Monday, 17 June 2013

Wholemeal Applesauce Muffins



These muffins must be the ultimate grab and go snack. My family just walked in the door, grabbed a bunch of these off the kitchen counter, then left again in a blur that would make the vampires from True Blood look sluggish.

*NOTE: My muffins did stuck a little to the paper liners. I might try just greasing the muffin holes next time.

Wholemeal Applesauce Muffins
adapted from
Makes 12

1 cup plain flour (I use Tipo "00") 
1 cup wholemeal flour (I use Kialla Pure Organic Stoneground Wholemeal)
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, beaten
1 cup unsweetened applesauce ( I use my my own, but any store-bought unsweetened applesauce is fine)
1/2 cup Greek yoghurt
115g unsalted butter, softened
Rapadura sugar for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Line muffin tins with paper liners or grease the muffin holes with cooking oil spray. (*See Note above.)

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, bi-carbonate of soda, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter with the dark brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the beaten egg and mix well. Scrape down the bowl the gently fold in the applesauce and yoghurt. Sprinkle the flour mixture over the butter mixture and then fold everything together until combined. Do not over mix.

Evenly scoop mixture into muffin pans.

Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with Rapadura sugar and bake for about 18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the muffins comes out clean.

Leave to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn out into a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. That's my kind of muffins!!! They look so great and I just wanna eat one right now :) I've some homemade applesauce left, I could use it to make these muffins :)

  2. I wish I could come grab some of these off your kitchen counter!!

  3. The smell must have permeated the air and enticed the family to come running for a taste. Question: if you doubled this recipe would they come out the same?

  4. Lovely.. Those are the best kind of moments, and muffins... Food on the run is vital at our house too!

  5. Quick and delicious? My kind of muffin, vampires and all ;)

  6. These muffins look like they would taste incredible, particularly while they are still warm with a nice cup of tea. Yummmmmmm

  7. Hey Gabrielle. Get you applesauce out and make these, you won't be sorry.

  8. Hey Patty. There's something special about the smell of warm apples and cinnamon - so comforting. I haven't tried to double the recipe before. Some baking recipes can be doubled without it effecting the result others can't. Baking is more of a science than cooking, if the ratios are out, it can spell disaster!!

  9. Hey Pink Patisserie. They are indeed. I'd be lost without these kinds of snacks.

  10. Thanks Jessica - Yes, they ARE quick and delicious... and not a pain in the neck to make either ;)

  11. You said is Sam - Perfect with a cup of tea anytime of the day.