These applesauce muffins are a go-to snack in our family. My kids love it when a fresh batch of these are waiting for them after school. They’re easy to make, but that cinnamon sugar topping makes them hard to resist!
My mom used to make these delicious muffins for us when we were young and my kiddos love them just as much as I always have. When I was learning to bake, these were one of the first few recipes I mastered and I would make them often.
I love making them for my own kids now and every time I make a batch or eat one, they take me right back to my childhood.
One of the really great things about these muffins is that you can make them with ingredients you have on hand. I always keep a jar of applesauce in my pantry so I can make these muffins on a whim.
Muffins are one of my go-to after school snacks. All the kids love them and they’re perfect for filling them up between the end of the school day and dinner.
Not only do these applesauce muffins make a great after school snack, they also freeze well. I typically freeze them without the topping and add it after the muffins are defrosted.
Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time until fluffy. Add applesauce and mix. Sift in dry ingredients.
My secret for getting evenly cooked, perfectly shaped muffins every time is my trusty 2 oz Vollrath scoop.
I have several of their scoops and they’ve lasted for YEARS! I absolutely love them, they’re one of my most used kitchen gadgets!
Place in muffin tins and bake at 350 F until golden.
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cups Mott’s Natural Applesauce
- 1 ¾ cups flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- ½ tsp Salt
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- Cream butter and sugar.
- Beat in eggs one at a time until fluffy.
- Add applesauce and mix.
- Sift in dry ingredients.
- Place in muffin tins and bake at 350 F for 12-18 min, or until golden.
- While the muffins are still warm dip in melted butter and then in cinnamon sugar mixture.