Sunday, October 7, 2012

Applesauce Muffins

Does it seem like we make a lot of muffins and cupcakes and baked good around here? It's true. We do. The munchkin loves to help in the kitchen and I like to indulge her. We made these recently and they're perfect for Fall, full of applesauce and apple pie spice - moist and fragrant and delicious. My kid even ate them and she may be the world's pickiest eater. 

If you're looking for a little weekend baking idea these would be perfect! Enjoy

Applesauce Muffins:
(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
4 eggs
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!

1 comment:

  1. yummy! To me muffins are always comfort food!

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