Chewy, nutty, and bursting with flavour, our vegan applesauce cookies with oats and raisins will surely become your new breakfast favourites! With just a few wholesome ingredients like oats, nuts, and dried berries, they are easy and quick to prepare.
We wanted cookies that would be vegan, gluten-free and be suitable for people with diabetes or on a low-sugar diet. So we got rid of eggs and refined added-sugars and used a flourless dough.
Gluten-free and vegan cookies usually lack those fundamentals ingredients like gluten-rich flour and butter to make them soft and chewy. That is why we resorted to the all-powerful, wondrous applesauce! Applesauce is a two-in-one marvel deal: you get a healthy substitute for both added sugars and fats.
The result? Cookies rich in fibres and proteins made without added-sugars, and with slow-release carbs that keep hunger at bay for longer. All for 120 kcal per cookie.
We love to help our readers learn about healthy foods and how to use them effectively. So keep reading if you are curious about the nourishing ingredients we used for this recipe. Otherwise, skip straight to the recipe below, and let us show you how to make healthy applesauce cookies in just a few steps!
Here are a few interesting facts about the ingredients we used.
Oats are rich in fibres, including beta-glucans that helps lower bad cholesterol and boosts your immune system against fatigue and stress. We suggest you use jumbo rolled oats as they are minimally processed. They are better because they release energy in your body slowly, preventing spikes in blood sugars.
Almonds and hazelnuts add a rich nutty flavour to the cookies. They also provide fibres, vitamins, and plant-based proteins. Almonds are among the nuts with the highest amount of vitamin E, an important antioxidant helping in the fight against cells-damaging free radicals.
Blackcurrants are high in antioxidants and vitamin C, boosting your immune system and overall health.
Applesauce is an excellent fat substitute in baked goods and will keep them moist and soft. Also, preparing sugar-free cookies with applesauce means fewer calories and more fibres for you!
NOTE: The default ingredients yield about 12 cookies and one serving consists of 2 cookies.