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Curly Maple’s Applesauce Muffins

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


1-1/2 dozen

This are our most popular muffins at our family owned restaurant. Usually we make huge batches but we sized this one down for a home kitchen.—The Curly Maple Restaurant, Judy Noble, Findley Lake, New York


  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup applesauce


  1. In a bowl, cream sugar and butter. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine dry ingredients; add to the creamed mixture alternately with applesauce. Mix just until combined. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 174 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • chocolateveryday
    Apr 15, 2016

    My "go to" muffin recipe is the Basic Banana Muffins here on the Taste of Home site, but I decided to try this one since I had a very large jar of applesauce opened that I didn't want to go to waste. This recipe is very good, and I did not modify it at all, however I feel it would benefit from the addition of a streusel topping.

  • momof29
    Feb 12, 2012

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  • LibbiPeach
    Jul 24, 2011

    I was going to make banana muffins, but found someone had absconded with the bananas, knew i had some applesauce in the pantry so went looking for an alternative and found this recipe. My son loved them and so did I.

  • my_litch91
    Feb 27, 2011

    i replaced the flour with half oats and half whole wheat flour. they were wonderful!

  • sugarpie68
    Nov 7, 2010

    I've been making these for so many years! I used to have them ready for my sons when they came home from school. They are delicious and simple to make.