These Mini Applesauce Muffins require no special ingredients and are the perfect morning treat. A simple muffin batter flavored with applesauce will have you dreaming of crisp fall mornings and a delicious cinnamon sugar topping will have you reaching for “just one more” over and over again.
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Le sigh. School has been in back in session for a week now and I’m already missing our lazy summer days. Instead, it’s getting everyone up, dressed and downstairs for breakfast and then feeling like a short order waitress getting everyone’s cereal, oatmeal and toast orders. Life is so much easier when all four of them decide to eat the same thing. A definite rarity but that’s indeed what happened when I offered a plate piled high with these Mini Applesauce Muffins. In fact, they enjoyed them so much we’ve had them twice in the last seven days.
These Mini Applesauce Muffins require no special ingredients and are the perfect morning treat. Warm from the oven they’re absolutely heavenly, although the do store well in an air tight container as well. A simple muffin batter flavored with applesauce will have you dreaming of crisp fall mornings and a delicious cinnamon sugar topping will have you reaching for “just one more” over and over again.
Applesauce isn’t just the secret ingredient for these muffins but also in my brunch favorite Best Buttermilk Pancakes, decadent Chocolate Pudding Fudge Cake and fall inspired Caramel Candy Apple Brownies. I love baking with applesauce as it makes for a moist baked good with a tender crumb. In other words, you’re guaranteed a delicious end result!
Sure, I use my favorite store bought applesauce in these Mini Applesauce Muffins as a shortcut to insure I can get them in the oven quickly, but you could also substitute your favorite homemade applesauce like this Crockpot Applesauce Recipe as well. After you’re done baking muffins, you can use any leftover applesauce to try this Whole Wheat Applesauce Bread with Walnuts or these Healthy Applesauce Cookies.
And for you fellow muffin addicts out there – because really is there anything better than a delicious baked good in the morning?! – you might check out some of my other muffin favorites. These Strawberry Banana Muffins are always a hit, as are my fall inspired Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. And of course, then there is any recipe made with my Homemade Oatmeal Muffin Mix, the gateway to dozens of delicious muffins!