Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Easy Applesauce Muffins

Easy Applesauce Muffins

These scrumptious muffins are an amazing way to start your day.

  • 6 tablespoons dairy-free butter
  • 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Celtic salt
  • 2 eggs (or egg replacer)
  • 2/3 cup natural sweetener
  • 1 1/2 cups chunky applesauce
  1. Easy Applesauce Muffins - Step 1 Kids' Cooking Skills: Use this recipe as an opportunity to teach your kids how to mix wet and dry ingredients, scoop batter into muffin tins, and test for doneness.

  2. Easy Applesauce Muffins - Step 2 Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with bake cups and set aside.

  3. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter on high for about 30 to 60 seconds; set aside to cool slightly.

  4. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into a large mixing bowl. When mixing dry and wet ingredients for muffins, gently stir just until the flour disappears. This will produce muffins with a nice crumbly texture.

  5. In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs and brown sugar. Stir in the applesauce and melted butter until the mixture is smooth. For mess-free muffins, use an ice-cream scoop to spoon the batter into the bake cups.

  6. Pour the apple mixture over the flour mixture. Mix with a wooden spoon until combined (it's ready when you can't see any traces of flour).

  7. Fill the bake cups about two-thirds full with batter. Bake for 20 minutes or until light brown.

  8. Have your kids test for doneness by inserting a knife in the middle of one muffin. If it comes out clean, the muffins are ready to eat. Makes 12.


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