Sugar-Topped Applesauce Muffins Recipe

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My five brothers, two sisters and I grew up on a farm and built up hearty appetites doing various chores. It seemed no matter what I helped Mom cook was gobbled up. That encouraged me to spend more time in the kitchen!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 165 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 279mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the biscuit mix, sugar and cinnamon. In another bowl, beat the egg, applesauce, milk and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  3. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Dip muffin tops in melted butter, then in cinnamon-sugar. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Sugar-Topped Applesauce Muffins in Best of Country Breads 2000, p111

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Lizzysmith User ID: 7239494 204413
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2014

"Love these ! My daughter calls them heaven food. I did add some vanilla. Also, tried this with chunky brown sugar applesauce and they turned out super ! I make honey butter to go with them."

frogletta User ID: 1830967 105826
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2010

"Quick and easy! Great for busy mornings. The kids loved them."

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