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Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins

June 16, 2017
cinnamon applesauce muffin

 

With Mornings still chilly here in Denver I decided to do a little baking with the kids ! I wanted to use up some of this giant jar of applesauce I had and wanted a more “healthy” option. These are not light and fluffy muffins , they are more of a dense muffin that are super wholesome and filling. I think they are perfect for breakfast ! Using ingredients like whole wheat flour and chia seeds make these a delicious and easy breakfast or snack option that you don’t have to feel too  guilty about !

cinnamon applesauce muffins

cinnamon applesauce muffins
Just like many recipes , this is one that you can really add and take away ingredients pretty easily . Adding some veggies or fruits to these would be delicious and I’m thinking next time adding some zucchini ?!

cinnamon applesauce muffins

 

cinnamon applesauce muffins
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Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 C whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon you can add a little more if you love cinnamon
  • 1/2 C applesauce + 1-2 Tbs more
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 2 Tbs oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbs chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray muffin pan with cooking spray.

    In a large bowl combine flour , sugar, baking soda and cinnamon.

    Add applesauce , a slightly beatened egg , milk and oil and mix just until all dry ingredients are moist. Sprinkle in the chia seeds

    Spoon the batter into the muffin pans about 3/4 of the way full (it will be quite thick)

    Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes

    Remove them from the pan after just a few minutes

    Dust powdered sugar on top and enjoy !

 

So there is sugar and oil and an egg … it’s not THE healthiest muffin recipe I make but I just really love how filling they are ! Plus they are very kid-friendly . It is an easy recipe that they can help you bake and then they LOVE dusting that powdered sugar on top ! No powdered sugar ? My son drizzled some local honey on top of his and it was DELICIOUS! They also aren’t the “prettiest” right ? But oh well !  I still wanted to share this recipe because we ate all 12 of them in one sitting and then the kids were asking if we could make more!

This cinnamon applesauce muffin recipe is far from perfect but I will be continuing to work at it and adding more nutrient rich ingredients and getting it just right !
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    1. Thanks Anna ! It is so easy to add some baby puree in there too for extra nutrients! I add butternut squash, spinach, cauliflower… my son never knows ! haha

  1. OMG those look sooooo yummy – AND healthy! Have you tried replacing the egg w/plain yogurt, and/or the little bit of oil with flax seed? Those are the only two hacks I can think of to get rid of those ingredients/make it even healthier – but since we have no allergies to egg around here and the oil amount is so tiny, I’m not going to let that bother me!

    1. I’ve baked with yogurt before but actually never used flax seed ! Will have to try that , thanks 🙂

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