Fall is a good time for all the good stuff like apples, winter squash, and pumpkins so I decided on this Applesauce Muffins Recipe. This is a simple recipe, but it is large making 24 standard size muffins. I wanted to bake some extra for the freezer so I stuck with the recipe as written, but it could easily be cut in half. This is a simple recipe that is quick to prepare and the muffins have excellent flavor. The recipe calls for nuts; but you could substitute raisins, or leave them out all together. These muffins are also topped with powdered sugar which I think if I make these again I will leave off-they are very good without the added sugar. The next time you are looking for a sweet treat give these Applesauce Muffins a try. Enjoy
2 medium eggs
4 cups flour
2 cups unsweetened applesauce
2 cups sugar
1 cup of chopped nuts
1 cup of butter or margarine
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons of ground allspice
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon salt
Powdered sugar (optional)
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
1. Cream the butter and sugar. Then mix in the eggs one at a time.
2. Mix in the applesauce, cinnamon, allspice and cloves.
3. Sift together the salt, baking soda and flour. Then add to applesauce mixture and mix thoroughly.
Stir in the chopped nuts.
4. Pour into greased or sprayed muffin tins and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes. Test with a tooth pick to come out clean.
While still warm, sprinkle the tops with powdered sugar. (optional)