Applesauce Morning Muffins

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Table Food: Applesauce Morning Muffins! I have always been a fan of fruity sweet apples. Growing up in an apple orchard, on a road called Orchard Lane, I never grew tired of picking the dark red and yellow-striped fruit off a low tree limb on my way home from school. I’d twist the stem, quietly reciting the alphabet until the stem snapped off. Whatever letter I was on told me the name of my next boyfriend. My heart would flip into a flutter as I whispered his name under my breath before sinking my teeth into its tasty core. Juice would run down my chin before I could swipe it away as I continued crunching. Did those wise and wonderful apples ever grant me a wish? I’ll never tell.



1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

3/4 cup applesauce

1 3/4 cup flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

For topping:

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly spray a muffin pan with nonstick oil. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, beating well after each addition. Stir in applesauce. Combine flour, baking powder, and sea salt. Add to batter; stir just until moistened. Spoon batter into muffin tins, filling 2/3 full. Bake 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing muffins from pan. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a shallow dish. Dip muffin tips into melted butter. Roll in cinnamon sugar. Serve warm.

49 thoughts on “Applesauce Morning Muffins

  1. “*What’s cooking in Gail’s Kitchen
    is akin to the world’s best fried chicken
    being prepared *&* cooked in Gail’s Kitchen
    but this morning minus the competition’s huffing, puffing *&* bluffing
    on the menu is Gail’s delicious Applesauce Morning Muffins!”

    _-Van Prince

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  2. My cousin and I were recently reminiscing about the childhood games we played. I had never heard of it, but the apple stem was one she played as well! What beautifully described memories and beautiful muffins. I love the dip in butter and cinnamon sugar 🙂

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  3. I just ‘had’ your muffins! I have a little orchard, nothing grand; a few apple trees, pears, plum trees and two cherry trees. I grow them in borders among other plants. Roses are trailing up the apple trees. In my blog, there is a post
    about my garden with many pictures.


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