Family-Favorite Applesauce Muffins

August 30, 2016
Our family-favorite Applesauce Muffins are perfect for fall {and anytime} breakfasts, brunches, and snacks.  Serve up Applesauce Muffins fresh-baked, or make them ahead and freeze so they're one less item on your baking list to worry about!

Applesauce Muffins ~ our family's favorite muffins!

Baking with the warm flavors of fall is one of my favorite things to do.  With the season's abundance of pumpkin, apples, cinnamon, pecans, and other warm-and-comforting spices, I'm truly in baking heaven.

Loaded with the flavors of applesauce, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves, it's probably no surprise then that I simply adore these Applesauce Muffins.  As does our entire family!  My Mom started baking Applesauce Muffins years and years and years ago, and they quickly became a family favorite.

Mom likes to tell stories of my little niece ... {sidenote:  who's actually just about to head off to her sophomore year of college, so isn't so little anymore!} ... eating these muffins when she was 2 years old.  Mom says she would wolf down two of them ~ and then cry for more!

Yes, our family-favorite Applesauce Muffins are that good.

Which makes them just perfect for fall breakfasts, brunches, and snacks ... and any other family get-together, for that matter.  They're especially good for that after-school snack that can never seem to be handed out quickly enough!  With these muffins, after-school snacking can easily be grab-and-go.

Applesauce Muffins ~ our family's favorite muffins!!

Besides their fabulous flavor, do you want to know what else I love about these muffins?  They're freezer friendly.  

I adore recipes that taste great and  provide make-ahead convenience.   When preparing these, serve them up fresh-baked, or you can make them ahead and freeze so there's one less item on your to-do list to worry about!

And that's  a wonderful thing.

So when you think of the warm flavors of fall baking and spending time with family, think of these oh-so-tasty-and-comforting Applesauce Muffins.  With their warm flavors of applesauce, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves, they may just become your family's favorite, too!

Applesauce Muffins ~ our family's favorite muffins!

Applesauce Muffins
Source:  My Mom
(Printable recipe)
  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 2 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 c. unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla extract; mix well. Stir in applesauce.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves. Stir into sugar mixture until just combined. Fold in walnuts.
  3. Spray cups of two muffin baking pans with non-stick cooking spray. Divide batter evenly between 24 muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Let stand in baking pan 5 minutes. Remove muffins from pan and place on a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or room temperature.
Makes 24 muffins.  Applesauce Muffins freeze well.


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Double Blueberry Muffins with Citrus Sugar

Classic Refrigerator Bran Muffins
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  1. Yum these look super yummy. I wanted to invite you to link up with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party. There is still time to link up if you haven't already. Check us out

  2. Looks so refreshing and what a great flavor!
    Thank sharing, Tracey.


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