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Applesauce Muffins

 Applesauce Muffins
These are such a popular item at the restaurant I own that I had it printed up on a card to share with guests.—Linda Williams, LaFayette, Alabama
24 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 223 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 136 mg sodium,

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Applesauce Muffins (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.