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Cinnamon Applesauce Streusel Muffins

Updated on October 1, 2015

How I Came UP With This Recipe

It's apple season and I was in the mood for home made apple sauce. So I made so some. I posted the recipe for it in another hub, but I will post it again here. I made a lot and wanted to do something with it. So I got a basic muffin recipe and started adding some things to it and came up with this recipe. I love doing that because It makes it my own recipe. It is so easy just to look up a recipe now with the internet, but it's more meaningful to your family if you actually come up with a recipe all your own.

You can make a lot of them and freeze them and take them out when you need them. They are also really good to eat when you take them out of the oven and they are still warm. But I like the glaze on it so I cooled them before adding it.

Muffins are so versatile. They can be savory or they can be sweet. They can be giant size, normal size or little mini muffins are so much fun too.

If you don't want to take the time to make your own applesauce, you can certainly use store bought. I think the applesauce that has bits of apples in it is really good, so you can actually get the apple taste. And, of course, you know that they say, "An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away". Hope you enjoy these muffins.

Photos of Cinnamon Applesauce Streusel Muffins

Muffins completed with the glaze
Muffins completed with the glaze | Source
Muffins before the glaze
Muffins before the glaze | Source
Muffins before they are baked
Muffins before they are baked | Source
Ingredients for the streusel mix
Ingredients for the streusel mix | Source
After the streusel ingredients are mixed together.
After the streusel ingredients are mixed together. | Source

Home Made Applesauce

I simply bought a bag of apples, about 5 lbs. Peel, core and cut in large pieces. Put them in a pot with a cup of apple juice and 3 or 4 tablespoons of honey; depending on the amount of sweetness you like. Cook them on medium heat until the apples are cooked and soft. If you have an immersion blender, this is great for pureeing the applesauce right in the pot. (Taking the pot off the burner first). If you don't have an immersion blender (hand blender) then use your regular blender but leaving little bits of apples in it. Spoon into a container and after it's cooled put an air tight lid on it and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.

It's that simple!

Picture of my Homemade Applesauce

Homemade applesauce
Homemade applesauce | Source

The Glaze

Simply mix 4 tablespoons of confectioner's sugar (10X) and 1 teaspoon of milk. Mix until all the sugar is dissolved.

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5 stars from 2 ratings of Cinnamon Applesauce Streusel Muffins
Prep time: 23 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 43 min
Yields: Approximately 1 1/2 dozen muffins
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 extra large egg
  • 1 cup milk, 2 % or whole
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Ingredients For The Streusel:
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small chunks

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven at 375 degrees. Grease your muffin pans.
  2. Mix the flour and all the dry ingredients together.
  3. Add the egg, milk, butter vanilla and applesauce. Don't over mix the batter, it should not be smooth.
  4. Fill the greased muffin pans and spoon all of the streusel mix on top. Load it up, using all streusel. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes depending on your oven or until the toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle.
  5. Then the muffins are done, I keep them in the tins and allow them to cool completely then apply the glaze, drizzling it back and forth across the muffins.
  6. Then allow the glaze to dry before packing them away. No need to refrigerate the muffins, room temperature is fine. Enjoy!

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      Rachel L Alba 18 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Peggy, Thank you so much for visiting and the very nice comment. I know you will enjoy them.

      Easter blessings to you

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      Peggy Woods 18 months ago from Houston, Texas

      These sound delicious and your photos are great. Happy to share and will be pinning as well. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us Rachel.

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      Rachel L Alba 21 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Cornelia, Muffins are so easy to make, you can mix everything in one bowl and mix my hand with a wooden spoon. I'm sure you can do it. Thanks for the great comment and visit.

      Have a Blessed Christmas.

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      Korneliya Yonkova 21 months ago from Cork, Ireland

      Beautiful photos, the muffins are really seducing. Passed this cool recipe to my daughter, she is crazy about muffins and all kinds of sweets. I am very bad at baking, but probably will try, better say risk to make them too :D

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      Rachel L Alba 23 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      LOL Thanks, Pat. You make me giggle in the morning. I love your comments, they are very encouraging. Thanks again.

      Blessings to you.

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      Patricia Scott 23 months ago from sunny Florida

      Yes please...while I have totally changed my eating habits of late I do think I could share one of these with someone...they are making my mouth water...I can almost smell these baking...sounds so yummy.

      Angels are once again on the way to you ps

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      Rachel L Alba 23 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi peachpurple, Thanks for the visit and really nice comment. Making the applesauce is really easy. What takes the longest is slicing and peeling and coring the apples. Once you get that done, easy. You don't have to slice them thin, you could make them thicker and they get softer as they cook.

      Blessings to you.

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      peachy 23 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      I would love to try homemade applesauce. Your muffins are fluffy

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      Rachel L Alba 23 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you Alicia, I'm glad you like them. I appreciate your comments.

      Blessings to you.

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      Linda Crampton 23 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I enjoy making muffins. Your recipe sounds both delicious and easy to make. Thank you once again for sharing your creations. Your food hubs are always useful!

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      Rachel L Alba 24 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you Chitrangada, for the visit and the great comment. It's appreciated.

      Blessings to you.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 24 months ago from New Delhi, India

      This looks delicious and by your description it seems easy to prepare. Quite suitable to please the family for a Sunday treat.

      The combination of ingredients is interesting. Thanks for sharing the details and the helpful pictures!

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      Rachel L Alba 24 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hello, moonlake, They are easy to make, which is one of the reasons I love to make muffins. Hope you enjoy them, I would like your feedback.

      Blessings to you.

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      Rachel L Alba 24 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks for the visit, thumbi7. I appreciate the visit and comment.

      Blessings to you.

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      Rachel L Alba 24 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Rebecca, Thank you for visiting and the really nice comment. I appreciate it.

      Blessings to you.

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      Rachel L Alba 24 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Pat, That's something that you mentioned you are in Texas. My granddaughter decided to move to Texas to be with her boyfriend. I'm broken hearted of course, but pray she has a good life. She is in Sweetwater. Do you know where that is?

      Thank you as always for your wonderful comments and visits. Hope you have a great visit in Texas.

      Blessings to you.

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      moonlake 24 months ago from America

      They look delicious. Have to keep this recipe so I pinned it to my Pinterest.

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      JR Krishna 24 months ago from India

      Looks yummy.

      Easy to make as well

      Thanks for sharing

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      Rebecca Mealey 24 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      These muffins look divine. Thanks for the recipe. Can't wait to try it. It goes so well with the season, too.

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      Patricia Scott 24 months ago from sunny Florida

      Good morning Rachel so of course now I am drooling...this must smell divine when baking... am in Texas for a visit so have not had breakfast yet as it is just sevenish here but I could really go for one of these....yummmo

      thank you for sharing

      shared g+ tweeted and pinned

      Angels are once again headed to you bringing blessings and hugs ps

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      Rachel L Alba 24 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      RTalloni, Thanks so much for your encouraging comments and visit. We are getting some wet weather here in PA too.

      Blessings to you.

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      RTalloni 24 months ago from the short journey

      Mouther watering mmmm--mmmm.

      I must quickly get some local apples because the wet weather is creating havoc in the orchards.

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      Rachel L Alba 24 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Purl3agony, You can add anything you like and make it your own. Thanks for visiting and for the great comments.

      Blessings to you.

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      Donna Herron 24 months ago from USA

      Yum. I love fruit muffins with a crunchy sweet topping and icing. This recipe sounds perfect! I think I might add some nuts or blueberries too, but I will definitely try this muffin recipe. Thanks so much for sharing! Pinned to my recipe board.