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I have been decluttering and cleaning out for months! In cleaning out my pantry I had several jars of applesauce, which I had canned, and what better way to use it up than to make some Applesauce Muffins? These delicious applesauce muffins make a double batch and use two cups of applesauce which was perfect for my goal of working on cleaning out the pantry!home canning, prudent living, applesauce

 

These muffins are delicious with a cup of tea in the afternoon, to enjoy with your breakfast or to pack in your child’s lunch. Applesauce muffins travel well and they also freeze well. Plus it’s a great way to use up applesauce! The recipe makes a double batch of muffins so you will definitely have some leftover to stick in your freezer!Applesauce Muffins

 

Applesauce MuffinsApplesauce Muffins

 

Ingredients:

 

1 cup butter, softened

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp homemade vanilla

2 cups applesauce

4 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp allspice

¼ tsp ground cloves

1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Cinnamon-sugar (optional)

 

Directions:

 

In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well. Stir in the applesauce. Combine the flour, baking soda and spices; stir into the creamed mixture and fold in the nuts.

 

Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake the muffins at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool the muffins for five minutes before removing from the pans to wire racks.Applesauce Muffins If you like you can sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Muffins sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar sounds like a wonderful idea but I’ve yet to remember to sprinkle them with the sugar and they are perfectly delicious without it! Makes about two dozen muffins.Applesauce Muffins

Let the muffins cool before packaging them up to put in your freezer. I freeze them in groups of four which is then perfect for my husband and I. Of course I’ve now used up the applesauce I had, but my freezer is now filled with muffins! Luckily we have company coming next week and these will be perfect to serve with our breakfast or of snacking on with a cup of tea in the afternoon!

17 comments on “Applesauce Muffins – Monday’s Muffins

Roseann Hampton on March 6, 2017 12:56 am

These look delicious!

Nancy Wolff on March 6, 2017 2:11 am

Roseann,
They are delicious! 🙂

Michele Morin on March 6, 2017 2:14 am

These sound wonderful!

ColleenB.~Texas on March 6, 2017 2:28 pm

Ok, girl; pass me a couple to go with my morning coffee. :} They look delicious
I like using applesauce in place of the liquid called for in recipes; especially banana bread. Applesauce is really a good substitute.

I need to break down and can up some applesauce. I normally make just enough for hubby to eat for a couple days. I let mine cook right I the crockpot; Leaving it on the chunky side.
Enjoy your day

Nancy Wolff on March 6, 2017 2:33 pm

Colleen,
I wish you could join me for a cup of coffee and a muffin! I love using applesauce in baked goods, good way to cut down on the fat!
Have a wonderful day!

Sherry Legan on March 6, 2017 7:49 pm

Funny. I don’t like applesauce but I like applesauce muffins! Yours look so yummy. This is a great recipe and post to share! It is perfect for Spring. I’d love for you to come over and
link at the Fabulous Spring/East Party. This weeks linky is over here:
http://ourholidayjourney.blogspot.com/2017/03/fabulous-springeaster-link-party-2.html
Come over every week and join the party.
Happy Spring

Nancy Wolff on March 7, 2017 1:42 am

Sherry,
Thanks fro stopping by! Just stopped by your site!

Jamie @ Medium Sized Family on March 9, 2017 12:36 pm

I’ve made apple muffins before, but not applesauce muffins. We always have that on hand, so I’ll have to try it!

Nancy Wolff on March 9, 2017 1:36 pm

Jamie,
They are a great muffin made with ingredients you probably have on hand! 🙂

Jess on March 10, 2017 4:31 am

These sound amazing! PINNED!

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome on March 12, 2017 1:19 pm

I’m running behind!! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe on last week’s What’s for Dinner link up!

Nancy Wolff on March 13, 2017 1:14 am

You’re welcome Helen!

Nicole on March 12, 2017 11:02 pm

What a great way to use up applesauce. I’m sure my kids would gobble these muffins down. Thank you for linking up with us at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope you will join us again when the party opens on Friday!

Nancy Wolff on March 13, 2017 1:13 am

Nicole,
Thanks for stopping by. I’m sure your kids would love these muffins, they are a hit in our house by all ages!

Maisy on March 14, 2017 11:51 am

Yum, these look really good! Did you know you can actually bake with applesauce instead of ANY eggs? I think that’s pretty ingenious 🙂 Here’s a recipe if you are interested: https://be-alice.blogspot.com/2016/12/vegan-gluten-free-christmas-brownies.html (so far, I’ve only tried it once though but I’ve seen many recipes using applesauce as a raising agent)

Thanks for linking up with Friday Favorites!

*Maisy

Nancy Wolff on March 14, 2017 1:47 pm

Maisy,
I use applesauce often, great way to cut out fat in baking as well! 🙂

Miz Helen on March 14, 2017 10:09 pm

We love Applesauce and your Muffins will be fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Miz Helen

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