Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins
My Aunt Millie was another great cook, and these muffins were one of my favorites of her recipes.
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3⁄4 cup applesauce
- 1 3⁄4 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup butter, melted
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cinnamon
- Cream butter and sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs, one at a time, blending well.
- Stir in applesauce.
- Combine dry ingredients and stir into applesauce mixture just to moisten.
- Spoon batter into lightly-greased muffin tins, filling 2/3 full.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Remove from pan immediately and dip tops in melted butter.
- Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over muffins.
These are yummy! I made these this evening for a couple of people who called up and invited themselves over. I substituted the butter with margarine and I used homemade applesauce(recipe number 12802). I did make a little change though, i.e., I used the additional sugar(the one for sprinkling over the muffins) and the additional melted margarine(into which the tops of the muffins had to be dipped) alongwith the other ingredients while mixing in everything together in the mixing bowl. I did this because the batter did not seem to have exactly the right consistency without the additional melted margarine and the remaining sugar gave it that extra much-needed creaminess which usually every muffin has. Later I did not use more sugar and melted margarine. I baked these muffins at 220C for 15 minutes. Thereafter, I let them sit in the closed oven for another 12 minutes before removing them and allowing them to cool completely on wire racks. Everyone loved them and they were gobbled up before I could grab a bite! These are the first applesauce muffins I've tried and the recipe goes straight into my hand written cookbook where I save all the successful Zaar recipes I've tried:)! A definite keeper this recipe is! Thank You for sharing this wonderful recipe.
I've made this recipe a couple times now and really like it. I add cinnamon and nutmeg to the batter for a little additional flavor. Also, I brush the tops with butter and then sprinkle the sugar mixture. I don't like burning my fingers on fresh from the over muffins. When I first took them from the over I was sure I burned them because they were a darker brown than I expected, but they taste great. They remind me of an apple doughnut. Very yummy.
These are yummy muffins.Turned out very moist. Thanks for the great recipe!