March 29, 2009

Whole Wheat Applesauce Muffins - the BEST muffins EVER.

Really. The BEST. Who knew that whole wheat muffins could be so tasty? I certainly didn't. I went looking for a "healthier" muffin recipe last summer to put in lunches. Last week I flew home to be with my family for a week. They made me bake these muffins TWICE. In one week. Mind you this recipe doesn't make the "normal" 6 muffins. Usually I bake 6 regular muffins and a whole other pan of mini muffins (they fit better in my bentos). I've kept meaning to post this recipe, but somehow left it how.

Applesauce Muffins
· 6 tablespoons butter
· 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
· 1 teaspoon baking powder
· ½ teaspoon baking soda
· 1 teaspoon cinnamon
· ½ teaspoon salt
· 2 eggs
· 2/3 cup brown sugar
· 1 ½ cups applesauce (chunky works best)
1. Heat over to 375 degrees. Grease or line a 12-cup muffin tin with bake cups and set aside.
2. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter on high for about 30 to 60 seconds; set aside to cool slightly.
3. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into a large mixing bowl.
4. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs and brown sugar. Stir in the applesauce and melted butter until mixture is smooth.
5. Pour the apple mixture over the flour mixture. Mix with a wooden spoon just until the flour disappears.
6. Fill the muffin tins about 2/3 full with batter. Bake for 20 minutes or until light brown.
Optional - Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts (or a full cup if you LOVE nuts) to the batter before cooking.
Applesauce muffins with 1 granny smith apple chopped and added to batter.


Caitlin said...

Thank you for this recipe! My one year old still hasn't cut any teeth, and he won't eat purees anymore, so it's been difficult finding a variety of softer solids for him to eat. I made this today and my son gobbled it up :) He loved it (and I think they taste fantastic too!)

Debbie Laudone said...

Thank you for this recipe! I am doing some baking and freezing for my grandkids (9 months and 20 months) and I think this will be a hit with both of them. I love your blog and have pinned a few of your recipes.