Aurora’s Applesauce Muffins

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Aurora’s Applesauce Muffins

Muffins this yummy are worth waking up for! As long as mom or dad uses the oven, junior cooks can help with every step in this recipe.


Excerpted from Dishing It Up Disney Style: A Cookbook for Families with Type 1 Diabetes

Find more recipes at Lilly and Disney's Type 1 Diabetes Recipe Index


Makes 12

What you'll need

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups chunky applesauce

How to make it

  1. Heat the oven to 375°F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with bake cups and set aside. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter on high for about 30 to 60 seconds; set aside to cool slightly.

  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into a large mixing bowl.

  3. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs and brown sugar. Stir in the applesauce and melted butter until the mixture is smooth.

  4. Pour the apple mixture over the flour mixture. Mix with a wooden spoon until combined (it’s ready when you can’t see any traces of flour).

  5. Fill the baking cups about two-thirds full with batter. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown.

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 1 muffin

Calories 176
Total Fat 7g
Total Carbohydrate 25g
Fiber 1g
Protein 3g
Carbohydrate Choice 1 1/2

Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.