Saturday, August 6, 2011

Applesauce Muffins

I love the way my kitchen smells when I bake these muffins. This combination of cinnamon and cloves from the oven is better than any plug-in-the-wall-make-my-house-smell-good product. The recipe is one that I have adapted from the Taste of Home website, and it was submitted by Linda Williams, who said she serves these muffins in her restaurant.



Applesauce Muffins
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup applesauce
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Cinnamon sugar, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Stir in applesauce. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves. Combine flour mixture with creamed mixture. Fold in walnuts. 
Fill 12 greased or paper-lined muffin cups with batter. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to a wire rack. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar if desired.


The original recipe makes 24 muffins. I cut the recipe in half to make 12 muffins.


Bake at 350 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes.


Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, if desired.


2 comments:

  1. I love baking with cinnamon because of the fragrance that is released. These look good through and through.

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  2. Another great muffin recipe! Please link it up at well to Muffin Monday. Thanks so much!

    http://www.talkingdollarsandcents.net/muffin-monday-whole-wheat-butterscotch-muffins

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