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Spiced Applesauce Muffins Recipe

These delicious muffins are sure to be a hit at any breakfast or brunch meal. The applesauce makes them so moist and delicious.—Kendra Kunkel, Dubuque, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Beat in applesauce and vanilla. Combine the flour, cracker crumbs, cinnamon, baking soda and allspice; stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in walnuts and raisins.
  • 2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in muffin comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin equals 252 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.