Healthy Pumpkin Muffins With Applesauce


Apple muffins are a breakfast favorite, as is pumpkin bread. Combine the two main ingredients and you have a healthy way to start the morning, while fooling your little ones into eating their vegetables.

Step 1

Turn on the oven and preheat it to 350 degrees F. Spray muffin tins with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

Step 2

Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs, beat until well combined and fluffy. Add pumpkin, applesauce and vanilla and mix until blended.

Step 3

Mix together all dry ingredients. Slowly add dry ingredients and apple juice to the pumpkin mixture, switching between the two until smooth. Fold in raisins.

Step 4

Distribute batter into muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds of the way full. Bake about 20 minutes or until a knife that's inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan before turning out onto a rack.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup apple juice or cider
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup raisins


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Who Can Help

  • OChef: Substituting Applesauce for Oil
Keywords: pumpkin muffins, breakfast breads, healthy muffins

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