Applesauce Muffins

These Applesauce Muffins are a made from scratch recipe made with unsweetened applesauce and a hint of cinnamon is deliciously moist and the perfect fall breakfast or snack.

Applesauce Muffins scattered on a table with a blue napkin

Making Muffin Recipes with Applesauce

This year I decided to make applesauce from apples that my dad gave me. My parents still grow a large garden, have berry bushes, and apple trees. When I made a visit home, my dad sent me home with a bushel of pretty red apples that became homemade applesauce.

I know many people often use applesauce to replace the fat in a recipe. However, when I made these applesauce muffins, I decided to not do that. I decided to make a regular muffin recipe and flavor it with the applesauce and cinnamon then stud it with my favorite nut, the pecan. 

scooping muffin batter into paper lined muffin pan

What You Need To Make Applesauce Muffins 

Unsweetened Applesauce

A good quality cinnamon, I love this brand.

Sugar

Butter

All purpose flour, I prefer unbleached flour

Muffin pan, I prefer using a non-stick muffin pan

Baking Cups (I prefer these paper liners)

If you love the spatula in my video, you can find it here!

Applesauce Muffin up close

Tips and Substitutions

  • If the applesauce seems to have a lot of liquid, strain it before using it
  • Be sure to allow the muffins to cool for at least 15 minutes before unwrapping to consume. Trying to remove the muffin wrapper while it is hot, it may not come off clean
  • Substitute pumpkin puree for the applesauce
  • Substitute olive oil for the butter and make this a vegan recipe
  • Change the spices up and use pumpkin pie spice in place of the cinnamon
Muffins cooling on a cooling rack

More Favorite Muffin Recipes To Try

Almond Joy Muffins

Banana Walnut Muffins

Berry Cherry Muffins

Browned Butter Banana Muffins

Cranberry Muffins

Lemon Mascarpone Muffins

Praline Pumpkin Muffins

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins (grain and dairy free)

Rhubarb Muffins with Crumb Topping (grain and sugar free)

To Die For Blueberry Muffins

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applesauce muffins in cupcake liners
Yield: 12

Applesauce Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Moist and delicious applesauce muffins with a hint of cinnamon spice.

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 cups unsweetened applesauce, room temperature
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups pecans, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until combined and the mixture turns a pale yellow. Stir in the applesauce and melted butter. Set aside wet ingredients
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add the flour mixture to the applesauce mixture and stir until just combined. flour mixture
  3. Scoop with a large cookie scoop into a paper lined muffin paper. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the enter comes out clean.
  4. Cool the muffins in the pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely. applesauce muffins on cooling rack

Notes

Tips and Substitutions

  • If the applesauce seems to have a lot of liquid, strain it before using it
  • Be sure to allow the muffins to cool for at least 15 minutes before unwrapping to consume. Trying to remove the muffin wrapper while it is hot, it may not come off clean
  • Substitute pumpkin puree for the applesauce
  • Substitute olive oil for the butter and make this a vegan recipe
  • Change the spices up and use pumpkin pie spice in place of the cinnamon

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 516Total Fat 30gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 103mgSodium 519mgCarbohydrates 58gFiber 3gSugar 32gProtein 7g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Honeybunch Hunts is a website dedicated to Hunting, Homesteading and Harvesting. Written by Shelby Law Ruttan, author and owner of Grumpy’s Honeybunch, she (Honeybunch) and Phil (Grumpy) have come together in a joint effort to share their knowledge and experience from the woods, to the garden, to the table.

2 Comments

  1. Otto Anderson October 29, 2020 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    The muffens sounds good but since I am a diebeti I would not be able to make them as the carb and sugar content is to hight.

    • Shelby Law Ruttan October 30, 2020 at 5:51 pm - Reply

      Hi Otto, I think you could use sugar free sweetener in these with no problem and that would reduce the carbs. I haven’t tested these with almond flour, but I will and let you know how it worked out.

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