Healthy Applesauce Muffins

Applesauce muffins are the yummiest after-school snack, quick breakfast, or on-the-go treat. And this applesauce muffin recipe makes the most delicious and moist muffins ever! 

Applesauce Muffins

Where have applesauce muffins been all my life?! 

applesauce muffins on a cooling rack with muffin broken in front

We’ve been loving all things apple lately in my home. It started with me making an apple crostata, and now we are on a serious apple kick. And of course, my kids try to suggest Snickers Apple Salad as often as they can!

But I love having an apple recipe that I feel a little bit better about serving to my kids as a healthy snack option. Enter Apple Muffins Recipe

These apple muffins are seriously good! They’ve got all the apple flavor we love and since some of the fat and sugar is replaced by applesauce, I don’t feel so bad eating one, two, or more! 

applesauce muffins with milk and a blue towel

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Applesauce Muffin Recipe

This applesauce muffin recipe is definitely one you want in your rotation! These muffins are simple, could be made with kids, and taste amazing!

Ingredients

ingredients for applesauce muffins
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup raisins, optional

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How to Make Applesauce Muffins

applesauce muffins sitting on a cooling rack with a blue towel

Don’t forget to download the full printable recipe below so you can print it out and use it whenever you feel like making this delicious recipe!

  • To make your applesauce muffins, start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and adding liners to a muffin tin. 
  • Add the flour, cinnamon, allspice, and baking soda to a medium-sized mixing bowl. 
  • Whisk the ingredients together until they’re combined and free of any clumps. 
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar for a few minutes or until light and fluffy. 
  • Add the egg, applesauce, and vanilla and beat again until smooth.
  • If you are adding raisins, take about 2 tablespoons of the flour mixture and place it in a small bowl with the raisins.
  • Toss the raisins until they are completely coated in flour.
  • Add the remaining flour mixture into the wet ingredients slowly, stirring just until combined.
  • Fold the raisins gently into the batter.
  • Use a cookie scoop to portion the batter into the prepared muffin tin. 
  • Bake the muffins in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center is clean once removed.
  • When the muffins are baked, remove them from the tin and let them cool on a wire rack.
  • Serve the muffins warm out of the oven! 
close up of broken applesauce muffins

Tips Tricks and FAQs 

  • You don’t have to use raisins in this recipe, but my family loves it with them added. Raisins add a perfect chewy bit of texture to this soft, pillowy muffin. You can also add craisins, or any other dried fruit variety that you like or have on hand! 
  • To easily bring your egg to room temperature without having to leave it out on your counter for too long, try this trick! Grab a small bowl and fill it with warm, but not hot, water. Add in the egg and let it sit in the water for about 5-10 minutes. By then it should come to room temperature and be ready to add to your batter.
  • You may have your own personal preference, but I like to fill my muffin tins to about ¾ of the way up. That way, a bit of the batter will spill up over the edge and give you a perfect muffin top! If you are filling ¾ of the way, you should end up with about 12 muffins. If you decide to fill your tins with less batter, you may end up with closer to 18. 

Storage

These muffins stay fresh best if left on the counter in an airtight container for about 4-5 days. 

You can also freeze them in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months!

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Yield: 12

Applesauce Muffins

close up of broken applesauce muffins

Applesauce muffins are the yummiest after-school snack, quick breakfast, or on-the-go treat. And this applesauce muffin recipe makes the most delicious and moist muffins ever! 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup raisins, optional

Instructions

  1. To make your applesauce muffins, start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and adding liners to a muffin tin. 
  2. Add the flour, cinnamon, allspice, and baking soda to a medium-sized mixing bowl. 
  3. Whisk the ingredients together until they’re combined and free of any clumps. 
  4. In a separate large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar for a few minutes or until light and fluffy. 
  5. Add the egg, applesauce, and vanilla and beat again until smooth.
  6. If you are adding raisins, take about 2 tablespoons of the flour mixture and place it in a small bowl with the raisins.
  7. Toss the raisins until they are completely coated in flour.
  8. Add the remaining flour mixture into the wet ingredients slowly, stirring just until combined.
  9. Fold the raisins gently into the batter.
  10. Use a cookie scoop to portion the batter into the prepared muffin tin. 
  11. Bake the muffins in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center is clean once removed.
  12. When the muffins are baked, remove them from the tin and let them cool on a wire rack.
  13. Serve the muffins warm out of the oven! 

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