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Applesauce Muffins

This year we had a great apple yield on our one apple tree. We made a big pot of applesauce and now I have to come up recipes that use applesauce. This applesauce muffin recipe was a good addition.
Today is September 13th which happens to be my parents 69th wedding anniversary. I'm thanking God for his faithfulness to them all these years! Happy Anniversary Mom and Pop!

Applesauce Muffins

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup quick cooking oats, dry
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all the topping ingredients in a medium bowl and use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the ingredients until it's to a crumb consistency.
  3. Combine all the muffin ingredients and stir until moistened.
  4. Lightly grease muffin pan cups or use paper muffin cup liners in the muffin pan. 
  5. Fill cups 3/4 full and sprinkle generously with crumb topping.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes. 
  7. Makes 12-16 small muffins. 
  8. You can also make large muffins and your yield will probably be about 8 large muffins or more.


  1. 69 years! What an accomplishment, it gives hope to many, I am sure.

  2. Yum Yum - apple muffins. I think I can smell them here..... I just visited your blog and read about your parents - so beautiful!!

  3. Thanks for the recipe- just what I needed as I have made a large batch of applesuace too.

  4. It happens to be my parents' 37th. What fun! I wished I lived closer to them because I know my mother would love if I made these for her. Appreciate all your hard work on this site - the recipes and thoughts are beautiful!

  5. You specified quick cooking oats for the topping. Are they ok for the main muffin too, or should I use large flake oatmeal?

    1. Colleen,
      You can use the quick cooking oats for the main part, too.

  6. Delicious! I made a batch this morning and they were perfect. I used large flake oats for the main muffin and the topping. Love your site, ladies. Keep up the good work.

  7. WOW these are yummy - when I read the recipe I realized I had all the ingredients, so I hopped into the kitchen to bake some up :) I got 18 muffins --- after I baked the first 12 I added some raisins to the remaining batter for my raisin loving son. I'm going to put these on the counter and when the guys get home from work, I think it'll be "YAY! Applesauce muffins for snack!" time :D

  8. Yesterday, I was looking through your cookbook for recipes containing applesauce. My 99 year old Mother can not bear to see any apples go to waste and has been busy making applesauce non-stop.

  9. These were very tasty! I made a batch this afternoon and everyone approved! When they cooled, I drizzled a glaze made of 1 cup powdered sugar mixed with 2 TBS milk. I will be making these again! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us!


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