Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins

Well, it has been a while since I was on my muffin kick so I thought it was time to try out a new recipe.  These are a nice, basic muffin.  Wonderfully moist and full of flavor.  They are delicious as-is, but also are lovely slathered in butter or spread with your favorite preserves.  I can easily see these being a staple in our house.

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Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins
makes 7-9 muffins

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup milk
Cinnamon sugar blend for sprinkling on top

Position rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees.  Lightly grease or line a muffin tin with paper baking cups.

In a large bowl, blend together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  In a medium bowl, beat together the eggs,  applesauce, and milk until smooth.  (I used my homemade chunky applesauce so I didn't try and get the apples smooth, just the batter.)  Combine the two mixtures, blending until just moistened.  Do not over-mix for it will make for a tough muffin.

Spoon the batter in the prepared muffin cups, filling each one about 3/4 full.  Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar over each muffin.  Bake for 15-20 minutes , or until a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5-7 minutes.  Serve warm or invert onto the rack to cool completely.

*Muffin Baking Tip: fill one or two empty muffin cups with water before baking.  The steam from the water will insure a nice, moist muffin every time.

Serve warm or let cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

I love how there are nice chunks of apples in my muffins since I used my homemade chunky applesauce.  You can buy a good quality applesauce or use my homemade recipe {here}.


  1. These look wonderful =) Do you think I could substitute brown sugar for the granulated sugar?

  2. Sure you could. Brown sugar is merely just white granulated sugar with molasses added to it. Using it would alter the flavor a bit and make them slightly more moist. The color may also be a tad darker. The sweetness will be the same though.

  3. I just found this recipe and tried it. I had no apples but did have applesauce and your recipe is what i found on my random Google search. They were fantastic and fulfilled the craving nicely so i wanted to say thanks!



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