Applesauce muffins are moist, not overly sweet and ready to eat in about 20 minutes!  They are the perfect breakfast or after school snack.

Applesauce muffins are moist, not overly sweet and ready to eat in about 20 minutes! They are the perfect breakfast or after school snack.

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Mornings at my house probably start out a lot like yours: get the kids up, get dressed, eat breakfast, brush teeth… And I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for ways to simplify my mornings.  One of the best ways I’ve found is to make food ahead of time that is easy to take with you on the go.  Or just trying to make sure you actually get to eat a little something in the midst of your morning craziness.  I can’t count the number of times I’ve hit 10am and I’m starving and starting to get a little hangry when I realize it’s because I’ve been up for 3+ hours without food…

Which is why I’m sharing today’s recipe for applesauce muffins.  These muffins are so yummy!  Not to mention super easy to whip up–they take maybe 10 minutes from start to finish!  They are moist and not overly sweet, which is perfect for mornings or even after school snacks.  My kids love these, especially the cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top, which they always eat first.

The ingredients for these muffins are things that I always have on hand.  Check it out:

Applesauce Muffins--From bowl to oven in 10 minutes, these applesauce muffins are a family favorite. Perfect for mornings on-the-go or an afternoon snack!

How to Make Applesauce Muffins

In a large bowl, cream your butter and sugar together with either a hand mixer or stand mixer.

Applesauce Muffins--From bowl to oven in 10 minutes, these applesauce muffins are a family favorite. Perfect for mornings on-the-go or an afternoon snack!

Then add your eggs in, one at a time, until the mixture is fluffy.

Applesauce Muffins--From bowl to oven in 10 minutes, these applesauce muffins are a family favorite. Perfect for mornings on-the-go or an afternoon snack!

Next, add in your dry ingredients.  I don’t worry about sifting them in or anything special.  Also, notice that there is 1 Tbsp of baking powder.  This might seem like a lot for only 12 muffins, but trust me.  The baking powder will help increase the volume (creating taller muffins) and lighten up the texture.  Your batter will be very thick.

Applesauce Muffins--From bowl to oven in 10 minutes, these applesauce muffins are a family favorite. Perfect for mornings on-the-go or an afternoon snack!

*PRO TIP* Whenever I make cupcakes or muffins, I use an ice cream scoop.  It helps me get just the right amount of batter into the cups, creates uniform sizes and it’s much less messy.  For these muffins, I fill the scoop to the top and it gives me 12 generously filled muffin tins.

Applesauce Muffins--From bowl to oven in 10 minutes, these applesauce muffins are a family favorite. Perfect for mornings on-the-go or an afternoon snack!

Put them in the oven for 12-16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and the tops are slightly golden brown.  Let them cool for about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small bowl and mix up the cinnamon sugar in another small bowl.  I sprinkle cinnamon sugar on a lot of different things, so I have mine in a shaker.  While the muffins are still warm, dip the top in the butter and then sprinkle or dip the top in the cinnamon sugar.

Applesauce muffins are moist, not overly sweet and ready to eat in about 20 minutes! They are the perfect breakfast or after school snack.
Applesauce muffins are moist, not overly sweet and ready to eat in about 20 minutes! They are the perfect breakfast or after school snack.

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Applesauce Muffins

Moist, not overly sweet and perfect for breakfast or a snack.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Topping:

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin tins.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together.
  • Beat eggs in until fluffy.
  • Add applesauce and mix.
  • Add dry ingredients and mix well. The batter will be very thick.
  • Place in muffin tins and bake for 12-16 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Melt butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl.
  • While the muffins are still warm, dip the top in melted butter and then in cinnamon sugar mixture.

Notes

*Store in an airtight container.

Want to start making your own homemade applesauce? Check out my post for a step-by-step tutorial on how to do it.

16 Comments

  1. This looks like something my kids would love making and eating! I’ll print it out and give it a try.

  2. We eat a lot of applesauce but I never considered adding it to my muffin mix. I can wait to see how moist they are compared to our traditional recipe.

  3. I love applesauce muffins! And you can’t go wrong with a little streusel-y topping. 🙂

  4. Yum. I love applesauce muffins. This recipe looks great. I like having my 3 year old help cook/bake!

  5. Your mornings sound a lot like mine. I also many times make it to 10 without having consumed anything but coffee and then crash.

    • Shani Ogden Reply

      Hi Diana! I’ve never used almond flour in this recipe but from what I understand based on some quick research, you would need to cut the almond flour by 1/4 or increase the amount of liquid used to compensate for dryness. I’d love to hear if you give it a try and share your feedback about what worked/didn’t work. Let me know if you have any other questions!

    • Shani Ogden Reply

      Thank you Suzanne! They are a favorite around here. I hope you give them a try and let me know what you think!

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