Mini Applesauce Muffins Recipe | Little Luna

Mini Applesauce Muffins Recipe | Little Luna


These mini applesauce muffins are the perfect snack for the whole family! Delicious moist muffins filled with applesauce and dipped in irresistible cinnamon sugar.

We love muffins for breakfast, especially these mini muffins! For more muffin recipes, check out our: Healthy Apple Muffins and Blueberry Muffins!

Our Favorite Mini Muffins

Today, I am sharing a recipe for a very delicious mini applesauce muffins.

The applesauce flavor is subtle, but it makes the muffins super moist and delicious. They’re also served with cinnamon and sugar to make them even more irresistible! They are really easy to make and I think everyone in your family will love them.

We love making these mini muffins to enjoy for breakfast or even as a snack – especially after school. Kids find themselves wanting them every week.

How to Make Mini Applesauce Muffins

Prepare. Preheat oven, lightly spray mini muffin pans with cooking spray and set aside.

Batter. Cream butter and sugar until well combined. Stir in eggs and applesauce. Combine remaining dry ingredients in a separate bowl and mix. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well to make a batter.

bake. Spoon batter into greased mini muffin pans, each about 2/3 full. Bake for 11-13 minutes.

Ingredients. Meanwhile, combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Melt butter in another bowl. Let the muffins cool for a while. Once cooled, dip the muffins in the melted butter, then the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Please enjoy!

Recipe FAQ

Can margarine be used instead of butter when baking? Technically yes, but I recommend against switching them. Butter is cream based while margarine is oil based and tastes like butter. When substituting margarine for butter, the end result is not quite the same.

Which applesauce is recommended? We used sweetened plain applesauce in this recipe. You can also use unsweetened applesauce or cinnamon applesauce. They don’t really change the taste or not at all. If you are concerned, you can add a little sugar if you are using unsweetened applesauce. If you use cinnamon applesauce, you can reduce the amount of cinnamon added.

You can also use homemade applesauce!

Can I make these into regular size muffins? Yes, just adjust the bake time to 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

How to Store Muffins

Room temperature: Store cooled muffins in an airtight container for up to a week. Place a paper towel on the bottom of the container, add the muffins, then place a second paper towel on top. The paper towels will absorb any evaporated moisture, so the muffins don’t get soggy. An airtight container prevents air from entering and over-drying.

freeze: Let muffins cool, arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for 2-3 hours. Once frozen, transfer them to a ziplock bag and freeze for up to 3 months.

For more apple snacks, check out:

more muffins

course bread

American cuisine

Prep time 10 minutes

Cook Time 11 minutes

Total time 21 minutes

Serving Size 24 Muffins

Calories 68 kcal

by Lil’ Luna

  • 1/4 c butter softened
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup applesauce or 1 kid-sized applesauce cup
  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 TB baking powder
  • 2 TB butter melted
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray mini muffin pans with cooking spray. Set aside.

  • Cream butter and sugar until well combined. Stir in eggs and applesauce.

  • Combine the remaining dry ingredients in a separate bowl and mix. Add this to the wet ingredients and mix well.

  • Spoon batter into greased mini muffin pans. Fill each ⅔ full. Bake for 11-13 minutes.

  • Let’s calm down.

  • In a separate bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Also, melt butter in another bowl.

  • Dip the muffins in the melted butter, then the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Please enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Regular Chicken.

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