Rating: 3.9 stars
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1

Surprisingly tasty muffins with fresh fruit. Use any type of fresh berry or chopped fresh fruit for a delightful breakfast.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a muffin pan with paper muffin liners.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the applesauce, sugar and eggs. Combine the flour and baking soda, add to the wet mixture and mix well. Stir in the sour cream, then fold in the berries. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups. Cups should be at least 3/4 full.

  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until muffins spring back when touched lightly.

Nutrition Facts

129 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 26.8g; fat 1g; cholesterol 33.5mg; sodium 89.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (25)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2006
I was prepared to rate these a '3' but I had to consider those that might be looking for low or no fat sweets so taking that into consideration I rate a '4'. I didn't prepare these lofat...just looking for a way to get rid of some sour cream(full fat). Also need to use up some applesauce. They did bake up nicely...6 Texas size muffins but for 35 minutes in my oven. I used a mixture of some blueberries and a banana. I tasted the batter but it still needed something so added some cinnamon to batter and a cinnamon sugar topping; which didn't make them sink. As an afterthought some vanilla would have been good. It can be tinkered with with spices if trying to make a lofat muffin but if 'going for the gusto'...there are better muffin recipes out there. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2002
I tried this recipe with apples and strawberries the muffins did not cook in alloted time and sank in the middle Read More
(6)
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2006
I was prepared to rate these a '3' but I had to consider those that might be looking for low or no fat sweets so taking that into consideration I rate a '4'. I didn't prepare these lofat...just looking for a way to get rid of some sour cream(full fat). Also need to use up some applesauce. They did bake up nicely...6 Texas size muffins but for 35 minutes in my oven. I used a mixture of some blueberries and a banana. I tasted the batter but it still needed something so added some cinnamon to batter and a cinnamon sugar topping; which didn't make them sink. As an afterthought some vanilla would have been good. It can be tinkered with with spices if trying to make a lofat muffin but if 'going for the gusto'...there are better muffin recipes out there. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2003
I made mini muffins with this recipe and they were delicious. I also added a tspn of vanilla and didn't use the fruit. Light airy and yummy. This recipe would probably make a great light sponge cake too. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2002
I tried this recipe with apples and strawberries the muffins did not cook in alloted time and sank in the middle Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2011
For a healthy version of a muffin this recipe is pretty great! I needed to use up a very ripe mango so I added approximately 1/3 cup of it diced. Please be aware that I halved the recipe. Most baked goods require some extract so I added 1 teaspoon of vanilla. I also added 1 1/2 teaspoons of allspice and cinnamon. The texture resembled more of a cake than muffin but it was delicious either way. For those whose fruit sunk to the bottom. Toss the blueberries (or any fruit you choose) in flour prior to folding into batter. I will be making these again when I finally have blueberries on hand! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2006
the first time i made these they flopped! they were gooey inside even after baking them for about 30 min. then when i reread the recipe i realized i used baking powder instead of baking soda... whoops! so i made them a second time with baking soda and they got great.i also used craisins instead of blueberries! Wonderful... thank you! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2010
Very forgiving recipe. I doubled it but kept the sugar at 3/4 cup and increased the amount of blueberries. I also used eggbeaters instead of eggs and added vanilla and cinnamon. I later remembered that I usually add a pinch of salt when baking but didn't miss it at all. Moist and yummy. Will use always! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/04/2009
These were ok... I used homemade applesauce (the slow cooked one from this site) and frozen blueberries. Did everything as directed but kinda ended up with a mess- they fall apart in the middle and are stuck to the paper! I might try these again with some changes but as is this recipe wasn't spectacular just ok. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2011
I loved this recipe! I tweaked it a bit though.. Instead of applesauce I used honey. Instead of white sugar I used brown. Instead of regular flour I used half wheat and half flax meal. Also i used Greek yogurt in place of sour cream. I made it eve healthier than the already low fat recipe. Delicioso! Read More
(3)
Rating: 2 stars
12/05/2011
I wish I would have read all the reviews before I made these muffins. After 20 minutes of baking we tried one and it was not cooked in the middle and my oven tends to be hot.....I have now put them back in the oven and I guess I will see how they turn out....... Read More
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