Applesauce Spice Muffins

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Of all the apple muffin recipes, this is one of the lightest and tastiest. It comes from Thornbury, Ontario, in the heart of Georgian Bay apple country.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease or line 12 large muffin cups and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar; beat in egg.
  3. Stir together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. Combine with raisins and almonds.
  5. Stir dry ingredients into the batter in 3 parts, alternating with the applesauce in 2 parts.
  6. Mix just until blended.
  7. Transfer to muffin cups, almost filling each cup.
  8. TOPPING: Combine all topping ingredients and spoon equally over muffins.
  9. Bake at 375 F.
  10. for 20 minutes or until well risen and firm to the touch.
  11. Let cool on a rack and serve for breakfast or snacks.
  12. Makes 12 big muffins.
  13. 150 Classic Canadian Recipes.


Most Helpful

These muffins are very nice. I like the level of spiciness, and they are quite light. The sugar on top adds to the sweetness. Personally, I would rather eat them as snacks than as part of breakfast, but we are all different. I did substitute dried cranberries for raisins and nuts. Thank you very much for sharing this recipe with us.

mianbao March 19, 2014

Very good muffins. I had all the ingredients on hand and followed the recipe exactly, except I use Sugar in the Raw and not granulated white sugar.

threeovens July 15, 2009

This is a great recipe.. came out perfect and great tasting...You can't go wrong with this one. Fantastic!

Jenna 72 August 03, 2008

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