These perfect little guys are the best for popping into your mouth as you run out the door in the morning. Hot out of the oven, they fill the house with an unbelievably comforting scent of apples, spices, and homey goodness. Their edges are ever so slightly crispy, their centers are as moist and light as a cloud. You are going to
Applesauce Spice Muffins
from my Auntie Heather
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 cups applesauce
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons allspice
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, if desired
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large electric mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar at medium speed. Add eggs one at a time, then add the applesauce, mixing to combine.
In a separate blow, conbine flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves. Add to the creamed mixture, stirring unti lcombined. Stir in nuts, if desired.
Fill well-greased mini-muffin tins 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 14-15 minutes.
This batter will keep for up to 1 week in the fridge. The muffins also freeze very well. Pop them straight into the freezer when they come out of the oven, then package them in freezer-safe packaging. Store for up to 3 months.