I had the most amazing time recently watching my adorable niece and nephew for a week!  First, let me tell you that I am SO out of shape for all the work that goes in to babies, these cuties are 20 months and 8 months (around there) and they are EASY babies.  Still, I managed to be exhausted the entire time!  Yep, they went to bet at 6 pm and I was right behind them – no joke!

The cool thing besides all the snuggles, play time and getting to know them, I was able to make little toddler recipes for them.  Recipes like these Mini Applesauce Muffins that my niece INHALED.  How can you really go wrong with muffins covered in butter and sugar?  Not very healthy but supper delicious!  I had so much fun treating them to these recipes AND of course they had to be easy to make because I was limited on time and hands!  Check out the recipe!

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  • Leandra

    These mini muffins turned out so yummy. Instead of regular sugar I used Stevia. Except for the topping I used the regular sugar for that. Thank you so much for this recipe. Can’t wait to try others. For some reason it won’t let me rate it, but I give it 5 stars.

  • Katie

    I made these for my kiddos today and they are delicious! To cut back on the fat in the muffins, I reduced the butter to 1/4 cup and increased the amount of applesauce to 1 cup. They were still moist and very tasty! I also reduced the baking time by a couple of minutes. Thanks for the great recipe.

  • Laura

    Hi Chrissy, my daughter and I made this recipe yesterday. We like them very much – they are a bit dry as another reader commented, however we added little dabs of homemade cream cheese frosting on top instead of the butter/sugar and cinnamon mixture and that really helps add some moisture. I added 1 t. of cinnamon to the batter. Thank you for a nice recipe 🙂

  • Tracey

    Any suggestions for making these in advance and freezing or refrigerating them? Maybe save the topping until serving day? Thank you!!

  • Julia


    I baked the mini applesauce muffins last night with my nine year old daughter. The muffins have good flavor and perfect for back to school breakfast. I will say the muffins are a little dry, but I think next time I will not bake as long. I hope my comment is helpful. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Linda

    I just made these and they are lovely. I’m glad I saw the other notes about the Baking Soda so I didn’t leave it out. I did find that I needed much less than the 1/2 cup of butter (1 stick) called for in the recipe for the last stage. In fact, I used less than 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) of melted butter for the last stage and even had a little left over. I also didn’t use all of the cinnamon sugar either.

  • Heather

    These look so tasty! I can’t wait to try your recipe!

    • Sara

      I hope you will hop by and let me know how you like it once you do try it Heather!
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  • Kelly Ninyette

    Wow! These sound amazing, can’t wait to try out this recipe!

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    • Sara

      I hope you will drop by and let us know how you like the cake after you try it Kelly! Thanks for stopping by!
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  • Danielle

    How many mini muffins did this recipe make for you?

  • Amy

    I tried this recipe without the baking soda and it was SO good. Very yummy muffins!!

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    • Sara

      I am glad that you enjoyed it Amy. Thanks for stopping by with your kind words!
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  • Amy

    The first ingredient list calls for baking soda but it’s not in the instructions. Its not listed at all in the printable version. Can you confirm whether or not the baking soda is supposed to be used??


  • Pearl

    Just wanna let you know that the “Print” version of your recipe is missing baking soda. The result is still ok, just a bit dense. Thanks for sharing!

    • Sara

      Thanks for stopping by to let us know Pearl! We really appreciate you looking out for us!
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  • Daniel

    Made the muffins and when they were in the oven I realized I hadn’t added baking soda. Does this need to go I to the flour mixture?

    • Sara

      Yes, it should go in the flour. If you omit the baking soda the muffins will be fine, just a little heavier.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  • antoinette smyth

    Thank you so much for sharing your yummy muffin recipes, we just love the apple ones,
    Just goes to show ,there is a child in all off us.
    Best wishes.

  • Tori

    I left out the baking soda bc it was left out of step 3. Oops. Too bad I didn’t think about until I was scooping into the muffin tin. I’ll try it again the correct way next time. Thanks for breakfast!

    • Sara

      Hi Tori,
      I am so sorry we missed that! The muffins should still be yummy, just a little heavier.

      Thanks for dropping by!
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  • Annie

    These are good but I unfortunately followed the printable instructions and the baking soda ingredient wasn’t listed there 🙂 Nonetheless, I’ll make them again with the baking soda! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Rita

    Turned out well, I used agave syrup and I’m not happy with the texture but that’s my issue not yours. My husband thinks they are little gems!

  • Dana

    These look amazing…and it just happens to be apple weather so I’ll be making these soon!

  • Jen

    How many did you get out of the batch?

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