freshly baked applesauce muffins on a white plate

Applesauce Muffins

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I love these amazing homemade applesauce muffins. They are super duper easy to make with just a handful of ingredients.

If you find that your big jar of applesauce seems to go bad before you can eat it all, use it to make muffins! Applesauce muffins are so yummy and aren’t too sweet either.

They are great to have for breakfast, brunch, or anytime during the day. If I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get baking!

Step 1: Gather the ingredients

In order to make this applesauce muffins recipe you will need the following ingredients:

  • White granulated sugar – This is the main sweet element for the muffins and will also aid in the overall texture.
  • Butter – I normally use unsalted butter, but salted butter will work as well.
  • Eggs – The eggs will act as a binder for the other ingredients and help with a softer crumb for the muffin. They also help with leavening.
  • Vanilla extract – The vanilla is a wonderful flavor enhancer.
  • Flour – Use all-purpose/plain flour.
  • Ground cinnamon – The cinnamon gives it a boost in flavor.
  • Baking soda – This is the main leavening agent for these applesauce muffins.
  • Salt – The salt will balance out the sweetness. As well as enhance the flavors of the other ingredients.

Step 2: How to make applesauce muffins

Begin by preheating the oven to 350 F/176 C. In a medium bowl melt the butter in the microwave or melt it on the stovetop and add it to a medium bowl. Then add the sugar and cream those ingredients together with a hand mixer or stand mixer.

Next add in the eggs and mix those in, followed by the vanilla extract.

Step 3: Applesauce time!

Large bowl with a hand mixer mixing applesauce together with other ingredients

Add the applesauce, the star of this recipe, into a large bowl. Now add in the other mixture with the applesauce and blend together until just combined. A whisk or wooden spoon will work fine as well.

Step 4: Dry ingredients

In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, ground cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.

Completing the applesauce muffins batter by pouring the wet ingredients into a large glass bowl with the dry ingredients

Now combine the wet batter with the dry ingredients, mix until just combined, completing the applesauce muffins batter.

Step 5: Bake those applesauce muffins

applesauce muffin batter added to muffin pans with paper cups

Fill up 2 standard muffin pans with 24 paper cups. Next fill them with muffin batter about 2/3 full.

Freshly baked applesauce muffins on a white plate

Bake the muffins for 20 to 25 minutes in the middle rack of the oven. Check them by poking a toothpick in the center, if it comes out clean they are done.

Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool in the pans for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

How long do applesauce muffins last?

When freshly baked these muffins will last for a day or 2 stored at room temperature or about a week if stored in an airtight container in the fridge. You may also freeze them in a freezer bag for up to 3 months.

freshly baked applesauce muffins on a white plate
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Applesauce Muffins

What should you do with that large jar of applesauce that you have and can't seem to eat? Make applesauce muffins with the leftovers! They are super yummy and easy to make. They are not super sweet and are very hearty, perfect for breakfast or brunch or afternoon snack.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Cooling time15 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dense, moist, soft
Servings: 24 muffins
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer
  • Bowls
  • Whisk
  • Wooden spoon (optional if not using a mixer)
  • 2 Standard Muffin pans
  • Baking cups


  • 4 cups of flour 500g
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar 400g
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups of applesauce 500g
  • 1 cup of melted butter 225g
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract 5ml
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon 2.5g
  • 1 tsp of baking soda 4g
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt 2g


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F/176 C.
  • In a medium bowl melt the butter and then add the sugar and cream them together with a mixer or whisk.
  • Add the eggs and mix those in until combined, followed by the vanilla extract.
  • Fold in the applesauce in with the batter.
  • In a large bowl add the flour, salt, baking soda, and ground cinnamon. Whisk those dry ingredients together.
  • Combine the dry ingredients with the wet batter about half of it at a time, until all combined completely the applesauce muffins batter.
  • Fill up 2 standard muffin pans with a total of 24 paper cups. Add batter to each cup filling them about 2/3rds full. Bake them in the middle rack position for 20 to 25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean after poking them in the middle.
  • Allow them to cool for a few minutes then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!


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Calories: 224kcal

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  1. Elicitfolio

    5 stars
    I made these for my family this morning and they were so yummy! Full of flavor, easy to make and moist!

  2. 5 stars
    Those applesauce muffins are looking quite delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    I love Applesauce Muffins! My niece will love this also. We will bake it on Sunday.

  4. 4 stars
    Like your beautiful muffin paper cups, and it’s a great easy recipe to make! I am giving a 4-star rating and thanks for sharing with us! – Knycx Journeying

  5. Steven Morrissette

    5 stars
    I love applesauce cupcakes. I’ll have to try your recipe though see if it’s better than my girlfriend’s.

  6. 5 stars
    These look amazing and easy to make! I would probably put some chopped granny smith apples in to add texture and flavor, and a sugar top to make it crispy on the top. I am such a texture person!

  7. Gervin Khan

    5 stars
    Oh my gosh, these applesauce muffins looks really delicious. Looks like a perfect summer treat for the kids, will def try this.

  8. Oh wow, I have not had applesause since my boy was a baby, like 20 years ago πŸ˜€ I use to pick the apples from my motheres garden and make it myself πŸ™‚

  9. 5 stars
    Yyyaaaayyyyy! I will be making these with bae, very soon. I love anything apple.

  10. 5 stars
    Whoa, these are the perfect answer for on the go mornings… and an afternoon snack. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  11. I bet these are so moist! Have you tried making them without butter? I know some vegan options would opt out of butter or add avocado instead.

  12. It is always nice to get in the kitchen and bake. I wish these were gluten and dairy free.

  13. this looks and sounds amazing. i would love to try this with chunky applesauce for a breakfast treat.

  14. Daniel Sierra

    5 stars
    What a great recipe! I need to try this, my next baking project hehe

  15. 5 stars
    OMG YUM! This sounds delicious! And they look so so fluffy!

  16. Bright snow Loveland

    Oh my gosh…. This must be try at home today. Thanks for sharing ur great recipe.

  17. 5 stars
    I can almost taste these already! I’m going to make up a batch this weekend. They sound so good!

  18. 5 stars
    These sound delightful and I bet that applesauce makes them irresistibly moist, YUM!

  19. 5 stars
    The applesauce makes these come out so moist. Not too sweet, but just right!

  20. 5 stars
    These are the perfect little muffins!

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