Applesauce Muffins

Hours and Location

Applesauce Muffins

A bowl of sugar-topped muffins sits on a wooden surface. A colourful napkin, apples, and a dish of cinnamon are visible.

These delicious muffins are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a snack!


  • 1 ¾ cups (435 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) baking powder
  • ½ tsp (2.5 mL) ground cinnamon 
  • ½ tsp (2.5 mL) salt
  • ½ cup (125 mL) butter, softened                             
  • ½ cup (125 mL) sugar
  • 2 eggs 
  • ½ tsp (2.5 mL) vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup (175 mL) unsweetened applesauce

For the topping

  • ¼ cup (60 mL) butter, melted
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). 
  2. Place 24 mini muffin liners in muffin pan or spray with cooking oil and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon and salt; set aside.  
  4. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar with a hand held mixer or a whisk until light and fluffy, about two minutes.  
  5. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until well combined.  
  6. Add the vanilla extract and the applesauce and mix until smooth.  
  7. Pour the dry ingredients over the creamed mixture and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist.  
  8. Pour the batter into each muffin cup using an ice cream scoop. 
  9. Bake for 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the muffins comes out clean.   
  10. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before transferring onto a rack.  
  11. To make the topping, combine the sugar and the cinnamon in a small bowl. Melt the butter in another bowl.  
  12. Dip each muffin in the melted butter and then in the cinnamon sugar mixture.   

Yield: 24 mini muffins

Program Details

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Program Location