Cocoa Applesauce Muffins

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

A nice muffin with an optional crunchy topping.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Grease bottom only of muffin cups (the 2 1/2 inch diameter size will make 12 muffins).
  3. Prepare the crunchy topping by combining all of the topping ingredients until crumbly. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, comine the cocoa and oil, stirring until smooth.
  5. Add the applesauce and egg, blending well.
  6. Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together.
  7. Stir in the applesauce mixture and nuts, just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  8. Fill the muffin cups about 2/3 full and sprinkle a heaping teaspoonful of topping on each muffin.
  9. Bake 25-30 minutes.


Most Helpful

Good! Made as directed but baked 17 minutes. Next time I'll take out at 15 min. Tasted like a brownie cupcake with hints of cinnamon. The nuts and streusel topping made the muffins even more delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama February 09, 2013

I had just made homemade applesauce with the kids and didn't know what to do with the leftovers (they weren't a big fan of the chunky sauce - ha!). So voila! I found the perfect use for it. These muffins are like eating a chocolate cupcake for breakfast! Mmmmmmmm. And the kids had no idea they were eating their applesauce! I substituted some of the sugar with Splenda and they were great. I highly recommend this one!

Jennabelle October 04, 2009

These were OK. I thought they tasted close to a bran muffin.

Sandra :-) November 17, 2007

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