Applesauce Muffins W/ Agave Nectar

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Chellynae

I needed to use up some applesauce my 3 year old wouldn't eat and came up with this recipe. We both loved them, so I guess I got him to eat that applesauce anyway! I love the way the edges carmelize. YUMMY! **Please see the reviews for a variation of the original recipe that should fix the rising problem.**

Top Review by Outta Here

I am giving this 4 stars for flavor, which is great, but I had to do some adjusting of ingredients. The ratio of wet to dry seems wrong to me. I think the final step (#5) says it all. With that much liquid, muffins will spread instead of rising. I made the following changes: 1 cup applesauce, 1/2 cup agave (which still gave them enough sweetness) and 1/4 cup melted butter. Mine rose fine. I also added some nutmeg with the cinnamon. I made 2 batches-one plain and one with dried cranberries. Made for Fall 2009 My 3 Chefs game.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the applesauce, nectar, egg and butter together. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together baking soda, baking powder, salt and flours.
  3. Mix wet and dry ingredients all together. (Never over mix muffins.).
  4. Pour into greased muffin tins, and bake in 350 degrees oven for approximately 30 minutes. Muffins are done when a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean.
  5. Do not over fill muffin tins as these muffins tend to spread out instead of rising up.

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