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Applesauce Muffins

These easy applesauce muffins are delicious, made with pantry ingredients, and sure to be a family favorite!

applesauce muffins

These applesauce muffins are delicious!

These applesauce muffins will be one of your new favorite breakfast and snack recipes. Made with unsweetened applesauce, they are are so deliciously soft and melt in your mouth delicious.

My kids love these, and they are so simple to make with ingredients that you have in your pantry!

Perfect for packing in a lunchbox, eating for a quick breakfast, or enjoying with your afternoon coffee. They are a classic favorite and everyone loves them!

It’s a toss up between these and my Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins which are my kids’ favorite!

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Ingredients needed to make applesauce muffins

  • unsweetened applesauce
  • unsalted butter
  • milk
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • all-purpose flour
  • cinnamon and nutmeg
  • sugar and brown sugar

How to make applesauce muffins

Step 1: Whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Step 2: Stir together the sugar, brown sugar, melted butter, eggs, vanilla extract, milk and unsweetened applesauce.

Step 3: Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and stir until just combined. Do not over mix the batter as this can dry the muffins out. We want them to be light and fluffy!

Step 4: Line a muffin tin with 12 liners. Divide the applesauce muffin batter evenly into the 12 cups.

Tip: My personal favorite muffin liners are parchment paper muffin liners. Nothing sticks to them ever!

Step 5: Bake the muffins at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Remove the muffins onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely before storing. These are delicious as is, or add a smear of butter on top!

applesauce muffins on a wire rack

These applesauce muffins will make your kitchen smell so cozy with the smell of apples and cinnamon. Make a batch of these to enjoy this week!

applesauce muffin with a bite taken out

Applesauce Muffins FAQs

What does applesauce do in muffins?

Applesauce makes muffins moist and can replace some or all of the butter or oil in a recipe. It also adds a natural sweetness from the apples.

How do I store applesauce muffins?

Leftover applesauce muffins can be stored in an airtight container or bag in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

What kind of applesauce do I use?

Plain unsweetened applesauce is best for making applesauce muffins.

Can I freeze applesauce muffins?

Yes! These muffins can be frozen for 2-3 months.

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Applesauce Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Perfectly soft and moist, these delicious applesauce muffins are sure to be a favorite snack!

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the all-purpose flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg
  2. Stir together the sugar, brown sugar, melted butter, eggs, vanilla extract, milk and unsweetened applesauce in a separate bowl.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until just combined.
  4. Divide the muffin batter into a lined muffin tin
  5. Bake the applesauce muffins at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 165mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g

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