Applesauce Muffins Recipe -
Applesauce Muffins Recipe
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Applesauce Muffins

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"Great healthy muffins with no sugar."

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen muffins Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Mix flour, baking soda, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and salt together in a bowl.
  3. Beat shortening with an electric mixer in a separate large bowl until smooth; add honey and mix for 2 minutes. Stir flour mixture into shortening mixture, alternating with applesauce, until batter is smooth. Fold in raisins and walnuts. Spoon about 2 1/2 tablespoons batter into each muffin cup.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 15, 2012

I make a recipe similar to this, only instead of shortening I use melted butter. I like to soak the raisins in hot apple juice or unsweetened chai to plump them a bit before I use them in this recipe. We love these muffins.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 03, 2013

Yeah, yeah, I used my blend of apple pie spices, which doesn't include ginger, so I'll take any blame for the subtle flavor - although I don't know that I'd want more. These might be good with chopped apples in them. They aren't bad, just a little on the heavy side, moist. On the other hand, when asked, E, 15, said he wouldn't mind seeing them again - if I felt like making 'em. :? :)

Jan 09, 2014

I added 2 eggs and a quarter cup of milk because it was too dense. I left out the clove (personal preference)The addition of the egg and milk thinned it nicely and made a delicious muffin. I also added an oat crumble topping before baking. Yum!

Jan 01, 2013

Absolutely delicious! Moist too. Will definitely make again.

Jan 25, 2015

I did 1/2 tsp soda and 1/2 tsp powder so it wasn't so dry.

Nov 10, 2014

I made these with no changes, and they were very good, moist and the right texture for muffins, BUT they should be named "Applesauce SPICE Muffins"--they taste like spice cake, so much so that I couldn't taste the applesauce. (I know, I should have known this from reading the recipe, just wanted to give others a heads up).

Feb 15, 2013

To strong in cloves and very dense muffin.

Jan 31, 2013

I was looking for a low-sugar muffin for my kids and these no sugar muffins are perfect. The raisins give them a bit of sweetness, but they are less sweet than your usual muffin. I used butter instead of shortening.


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  • Calories
  • 210 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.2 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 156 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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