These cinnamon applesauce muffins are deliciously moist and perfect for using up a glut of apples. Why not make them as an after school snack or even gobble one up for breakfast?
One of my favourite flavour combinations at this time of year has to be apple and cinnamon. I love it in crumbles, pies, cakes and especially now in these cinnamon applesauce muffins. If you're looking for an easy seasonal muffin recipe then these are for you!
The apples are from a friend's house. Imagine my delight when she complained about the apple tree in her garden and the fact that they didn't eat apples.
Oh yes, I came home with a huge bag of apples and this is the first recipe I made with them.
Do applesauce muffins taste of apple?
I have to admit that the muffins don't have a huge amount of apple flavour. You might even think they are just spiced muffins if I hadn't told you.
If you want to make them really taste of apple then you can add some diced fresh apple to the mixture. Or why not put some sliced apple on the top as I did in this date and apple cake?
I didn't do that this time as my children have turned a little picky as far as fresh fruit inside cakes go. I worried that they wouldn't eat these if I did that! Please, don't let that stop you.
The muffins may not have a huge hit of apple flavour but whenever I can hide a few extra fruits or veggies in my bakes then I'm happy.
How can you adapt these apple sauce muffins?
As I mentioned above, you could add a little fresh diced apple to the muffin batter. You could also add a few raisins to make the muffins even fruitier.
If you want to adapt the spicing then mixed spice or ginger would both work well as alternatives.
I used part wholemeal flour to make the muffins more wholesome but if you don't have any then just substitute it for all plain white flour. You can also substitute the wholemeal flour for buckwheat flour.
Can you freeze these spiced apple sauce muffins?
These apple sauce muffins freeze really well for up to three months. Put them in an airtight bag in the freezer. Bring them out a couple of hours before you want to eat them.
How long do they stay fresh for?
You can keep the muffins in an airtight container for at least 3-4 days. However, they don't last long at all in our house. They are usually all gone in about 2 days. Even so, they are a great recipe to make as an after school snack.
Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins Recipe
Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins
- Muffin tin
- Mixing bowl
- Wooden spoon
- Wire cooling rack
- 110 g butter at room temperature
- 130 g soft brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 100 g plain wholemeal flour
- 90 g plain white flour
- 1.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 230 g applesauce
- 2 tsp soft dark brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Pre-heat the oven to 180C
- Put the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat together with a wooden spoon.
- Beat in both eggs.
- Put the flours, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and cinnamon in another bowl. Stir.
- Add the apple sauce and the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl. Fold together.
- Line a muffin tin with cases and spoon the mixture in until the cases are about two thirds full.
- Bake the muffins in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
- Test to see if they are cooked when a skewer comes out clean.
- Cool on a wire rack.
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