If you're looking for a little weekend baking idea these would be perfect! Enjoy
(adapted from 750 Best Muffin Recipes by Camilla V. Saulsbury)
Sift dry ingredients together in bowl: (when I say sift I mean put in bowl and stir with whisk)
2 C flour
3 tsp. apple pie spice (I use Penzey's)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. kosher salt
Combine wet ingredients and mix till combined:
1/2 C butter, melted
1 C sugar
1/2 C brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 C unsweetened applesauce (I like Trader Joe's)
Mix wet and dry ingredients together until combined - I would say don't over mix but my baking assistant mixed these rather, ahem, vigorously and they were fine ;-) You could also add up to 1 C chopped, toasted pecans at this point if you'd like to. Harper informer me that she doesn't like pecans (naturally) so we left them out.
Bake in paper lined muffin tins - we got 22 muffins (filled about 2/3 and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar on top before baking) 18 - 20 minutes (toothpick should come out clean) at 350 degrees.
Happy baking, happier eating!