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Applesauce Cinnamon Chip Muffins

Applesauce Cinnamon Chip Muffin Recipe

I found a recipe for Applesauce Muffins while paging through one of my older (to me) cookbooks called Ms. Daisy Celebrates Tennessee (found on page 252).

Naturally I adapted Miss Daisy’s recipe (duh, LOL), and came up with my own recipe for Applesauce Cinnamon Chip Muffins that are extremely moist and flavorful with just the right amount of sweet!

Applesauce Cinnamon Chip Muffin Recipe

Yield: 24 muffins    Prep Time: 10 minutes     Bake Time: 15-20 minutes

2 sticks butter, softened (I use salted)
2 cups granulated sugar (I used coconut palm sugar, but granulated sugar works perfectly well)
1 cup applesauce
2 eggs
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 sweet/tart apple, peeled and diced small (I used pink lady, but feel free to use your favorite variety)
2 cup chopped pecans
2 cups cinnamon chips

-Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
-In a large bowl using a hand mixer, or in the bowl of a stand mixer using the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
-In a small bowl, whisk together the applesauce and eggs.
-Add the applesauce/egg mixture into the butter/sugar mixture.
-In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and cinnamon.
-Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, until just combined.
-On low speed, gradually mix in the diced apple, pecan and cinnamon chips. *Note – The batter will be heavy and thick. This is how it’s supposed to be.
-Fill 24 prepared muffin tins, that have been sprayed with baking spray to 3/4 full.
-Bake muffins in preheated oven for 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of one of the muffins comes out dry.
-Cool on a wire rack and remove the muffins from the pans, after approximately 10 minutes, to cool completely.

Applesauce Cinnamon Chip Muffin Recipe

Now grab a quick muffin and a nice cup of tea or coffee because there’s nothing better than a good home cooked breakfast before you go out exploring the world! 🙂

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If you’ve enjoyed this recipe, I’ve got some other breakfast muffins I think you’ll also enjoy: Banana, Blueberry and Lemon Muffins, English Muffin Muffins, Cranberry Nut Doughnut Muffins and Zucchini, Carrot and Pineapple Muffins.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Thursday 27th of March 2014

Applesauce just makes everything so moist and so much better! Great breakfast muffins, Renee! I love the addition of pecans but oooh I could see throwing in a handfuls of those tender, chewy dried apple bits too. Love this recipe!