These delicious Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins are sweetened with applesauce and spiced with cinnamon. And they make a simple breakfast or snack for those busy on-the-go mornings!
I’ve shared multiple health-ish muffins on this website. And you know what? I’m not 100% sold on them. And by that I mean I make them for the kids, I eat a few here and there, but I’m not satisfied or proud of the recipes. I’ve often thought about taking down the healthy chocolate muffins because I’ve made them 3 times, and 2 out of 3 times they were great and then one time they were a flop. Don’t ask me why. I’M NOT A BAKER! But these cinnamon applesauce muffins? Well they may have just converted me to a once-in-awhile baker… who will now only make THESE muffins! [Please hold me to that claim if I ever share another baked muffin on here].
You’ll notice in this recipe that beyond the applesauce, there’s nothing super healthy about these cinnamon applesauce muffins. I used white sugar and flour. Refined flour folks! I thought about spending time baking a few batches and playing around with the ingredient list, but then I realized I’d much rather spend time playing with my kids OR sleeping while they sleep. And what’s wrong with a little sugar and flour every now that then?! Nothing in this registered dietitian’s book! Plus, the fact that I am not wincing while sharing a muffin recipe with you for fear that I’ll get some bad comments means one thing: you’ve GOT to make these.
And if you want to cut the sugar, add whole wheat flour, coconut oil, etc. Please share the method to your madness. Because I haven’t figured out the science behind healthy baking and will never strive to do so! I’ve got this dinner thing down and will take baking in stride. But if I had to sell one thing at a bake sale I’ve now found my product: cinnamon applesauce muffins!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- ½ cup butter, melted
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 375. In a large mixing bowl, add dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, add wet ingredients and whisk until combined.
- Add wet ingredients to the dry and stir until combined. Evenly scoop mixture into a greased or lined muffin pan, filling about ⅔ of the way full.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
PS. Do you like my little helper in the recipe photos?! He couldn’t wait until Mom was finished photographing the muffins to get his hands on one! Or really, all twelve… Sweetened with applesauce and spiced with cinnamon, these cinnamon applesauce muffins are sure to be a family-favorite! Click To Tweet