5 Ways to Use Applesauce

by in Healthy Recipes, September 24, 2013

applesauce
You can make your own version and simply spoon it out of a bowl, but there’s much more you can do with applesauce. Enjoy it these five ways.

On You Dinner Plate
You may think of applesauce as strictly a snack or dessert, but mix it with light sour cream and nutmeg to serve alongside chicken or pork.

Recipe: Roasted Pork and Potatoes with Creamy Applesauce

Lighter Baked Goodies
Replace half the butter in muffins, cakes or cookies with applesauce. This will save you calories and saturated fat while keeping your baked goodies moist and delicious.

Recipe: Apple Muffins

Frozen Treat
Melissa D’Arabian creates a two-ingredient granita using applesauce and lemon juice. A delicious treat!

Recipe: Applesauce Granita with Maple Yogurt

Bowl of Oatmeal
Stir applesauce into your morning oatmeal with a touch of cinnamon, ginger, vanilla extract and brown sugar–delicious!

Recipe: Applesauce Oatmeal

PB & Applesauce Sandwich
Swap the jelly in your peanut butter sandwich for applesauce. Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy.

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. See Toby’s full bio »

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