Cocoa Applesauce-Raisin Muffins

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

These muffins are a real treat served warm from the oven, slathered with cinnamon butter...delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Grease the bottoms, or line 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with paper liners.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together, the flours, brown sugar, baking cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together, melted butter, applesauce, half and half cream or milk (if using), and the egg until well blended.
  5. Add to dry ingredients; stir with a wooden spoon JUST until dry ingredients are moistened.
  6. Stir in raisins.
  7. Fill muffin cups about 3/4 full with the batter.
  8. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until the muffins test done.
  9. Remove from pans to wire racks.
  10. Cool slightly.
  11. Serve muffins warm with cinnamon butter.
  12. To make cinnamon butter: In a small mixing bowl, beat butter, powdered sugar and cinnamon until well blended.


Most Helpful

These didn't do it for me. Maybe if you're aiming for something specifically healthy they would be okay, but the flavour was pretty bland the the crumb dry.

lmt36 June 28, 2011

Wonderful tasty muffins Kit!! Made these with recipe #70097 - had big chunks of apple - perfect recipe for Fall!! Instead of raisins, added about 1/2 cup of mini-chocolate chips! Thanks Kit! :)

Redsie October 11, 2007

holy cow. five not enough! I doubled it....used 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice for the spices, and used water instead of cream or milk. I tossed in a tablespoon of instant coffee granules and thought I'd died and gone to heaven. I can't wait to try it with dried cherries, and I'm sending the recipe to my sister right now!

wildheart September 26, 2006

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a