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.


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

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