I am always experimenting with new ways to make my favorite dishes allergy-friendly or trying to adapt recipes for my allergies. One of my all-time-favorite allergy ingredient hacks is applesauce. When I first heard people were using it to replace eggs, I couldn’t believe it would work. So I tried it and fell in love with the results.
The beauty of baking with applesauce
Even if I don’t have to make something egg-free (I can eat eggs), I will choose to use applesauce because I prefer the taste and texture – you will see how moisture is a key component of baking with applesauce.
To share/convert you into a baking with applesauce lover, I have gathered a bunch of bombastic recipes.
Baking with applesauce recipe round-up
Start with cookies like these chickpea chocolate chip cookies or try some…
Applesauce Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze – vegan, nut-free and gluten-free option. It’s incredibly moist and perfectly spiced that almost melts in your mouth. Applesauce lends moisture and flavour in this easy egg-free dessert. Plus it is all down in 1-bowl.
Lemon Blueberry muffins – nut-free, gluten-free, egg-free, milk-free, vegan. Applesauce works as a binder keeping these muffins moist and fluffy.
Basic Gluten-Free Donut Recipe – top 8 free. Applesauce turns these donuts from basic to beautiful. And if you don’t have a donut pan, these work great as muffins, dipped in coconut oil and coated with cinnamon and sugar.
Gluten-Free Breakfast Donuts – nut-free, soy-free, egg-free. Applesauce is just one of the hidden healthy ingredients in this good for you recipe. Full of seeds and fibre, these are a treat to start the day.
Breakfast treats using applesauce
I’ve never been a huge fan of pancakes or waffles, but what I learnt from using applesauce is I am not fond of the eggy taste. This discovery led to the creation of many waffle recipes like these whole wheat waffles or these three-ingredient oat flour waffles, and of course, kombucha pancakes.
Kortney is your typical atopic triad! She manages asthma, eczema, environmental and food allergies. Kortney is a co-creator of the online community Allergy Travels and co-host of The Itch Podcast. She wants to spread joy in a community that can easily see the hard side of life with atopic disease and believes that you can have a full life with food allergies, it may just be lived a little differently!