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Applesauce Muffins Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 223 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 136 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  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.
Originally published as Applesauce Muffins in Taste of Home December/January 1995, p54

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 223 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 136 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 20, 2015

"Excellent muffins - followed directions exactly but only made 1/2 the recipe as it is only my husband and me. Will definitely make again."

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Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"Good. I adjusted for altitude by taking out some of butter and sugar. Tasty!"

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Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"excellent!"

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"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."

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Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"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 because
Next time I will try adding real Apple chunks in them as well, but didn't have on hand."

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