Applesauce Muffins

Enjoy these homemade applesauce and cinnamon muffins fresh from the oven or reheated the next morning. They're moist, fluffy, and topped with sweet crumbles of walnut streusel. We recommend making them with our flavorful Danish Creamery Butter.

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Applesauce Muffins


  1. 1½ Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  2. 1½ Tablespoons brown sugar
  3. 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  4. 1 Tablespoon Danish Creamery Butter
  5. 2 Tablespoons finely chopped walnuts


  1. 2 cups all purpose flour
  2. 1¼ teaspoons baking powder
  3. ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  4. ½ teaspoon salt
  5. 6 Tablespoons Danish Creamery Butter
  6. ¾ cup sugar
  7. ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  8. ½ cup milk
  9. 2 eggs
  10. 1 cup applesauce


  1. 1

    Combine flour, sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl; cut in butter until mixture resembles a coarse meal.

  2. 2

    Stir in nuts and set mixture aside.


  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. 2

    Lightly butter a 12-cup muffin pan or line with muffin cups.

  3. 3

    Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and set aside.

  4. 4

    Cream butter, sugar and cinnamon until light and fluffy.

  5. 5

    Add eggs beating well after each addition. (If mixture begins to curdle, blend in a tablespoon of the flour mixture.) Stir in milk and applesauce.

  6. 6

    Fold in flour mixture until dry ingredients are combined and moistened. (Use low speed on the mixer or fold in by hand.) Do not over mix.

  7. 7

    Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

  8. 8

    Sprinkle topping evenly over batter.

  9. 9

    Bake 20 - 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Source: Challenge Home Economist


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This recipe sounds delicious, something I could get my grandsons to eat on their way out the door for school.


Diane Karalus