Applesauce puffs are perfect for breakfast or brunch. This muffins start with a biscuit mix for easy preparation. In fact, these soft and flavorful muffins are a lot like a cinnamon sugar donut. They won't last long at your house!
Applesauce Puffs are muffins rolled in butter and cinnamon sugar. Enough said, right? They are like eating a cinnamon sugar donut. (However they are much easier to make!)
You also add applesauce to the mix instead of having to add a lot of oil so that is a healthier.
Of course, you may loose some of that benefit when you roll the muffin in butter and cinnamon sugar. Shh, don't tell. But who is counting?
When I made these, I knew the family would love them. We like muffins in our house like these Blueberry Cheesecake Muffins and Chocolate Muffins.
- biscuit mix - this can be a Bisquick mix or a store brand
- applesauce - sweetened or unsweetened works
As I said, it starts with a biscuit mix. You can use a homemade mix or a store bought mix. I used a store bought mix because I happened to have some in my pantry. Here is a recipe for homemade biscuit mix.
What type of applesauce to use
These soft cinnamon sugar muffins have applesauce in them and that certainly helps with how soft they are! The muffins are moist and flavorful.
The applesauce can be unsweetened to help cut down on the amount of sugar in these muffins. Yes, they are coated with a cinnamon/sugar mixture but using unsweetened applesauce does help.
A cinnamon applesauce does help add a little extra flavor so that can be used as well. The cinnamon in the batter can be omitted if a cinnamon applesauce is used.
Bake these kid friendly muffins in a 375 degree oven for about 10-12 minutes. The muffins will start to turn a golden brown and will be firm to the touch when they are done.
Cinnamon and sugar mixture
After the muffins are down cooking, let them sit in the muffin tin for about 5 minutes. Then remove from pan (carefully) and dip the top of the muffins in the melted butter and then the cinnamon sugar mixture.
These muffins are best when served and eaten the same day or within 24-36 hours. If you want to make these muffins ahead of time, make the muffin, then wait to roll the muffin in the cinnamon sugar mixture until ready to serve.
Try making them. Actually, this would be a great recipe for your children to try their hand in the kitchen! These muffins were moist, flavorful and became a family favorite. You can use a regular sized muffin pan like this one or a mini muffin pan (which, by the way, this one holds 24 muffins. Brilliant!).
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- 2 c biscuit mix
- ¼ c sugar
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ c applesauce (I used natural)
- ¼ c milk
- 1 egg
- 2 T oil
Cinnamon Sugar Mixture
- 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ cup melted butter
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix biscuit mix, sugar and cinnamon.
- Stir in applesauce, milk, egg and oil.
- Stir well.
- Fill greased muffin pans ⅔ full.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Let muffins cool for 5 minutes in pan and roll in melted butter.
- Combine cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and roll muffin with melted butter on it in mixture.
I've been making this recipe for at least a year. My family cannot get enough. I use GF for my grandson who can't have gluten products. We all enjoy it, even with GF mix. When l take this recipe out, it is always requested for me to make "more" next time.
Failed to say, l use a mini muffin tin. Seems to make them more moist.
I'm so glad to hear your family enjoys these applesauce puffs. They are a favorite at our house!
What GF mix do you use?
I'm so sorry for the late reply. I have never made these gluten free so I am not sure. I wonder if a pancake mix would work well.
"There aren't very many ingredients and you can certainly substitute the milk for almond milk."
You've got this backward. The original ingredient is substituted WITH the replacement, OR the replacement is substituted FOR the original.
"You can substitute almond milk FOR the milk" OR "You can substitute the milk WITH almond milk."
175,000 shares and you are the first one to catch my accidental error. Gold star for you! Hope you enjoy the recipe!