So my weeks have been crazy crazy busy. Not only do I drive 2 hours a day, dropping and picking up my kids, but my son has soccer practice twice a week. He also has games every Saturday until December. Then on top of all that we have dentist, doctors and numerous other appointments that we try to shove in on my hubby's days off. It's crazy busy and then I get this wonderful idea and decide that I am going to make my kids lunches everyday. I know I am the one that is crazy. I just added about a million more things on my plate, but my kids are number one in my life, so everything else can wait. Don't you agree?
I used to be that mom that never really thought about what the kids ate or put in their mouths. Because in my world everything was good for you in moderation. Well I am learning that not everything is good for you. While I am leaning, I am also wanting to make sure that the kids like the food I am cooking. So I am constantly trying this recipe and that. When I saw these Applesauce Muffins I immediately thought, "YUM". I have to make these and make them now! These muffins are very simple and quick to throw together. They are also packed with a light applesauce-y flavor and then they are moist on top of it.
Yum, don't you want to rush to the kitchen right now.
I know you do.
Go, go now!!
You will not be disappointed, I promise. Enjoy your weekend and your applesauce muffins!! :)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup applesauce
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray muffin tray with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup sugar, until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. beating well after each addition. Stir in the applesauce. In a bowl add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Then add that mixture to the batter. Mix just until moistened.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin pan. Fill each 3/4 full. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool for a few minutes before removing from pan.
Combine 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon. Dip muffin tops in the 1/4 cup melted butter and then into the sugar mixture. Enjoy.
Recipe Adapted: Plain Chicken