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Spiced Applesauce Muffins- One of My Favorite and Most Asked for Recipes

Updated on November 9, 2011

Spiced Applesauce Muffins

I love this recipe, and have had it for a long time. I found it when I was first married, then tweaked it over time until I liked it even more than I did initially. What made it a keeper in our family, besides the fact that we just liked it, was that once we took them to a Thanksgiving Potluck, and a few different people asked for the recipe. They don't look that fancy, but are packed with a spicy goodness that balances out a meal. Or, they can just be their own meal, say with some fruit for a breakfast. I love the smell of all the spices together. In some ways it reminds me of when my Mom would make spiced apples when I was a kid. Those were so good, and when she took them out of the oven, I couldn't wait to have those. A great treat, that was healthier than I realized.

Spiced Applesauce Muffins

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees


One half cup of applesauce, you can use regular or chunky applesauce

One and a half cups of flour

One half cup of vegetable oil

One cup of sugar

One teaspoon of allspice

One half teaspoon of cinnamon

One half teaspoon of nutmeg

One quarter teaspoon ground cloves

3/4 quarter teaspoon of salt

One half teaspoon of baking powder

Variation: You can also use a small amount of cut up apples, finely diced, but I often will get the chunky applesauce.

Directions below

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Directions for spiced applesauce muffins


First, I combine all the dry ingredients together and sift them together in a small bowl.

Then mix together the oil and the applesauce in a larger bowl, and slowly add the dry mixture above, until all is fully combined.

Line a muffin pan with paper liners, or spray with non stick cooking spray. I spoon in batter into each tin, about half full.

Bake at 400 degrees for about fifteen to twenty minutes until they are done.

Serve with butter or eat by themselves, or with jam, and fresh coffee or hot tea goes well with these. Hope you enjoy them.

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Eddy, thanks for stopping by and bookmarking. I appreciate your comment. :)

      Take care, and Happy New Year!

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Mmmmmm another to Bookmark.

      An up up and away for this one.

      Take care


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      Paula 7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Phoenix, one of the reasons I like this recipe is that it is very easy and tasty. It doesn't seem fair they are so easy for the taste you get!

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      Paula 7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Irish Di, I sometimes use an applesauce with no sugar, or very little sugar added if any. So you don't have to adjust much if at all. These are easy and fun to make and because they are muffins, even if they aren't super sweet, that may be a good thing. Thank you for the question! I would love to try these with homemade applesauce!

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      PhoenixV 7 years ago from USA

      I bet this is a great recipe

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      Irish Di 7 years ago

      Question: does the applesauce you use have any added sugar? I can't buy applesauce locally so I'm gonna stew my own, I need to know if I should adjust the qty of added sugar in the recipe.

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      Paula 7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Ethel, thank you for the comment

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      Paula 7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Onlinehub, thanks for the comment and stopping by!

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      OnlineHub 7 years ago from Fresno, CA, USA

      Thanks for sharing this scrumptious Spiced Applesauce Muffin recipe. I like reading this article and I hope to make this one soon. 5* plus recommendation!