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Applesauce Muffins

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If I were to choose only one muffin recipe from my collection, it would be this recipe for applesauce muffins. These muffins are extremely moist, delicate in texture and bursting with flavor. This is especially true if you use my Kick-ass Applesauce recipe as the base for these muffins. They are really, really good!

This recipe makes 24 regular size muffins. While that may be more than you want,  I suggest you  do it anyway and stick some in the freezer or share with friends.. I debated making half this recipe recently and I’m really glad that I made the full batch because they were gone in a flash.

Regarding the Cream Cheese topping, it’s wonderful, but not necessary, especially if you’re turning these out for breakfast or would prefer to have less fat or sugar.

 

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Applesauce Muffins

Ingredients

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2 cups unbleached flour

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

pinch salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon alspice

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1 cup coconut oil or other vegetable oil

1 cup sugar

4 eggs

11/2 cups applesauce (preferably homemade)

1 teaspoon Rain’s Choice pure Vanilla Extract

1 cup toasted pecans, chopped

Topping

6 ounces cream cheese

6 ounces butter

approximately 2/3 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon Rain’s Choice pure Vanilla Extract

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line muffin tins with papers

Sift dry ingredients into a medium bowl and set aside.

Blend oil, turbinado sugar until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time. On low speed mix in applesauce and then flour mixture. Stir in nuts by hand.

Fill up muffin tins and bake 18 – 20 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Mix cream cheese, butter and sugar. Adjust sugar to taste. Add vanilla extract. Spread on muffins when they are cool.

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