Applesauce, Spice, and Everything Nice

Applesauce Spice Muffins 3

These perfect little guys are the best for popping into your mouth as you run out the door in the morning. Hot out of the oven, they fill the house with an unbelievably comforting scent of apples, spices, and homey goodness. Their edges are ever so slightly crispy, their centers are as moist and light as a cloud. You are going to be surprised by how many you can eat!

Applesauce Spice Muffins
from my Auntie Heather

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 cups applesauce
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons allspice
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, if desired
Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large electric mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar at medium speed. Add eggs one at a time, then add the applesauce, mixing to combine.

In a separate blow, combine flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves. Add to the creamed mixture, stirring until combined. Stir in nuts, if desired.

Fill well-greased mini-muffin tins 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 14-15 minutes.

Applesauce Spice Muffins

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