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Double-Duty Applesauce Mini Muffins

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.

Makes

about 3 dozen

Children reach with both hands for these buttery tender mini muffins. Cinnamon-spiced and made with applesauce, they’re easy to bake on a moment’s notice. —Mary Ann Lee, Clifton Park, New York
Double-Duty Applesauce Mini Muffins Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup reserved Double-Duty Heavenly Applesauce or other cinnamon applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in applesauce and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Add to creamed mixture; stir just until moistened.
  2. Fill paper-lined mini-muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
  3. For topping, in a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. Dip tops of warm muffins in melted butter, then in cinnamon sugar. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 mini muffin: 85 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 76mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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