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Applesauce muffins

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These applesauce muffins are hands-down one of our favorite healthy muffin recipes! Made with simple, easy-to-find ingredients – likely already in your pantry – they’re moist, super flavorful and delicious. Double or triple your batch and freeze ahead for easy go-to breakfasts or desserts.



Wet ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted if solid)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce (or sweetened / cinnamon flavor)
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

Dry ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour (I use all-purpose, but you can also use whole wheat)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Prepare muffin tin by greasing each cup, or lining with paper liners if you prefer (you can also spray paper liners with cooking spray).

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine maple syrup, honey, eggs, melted butter, melted coconut oil, vanilla, unsweetened applesauce, plain Greek yogurt and whisk very well. Set aside.
  4. In another large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, then sift into the wet ingredients. Mix, but do not overmix.

  5. Measure 1/4 cup batter into each prepared muffin tin cup, makes 18.

  6. Bake for 17-20 minutes (mine took 21 minutes) or until tops of muffins are firm to the touch. Let cool for 15 minutes before enjoying.


Store muffins in an airtight container. Freeze in freezer-safe container for up to 3 months (I like to use gallon plastic storage bags and then re-use them until they fall apart).

For fun recipe variations, try adding in 3/4 cup raisins, or cup peeled and chopped apple chunks, or 1 cup of chopped walnuts.