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Learn how to make apple muffins for a healthy recipe full of cinnamon and spice.
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Healthy Applesauce Muffins Recipe

Ultra fluffy, super soft, and full of cinnamon spice - these Applesauce Muffins are made without oil or butter making them healthy enough to eat for breakfast!  You'll taste the flavors of Fall with every bite of this spiced muffin recipe.  They're also super adaptable and can easily be made gluten-free, vegetarian, and even vegan.

Course bread, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 152 kcal


  • 2 cups flour gluten-free 1-to-1 blend
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 - 1 ½ tsp. apple pie spice to taste*
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup applesauce unsweetened
  • cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar optional
  • tsp. cinnamon optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.

  2. Mix together flour, coconut sugar, baking soda, apple pie spice, and salt in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Whisk together applesauce, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla in a separate large bowl.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix by hand until just combined.
  5. Place muffin cup liners into 12 cavities of a regular-sized muffin tray. Spray each liner with non-stick cooking spray.

  6. Evenly distribute the muffin batter into all 12 cups. They should end up being about ¾ full.

  7. Whisk together cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and sprinkle ¼ teaspoon over each of the muffins.
  8. Bake muffins in preheated oven for 22-25 minutes, or until a toothpick when inserted in comes out clean.
  9. Let cool to room temperature before serving. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

  • Make your own Apple Pie Spice or substitute with 1 teaspoon cinnamon and ½ teaspoon nutmeg.
  • Use flax eggs or chia seed eggs if vegan or dairy-free.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Applesauce Muffins Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 260mg11%
Potassium 52mg1%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.