A fresh homemade muffin is such a welcome addition to my morning coffee. They go fabulous with eggs and other breakfast foods. This applesauce muffin from the KitchenAid Recipe Collectioncookbook is a healthier and hearty muffin option. Loaded with applesauce, raisins and nuts this muffin has only two tablespoons of butter for fat. Keep in mind however that this will make the muffins a bit stickier as is normal when applesauce replaces the majority of fat in a recipe.
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter-room temperature
1 cup applesauce
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts
Combine flour, baking soda and sugar then add butter and egg. Cream with your electric mixer until light and fluffy.
And in applesauce, raisins and nuts and stir. Since my son Lucian isn’t a big fan of nuts, I substituted 1/2 cup of the chopped walnuts with golden raisins. This made the muffins chock full of raisins and flavorful. Next time I think I might try dried cranberries or even chocolate chips if I’m feeling daring!
Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in enter comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pan before transferring to wire rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container.
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