Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Applesauce Muffins

I thought I would share one of my families favorite muffin recipes.

Applesauce Muffins

1 cup softened butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 tbsp. vanilla
1 (16 oz) can applesauce (You can use homemade)
2 tsp. soda
4 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
1 tbsp. ground allspice

Cream sugar and butter; add eggs and vanilla.  Beat well.  Sift flour, cinnamon and allspice together.  Heat applesauce; remove from heat and add soda.  Add applesauce and flour alternately to butter and sugar, mixing well after each addition.  Place batter in greased muffin pans and bake for 15-20 minutes in 350 degree preheated oven.  When done, roll in powdered sugar.  This batter will keep in the refrigerator several days.  Makes 7 dozen miniature muffins.

This recipe is easily adapted to gluten free.  I haven't made it without eggs or using egg substitutes, but I do make it using the gluten free flour blend that I make.  My family cannot tell any difference between the muffins using the gluten free flour and the ones using "regular" flour.  I don't roll my muffins in the powdered sugar either.  Some of my children like them with the powdered sugar, but I don't like the fact that they get a little sticky with the sugar on them.    I usually end up with 24 miniature muffins, 12 regular muffins and one small loaf of bread from this recipe.   This is all that's left from the ones I baked yesterday!

Applesauce Muffins


  1. I use that same recipe from the Bell's Best cookbook. I do use the confectioners sugar, though.

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  3. They're good. I rarely find a recipe that my WHOLE family likes, but this is one of them. I found it on the internet, but I can't remember the site. Hope your sick ones get to feeling better soon.