Mom’s Applesauce Muffins

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My gluten-free version (also sans raisins)

What do you eat on a cold, fall morning? Muffins! Smile What do you eat on a chilly night?

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I served this warming turkey noodle soup last night with these applesauce muffins.

Soup and muffins!Winking smile  Muffins are great anytime of day.

One of my absolute favorite muffins that my mom makes are applesauce muffins! Smile They are so good….especially with mom’s homemade macoun applesauce! I decided to make them for my family one night and one morning for me. So, Winking smile I’ve tested this recipe both as my mom originally wrote it (with wheat flour and all) and gluten-free. Both are great! Smile 

Mom’s Applesauce Muffins

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Mom’s original recipe: made with whole wheat flour and raisins


1-1/2 c. brown rice flour*

1/4. c. tapioca flour/starch*

*If you can have gluten, sub 1-3/4 c. whole wheat flour (as originally stated in my mom’s recipe) or spelt flour

1 t. baking soda OR 2 t. baking powder (original recipe)  

3/4 t. cinnamon

1/4 t. ginger

1/3 c. oil or applesauce or half oil/applesauce (I used applesauce, although I think it would work the best with at least 1/2 oil)

1/4 c. apple juice

1 egg, beaten

1/2 c. honey (original recipe) or agave (I used agave)

3/4 c. applesauce (yes, in addition to using it as a sub for oil if you used that)

1/2 c. raisins (optional, but my favorite! I didn’t add them this time, because I haven’t “tested” them yet)

1/2 c. chopped pecans (or other nuts, also optional; I don’t remember my mom ever using these, but it’s on the recipe, so I’m sure it’s good!)

Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and ginger. Combine egg, applesauce, honey, oil, and apple juice. Add to flour mixture. Stir just until flour is moistened. The batter should be lumpy. Fold in pecans and raisins (if using…dried cranberries might be good here too!) Fill 12 greased or papered muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake at 400* F for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned. Serve warm.


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1 Comment

  1. Wow, do these ever look yummy! I may just have to make some this week…

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