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

I received these adorable supplies from Wholeport as part of their Blogger Program.  You can turn this delicious apple sauce spice muffin recipe into the perfect Halloween party treat with these Halloween Muffin Cups, Paper Doilies, and Cupcake Pedestal from Wholeport.

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  1. This looks absolutely yummy. It is a holiday in Trinidad today so I think it is the perfect day to try out something new in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing the recipe. You've made my day off that much better!
  2. I love the cupcake cups - adorable! The recipe looks yummy too.
  3. Diane N - Philzendia says
    I love Apple everything so I know I will love these muffins.  I love the muffin cups.  so cute!
  4. I actually saw this on Pinterest this morning and repinned it! I have been craving muffins!
  5. Looks so moist! I love using applesauce in baking!
  6. I  love apple spice muffins - these sound great. And those papers are adorable! 
  7. Little Miss Kate says
    Oh these look yummy... and we just went apple picking yesterday!
  8. Heather - Acting Balanced Mom says
    Ooh... love apples and spice - I bet these muffins would freeze really well!  I put a frozen muffin in my kids lunch for dessert and to keep their sandwiches cold instead of using an icepack...
  9. These look magnificent! I'm definitely trying these. I know the boys will love them and I bet they'll freeze up good too, so I can save some for later!
  10. Yum - saving this one!!! Pinned & Tweeted!!
  11. Awesome... Looks delicious! LOVE the paper cups...!! :) hugs x, Crystelle Crystelle Boutique
  12. these look delicious! I love the liners you picked...very cute!
  13. Melissa Smith says
    These look so good & easy! Consider yourself pinned!
  14. Blessie Nelson says
    I love those paper cups! It works well with the fall theme!
  15. The muffin cups are adorable! Looks so yummy!
  16. Tabitha Klucking says
    Here from the linky at Mostly Food and Crafts. These look wonderful! Thanks for sharing.
  17. Those look delicious and so adorable in the little Halloween cups!!
  18. These look delicious and I LOVE the muffin cups. I am getting a box of apples this weekend to make applesauce with. I can't wait to be able to use applesauce for all my baking needs.
  19. What do you do with the topping?  Add before baking?  Aftrer  10 min. baking?
  20. Those muffins look delicious!


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