These moist muffins are really small, that's what makes them cute! The spiciness makes them delightfully delicious!

Recipe Summary

Servings:
16
Yield:
16 small muffins
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degree F (175 degrees C). Line a mini muffin pan with paper liners.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter or margarine and sugar. Add eggs, and beat until smooth. Blend in cinnamon, allspice, baking powder, and baking soda. Alternately add in a half cup of applesauce, one cup of flour, remaining applesauce, and remaining flour. Stir until just blended together. Pour batter into muffin cups 2/3's of the way full.

  • Bake in preheated 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven for 17 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

142 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 19.5g 6% DV; fat 6.4g 10% DV; cholesterol 23.3mg 8% DV; sodium 175.4mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2005
Excellent... Very tastey...** Ok a few notes.. I leave it up to you.... - I did the mix, all wet ingredients and then all dry ingredients... A normal muffin like mixture. - I used brown sugar in place of regular sugar, taste better.. - I also used 1 cup of regular flour and 1/2 cup whole wheat.. I imagine you can use all whole wheat, if you like. Up to you... - I have to bake them for longer than 17 mins, I baked them for 20-25 mins and they were perfect. - I also added 1/2 teaspoon NUTMEG, as I ran out of ALLSPICE. :-) Ok.. those my notes... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/12/2003
I changed a few things 1/2 the amount of margarine and added 2/3cup of brown sugar and 1/2 tsp. of allspice instead of the whole amount. Read More
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203 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 136
  • 4 star values: 52
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2005
Excellent... Very tastey...** Ok a few notes.. I leave it up to you.... - I did the mix, all wet ingredients and then all dry ingredients... A normal muffin like mixture. - I used brown sugar in place of regular sugar, taste better.. - I also used 1 cup of regular flour and 1/2 cup whole wheat.. I imagine you can use all whole wheat, if you like. Up to you... - I have to bake them for longer than 17 mins, I baked them for 20-25 mins and they were perfect. - I also added 1/2 teaspoon NUTMEG, as I ran out of ALLSPICE. :-) Ok.. those my notes... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2006
A quick easy muffin. Few changes: Used all butter all brown sugar did half whole wheat and half all purpose flour added 1/4 tsp. vanilla and 1 small finely chopped apple raisens and 1 Tbsp. Wheat Germ. This made 18 medium size muffins. It's a keeper Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2003
Wow, this recipe was so easy and my 3 year old loved it. I lowered the butter by half and added a touch more applsauce. I didn't have allspice on hand, so I used cinnimon and ground cloves. I also used cinnamon applsauce. Very tasty and healty treat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2006
I used another reviewer's suggestion & made 6 jumbo muffins; I added 1/4 t. salt and a streusel topping and they were delicious. My husband thought they were great and suggested I add nuts next time. I love the texture and even though it is reminiscent of spice cake it has a nice texture and that good old-time muffin flavor. I will definitely use this again as mini-muffins for my grand-kids and also try it as a coffee cake in a 9" baking pan. I gave it 5 stars for taste texture & versatility. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2006
Delicious! Especially straight out of the oven! Due to personal preference I used 1/2 wheat and 1/2 white flours and all brown sugar (this just screamed to me that it wanted a touch of molasses). To lighten this up I might even try using 1/2 butter called for and subbing in extra applesauce. But some butter needs to be here--it completely adds to the flavor! YUMMY! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2007
Tried these out for my kids' school snack and they were great! Whole family loved the flavor! After reading the reviews & checking what was in my kitchen I made these changes: used 1/4 cup unsalted butter substituted 2/3 cup brown sugar for white sugar substituted 1/2 tsp. nutmeg for the allspice (didn't have any). For the batter: 1) mixed butter brown sugar eggs and applesauce 2) separately sifted together dry ingredients 3) pour wet mix into dry mix and stirred just until blended. Recipe made 24 mini muffins. Next time I will: use 1 cup all-purpose flour & cup whole wheat flour use either chunky applesauce or add chopped apple pieces. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/11/2003
I changed a few things 1/2 the amount of margarine and added 2/3cup of brown sugar and 1/2 tsp. of allspice instead of the whole amount. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2007
I love this recipe for my picky one year old. There isn't pieces of fruit for him to pick out but he still gets the fruit. I always substitute a third of the white flour for whole wheat flour (1/2 cup in this recipe). It gives it more texture and nutrition. The second time I made them I used a packet of Kashi's instant apple and cinnamon oatmeal instead of the the spices called for. Plus it adds the healthy oatmeal that my son won't realize is in there. They came out so good he won't be the only one eating them! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
Yum! Simple to make & just the right size for a different type of bread or muffin to add to a nice dinner party or brunch! Read More
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