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Applesauce Streusel Muffins

 Applesauce Streusel Muffins
One day when I didn't have apples for my favorite dessert recipe, I used applesauce instead. I also put the batter in muffin cups so the men working cattle at our place could easily eat these treats in the field. —Beverly Medalen, Willow City, North Dakota
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • FILLING:
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • STREUSEL TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon butter, softened

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine cake mix, flour, eggs, water and oil. Beat on low
  • speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Fill paper-lined
  • muffin cups one-third full. Combine the filling ingredients; place 2
  • tablespoonfuls in the center of each muffin cup. Top with remaining
  • batter. Combine the topping ingredients until crumbly; sprinkle over
  • batter.
  • Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out
  • clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks
  • to cool completely. Yield: 2 dozen.

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Applesauce Streusel Muffins (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 162 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 145 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.