YUMMY Mini Applesauce Muffins

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Mini muffins are always a hit and these were gone within 10 minutes!  These mini applesauce muffins 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!  

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I’ve recently been in a rut when it comes to packing lunch boxes and feel that I’m packing the same things over and over again.  I try to change thing up, but mostly 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.  

These mini applesauce muffins 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

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YUMMY 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

Mini Applesauce MuffinsDirections

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.

Update:  Many people are commenting that the batter is thick.  It’s supposed to be thick.  You didn’t do anything wrong!

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Mini Applesauce Muffins

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4.3 from 12 reviews
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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30 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?

  4. 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.

  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. Holly says:

    Still good though!

    • Holly L says:

      I was scooping into the tin when I read this. So I dumped it back in my bowl and added 1/4 cup more water and 1/4 apple sauce. Still thick but semi pourable. They are cooking up nicely so far

  9. Cathi says:

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

  10. Brianna says:

    Sweetened or unsweetened apple sauce?

  11. 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.

  12. Jen says:

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

  13. LSM0415 says:

    Doesn’t look anything like the photo. The dough was thick and sticky not like muffins dough. Therefore final product was not light and fluffy like shown. Tasted like a low sugar cinnamon muffin couldn’t really detect flavor of the applesauce. Still tasty though. I’d recommend adding raisins or small pieces of apple if you want a chunky or fruity muffin. I’m not sure how to solve the consistency if it is important to you to have a fluffy muffin like the pic. Good luck!

    • Holly says:

      Sorry you had an issue with the dough. The muffin really isn’t suppose to have a real apple flavor, but replaces the egg binder. Adding chunky applesauce would be good though! Many of my recipes are eggless because of allergy so cakes and muffins won’t be as fluffy and light as ones with eggs.

      • Christene says:

        Holly, my daughter is also allergic to eggs and gets so bummed that she cannot eat many of her favorites. Just found your blog today and I can’t wait to make these eggless recipes with my daughter. Thank you very much for sharing them all.

  14. Lindsey says:

    5 stars
    I added 1/4 cup additional apple sauce, tiny apple bits and cinnamon to my mix. They are yummy!

  15. Christene says:

    Do you think you could make full sized versions of these muffins? What would I need to change?

  16. Suzanne says:

    This looks so good! What a fun one to make with kids too!

  17. Vanessa says:

    Thanks for sharing! Do they keep long?

  18. I just had to come back and say that these are my family’s #1 FAVORITE muffin ever. My daughter has an egg allergy, and I have tried all kinds of recipes with substitutes and then I found these. We make them weekly and I double the recipe to make a full pan of 24 mini muffins. We often skip the cinnamon and sugar on top to slightly lower the sugar content. They are still delicious! Yes, the batter is super thick–I spoon it into the pan. And I watch them very carefully while they bake. I take them out when just starting to golden brown so they end up fluffy and moist, like cake. Let’s just say that a double recipe disappears in less than 3 days at our house! Thank you, Holly, for this life saver!!

  19. NICOLE TWAROG says:

    Would they still taste good without adding the sugar? Would the recipe have to be adjusted?

  20. Maikayah says:

    Can you add blueberries or any other berries to this recipe? I think it would be a yummy!

  21. SHealy says:

    5 stars
    I tried these and I liked them.
    Taste – good. Not sweet but see modifications below
    Texture – more bread/dough like
    Modifications – 1 extra table so if water and 1 extra table spoon of applesauce
    Didn’t add any cinnamon or vanilla
    Didn’t add sugar on top
    I made 12 regular size muffins i.e. not large coffee shop size but not mini one bite.

    Batter was thick hence me adding extra sauce and water but not so thick it couldn’t be spooned into cases.

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