Sour Cream Applesauce Muffins

by Crystal

These sour cream apple muffins are soft, moist, perfectly spiced, and packed with applesauce flavor. Big, bakery style applesauce muffins that are perfect for Fall or anytime of the year!

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Easy Applesauce Muffins Recipe

This recipe is very straightforward and it takes about 10 minutes to come together. The ingredients are very simple too.

I love how convenient these apple muffins are to make too because you don’t actually need apples for this recipe and you don’t need to worry about which kind of apples to use. Applesauce is much cheaper, has a longer shelf life and it’s a staple in most households.

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I actually adapted this recipe from my best applesauce muffin recipe.

I added a half cup of sour cream, increased the flour to compensate for the added fat, and reduced the leavening ingredients.

I’m not exactly sure why but for some reason using the same amount of baking soda in this recipe as the other one just didn’t work out. It was just too much, which is ironic because there’s the same amount of applesauce in this recipe and even more flour. Baking can be really confusing sometimes.

I increased the sugar just a tad bit to compensate for the extra volume of batter and everything else is pretty much the same.





This recipe uses both sugars because applesauce muffins with brown sugar are really delicious, and that bit of molasses from it adds flavor and compliments the spices.

Speaking of spices, these muffins are spiced with a healthy dose of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg, just enough to make these muffins taste and smell amazing. Plus, it’s basically mandatory that apple baking recipes have spice. They just go hand in hand.

These muffins are bakery style muffins. They rise a lot in the oven so they have big round tops and you’ll probably only be able to have one in one sitting. They’re very filling.

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Applesauce Muffins with Oil

If you’ve ever made applesauce muffins before you know how moist they are but when you add sour cream to the mix it just takes it to another level. It adds richness and flavor too which I love.

Along with the sour cream, these applesauce muffins are made with oil which adds moisture and helps to yield a soft texture.

You don’t have to worry about these muffins being dry because muffins with sour cream and applesauce and oil are bound to be moist!




How to make Sour Cream Applesauce Muffins

{Full recipe at the bottom of the page}

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and prep the muffin pan.
  2. In a large bowl combine both sugars, spices, and salt.
  3. Mix in the applesauce and sour cream.
  4. Beat in the oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  5. Gently mix in the flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
  6. Scoop batter into muffin pan and bake for 24 – 25 minutes.
  7. Cool for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

It’s simple, easy, and comes together all in one bowl.

Tip: Make sure to measure the flour correctly by spooning it into the measuring cup and leveling off the excess. This will ensure that the muffins actually come out moist and not dense and dry.

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I love baking with applesauce, especially muffins with applesauce and banana.

One great thing I love about this recipe is that it uses a whole cup and a half of unsweetened applesauce. That’s a lot! So that means plenty of apple flavor in each bite.

If you only have the sweetened kind on hand, I highly suggest that you reduce the sugar otherwise the muffins will be way too sweet.




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Sour Cream Applesauce Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

These sour cream apple muffins are soft, moist, perfectly spiced, and packed with applesauce flavor. Big, bakery style applesauce muffins that are perfect for Fall or anytime of the year!

Course: Breakfast
Keyword: cinnamon applesauce muffins, sour cream apple muffins, unsweetened applesauce muffins recipe
Servings: 12 Muffins
Calories: 249 kcal
Author: Crystal | Beat Bake Eat
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup full fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin pan with muffin liners and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl combine both sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  3. Add the applesauce and sour cream and mix until well blended.
  4. Beat in the oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  5. Add the flour and sprinkle in the baking soda and baking powder. Gently mix until fully incorporated.
  6. Scoop the batter into the muffin pan filling the cups to the very top.
  7. Bake for 24 – 25 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out with crumbs (not wet batter!).
  8. Cool in pan 10 minutes then remove.
Notes


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