Applesauce Muffins

Applesauce Muffins

Today’s recipe comes from a friend of mine, Mrs. Loretta Baker, from Maben, Mississippi. These muffins looked so good, I thought I would send them on now in case you were looking for something yummy to cook on Thanksgiving morning. Be watching for the Holiday Specials newsletter on Friday, where I will send her Peanut Butter Muffin recipe.

1 cup softened butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons vanilla
1 (16-ounce) can applesauce
2 teaspoons soda
4 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground allspice

Cream sugar and butter; add eggs and vanilla. Beat well. Sift flour, cinnamon, and allspice into a separate bowl.

Heat applesauce; remove from heat and add soda. Add applesauce and flour alternately to butter and sugar, mixing well after each addition.

Place batter in greased muffin pans and bake for 15-20 minutes in 350 degree preheated oven. When done, roll in powdered sugar. This batter will keep in the refrigerator for several days.

Makes 7 dozen miniature muffins.

p.s. If you want to make these a little lighter, try substituting light butter and 4 egg whites for the regular butter and 2 whole eggs.