Applesauce Streusel Muffins

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

What a great way to use fresh apples! The smell while the muffins are baking is heavenly! You can replace the applesauce by apple butter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with Pam.
  2. Make topping: in a bowl, stir together brown sugar, cereal, flour, cinnamon, oil and water just until crumbly. Set aside.
  3. Make muffins: in a large bowl and using a whisk or electric beaters, combine sugar, brown sugar, milk, applesauce, oil and egg.
  4. In another bowl, stir together 1 cup flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. With a wooden spoon, stir the mixture into the applesauce mixture just until everything is combined.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together apples and 2 tsp flour; stir the mixture into the batter. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle the topping evenly over top.
  6. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a tester inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out dry.
Most Helpful

A very moist and flavorful muffin; you'd never guess they were made with lower fat ingredients. My muffins rose while baking then fell slightly. I did replace the applesauce with apple butter so maybe that did it. Rise or fall - the flavor is still great! Thanks for the recipe!

SusieQusie June 27, 2007

Fabulous! I made mini muffins for my kids and ended up with 38 muffins. They are so moist and so tasty, the perfect amount of sweet! I used crushed corn flakes instead of grape nuts for the topping and I would do it again. My kids are all under 5 right now, so I envision many years of making these muffins for them. Thanks for a keeper!

HeidiSue January 14, 2007