Mother's Applesauce Muffins Recipe

Read Reviews
4.5 4 6
Publisher Photo
"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

Reviews for Mother's Applesauce Muffins

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
Lydia Vaughn 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 245116
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2016

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

cwynthein 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 18982
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2010

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

Loading Image