Really? How did I not have this in The Big Orange Binder until now? I went hunting for the recipe and could NOT find it. Acck. Panic nearly set in.
This recipe is from my days as a nanny. I'd get up early with Alex and Nikki and they'd sit on the counter in their million-dollar kitchen and stir the ingredients for fresh applesauce muffins. Now, my own kids make these muffins and love them. They seldom last more than a morning.
In a large bowl, mix:
2 tbsp of oil (my favorite is coconut oil)
1 1/2 cups of applesauce
3/4 tsp soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups of flour
** I also add about 1/3 cup of sugar, only IF the applesauce is natural or unsweetened. My kids also like these with a generous handful of mini-chocolate chips mixed in. You can also add all kinds of wintery varieties like raisins, nuts or just a spoonful or two of pureed pumpkin.
Bake in foil muffin cups for about 20-25 minutes at 350 or until the top springs back to the touch. Enjoy.