Easy Applesauce Muffins

Incredibly simple and made with very basic ingredients, these low fat, whole grain muffins are kept moist and sweet with the goodness of applesauce.

Easy Applesauce Muffins
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just want a very simple, basic muffin for breakfast. Nothing super fancy, no explosion of blueberries or chocolate, just a subtly sweet, healthy muffin to drizzle with honey or strawberry preserves and enjoy with a hot cup of tea. Now THAT, is breakfast perfection and is exactly what I have here today.

 Easy Applesauce Muffins

With only 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon of oil in the entire batch, these muffins are kept sweet and moist with 1 1/2 cups of unsweetened applesauce. When I crunched numbers, I was so please to find that they were only 130 calories piece! WIN!
Easy Applesauce Muffins

Even better, my kiddos gobbled them up:) My 7 year old daughter loves them with a drizzle of honey while my 4 year old ate 3 plain as soon as I made them and then another 2 for his night snack!  Perfect for breakfast on the go or an afternoon snack, these wholesome muffins are sure to disappear fast.
Easy Applrsauce Muffins

Easy Applesauce Muffins

  • Yield: 13 muffins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes


  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350

  2. In a small bowl, combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.

  3. In a larger mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, applesauce, oil, sugars, and milk until smooth.

  4. Add the flour mixture and GENTLY stir with a large spoon until just combined.

  5. Spoon into lined muffin tins. (Muffin tins should be 3/4 full) *

  6. Bake 16-18 minutes or until toothpick removes cleanly.

  7. Serve plain or with honey or jam.


* I got 13 muffins out of this recipe. If any of the muffin tins are empty during baking, fill halfway with water to ensure even heating.

Nutrition Facts Servings 13 Amount Per Serving 1 Muffin Calories 130 Total Fat 2g Saturated Fat 0g Monounsaturated Fat 1g Polyunsaturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Cholesterol 29mg Sodium 73mg Potassium 28mg Total Carbohydrate 24g Dietary Fiber 2g Sugars 6g Protein 3g

Easy Applesauce Muffins

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