These Mini Applesauce Muffins are the perfect snack for the whole family! Deliciously moist muffins filled with applesauce, and dipped in an irresistible cinnamon sugar topping.
We love muffins for breakfast, especially these mini ones! For even more muffin recipes, check out our: healthy apple muffins and blueberry muffins!
our favorite mini Muffins
Today, I’m sharing a recipe for Mini Applesauce Muffins that were beyond delicious.
The taste of applesauce is subtle, but it made the muffins super moist and yummy. They’re also topped with cinnamon and sugar making them extra irresistible! They were really easy to make and I think everyone in your family will like them.
We like to make these mini muffins to enjoy for breakfast, or even as a snack – especially after school. The kids find themselves wanting them every week.
How to Make mini Applesauce Muffins
PREP. Preheat the oven and lightly spray the mini muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside.
BATTER. Cream the butter and sugar until they are well combined. Fold in the egg and applesauce. Combine the remaining dry ingredients in a separate bowl and mix. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well to create a batter.
BAKE. Spoon the batter into the greased mini muffin pan, filling each about 2/3 full. Bake for 11-13 minutes.
TOPPING. Meanwhile, combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Melt the butter in another bowl. Let the muffins cool for a bit. Once they’ve cooled, dip the muffins into melted butter and then into the cinnamon and sugar mixture. ENJOY!
Can margarine be used instead of butter in baking? Technically yes it can, but I would recommend not switching them. Butter is cream based where as margarine is oil based and flavored to taste like butter. When butter is substituted with margarine the end result isn’t quite the same.
What kind of applesauce is recommended? We used sweetened plain applesauce for this recipe. You can also use unsweetened applesauce or cinnamon applesauce. They won’t really alter the flavor much or at all. If you are worried, you can add add an extra pinch of sugar if you used unsweetened applesauce. If you used cinnamon applesauce you can just reduce the amount of added cinnamon.
You can also used homemade applesauce!
Can I make these into regular sized 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 the cooled muffins in an airtight container for up to a week. Lay a paper towel on the bottom of the container add the muffins and lay a second paper towel over the top. The paper towel will absorb any evaporated moisture so the muffins don’t get a soggy texture. The airtight container keeps the air from getting in and drying them out too much.
To freeze: Allow the muffins to cool, arrange them 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 treats, check out:
- Glazed Donut Muffins
- Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Mini Glazed Pumpkin Donut Muffins
- Banana Crumb Muffins
- Mini Donut Muffins
Mini Applesauce Muffins Recipe
- 1/4 c butter softened
- 1/3 c sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 c applesauce or 1 kid-size applesauce cup
- 1 c all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 TB baking powder
- 2 TB butter melted
- 1/4 c sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
- Cream butter and sugar until well combined. Fold in egg and applesauce.
- Combine the rest of the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and mix. Add this to the wet ingredients and mix well.
- Spoon batter into greased mini muffin pan. Fill each ⅔ full. Bake for 11-13 minutes.
- Let cool for a bit.
- In a separate bowl, combined sugar and cinnamon. Also, melt butter in another bowl.
- Dip muffins into melted butter and then into the cinnamon and sugar mixture. ENJOY!
Recipe adapted from Plain Chicken.
These little muffins are the perfect treat to pop in your mouth.
My kids love muffins and I love having them on hand for quick breakfasts and easy snacks. This is a simple and delicious addition to our rotation.
These are bite-sized pieces of heaven!! They are so soft! It’s easy to eat more than one!
Not only are these adorable, they are so delicious too. These make a great on the go breakfast or snack! I love that you can freeze them too!
My kids love when I make these! They are gone so fast! They are a great snack or breakfast treat & super easy to make!
These muffins are so good, like the a lot better than the regular size muffins.
Anyone who I shared them with, love the,
Oh I’m so glad to hear that enjoyed them! The mini size is really fun, isn’t it?
Just wondering if apple butter could be substituted for the apple sauce?
I have never tried that substitution before but I’d love to hear how it turns out if you use the apple butter. Apple butter has a thicker consistency than apple sauce so it might change the texture of the muffins somewhat. Let me know how it goes. I’d love to hear!
I don’t have a mini muffin pan–would these work as regular size muffins (less fun of course but…)? Thanks!
Yes they would work as regular size muffins as well – just adjust the bake time to 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
These muffins have been my family and friends favorites for years. The are even Better the next day
Our family of four devoured these in just a day and a half. They’re so moist and tender and not too sweet. I thought about elaborating on the recipe, but I’m glad I decided to stick to it.
Perfectly simple. Getting ready to make these again right now.
Oh that makes me so happy to hear! I’m glad your whole family enjoyed the muffins!
They were very good and I felt I was being so healthy!
So glad you enjoyed the muffins!
I made these today and they were just lovely … I made double the recipe and got 12 big muffins … I was almost tempted to pipe some caramel into the center!
Nearly half have gone already .. there’s only two of us oh my!
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