recipe

These mini muffins are so sweet they might end up being the apple of your eye!

safety
  • Uses the microwave
  • Uses the oven
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 45 minutes
yield
  • Makes 24 mini muffins

Gather Baking Equipment

  • Dry measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Small microwave-safe bowl and plate
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • 24-­cup mini muffin tin
  • 2 bowls (1 large, 1 medium)
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • 2 spoons
  • Toothpick
  • Oven mitts
  • Cooling rack

Prepare Ingredients

Vegetable oil spray
1½ cups (7½ ounces)
all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon
baking soda
½ teaspoon
salt
½ teaspoon
ground cinnamon
1 cup
unsweetened applesauce
8 tablespoons
unsalted butter, melted and cooled
½ cup (3½ ounces)
sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
¼ cup
apple cider or apple juice
1
large egg
1
 
Vegetable oil spray

HEAT AND GREASE: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray muffin tin well with vegetable oil spray.

 
2
 
1½ cups (7½ ounces)
all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon
baking soda
½ teaspoon
salt
½ teaspoon
ground cinnamon

WHISK DRY: In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

 
3
 
1 cup
unsweetened applesauce
8 tablespoons
unsalted butter, melted and cooled
½ cup (3½ ounces)
sugar
¼ cup
apple cider or apple juice
1
large egg

WHISK WET: In medium bowl, whisk applesauce, melted butter, sugar, cider, and egg until well combined.

 
4
 

MIX: Add applesauce mixture to flour mixture and use rubber spatula to gently stir until just combined and no dry flour is visible. Do not overmix.

 
5
 
Extra sugar for sprinkling

PORTION: Scoop batter into each muffin tin cup with 2 spoons (fill muffin cups to top). Sprinkle top of muffins with a little extra sugar.

 
6
 

BAKE: Bake until muffins are deep golden brown and toothpick inserted in center of 1 muffin comes out clean, 12 to 14 minutes.

 
7
 

COOL: Place muffin tin on cooling rack and let muffins cool for 15 minutes. Gently wiggle muffins to loosen from muffin tin and transfer directly to cooling rack. Let muffins cool for at least 5 minutes.