Mother's Applesauce Muffins Recipe

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"Kids of all ages love these moist old-fashioned muffins," assures field editor Peggy Burdick of Burlington, Michigan.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisins

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 244 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, allspice and baking soda; set aside. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, applesauce and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in raisins. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove to a wire rack. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Mother's Applesauce Muffins in Taste of Home February/March 1997, p54

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Lydia Vaughn User ID: 8900453 252015
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2016

"Very Good! I did change a few things out of necessity. I used shortening and dairy-free margarine because my brother can't take any dairy. I didn't have any allspice, so in place of it I added 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp ginger, and 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon, (I doubled the muffin recipe.) I used one extra egg because mine were small. Finally, I left out the raisins so they would appeal to more of the family. I only gave the recipe four stars because I changed it a lot, but I seriously love these muffins!"

chaosmommy User ID: 2687796 245116
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2016

"I added one chopped apple and used a jumbo muffin pan. These make good muffins to freeze!"

cwynthein User ID: 5167815 18983
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

"very moist! too much cinn. for my taste would cut the spices in half next time. Also I subsituted half of the sugar with brown sugar. very good!"

wandaheim User ID: 2088347 18982
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2010

"These were excellent. They reminded me of spice cake. I did substitute pumpkin spice for the allspice."

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