cinnamon chip applesauce muffins

Cinnamon Chip Applesauce Muffins

For a long time I made this recipe as a coffee cake in a 13 x 9″ pan.  It is so moist and delicious!  I thought it would be really good (and portable) as a muffin, so I tried it.  The results were wonderful. They are so pretty and would be perfect for a brunch or shower. Sometimes the Hershey’s Cinnamon Chips can be hard to find, so when I see them at the store, I grab a few bags. They are usually found by the chocolate chips and can also be found at

The delicious muffin recipe:

1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened

1 c. sugar

2 eggs

½ t. vanilla

¾ c. applesauce

2 ½ c. flour

1 t. baking soda

½ t. salt

1 – 10 oz. pkg. Hershey’s Cinnamon Baking Chips

1 c. chopped pecans (optional)


¾ c. powdered sugar

1 -2 T. milk

1/8 t. vanilla

Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl on medium speed until well blended. (A lower-fat version can be made by adding an additional 1/2 c. applesauce in place of one of the sticks of butter.) Beat in the eggs, vanilla and applesauce. In a separate bowl, combine flour, soda and salt.  Add a little at a time, beating until well blended. Stir in cinnamon chips  & nuts, if desired.

Spoon into muffin cups (about 2/3 full) and bake 15-18 minutes at 350°.

When completely cool, drizzle with glaze in a criss-cross pattern.

6 thoughts on “Cinnamon Chip Applesauce Muffins

    1. grandmabee Post author

      I usually use unsalted butter in baked goods, but I think you could use salted if that’s what you have on hand…you could reduce the amount of salt.

  1. Marlene

    I picked up three bags of cinnamon chips months ago and am going to make this recipe. Should be wonderful. I am baking more now that my 17 year old graandson is living with us. Thanks for sharring this recipe. Do you have any others that use these cinnamon chips? They are great in a sweet breat.


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