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Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins are so fluffy & soft! Made with cinnamon applesauce, warm cinnamon, and topped with a buttery cinnamon & sugar topping. These muffins always disappear fast.

CINNAMON APPLESAUCE MUFFINS

These cinnamon applesauce muffins are the perfect Fall muffin. Warm cinnamon spice, cinnamon applesauce, and the muffin is covered in cinnamon & sugar!

So soft, delicious, and if it’s anything like my house then they won’t last very long.

If you’re not a fan of cinnamon or the cinnamon & sugar coating then try my recipe for applesauce muffins. Basic but so amazing! 

Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins are so fluffy & soft! Made with cinnamon applesauce, warm cinnamon, and topped with a buttery cinnamon & sugar topping. These muffins always disappear fast.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE THESE MUFFINS

All you need is one bowl for this recipe. No mixer needed but you can certainly use one to make things easier. 

Light Brown Sugar & Granulated Sugar – If you prefer the darker, richer molasses flavor of dark brown sugar then feel free to use that. 

Canola or Vegetable Oil

Large Eggs

Cinnamon Applesauce

Sour Cream – It’s best when baking to use full-fat, real sour cream.

Vanilla Extract

All- Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Salt

Ground Cinnamon

The cinnamon & sugar topping is melted butter, granulated sugar, and ground cinnamon. It may seem like too much but trust me that sweet crunch on top pairs well with the slightly sweet applesauce muffin. 

Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins are so fluffy & soft! Made with cinnamon applesauce, warm cinnamon, and topped with a buttery cinnamon & sugar topping. These muffins always disappear fast.

MY TIPS AND HELPFUL HINTS

  • Can I freeze these muffins? Yes I think you can. I have never personally frozen these muffins but I see no reason why you couldn’t. 
  • To make scooping the batter into the muffin cups so easy, and it produces an even topped & round muffin, use a large cookie scoop!
  • The cinnamon flavor is not overwhelming in these muffins. It may seem like a lot but it’s not. They’re cinnamon spiced muffins that are so soft, slightly sweet, and are perfect for Fall baking. 
  • You can use cupcake/muffin liners in the pan or just spray the pan well with cooking spray. Either way works just fine. I’ve done it both ways. I have to say that I actually prefer to not use the cupcake/muffin liners because I don’t like the crinkly edges it makes on the muffin when you take off the wrapper to eat it. I prefer the look of the muffin baked in the pan without the liners. But to each their own 🙂 

Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins are so fluffy & soft! Made with cinnamon applesauce, warm cinnamon, and topped with a buttery cinnamon & sugar topping. These muffins always disappear fast.

TRY THESE OTHER BREAD & MUFFINS RECIPES THAT USE APPLESAUCE

Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins are so fluffy & soft! Made with cinnamon applesauce, warm cinnamon, and topped with a buttery cinnamon & sugar topping. These muffins always disappear fast.
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Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins


Author Jessica
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Servings 16 muffins
Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins are so fluffy & soft! Made with cinnamon applesauce, warm cinnamon, and topped with a buttery cinnamon & sugar topping. These muffins always disappear fast.

Ingredients
  

  • cup granulated sugar
  • cup light brown sugar
  • cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup cinnamon applesauce
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons milk I use whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Cinnamon & Sugar Topping

  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350°. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners and lightly spray them with cooking spray OR you can just spray the pan well with cooking spray and not use liners.
    *I have done it both ways and it turns out fine either way.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, oil, and egg with a whisk. Mix until it's dark in color and thick.
  • Add the applesauce, sour cream, milk, and vanilla extract. Stir with the whisk until combined.
  • Add in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Stir with a wooden spoon or spatula just until combined and no flour streaks remain.
  • Scoop the batter into each muffin cup filling each one nearly full (about 3/4 full with slightly more being ok).
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes or until top are puffy and rounded.
  • Let the muffins cool in the pan for about 20 minutes or until you can handle them.

Cinnamon & Sugar Topping

  • Put the melted butter into one bowl. To another bowl, stir together the sugar and cinnamon. Grab a muffin and dip the top only into the melted butter and then immediately into the cinnamon & sugar. Roll the muffin around so that you can get the sides of the top of the muffin.
  • Place the dipped muffins on a cooling rack to finish cooling completely OR eat one warm! It's really good. Store leftovers at room temperature in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg

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15 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Just made these. Ate one warm and they are fabulous. Dense slightly sweet apple flavor.

  2. Would these work well as a mini muffin?

    1. Lucy Pulsipher says:

      I’m sure they would work great as mini muffins. Make sure to watch them carefully as they bake because they will most likely bake faster since they’re smaller.

      1. I made chunky apple sauce. use 1 1/2 cups batter was pretty thick. worked great. Thank you for sharing this!

        1. Together as Family says:

          You’re welcome! Thank you for your comment Teresa.

  3. 5 stars
    I made these for after dinner treat last night. They are perfect… not too sweet! I left off the cinnamon sugar topping as I have to watch my sugar intake and they were for me, the perfect sweetness! A also substituted apple butter for about half of the applesauce and added about a Tablespoon of molasses just for fun! They were delicious! These will be a favorite fall treat for sure!

    1. Lucy Pulsipher says:

      Thank you so much for your comment! The idea of switching applesauce with apple butter is so fun, and I’m so glad you liked them!

  4. Diane Exley says:

    Hi,Lucy! Does this make 12 or 16 muffins? I’d like to make them for a morning ladies Bible study I attend and I want to make sure there’s enough. I’m sure they’ll be a hit!

    1. Together as Family says:

      Hello! This recipe makes 16 muffins. I hope they love them!

  5. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! Great recipe! Thank you.

    1. Together as Family says:

      You are so welcome! Thanks for your comment 🤗

  6. 5 stars
    so delicious especially with the butter cinnamon sugar topping

    1. Together as Family says:

      Thank you so much!

  7. Mary kemper says:

    Can you sub the egg for more applesauce ? Egg allegirs

    1. Together as Family says:

      You would use 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce to replace one egg. And sources say to add a 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder for every 1/4 cup of applesauce to keep the texture of the baked good light since fruit purées can make them dense. Good luck!