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Easy baked donut muffins filled with applesauce for a perfect fall breakfast!
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Applesauce Donut Muffins

The perfect way to hide donuts as an acceptable breakfast food.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword easy breakfast recipes, easy muffin recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24 mini muffins
Calories 162kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup softened butter divided
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup cinnamon applesauce
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon divided

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together 1/2 cup of butter and 1 cup of sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and applesauce until well combined.
  • Gradually stir in the flour, baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.
  • Fill the muffin wells 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before carefully removing the muffins from the tin.
  • Melt the remaining 1/2 cup of butter. Place in a small bowl.
  • Stir together the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and teaspoon of cinnamon and place in a second small bowl.
  • Dunk each muffin in the butter and then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat.

Nutrition

Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 23mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.6mg