Muffin Recipe: Apple Sauce Spice Muffins

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For me, fall means apples and this muffin recipe is one of the best ways to enjoy them.  When I was sent EATS: Enjoy All the Seconds for review, I knew that this muffin recipe was the one I was going to feature on my site. EATS is all about enjoying food in creative and responsible ways without the waste.  If you are like me, you often cook something and find yourself with leftovers.   I am always trying to come up with creative ways to use up leftovers so the food doesn’t go to waste.

EATS has 135 recipes that show you how to buy, why to buy, and how to store 27 different fruits and vegetables. Also included are tips on growing fruits and vegetables in gardens or containers. Best of all, the recipes will show you how to turn one basic dish into a set of alternate recipes.  Recipes are divided by colors (Broccoli is green, corn is yellow, pears are white, etc.). This delicious muffin recipe is the perfect choice during apple season.

Apple sauce spice muffin recipe

Muffin Recipe: Apple Sauce Spice Muffins

Yields 12

Apple Sauce Spice Muffins

20 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup apple sauce
  • 2/3 cup peeled and chopped red apple
  • For the topping:
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp oats
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Grease 12 muffin cups or use paper liners.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt together in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and brown sugar together until well combined.
  4. Whisk the melted butter into the egg mixture, a little at a time, until creamy. Mix in the buttermilk, then stir in apple sauce and apple pieces.
  5. Fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture, making sure not to over mix. Divide the batter among the muffin cups.
  6. Stir all the topping ingredients and sprinkle on top of the muffins.
  7. Bake until the muffins are puffed and golden, about 20 minutes.
  8. Cool in the muffin pan on a rack 5 minutes, then remove the muffins from the pan.


apple sauce spice muffin recipe

Apple sauce spice muffin recipe

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