Not only is it a sweet old fashioned treat...it also happens to be one of my favorite health substitutes I regularly use!
When baking cakes, muffins, breads (especially in mixes), etc. I swap out the oil called for and replace it with the same amount applesauce! It obviously is much less fat, adds some fruit, vitamins and health...and it is easy!
*Note: You can also use it in cookies, brownies, etc...BUT it does give them more of a cake consistency! When I am making it for my son or myself, I don't mind...but just to keep in mind!