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How to Make Sugar Free Applesauce Cookies

Published August 24, 2011        by Nicole

Applesauce Cookies

If you are diabetic or on a sugar-restricted diet, you don’t have to miss out on all the treats. Here are some recipes for sugar free applesauce cookies that taste delicious and are healthy. You won’t miss the sugar at all!

Sugar-Free Applesauce Cookies (Courtesy of

Yield: 24 cookies

1-3/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon baking powder

Pinch of kosher salt

1/2 cup of butter

1 tablespoon sugar substitute

1 large egg

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/2 cup of raisins

1 cup bran cereal (any type you have around)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with baking parchment. Mix the ingredients together until they are well combined. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto the cookie sheet depending on the size of cookie you are looking for. To make the sizes more uniform, I use an ice cream scoop to measure each cookie and then use a fork to flatten them. Bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes.

Arrange them in a basket or box and they make a great sugar free cookie gift!



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1/2 c. butter

1/3 c. artificial sweetener

1 egg

1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour

1 c. All Bran cereal

1 c. unsweetened applesauce

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. cloves

1/2 tsp. salt

Cream butter, add artificial sweetener and egg. Mix well. Stir together dry ingredients and add alternately with the applesauce. Stir in cereal. Drop by level tablespoons onto greased cookie sheets. Bake in 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. (I often make fresh applesauce but canned works just as well.)


And if you’re wondering how to make your own sugar free applesauce, it’s easy.

Sugar Free Applesauce (courtesy of

Time 10 minutes

Serves 8


4 medium apples pared cored and quartered

1/2 cup water

2 sticks cinnamon

1/4 cup sweetener

How to make it

Combine apples, water, and cinnamon, then cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove cinnamon and mash apples until smooth, then stir in sweetener.


If you want to try a scrumptious sugar free apple crisp recipe on one of those chilly fall nights, try this one.


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4 c. peeled, sliced apples

2 tbsp. water

4 packets Equal

1 1/4 c. Bisquick

1 egg

1/4 c. butter

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Mix water and 2 packets Equal together. Place fruit in greased pan or baking dish and sprinkle with water. Thoroughly mix Bisquick, cinnamon, and 2 packets of Equal. Beat egg then slowly add Bisquick mixture until you have a crumbly dough. Sprinkle dough over fruit. Melt butter and pour over top. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.


For a sugar free apple pie, try this recipe that uses alternatives to sugar.


Sugar Free Apple Pie (Courtesy of

Pastry for double-crust 9-inch pie

3 tablespoons cornstarch

7-1/4 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes OR

24 packets Equal® sweetener OR

1 cup Equal® Spoonful™

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

8 cups sliced, cored, peeled, Granny Smith

or other baking apples (about 8 medium)

Equal® sweetener can be substituted with other sweetener products.


Roll 1/2 the pastry on floured surface into circle 1 inch larger than inverted pie pan. Ease pastry into pan.

Combine cornstarch, Equal®, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; sprinkle over apples in large bowl and toss. Arrange apples in pie crust.

Roll remaining pastry into circle large enough to fit top of pie. If desired, cut hearts in pastry with cutters; place pastry on pie, seal edges, trim and flute. Press pastry hearts on pastry. Bake in preheated 425 F oven until pastry is golden and apples are tender, 40 to 50 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Yield: Makes 8 servings.