33 Reviews

Kittencal, you are so good at muffins. :) Even though I kind of messed with this recipe a bit, these muffins are still a really nice spice muffin. I love how you just need a whisk to mix everything! This is going to be one of my rotating muffin recipes that I make for my husband to grab-and-go on his way to work (along with Best Bran Muffins, Chocolaty Decadence Banana Muffins, and Pumpkin Pie Bread [in muffin form]). I used 1/2 c. whole wheat flour as part of the 1 1/2 cups, 1 slightly rounded tsp. cinnamon, I used 1/4 c. Splenda for 1/4 c. of the brown sugar, and I traded all instances of allspice out for apple pie spice. I also decreased the butter by 1/4 c. and used 1/4 c. more of applesauce, and I didn't use nuts. I got 15 delicious standard-size muffins. Until I unpack my own Wilton pans, I am using dark Oneida muffin tins, and 350 for 18 minutes is PERFECT for these (for me). I only sprinkle about 1/2 tsp. of topping ingredients on each muffin, so the topping ingredients make a lot, but I just save it in a Ziploc sandwich baggie (labeled as to what it is) for the next batch of muffins, because I know I'll be making these again! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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Greeny4444 May 01, 2009

Fantastic muffin. What I like about this is the easy, quick way to put together. Usually I have to peel and chop apples and with this recipe, I do not have to do this unless I want to add one apple. I use just the applesauce and no nuts and it is DELICIOUS. I did buy the apple pie spice and used that rather than separate spices because the same ingredients are in it. I just added it all together and added almost 2 teaspoons of that to the muffins. These muffins are very moist, just be careful not to overmix. I love the fact that this recipe can be mixed in less than 5 minutes and probably be gone in the same amount of time!!! Thanks for the delicious recipe.

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Bev erly January 26, 2010

Wonderful muffins! I subbed Splenda brown sugar blend for the brown sugar due to being diabetic but didn't make any other changes. They smelled incredible while cooking and I was waiting impatiently for them to cool enough to touch lol. These are a keeper for me!

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FLFroggie October 27, 2008

I cannot stand apples in anything whatsoever and was flummoxed to find a huge jar of apple sauce my husband bought that had barely been touched. Trying to figure out what to make with it I stumbled across this recipe and am so glad I did! I tentatively tried one of these muffins, they they are DELISH. The apple sauce is undetectable to me. Made exactly as written, I got 15 muffins. Oh and my applesauce wasn't unsweetened, also took a bit longer to bake, closer to 27 mins for my oven. Kitten cal to the rescue again!

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bubbleyumm82 January 20, 2016

Great basic recipe that allowed me to make a few substitutions...I used coconut oil that I measured then melted instead of the butter called for. And I subbed some of the brown sugar for coconut palm sugar. You dont taste the coconut at all but get the benefits of slightly healthier ingredients. I also subbed some whole wheat flour for part of the flour...about a 1/2 cup...probably could have done more. I added a couple TBSPs of ground flax seed as well. Finally, I topped half of them with my homemade seed/nut granola instead of the spice sugar topping. The other half remained plain for my husband who is rather picky. They were delicious and made a nice, portable breakfast treat for me to wolf down in the car on the way to work this week! I'd definitely make them again. Yes, I know I made substitutions but it still had the yummy apple spice favors of the original.

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mreed1216_11310594 September 11, 2013

This is one delicious muffin. I loved the topping and it is really easy to make. I added pecans.

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Maryland Jim February 27, 2013

These muffins are absolutely delicious!! So light and fluffy!! Instead of the nuts I just chopped up an apple. That made a great contrast. I had quite a few fallen apples to use up so made my plain apple sauce the night before. A great way to use up the apples! So yummy!! I am on my third batch right now!!

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Schloss Heroldeck January 26, 2013

Great recipe! Soooo yummy! I actually replaced the white flour for whole wheat and the eggs for 1 heaped tbsp of yogurt for each egg and I used half olive oil and half butter (you couldn't even taste the olive oil). I think next time I'll try coconut oil and see what happens. Very very moist and flavorful! Thank you for sharing

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kitchenreligion November 15, 2011

I turned it into a cake, and therefore had to adjust the cooking time, but it was GREAT!! Loved by all :)

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SRH040783 October 11, 2011

We love our muffins in the mornings with coffee. I will be adding this one to our list...The only changes I made was 1 peeled and diced apple and cut the amount of nuts to 3/4 cup pecans also used only 1/2 the topping,made 8 jumbo muffins. The texture and flavor is great...Would also make a nice snack cake with a dollop of whip cream...UMMMMM.....Thank U for another great recipe...

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Potluck December 02, 2010
The Absolute Best Applesauce Spice Muffins With Spice Topping!