03 November 2008 ~ 43 Comments

Applesauce Muffins


You may recognize this recipe!  It’s actually my FAMOUS (and yes, I mean famous – you’re here aren’t you?) Banana Muffin Recipe, altered to use Applesauce in place of bananas!  Yes, it’s true…and they are just as delicious, not to mention easy!

Cat’s Own Applesauce Muffins

1 1/2 Cups of Unsweetened Applesauce (either store bought or homemade is fine)

1 cup white sugar (reduce if using sweetened apple sauce)

1 slightly beaten egg

1/3 cup melted margarine or butter

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Mix the applesauce, sugar, egg and margarine together. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour. Mix wet and dry ingredients all together. Pour into greased muffin tins, and bake in 350 degrees oven for approximately 20 minutes. Enjoy!

43 Responses to “Applesauce Muffins”

  1. Holly 18 February 2009 at 3:52 pm Permalink

    Yummy! I made some tonight for my breakfast tomorrow and my students. I’m a homeschool teacher in West Africa, so cereal is not a daily option for my breakfast. I had some applesauce that I needed to use, so I searched online for a recipe that I could make here and came across yours. Thanks for posting!

  2. mary 8 August 2009 at 11:06 pm Permalink

    I just wanted to drop a line and let you know that your applesauce muffins have made it into our familiy’s “favorite recipes” binder!! They were delicious!! We are big cinnamon lovers so I used the cinnamon applesauce and added extra cinnamon as well. I took some to work for my lunch and breaks, and they were also a hit at work…actually, they were a BIG hit, because when I went to eat my lunch, they were all gone 🙁 So thank you for posting this wonderful recipe!!

  3. Jenny 3 October 2009 at 8:16 am Permalink

    Yay… I was looking for a new muffin recipe since I’m banana’d out. My 11 month old loves your banana muffin recipe which is now an apple recipe. Thanks for posting this 🙂

  4. Steph 22 October 2009 at 12:59 am Permalink

    I made a batch of these, and they were completely gone within a few hours.

    I just love this recipe! It’s so simple, and so delicious!

  5. Jazmin 5 November 2009 at 10:26 pm Permalink

    This is awesome, i tried this last night and my kids really love them, i also even put some walnuts on top. I kept one pc. of muffin and brought it in the office and they also like the apple muffin and wanted me to share them the recipe.

  6. barbara 26 November 2009 at 11:06 am Permalink

    Just made these muffins for my home daycare kiddies. and I can tell you I just had to have one before reporting that they are wonderful.. I made a batch of mini ones and another batch of Big ones ..
    I added rasins and chopped apple to the batter..
    yes they will go into my favorite file..

  7. Karen 9 January 2010 at 2:01 pm Permalink

    Just finished making these muffins, my 2 1/2 and 3 3/4 yrs old grandsons have eaten two each and I had to say “no more” for awhile. So, kids know when something is good so I would say this gets an A+. Definitly in my collection of currant recipes!

  8. GypziGurl 28 January 2010 at 5:08 pm Permalink

    Nice and light! Loved them! I used homemade applesauce and added some wheat germ for a little added nutritional boost.

  9. LIz (Ireland) 16 June 2010 at 6:51 am Permalink

    just wanted to say thank you thank you THANK YOU for these muffin ideas. havent tried this one but am heading down to the shop NOW to buy apples to try as the bababa ones are fab and there is a shortage of bananas in my local shop as i have been making a batch everyday for the last week. great for luch boxes and for the kids i mind to help. thanks again

  10. Debbie 22 June 2010 at 11:42 am Permalink

    These are so fab! I never have any of these left. I have made them with walnuts or pecans also. I am going to make mini loafs and see how they turn out! Thanks for great recipe

  11. Bette 28 June 2010 at 2:33 pm Permalink

    Just thought I would let you know your banana muffins and applesause muffins are delicious

  12. Dana 9 August 2010 at 5:20 pm Permalink

    I love these applesauce muffins, but they seem almost too moist. Not sure what I am doing wrong. The tops are kind of sticky…any suggestions?

  13. Catherine Robertson 9 August 2010 at 5:22 pm Permalink

    I would advise to cut down a tad on the applesauce used, or maybe to cook an extra couple of minutes – I have not had that problem with mine, and ovens do vary, so that would be my first advice 🙂 Goodluck!

  14. Barbara 9 August 2010 at 5:49 pm Permalink

    I too at time have the sticky problem.. I also try to measure proper or cut back on the applesauce.
    I use silcone muffin cups and think that might be my problem..
    I still Love them as do my daycare kiddies.. I make a large batch each week..

  15. Lillian 7 September 2010 at 9:14 am Permalink

    Hi, I am going to try your applesause muffins tonight. I do have a question however. Any time I make any muffin recipe, after they are cooled, or next day, I always have sticky tops. Is there anyway to prevent this.

  16. Michelle 7 September 2010 at 10:21 pm Permalink

    I made some and they smelled like gingerbread! But I put it in too long and some burned. One didn’t and was picture perfect. It was unaturally large. mmmmmmmmmmm… it was soooooooo yummy!

  17. Carolyn 6 February 2011 at 8:51 am Permalink

    The muffins were moist and had a lovely taste. I will be making them again. Matter of fact I am right now. Thanks

  18. Carolyn 6 February 2011 at 8:53 am Permalink

    I made the applesauce muffins they were moist and very tasty. I will be making them again. They were delicious. Matter of fact I am making them right now. Carolyn

  19. Elizabeth 26 February 2011 at 1:53 am Permalink

    This type of muffin will always have a sticky top, unless overcooked. Two things to do, don’t cover muffins when they cool, eat them straight away!
    I dip them top down in coconut. Takes away the stickiness, also puts it to use as the coconut sticks, and gives the muffins a nice finish.

  20. Sam 30 April 2011 at 8:58 am Permalink

    This has quickly become an absolute favorite muffin!! I always sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon on top – perfect and delicious!! Thank you!

  21. sarah 13 August 2011 at 11:55 am Permalink

    thanks for the recipe! i have lots of homemade applesauce in the freezer that I’m desperate to use, so this recipe is a keeper! i just made 2 batches. Added a cup of fresh blueberries to the 2nd batch yum!!!

  22. Mary Jane 15 October 2011 at 8:15 am Permalink

    Hi, I’ve been making applesauce, and hated to just throw out the best part.. the peels. These are already cooked, so I blended them with a bit of water until they are the same consistency as applesauce. I used that in your recipe. I also plan to use them over baked porkchops.

  23. Martha 15 October 2011 at 5:53 pm Permalink

    Do you know the Nutrition Facts for Applesauce Muffins?

  24. ashleigh 19 November 2011 at 6:55 am Permalink

    thanks so much! I was searching ALL night for a recipe that I could use with lemon curd and I just had the realization dawn on me. APPLESAUCE. MUFFINS.
    Of course I’m going to be replacing the applesauce with lemon curd.
    You would not believe the sort of hell I’ve gone through trying to get a good recipe for lemon curd muffins.
    It seems there’s always something in the recipe that I don’t have or would need to substitute for but these look so great! I’m going to be reducing the sugar and keeping a close eye on how they’re cooking for sure though!

  25. midnightkisser 24 November 2011 at 10:33 pm Permalink

    The first thing I want to say is WOW!I have made thistwice now. It is the best applesauce recipe I have come across for moistness and taste. I love these muffins! Now I just have to tweak it so it will be weightwatchers friendly without compromising the awesomeness. Suggestions would be welcome!

  26. Darleen Turner 19 December 2011 at 3:09 pm Permalink

    I now make these muffins for my childrens birthdays instead of chocolate cup cakes. I use whole wheat flour instead(for extra fibre) and top them with chocolate icing. The kids love them just as much as cupcakes:) A healthier alternative to the cupcakes!

  27. cc1dancer 7 February 2012 at 5:09 pm Permalink

    baked these this morning and the only thing added was 1/4 cup each of ground walnuts, ground flax, ground green pumpkin seeds and ground raw sunflower seeds. The added EFA mix was for fibre and as everyone else has said they were really good. This ones a keeper as it is so versatile.

  28. Meena 8 February 2012 at 7:41 pm Permalink

    Made one batch, only 2 left…. Grt recipe! Thanks!

  29. Johanna 8 June 2012 at 11:34 am Permalink

    Hi Cat I live in London but an American friend gave me some “cups” ages ago so I was able to follow the famous banana muffin recipe and they are def the best and easiest I have ever made. I just wish the recipes were in imperial or metric tho instead of the cups so us Europeans could try them all!!!!

  30. S 25 July 2012 at 1:21 am Permalink

    Super moist and yummy. A bit too sweet for my taste, will reduce the sugar down to half a cup the next time.

  31. Melissa 17 August 2012 at 10:27 am Permalink

    My 2 year old son loves this recipe. He has a large number of allergies and this recipe is so simple I can just do the substitutes. He wants to eat the whole batch in one sitting 🙂

  32. Charoa 9 September 2012 at 6:42 pm Permalink

    Great Recipe! I made several edits for dietary needs and because i was using up leftovers. Last year my aunt’s crabapple tree was loaded and we made about 4 gallons of crab apple sauce. I made it semi sweet since i would use it in both meats, and desserts and had more sweetening control. I used the crabapple sauce and added the recommended sugar and instead of cinnamon i chose to use a dutch spice mix called speculaas which has cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cardamon, mace and nutmeg (see http://www.kayotic.nl/blog/speculaas-spice)

    I called them spiced crabapple muffins and they were a tremendous hit! I also tried one batch with brown sugar instead of white sugar and my family actually liked them better with the brown sugar. This one goes into my recipe book!

  33. Kelly 9 September 2012 at 7:58 pm Permalink

    Sooooooooo yummy! I would use half the salt next time. I also added chocolate chips and so so yummy!!

  34. Annalisa 30 September 2012 at 4:48 pm Permalink

    Hey, me and my sister are currently making these muffins! We’ve been baking all day! By the way, I’m 13 and she’s 11! These are sooooooo easy!!!!!!!!

  35. Sharon 8 October 2012 at 3:01 pm Permalink

    WOW! We were banana muffined out at our place so I whipped up a batch of apple-pear sauce and went on line in search of a recipe – I stumbled on yours and it’s awesome! I love spices so added 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp all spice – this is a keeper, thanks for sharing!

  36. Sharon 8 October 2012 at 3:07 pm Permalink

    Sorry, that should read 1/4 tsp nutmeg and 1/8 tsp all spice added…

  37. Gwen 8 October 2012 at 5:02 pm Permalink

    Thanks, Cat. I have been using your recipe for a while now but just emailed your link to my mom. She’s a great baker but is getting up in years (78 to be exact). Your recipe is so easy that I’m sure she’ll continue baking well in to her 80s!! Yum yum 🙂

  38. Mindy 11 October 2012 at 4:14 pm Permalink

    Does this recipe make exactly 12 muffins? I’m going to try to make it tonight.

  39. Tina 20 February 2016 at 3:23 pm Permalink

    Loved them. With and without chocolate chips!

  40. Angele 26 February 2016 at 1:46 pm Permalink

    This recipe has become staple in my home. My kids love it so much. I couldn’t resist putting my own twist on it. Thank you for the inspiration! http://lazydayz.me/2016/02/20/cinnamon-pear-muffins/

  41. Carole 21 September 2016 at 12:06 pm Permalink

    That time of year again – loads of apples – what shall I do this year!!!! Well this recipe was a winner – gave one to my son Nathan (17) who, when asked if he liked them said ‘unreal’!!! Think that says it all! Thankyou

  42. Carole 21 September 2016 at 12:07 pm Permalink

    My son has just made a suggestion – would be nice with a fine crumble topping. Mmmm!!

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