Nothing says fall quite like apples, and what better way to celebrate the change in seasons than with these soft and delicious homemade Applesauce Muffins.
I love fall. Then again, I love winter, spring, and summer. Let’s just say I love every season when it starts and am ready for the next season to start after a couple of months. Can you relate?
What do I love about fall, you might be wondering? I love the cool crisp mornings and the feel of the sun on only one side of your body during the day. I love the changing color of leaves. I love the return of the school year and all the excitement that comes along with it. I love the food. You didn’t think I’d leave out the food, did you?
I love the family meals around the dinner table and the endless desserts. I love squash and soups and apples. Honeycrisps are my favorite late summer/fall fruit. They’re tart, crisp, and delicious. I got a huge box of apples at the farmers market and made a ton of applesauce. Sure these muffins can be made with store bought applesauce. But why don’t you go all domestic and make your own batch of delicious applesauce and then whip up a batch of these soft applesauce muffins to enjoy with your morning cup of coffee? My kids loved having these in our kitchen because I would put one in their lunch for their morning snack at school. Easy.
This time of year is all about family, food, holidays and traditions. I think everyone should make at least a few apple recipes in the month of September. Don’t you agree?
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup walnuts coarsely chopped
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. ground allspice
- dash of nutmeg
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 egg
- 2 cups applesauce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare 12 muffin cups with paper liners or grease them with butter.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, walnuts, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg.
- In a separate bowl, combing oil, egg, and applesauce.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. The batter will be very thick.
- Spoon batter into muffin cups.
- Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.