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.

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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.
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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.

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
Applesauce Cookies Recipe
4.64 from 19 votes

Healthy Applesauce 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.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 11 minutes
Total: 21 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies

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
  • 1-2 cups chocolate chips
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Instructions 

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

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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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 of 24 cookies, Calories: 108kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Trans Fat: 0.001g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 75mg, Potassium: 65mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 15IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 12mg, Iron: 0.4mg
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63 Comments

  1. Ashley Czostkowski says:

    5 stars
    Love this recipe!

  2. Jerrie says:

    2 stars
    Mine came out really moist and didn’t hold together. They almost feel wet. Not a fan far.

    1. Melissa says:

      Bake them 2-3 minute longer next time! If the dough is super soupy (it’s definitely wet, but if it’s full on soupy) try adding 1/4 more flour too. I’d try them again, they really are one of our favorites!

  3. Krysta says:

    I have made this a few times. These are great. I have changed the recipe a few times just to experiment and to see how far I can go on the healthiness of them. I find that the egg can easily be replaced with a “flax egg” and the oil can be replaced with homemade peanut butter or almond butter. Also, a 1/4 cup of honey makes them plenty sweet enough. I tried using zucchini instead of apple yesterday and although they were good, carrot, pumpkin, or banana work better in place of the apole. Great recipe as is too though!

  4. Amy hines says:

    I’m going to make these this wweekend! Thanks!

    1. Melissa says:

      Let me know when you do. We LOVE these and make them often!

  5. Marseille says:

    I need to let my kids help in the kitchen more…as you said, “not afraid to get messy is in a mom’s job description.” I need to work on that. We need more messipes in our lives.

  6. Melissa says:

    Our favorite messipe are peanut butter oatmeal energy bites.

  7. Rhoda says:

    Messipies… There are definitely lots of them around here:) we have 5 children and they all love to help me in the kitchen. We love cooking anything yummy and baking super soft chocolate chip cookies!

  8. Erin says:

    Looks great, I think I’ll try this out with olive oil instead of coconut (not supposed to be having much saturated fat), and I’ll report back how it works out.

    1. Melissa says:

      I would love to hear how it works out. My husband is allergic to coconut so we can’t use it.

    2. Melissa says:

      You can use melted butter too! It works great instead of the coconut oil 🙂

  9. Annette says:

    5 stars
    Candied Yams is my favorite Messipe to make.

  10. Courtney Wilson says:

    I feel like everything I make is a messier, lol. I love making no bake cookies, homemade rolls, and caramel corn to name a few.