on Saturday morning if I’m trying to stay in bed a little later. Long live the healthy, satisfying, and delicious applesauce cookie.

Does the chilling time really matter in a recipe?

This step is very important. Don’t skip the chilling time, the whole grains in this recipe need some time for absorb the liquids before being baked.

Can I make this cookie recipe gluten free?

I think if you were to replace the whole wheat flour with oat flour it would still work and then you could make this recipe gluten free (with compliant chocolate chips) if that is a need for your family.

Applesauce Cookies Recipe

 

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Applesauce Cookies Recipe

Healthy Applesauce Cookies


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 11 mins
  • Total Time: 21 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen cookies 1x

Description

This Healthy Applesauce Cookie recipe is delicious & easy! Your kids can help you make & devour the cookies! They’re great for a busy morning breakfast too.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup uncooked oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 12 cups chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, add the applesauce, coconut oil, egg, and honey, and mix to combine well.
  2. Add the oats, whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir to combine well. Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  3. Refrigerate the dough for 10 minutes (this give the oats a little time to absorb some of the liquid).
  4. Use a cookie scoop or two spoons to place a rounded tablespoon of dough on a parchment or baking mat lined cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 11-13 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are lightly browned and the center is set.
  6. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the sheet for 5 minutes.

Notes

  • Don’t skip the chilling time, the whole grains in this recipe need some time for absorb the liquids before being baked.
  • If you have cinnamon chips, they are really good in this recipe.
  • I think if you were to replace the whole wheat flour with oat flour it would still work and then you could make this recipe gluten free (with compliant chocolate chips) if that is a need for your family.
  • I have tried this with gluten free flour and  it worked well with a 1 to 1 gluten free baking blend.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 24 SERVING SIZE: 1 Cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118.5 Fat: 5.3g Cholesterol: 7.8mg Sodium: 78.1mg Carbohydrates: 17.1g Sugars: 10.2g Protein: 2g Vitamin A: 3.5µg Vitamin C: 1mg

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Lilley
Lilley

Easy to make and really tasty!

Is your calorie amount calculated with 1 or 2 cups of chocolate chips?

Carlota
Carlota

Just made these but used spelt and a bit of buckwheat flour instead of wheat flour, a mix of whole grains instead of oats and sunflower oil instead of coconut oil which I didn’t have. Thankfully there are kids in the house that will eat these fast or it would be a problem x)

Raphael
Raphael

I made these today and I have to hold myself back from eating the whole batch lol. I did make several changes; I used an extra egg (long story), omitted the coconut oil (too much sat. fat), and since I didn’t have premade applesauce I made my own with some plain simmered apples. My applesauce was mashed instead of pureed so it left some apple chunks, they tasted great in the finished cookie! I added pumpkin pie spice, chocolate and butterscotch chips, and flax seeds. Overall they were very soft and chewy but held together well, had a great light… Read more »

Kerri Wojciechowski
Kerri Wojciechowski

I love all the healthy ingredients that this recipe called for. I made these cookies with granola though. They were delicious, but I would have liked them crunchy. Is there anyway I could have done that? I will definitely use this recipe again ….hopefully crunchy though!!

Katerina

Will almond meal or flour work ok instead of wheat flour? Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Katherine Finlay
Katherine Finlay

Do you think you could freeze batches of these?

Aliyah
Aliyah

Love this recipe. Oat flour works well – and I use 1 cup of dark chocolate chips plus 1/2 cup of pecans. Delicious.

cyn
cyn

this recipe is a keeper 🙂

I made the following tweaks:
-pure maple syrup for honey
-chunky applesauce
-butter instead of coconut oil
-an additional 1/4 cup flour (I used banana for the extra)
-1 cup of ‘salted caramel’ flavor chips
-increased baking time to about 25 minutes

these are absolutely *delightful*! they’re like mini apple cakes, and I love that they aren’t too sweet! I definitely plan to make them again, with walnuts instead of chips, or possibly pieces of crystallized ginger. SO. GOOD!

Mel
Mel

Hello!
Love this recipe. I was curious if you have a tentative calorie count for these by chance?

Anne
Anne

Great recipe! Are they supposed to be bread consistency when they finish baking or should they have more of a cookie texture?

Ashley
Ashley

I just made these today! Instead of whole wheat flour I used I cup oat flour! I also put 1/2 cup of choc chips and 1/2 raisins and the whole family loved them! They were so soft almost like a cookie cake!

ab

Delicious cookies. I didn’t have wheat flour, so I substituted about half white and half powdered (ground up in a coffee grinder) oatmeal. I also didn’t have coconut oil, so I substituted about half oil and half butter. I reduced the chocolate chips to 1 handful and added raisins too. My husband will be eating these as fishing trip lunch/snacks. Thanks for the recipe! Love it! My husband did too!

Bless This Mess - About Me

I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.