Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies

Cookies can be breakfast. As long as they are relatively good for you…oh heck, any cookie can be breakfast! Believe in the health benefit of happiness and the occasional dessert for breakfast is actually a great thing. Be active, eat well, and make sure to do what makes you happy. If that’s climbing a mountain, do that. If it’s binge watching TV every once in a while, do that. If it’s eating cookies for breakfast, do it..and make sure to eat these because they are at least a bit healthier than the average cookie. Don’t worry, they are still gooey and sweet and full of sinful deliciousness.

China Walls - The east side of Oahu is always wild and beautiful.

China Walls – The east side of Oahu is always wild and beautiful.

This batch was made to serve as breakfast on a long day of exploring. A group of friends and I intended to start early and go for a long hike along the eastern coastline of Oahu. Well, as life tends go along, we ended up late and didn’t make it as far as we hoped. For most of the group, the adventure turned into a beach day. The cookies were forgotten and I ate them for breakfast the next morning instead. I was not upset about this at all. Again, the health benefit of happiness!



I have been making cookies with applesauce instead of eggs for a while. Most of my cookie baking happens when friends are all over and we really want a snack. We can never actually hold off and wait for them to bake and end up eating the dough. With the substitution of applesauce for eggs, this cookie dough is totally safe to eat raw. Win!

Happy adventuring! ~ Molly

Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies

  • Servings: 36 cookies
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  • 3 ½ cups oats
  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 ½ cups packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup apple sauce
  • 1 ½ sticks butter, softened
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • Dash powdered ginger
  • ¾ cup chopped chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 350* F
  2. Beat butter and sugars together; add applesauce; beat until smooth
  3. Whisk together all the dry ingredients except oats and chocolate
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet; beat until well combined
  5. Stir in oats and chocolate
  6. Place dollops of dough on a greased cookie sheet; bake 10-12 minutes, until the edges are beginning to color

4 thoughts on “Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies

  1. I am very guilty of eating cookies for breakfast, especially the buttery and sugary sort with coffee, and so of course these oatmeal cookies sound even more appealing to me! I hadn’t heard of applesauce as an egg replacement. I think your priorities are exactly in the right place though: to facilitate cookie dough-eating! 🙂

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