Applesauce Muffins

applesauce muffins

As I’ve mentioned before, my family has never been big on desserts. Along with Apple Pizza and Half-the-Chocolate-Chips Cookies, these Applesauce Muffins were in the regular dessert rotation. Or was that the breakfast rotation? Hard to say.

Don’t be intimidated by the ingredient list. If you have a fully stocked spice cabinet, you probably already have all the ingredients except applesauce, raisins, and walnuts. Once you have everything, you just dump it all in a mixing bowl and beat them together. You can make the recipe as a cake (9×13), muffins (24), or mini muffins (48).

These muffins are super easy to make and a major crowd pleaser, which is why I made them for the Goodwill Store Costume Contest winner’s party. Judging the contest was at least ten times more difficult than making these muffins, but you can read about that on the Triad Goodwill Blog.

Applesauce Muffins:

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 15 oz can applesauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Blend half a minute on low, scraping sides of bowl constantly. Blend 3 minutes on high, scraping sides occasionally.
  • Pour into 9×13 pan, 24 muffin cups, or 48 mini muffin cups (filling muffin cups about 3/4 full).
  • Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.
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