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Vegan Applesauce Cookies
Hey friends! You are going to love these vegan applesauce cookies! This recipe uses applesauce and you’re going to be amazed at how fluffy and moist the cookies are! As I was making these applesauce vegan cookies, my dogs kept wandering around the kitchen bench and so… I had to make them their own dog cookie recipe (with applesauce too of course!) and I’ve included the recipe too!
This recipe is part of the everyday plant-based series.
- Creates: 15 cookies
- Dietary: V | VG | can be made nut-free
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup vegan butter
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup sweetened applesauce (you can use unsweeted too)
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
- Pre-heat oven at 190 deg C and line a baking sheet with baking paper.
- Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves and salt in a mixing bowl.
- Using a hand mixer, whisk butter in another bowl until creamed. Add in sugar and applesauce. Whisk to combine.
- Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients. Fold in walnuts.
- Drop a tbsp of dough into baking sheet leaving 5-6 cm apart.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden. Let it cool before eating! Drizzle over some vegan chocolate spread or dust over some icing sugar
Happy eating! x
- To make it nut-free: omit the walnuts
Bonus Recipe: Applesauce Cookies for Dogs
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup peanut butter (without xylitol)
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce, more if needed
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, more if needed
- Pre-heat oven at 180 deg C and line a baking sheet with baking paper.
- Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix. Add in coconut oil or more applesauce if needed.
- Roll into bite-sized pieces and place on baking tray.
- Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.
- Let your dogs devour them!
How to Make it Whole Foods
At Embody Nourish, we promote a plant-based diet that comprise mainly of whole foods. This means no oil (even ‘healthy’ oils such as coconut or olive oil), refined or processed foods. However we understand that this ideal is not yet mainstream so we strive to accomodate everyone while encouraging small changes.
As you can tell, this recipe is on the sweeter side and as much as we love our whole foods, we adore desserts too! Even though we promote a whole foods plant-based diet, there is nothing wrong with indulgences within a balanced lifestyle. Foods like this increase our quality of life and it’s good for our mental health to be able to enjoy these recipes guilt-free. Plus, we often share them with our friends and family and that’s what life is about!
In dessert cooking and baking, it’s harder to make changes to whole foods but here are some things you could try (although I can’t guarantee the outcome). You can make this these applesauce cookies more whole foods by:
- Substituting plain flour for wholewheat
- Using unsweetened applesauce
- Reducing the sugar content