Cocoa Applesauce-Raisin Muffins

"These muffins are a real treat served warm from the oven, slathered with cinnamon butter...delicious!"
 
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Ready In:
35mins
Ingredients:
17
Yields:
15 muffins (approx)
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ingredients

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directions

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

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Reviews

  1. Great taste. I followed another’s comments and used 2tsp pumpkin pie spice and 1T decaf coffee crystals. I did not have chunky applesauce so I used 2/3 cup plain apple sauce and added 4oz by weight grated gala apple. Seemed to work well. . Used 80 grams raisins and 40 grams chopped walnuts.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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! :)
     
  4. holy cow. five stars....is 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!
     
  5. Sorry, these didn't work for me. I tried replacing the white flour with whole wheat pastry flour-made the muffin too doughy & dry. Thanks anyway!
     
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Tweaks

  1. holy cow. five stars....is 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!
     
  2. Chocolate for breakfast... I think I'm in love! These are fantastic. They have just the right amount of sweetness without being too sweet, which gives them a great deep chocolatey flavor. I decided to use dried cherries in place of the raisins due to personal preference, and my family and I loved the chunks of apple and cherry. They worked perfectly with the chocolate and gave the muffins a wonderful texture. I also used soy milk in place of the cream and Egg Beaters. I can't wait to make these again.
     

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