Apple Sauce ~ Healthy Snack and Substitute

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Timestamp: 2009-12-13 02:12:02 UTC


My children love applesauce. It is one of the few convenience foods I still purchase for my family. Combining coupons and sales I can usually buy applesauce for cheaper than I could make it myself. I even buy the individual containers for traveling and field trips a special treat for my kids, plus it is much better for them than a cupcake or gummy snack.

I also use applesauce as a substitute for oil in most of my recipes. It doesn’t affect the taste at all, and your baked goods turn out so moist when you use apple sauce instead of oil. My banana muffins are made with applesauce, and I usually substitute apple sauce for oil in cakes too.

Musselman’s has offered an apple sauce gift pack to one of my readers to help make your Christmas a little merrier. I know in our family apple sauce is a must have side at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. Leave a comment and you will be entered to win the gift pack. Contest ends Saturday December 12th.


  1. Christina Johnson says:

    I’d like to be entered to win the Musselman’s gift pack. Thanks so much.

  2. Our family LOVES applesauce. I make homemade but that is never enough, and always end up buying some throughout the year.

  3. I love applesauce. I’ve always liked it OK, but now that I’m pregnant it’s something I really and truly crave. I eat the unsweetened kind (I love Musselman’s!) with a little bit of cinnamon sprinkled on top. Delicious. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  4. Mmm, I love applesauce.

  5. I generally make my own applesauce because I like the taste, but I still enjoy store bought…just add a little cinnamon!

  6. Applesauce is a staple in our house!

  7. I need to try baking with apple sauce instead of oil. I love apple sauce as a snack.

  8. Count me in! My kids LOVE applesauce, too!

  9. (different rebecca than above)

    We love applesauce in our house. My husband will buy the large containers and drink them on the way to work, or while commuting from work to school. Ok, so that’s a little strange and possibly gross, but it shows how much applesauce we can go through. We also keep the little applesauce cups on hand. It used to be for my daughter who loved them, but now she doesn’t care for soupy things and prefers sliced apples. That’s ok though because if anyone gets sick we have lots of little containers of applesauce to offer them during the day. And it doesn’t even get a bowl or plate messy. And yes that is a priority some days.

  10. Deborah Green says:

    Applesauce is one of the few ways I can get my youngest to eat fruit. I mix it in his oatmeal with some cinnamon, I put it in a sundae dish with a cherry on top, and even serve it with chicken nuggets for him to dip in.

  11. We love applesauce at our house too. I have really been trying to replace the oil in my baking recipies. I also love to buy the little cups because of the different flavor combinations.

  12. My 5 year old DS uses applesauce as a dip for everything from french fries to quesadillas!

  13. warillever says:

    We’d love it – we are already out of homemade applesauce this year!

  14. Applesauce is a staple at our house. There’s always a jar in the fridge, one in the cabinet, and several back ups in the basement! This would be great for my family.

  15. Mmmmm! I love applesauce! A friend just told me she puts in in her oatmeal: I tried it and WOW, yummy!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Yummy! We LOVE applesauce!!

  17. My son has a rare deficiency that requires medication every day. Since he’s only 19 months, I have to break up the tablets and mix it into food and guess what I usually use—an applesauce cup! The cups are great because it’s a perfect serving for him and easier for me to mix in. Plus the variety of flavors helps the routine seem not so mundane.

  18. We’ve always got applesauce in the house.. either store bought or homemade..

  19. I buy applesauce in the snack packs for my son who is in college, great for the dormroom! He has never outgrown his love of applesause and he loves all the new fruit combinations too, most with no sugar added.

  20. I made homemade applesauce for the first time this fall. My kids LOVED it!

  21. We eat a lot of applesauce here too, would love to win.

  22. I LOVE baking with applesauce! Applesauce makes the world taste better!

  23. Oh…..we love applesauce too! I haven’t ever tried it as an oil sub in muffins. I think I’m going to try that next time. Thanks for the tip.

  24. We love applesauce!

  25. Glad to hear we are not alone! We purchase sugar free applesauce and go thru about a pack or two per week. Sometimes i feel guilty but its something both girls are willing to eat in a heartbeat and I figure its a better snack then chips!

  26. I love applesauce but have never tried cooking with it!

  27. We LOVE applesauce too! We get the unsweetened kind as well. The ones with sugar are too sweet.

  28. Thank you. We have used unsweetened applesauce as an oil substitute, too. It was in an emergency kind of ‘what do we do, we have no oil for this cake?’ situation. It was a box mix with low fat substitution directions on it. It was good.

  29. Our kids love applesauce!

  30. Love applesauce!!

  31. I personally love homemade applesauce (in the slow cooker) but my girls enjoy taking the pre-packaged containers to school for a snack or as part of their lunch.

  32. I usually don’t have applesauce on hand, but I’ve discovered that I can grate an apple and use that in the place of applesauce in most recipes. I wonder if that would work in place of oil too since the grated apples tend to cook down…hum…maybe something to experiment with…in our spare time–lol.

  33. Applesauce rocks! I need to use it more in baking, though…

  34. Fun! We love applesauce!

  35. I also use appleauce as a substitutie for oil in my house. No one knows the difference. 🙂

  36. Applesauce is not just for kids! 🙂 I love it, too, but my kids do eat the most of it.

  37. I love applesauce! I made some this year because I got the apples for less than $3.00 a bushel, and one bushel made 15 quarts I think.

    I always eat the unsweetened kind.

  38. I would love the applesauce! It disappears pretty quickly around our house.

  39. Me please! Applesauce goes on latkes this time of year at our house! DELICIOUS!

  40. I would love to win the applesauce!

  41. Applesauce in place of oil is a WONDERFUL way to cut fat and calories! I’ve been doing this for YEARS!

    My kids LOVE LOVE LOVE dipping grilled ham and cheese sandwiches in applesauce. To the point that I say, “Okay, who wants grilled ham and cheese?!” and the reply I get is, “Is there any applesauce?”

    Thanks for the give-a-way! I’m fairly new to your blog but I love it. I too am the hero of a single income family. We have 4… plus 2 cats and 2 dogs. Anyone can do this if it’s their priority.
    Be Blessed 🙂

  42. My 3 yr old loves applesauce! I buy the unsweetened kind and put cinnamon in it for her. And my twin baby girls are going to start eating ‘real’ food soon – applesauce is always at the top of our list for that!

  43. Oh-my kids LOVE applesauce-this would be perfect for our house!

  44. Sara Jane says:

    We love applesauce here! Yummy!

  45. Shay Brewer says:

    Thanks so much for the opportunity! It is an awesome one! Yes I get that excited about applesauce 🙂

    Thanks so much
    *Shay B*

  46. Amber Beland says:

    My family loves applesauce. Thanks for this is give away. Also thank you for giving so much helpful information.

  47. My children love applesauce as well!!
    Thanks for the giveaway :o)

  48. I love substituting applesauce for oil in my recipes! It cuts out a lot of the fat, too!

  49. We love applesauce too!

  50. We love applesauce. My favorite way to use it is in baked oatmeal…yum! It’s so good, healthy and filling!

  51. Jessica Schwartz says:

    My daughters love applesauce. My oldest likes the kind that is chunky (my fave too). I would love to win.

  52. I love applesauce! I’ve also used it occasionally to substitute for oil in baked goods. All I remember is a sad little batch of brownies made from a mix and the egg, applesauce and whatever else the package said. Not a great texture, but an okay end product.

  53. I have heard of baking with applesauce but have not tried it yet.. 😉

  54. Thank you! We like applesauce too. We’ll be having it with latkes for Hanukkah.

  55. my son won’t eat applesauce since it is “baby” food, but I too use it when baking. It makes a great substitute for butter as well and has helped a lot in our dairy and soy free cooking.

  56. What a great gift that would make! We love applesauce here too and I don’t use it enough in baking.

  57. Christina H says:

    We love applesauce also. Definitely great snack for the kids. We’d love to win the gift pack! I will have to try using applesauce instead of oil next time I bake.

  58. Ooo! We love applesauce, too!

  59. hmm, might have to try substituting applesauce for oil.

  60. I love applesauce!!! I do have a question…when you use applesauce in recipes instead of oil what is the exchange rate? Is it cup for cup…or do you need less applesauce?? THANKS!

  61. Yum! I love applesauce in baking. 🙂

  62. Oh, can you SO count me in for this!! Applesauce (homemade and store-bought) are a BIG hit around here!

  63. TRACEY RHODES says:

    Applesauce is my oldest sons favorite thing to eat. He goes through a large jar a week by himself.

  64. Applesauce is a huge hit at my house. This would be great!!

  65. We also eat a lot of applesauce. And I like to bake with it as well (and use it in one of my favorite pancake recipes

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  66. We love applesauce at my house as well. My son asks for it during most meals and I’ve never seen his eyes so big as the first time he saw me put it in some muffins.

  67. we love apples!

  68. My daughters LOVE applesauce! Looking forward to trying your banana muffins and substituting the applesauce for the oil…

  69. My son likes to make healthy smoothies with applesauce in it, so I would love to win this since he eats so much of it. jgs0925 at gmail dot com

  70. I hope I win – we love applesauce!

  71. I love warm applesauce. I have recently added pumpkin to homemade apple sauce. Super Yummy!! I’d love to win

  72. Mmmm! Applesauce! We all love it here. I use it in baking too.

  73. Sherri Brenneman-Bell says:

    I use applesauce instead of oil in my baked oatmeal. I wish Happy would try it some day…

  74. My son loves applesauce and could eat it every day – and usually does. I would like to try cooking with it so I think I am going to look for some recipes. I heard that it makes baked goods more moist?!

  75. Awesome, maybe I’ll win 🙂

  76. Big applesauce fan! Love it to eat or in my baking. In fact, I was supposed to pick up some at the store and forget. I could definitely use this give away. 🙂

  77. LOVE using applesauce instead of oil…I use it in pancakes and waffles too.

  78. My kids love applesauce and I also use it as a cooking substitute in all my baked goods. Thanks for the great website!

  79. oh me, me! We love apple sauce as a snack!

  80. My kids love applesauce. Thanks for the contest! 🙂

  81. We love applesauce at our house. Such a great snack!

  82. Thanks for the giveaway. My 2 year old likes the cinnamon applesauce but it makes her mouth and cheeks all red…it’s cute. She just licks and licks her lips, you’d have to watch her.

  83. We love applesauce too! It’s a quick & easy side for dinner on lazy days around here.

  84. Sarah Blomgren says:

    We love applesauce here! Funny story though – the first time we were giving applesauce to our second child I opened a new jar and he made awful faces. I kept feeding it too him, and he kept making nasty faces. Finally, I said, “Look, Mommy likes it!” and took a bite. It was BAD. Poor kid! No wonder he was making faces!

  85. Mary Thomas says:

    I have used applesauce in my baking for years and years… gotta get away from that oil!! Applesauce vs. oil…. you choose. 🙂

  86. Tina Latham says:

    We love applesauce, we use in all our baking(brownies, cakes). My daughter(3) always reminds me to buy it when we are out.

  87. I love applesauce with cinnamon!!

  88. In winter, I love to add a bit of cinnamon to some applesauce and heat it up… makes for a yummy side/dessert after dinner.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  89. We love applesauce!

  90. We love applesauce too. Although I’ve never tried using it for baking. I will have to give that a try. Do you use it in your regular bread too? How about in place of butter, or just oil? I usually just use butter instead of oil, but I don’t know if that’s an equal substitute.

  91. I haven’t tried substituting applesauce for oil–I’m a little nervous. But you certainly seem confident that everything still comes out tasting great. I’ll have to give it a try.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Please sign me up!

  92. we love applesauce at our house too!!! and i find the same thing…i can get it cheaper with sales and coupons than by making it myself

  93. My son loves applesauce!

  94. Applesauce rocks!

  95. Thanks for the reminder about using appleasauce in recipes, I nearly forgot! I used to do that all of the time. I would love to win, I know my son just love applesauce with a little bit of cinnamon in it : )

  96. I pack applesauce in my husband’s lunch everyday. This would be great!

  97. I’d love to win. I bake alot with applesauce and my boys like to have it as a side too.

  98. man nothing beats a bowl of chilled, unsweetened applesauce. YUM!

  99. Jennifer H. says:

    We eat it and bake with it, too!

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