Applesauce Muffins Recipe
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups applesauce
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 cup chopped walnuts, optional
- Cinnamon-sugar, optional
- 1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Stir in applesauce. Combine the flour, baking soda and spices; stir into creamed mixture. Fold in nuts.
- 2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar if desired. Yield: about 2 dozen.
1 each: 223 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Reviews for Applesauce Muffins
"Excellent recipe. I had cake flour on hand so I used that, but that was the only change. I did choose to sprinkle the tops with cinnamon sugar mixture, but doing this made them pretty sweet. I used sweetened applesauce and I wonder if I would prefer unsweetened next time or just eliminate the the cinnamon sugar mix on top. I cooked 20 minutes and the muffin came out really tender. I would make again. I did cut the recipe in half because there are only two of us here and I am going to try freezing a few to eat at a later time."
"Delicious!I made a couple adjustments:I made half the recipe and 42 mini muffins and I used half the sugar besides. I also used whole wheat flour, omitted the walnuts, and used nutmeg instead of allspice (I didn't have any allspice on hand)"
"These were good and flavorful. Also easy to make. I think next time I will add something for a little more moisture. But overall,the recipe is a keeper"
"I was looking for a new fall desert recipe and came across this one. I made it immediately and my wife and I thought it was very good. I'll be making these again soon (with butter cream frosting)"
"Excellent muffins - followed directions exactly but only made 1/2 the recipe as it is only my husband and me. Will definitely make again."
"Good. I adjusted for altitude by taking out some of butter and sugar. Tasty!"
"Made these and my mother in law loved them. Before baking, I added a bit of honey and coarse sugar on top. They were all gone in 2 days. Her 2 sons and i helped though."
"These turned out delicious! My boyfriend and I enjoyed them right out of the oven for breakfast.I made a few substitutions based on what I had:- I ran just short of Apple sauce, so I topped up with maple syrup.- used brown sugar instead of white.- did not use cloves or walnuts based on preference.- didn't have all spice so used pumpkin pie spice.- sprinkled sugar/cinnamon on the top before baking plus some mini skor pieces just becauseNext time I will try adding real Apple chunks in them as well, but didn't have on hand."
"I just made these and they were amazing! Except I made a few substitutions based on a need to use some ingredients. Not sure if that made a difference since this recipe got such rave reviews. I used homemade mayo instead of butter because it needed to be eaten (I made too much the other day). I used turmeric and ginger instead of allspice. I also added raisins and substituted a cup of almond meal for the flour (I didn't have 4 cups of flour). They are the best muffins I've ever tasted ever ever. :)"
"These are very good! I added a dollop of honey on top of each muffin before I put them in the oven. Delicious!"
"My whole family loved these muffins. I will be using this recipe over and over!!"
"I thought these were yummy! I added one chopped Granny Smith apple but would add 2 chopped apples next time. I am not a great baker but didn't have any trouble with these"
"These turned out sooo good! I just added about half of the ground cloves....not as crazy about the clove taste in baking. And I added raisins...I DO like those! I might have preferred a little less sugar, but they are moist and really tasty!"
"Just one suggestion - can you add size of muffins - minis, large, super larger? Then I know how much to make for my guests. Thank you!"
"Even my picky eater liked these!"
"Easy to make and moist - I also added raisins and used 1 cup brown sugar and 2/3 cup white sugar"
"Very good! I just used 1 cup brown sugar and a half cup of white sugar."
"Yum! Whole family loved!!"
"Very good! They smell like Fall."
"These muffins are good, but nothing special. I would probably make them again to serve them with a meal. They have a subtle flavor, which is nice."
"tender and delicious!"
"Yum yum this is the best recipe, I've made it with chunky applesauce also.Don't change a thing on this recipe. I live alone and I make this recipe and give them away and everyone just loves them. I fill the muffin tens really full and usually get about 18 muffins"
"These are the best muffins ever. Would not change anything. I added the cinnamon and sugar on top. Wonderful Wonderful. I filled the muffin tens full. Was great"
"Nice flavor, but seemed rather heavy. Not fluffy as expected."
"These were very moist and fluffy. I used my home made apple butter so I cut the sugar in half. Since they are already so buttery, I served them with light cream cheese and cherry preserves."
"Made a lot of muffins! Nice and light. Would have liked to have tasted more apple flavor."
"wonderful recipe! I made half a batch and had to stop the kids from eating them all at once. It will replace my favorite muffin recipe."
"Made these today,, as something for my grandchildren's breakfast before school.... love them... Next time I'll add raisins and no nuts..."
"Sooooo good!! I made a half batch and used mini muffin pans so they were bite sized, within 10min of coming out of the over my 2 young boys ate a dozen of them! Someone below suggested less sugar which I also did and they were still nice and sweet! Super easy, perfect for breakfast or to send to school! Only mistake I made was not making a full batch! :)"
"My kids love these for breakfast or a quick snack. I keep a batch of these on hand all the time for those times when we're running for the kids and they need a quick snack."
"I added a little buttermilk since batter seemed dry and they were a little heavy. But my family liked them. Next time I'll follow the recipe after reading that everyone else thought they were moist. I used unsweetened applesauce and they were plenty sweet. I cut the recipe in half and it made exactly 12 muffins. This recipe rates a place in my recipe box, absolute keeper. I like the idea of the streusel topping; will try that too."
"I reduced the applesauce to 1-3/4 cup and added 1/4 cup apple butter. Also added a chopped apple. Loved the more intense apple flavor!"
"Delicious! Halved the recipe since it's just me and my husband and added 2/3 c of oats for some extra grains. Definite keeper!"
"Soooo yummy! My new favorite muffin! (I added raisins! Mmmm!)"
"This is a great muffin recipe. I made a mini version for my daughter's preschool. I substituted 2 c. wheat flour and, when I make them again, would reduce the sugar significantly (maybe to 1 c.). They were very sweet, even though I had used unsweetened applesauce. They are good enough that you could easily sneak some healthy ingredients in there - like ground flax, wheat germ, etc. I added a cinnamon streusel topping, per another reviewer. A cream cheese frosting would also be good and would offset the sweetness. Overall, very good and worth making again!"
"I made a double batch for my family of these muffins as well as a single batch of another kind. These dissapeared so much faster and were requested again instantly."
"These muffins are moist and easy to make. The only change I made was that I used apple pie spice instead of the individual spices listed."
"This recipie is a huge hit in my house! It was super easy to make, and my kids have already devoured half the loot!I ran out of cupcake papers for the second batch, so made it into a bread instead. I had to cook it for about 20 minutes longer, but it turned out just as yummy!"
"Very moist and great flavor. I was worried that the batter was too dry, but they turned out great. I filled the muffin pan liners full and sprinkled the cinnamon sugar on top as soon as they were out of the oven--perfect!"
"I made these for our preschool snack and they were a hit. I left off the cinn/sugar dusting to avoid some of the mess. They were nice and moist and had a great flavor. Plus, very easy to make."
"Wonderful, moist, easy to make."
"Muffins are moist and tasty with just enough spices to enhance the flavor. Served with Ham, Lentel, Barley soup - delish!"
"I added a cinnamon streusel top for some crunch, since I could not use the walnuts (nut allergy in family) -- came out great. Very nice, moist recipe."
"used craisins instead of walnuts"