YUMMY Mini Applesauce Muffins

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Mini muffins are always a hit and these were gone within 10 minutes!  They are so light and fluffy with a little sugar and cinnamon on top!  YUM!  I’m allergic to eggs so I use Mott’s® Natural Applesauce in many of my recipes for a substitution.  You can also use applesauce in any recipe that calls for oil.  Use 1/2 measuring cup of applesauce for every 1/2 cup of oil It’s great to reduce calories in baked goods and adds moisture!  Scroll down to get this mini applesauce muffin recipe.

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I’ve recently been in a rut when it comes to packing lunch boxes.  I feel that I’m packing the same things over and over again.  I try to change thing up, but mostly I buy a different kind of cracker or different fruit.  These are the perfect item to make and throw in there.  I actually have a hiding place in my kitchen for lunch things that I don’t want the kids to eat.  If I left it out in the pantry, it would be gone before the weekend was over and none of it would make it to the lunch boxes.  I love that these are healthy and homemade.  I know there isn’t any ingredients that I can’t pronounce.  They really don’t take long at all and perfect when you have an extra hour.

Mini Applesauce Muffins


  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup Mott’s Applesauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla- Here’s how to make homemade vanilla!
  • sugar and cinnamon mixture for topping


Preheat the oven to 350F.  First,  you’ll want to cream the softened butter and sugar with an electric mixer.  It will take a couple of minutes.  After that’s complete put all the other ingredients into the bowl and mix well.  Grease your mini muffin pan before filling 1/2- 3/4 full.  Sometimes it’s hard to gauge because they are already so small.  Try to get them as even as possible so they’ll all be done at the same time.  I sprinkled about 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon/sugar mixture on top of each mini muffin.  Bake for 12 minutes.

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Mini Applesauce Muffins
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Recipe type: Muffins
Serves: 24
  • ¼ cup softened butter
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ½ cup Mott's Applesauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • sugar and cinnamon mixture for topping
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Cream the softened butter and sugar with an electric mixer.
  3. Add in applesauce and mix.
  4. Add dry ingredients.
  5. Grease your mini muffin pan before filling ½- 3/4 full.
  6. Sprinkle about ¼ teaspoon of the cinnamon/sugar mixture on top of each mini muffin.
  7. Bake for around 12 minutes.

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17 Responses

  1. These look delicious. Love the bite-size portion. #client

  2. April says:

    I made these today and subbed coconut oil for butter. Delicious!!

  3. Emily says:

    Just made these for my toddler and I’m trying not to eat the whole batch! Delicious. Have you tried freezing them?

    • Holly says:

      No, I haven’t. I think they should freeze okay though.

  4. Kristan says:

    My batter is the constancy of pizza dough??

    • Holly says:

      It shouldn’t be that thick. Try adding a little more liquid (water) so you can pour the batter into the muffin tin.

      • Michelle says:

        Mine was also like that.. very sticky dough… I hope they turn out :/

    • Samantha says:

      Mine was like that too. I definitely couldn’t pour them. I had to scoop them like cookie dough. I wish I would’ve read the comments first.

  5. Ashley says:

    I’ve made several times for my daughter. She loves them. We love them too, so they don’t last long!

  6. Hannah says:

    These were super easy to make, and were gone the next day! Kids and adults alike loved them! It was a thick consistency, but baked well! Going to make these again for sure.

  7. Rachel says:

    Can you add in a half or whole banana? Would anything else have to be adjusted?

  8. Cathi says:

    Do you think it’s possible to skip the added sugar? Has anyone else tried that?

  9. Brianna says:

    Sweetened or unsweetened apple sauce?

  10. Jenny says:

    Like some of the other comments, the dough turned out thick, like bread dough almost. I sifted the flour although the recipie didn’t. require it, and I used home made AS…I wonder if the brand you suggested is more liquidy which resulted in a pourable. batter for you? The finished product was more like a scone than a muffin, it actually makes a good scone, but could cause disappointment. if one was expecting a soft and moist muffin.

  11. Jen says:

    This is a great recipe and they are delicious, but the consistency was dry. How do I keep them from crumbling.

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