Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins for #MuffinMonday

If you have some extra applesauce in need of use like we did recently (I unearthed a couple bags in the freezer that I had completely forgotten about) - definitely consider giving this one a try! We really loved how this recipe came out. These muffins are beautifully tender, but they caramelize along the edges and along the top which adds extra depth of flavor and a little texture.

They are otherwise so very soft and just so lightly spiced - they are wonderful! The applesauce I used was a little extra sweet - so the muffins came out a little on the sweet side. If you're using very sweet applesauce, you can definitely cut back a little on the sugar.

You could serve these warm with a little butter, but they're so perfectly moist they don't even need any!

Serve these up for an afternoon snack, enjoy one for breakfast, send them with your kiddos in their school lunches, or eat one warmed late at night, when the kids have gone to bed, with a cup of tea!

Happy #MuffinMonday! Come see all the tasty treats we're sharing today!

Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins
Makes about 16 muffins

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups applesauce (sweetened)
1/4 cup sour cream

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees, line 16 muffin tin wells with liners, and spray the liners with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, brown sugar, granulated sugar. Whisk to combine and set aside. 
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the wet ingredients: eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, applesauce, and sour cream. Blend until smooth and combined.
  4. Blend the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients with a whisk or spatula just until combined. Do not over-mix. 
  5. Divide batter between the prepared liners, filling about 3/4 of the way full (do not fill to the top).
  6. Bake for 17-20 minutes (17 was perfect for mine). Cool in the tins for about 5-10 minutes before removing to a cooling rack to complete cooling. 
Recipe from Lovely Little Kitchen

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  1. I rarely have leftover applesauce but it's so easy to make that I would have no problem cooking a small batch just to make your lovely muffins, Rebekah. I can smell them baking now!

  2. I don't have any applesauce but I have a bag of apples that need to be turned into some. I think I will make a batch and then follow up with these delicious muffins.

  3. My guys never seem to finish a jar of applesauce, what a great way to use it up!

  4. Applesauce is so great in muffins, plus it keeps the muffins so moist!

  5. I have some applesauce in my fridge right now. Can't wait to try this!

  6. I am yet to try applesauce and cinnmon combo in muffins, looks delicious may be next time. I will try.,


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