Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins (with Gluten Free Option)

Three of our favorites in one...cinnamon....applesauce...muffins! These are great for snack, breakfast, or even dessert.  Double your batch because they go fast!

Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins (with Gluten Free Option)

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (homemade is best if you have it)
1 teaspoon baking soda
2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups flour (I used Jules GF Flour)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt

Combine dry ingredients.

Beat together butter and sugar, then add eggs.  Beat on medium for 20-30 seconds.
 Add applesauce.
 Mix until combined. 
 Dump in flour mixture. 
Mix just until dry ingredients are wet.
Scoop into greased muffin pan. (I have not tried these with papers so I don't know if they will work well or not.) 
I filled mine fairly full using all of the batter.  It is thick.  If you have peaks on your muffin batter you can wet your fingers a little and tap them down.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Cool in pans for at least 5 minutes then finish cooling on rack.  
 Eat now or freeze for another time.


  1. These look very yummy. I am always searching for good GF recipes.
    Thanks for sharing,

  2. These do look good! I'm not on a GF diet but I enjoy a lot of GF recipes :) Thanks for sharing this one.

    I found your blog via the Hearth & Soul Hop this week.

  3. Wow! These sound so good. My niece and nephew both have celiac's disease. They would love these. Stopping by from Thursday's Favorite Things. Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas

  4. Definitely trying these, Jenny! I just pinned!

  5. Thanks for linking these up with Let's Get Real, Jenny! They look good!

  6. I am on a muffin challenge. A new muffin every week for a year. Definitely will be trying these!
    Found ya from the jugglingrealfoodreallife blog hop

  7. Sounds similar to some applesauce bars we enjoy. I should try you recipe since it's gluten free.

  8. Just popping in from the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop - these muffins look yummy! I've been looking for a few good gluten free recipes so I think I'll give this one a try. Thanks for sharing! Stop by when you have a minute and visit me at www.mamaslittletreasures.com See you again soon, Nina @ mamas*little*treasures

  9. I LOVE muffins. These look like they have a wonderful texture and taste.

  10. These sound wonderful. Now all I need is a tall glass of milk Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop. Big Hugs ♥

  11. Your Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins look delicious, Jenny, and it's wonderful they are gluten free too! I've pinned them to my 'muffins' board. Thank you for sharing them with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  12. Hi Jenny! I keep encouraging my kids to cook and bake and they are really starting to get in to it. They really like making anything they find especially delicous like muffins. We need to try these real soon. My daughter is cracking me up. She is my little shadow in the kitchen. I love it!

  13. Disclosure: I love muffins. But these cinnamon applesauce ones look especially scrumptious! :)

  14. These look absolutely amazing, Jenny! :) can't wait to try them; wondering if i could skip the eggs too, since there's applesauce.... lovely recipe!

  15. My son (3) requests these muffins every week. It has been our Saturday morning tradition for about a year now!