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
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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 serving (1 each) equals 244 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 189 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g 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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Reviewed Mar. 8, 2016

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

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!"

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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