This Best Ever Vegan Applesauce is deliciously simple to whip up with only 4 ingredients.

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Looking for a simple vegan applesauce without any dairy or refined sugar? I’ve got you covered:) This glorious sauce is full of flavor and texture without any of the unnecessary fillers. Homemade applesauce tastes so much better than store bought and made with just 4 ingredients it’s whipped up in minutes. 

Applesauce is such a lovely healthy treat containing plenty of fiber and polyphenols. Try it:

  • swirled into your morning oatmeal or coconut yogurt
  • as a baking substitute
  • as a topping on pancakes or waffles
  • just enjoy a serving as a sweet snack
  • don’t forget to add a large bowl to your Thanksgiving table!

Best Ever Apple Sauce

What’s in this Vegan Applesauce?

  • apples
  • zest and juice of an orange
  • zest and juice of a lemon
  • date syrup (use maple syrup if you prefer)
  • ground cinnamon

A pan of vegan applesauce

How do you make it?

Did I mention it’s SO easy!

  1. Peel, core and cut the apples into large chunks. If you’re feeling lazy you don’t even have to peel them!
  2. Place all the ingredients in a pan, bring to a simmer and cook for about 10-15 minutes
  3. Mash them a little to break up the chunks.
  4. That’s it!

best vegan apple sauce

How long will it keep and can I freeze it?

  • Homemade vegan applesauce will keep in the fridge for about 5 days.
  • Yes! you can absolutely freeze it.

apples for applesauce

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Cranberry Sauce

Apple and Blueberry Crisp

best vegan applesauce


Best Ever Vegan Applesauce

  • Author: The Well Fed Yogi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes



4 apples, peeled, cored and cut into large chunks (I used Gala, Honeycrisp are also excellent)

Zest of an orange and 1 tablespoon of juice (I used Navel)

Zest of a lemon and 1 tablespoon of juice

1 tablespoon Date Syrup (or maple syrup)

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Place all the ingredients in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a simmer, cover, allow to cook on a low simmer for approximately 10 -15 minutes until the apples are tender.
  3. Remove from heat, use a hand whisk to gently break up the chunks. Serve or place in the fridge for later use.

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