Cranberry Applesauce Muffins are great for a brunch or an easy on the go breakfast! The best part of these muffins is they’ll make your house smell absolutely delicious!
I am feverishly emptying out my refrigerator for my 7 week trip to the USA. I have jars of jam, applesauce, pickles, Artichoke Hearts and a bunch of other things that are taking up several shelves in the fridge. Clearing out pantries and fridges are an expat ritual that most expats will do between mid May and early June.
Electricity goes out.
Ants come marching in.
Humidity is out of control.
It creates an environment for disaster for when we return in August. No one wants to throw away cereal filled with ants (cereal isn’t cheap here!) or moth infested bags of pecans. No one. So the great kitchen emptying takes place.
On the agenda today? Finish up that jar of homemade cinnamon applesauce! I went to Disney with my cousin Carla who is here from Lebanon. I figured a batch of Cranberry Applesauce Muffins would be an easy snack to munch on in the morning on the way to the metro.
To be honest I am double excited! I finished up the jar of applesauce and half of my bag of Cranberries AND I am going to Disney! How lucky am I lol?!
We went on Tron and Pirates of the Caribbean! They were both totally amazing! Here’s me and Carla on Tron!
And then the morning came, and in the rush of getting ready we forgot our Cranberry Applesauce Muffins!!
Cranberry Applesauce Muffins are great for brunch or an easy on the go breakfast! And they'll they'll make your house smell absolutely delicious!
10 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 1/2 cup Butter, softened
- 1 cup Sugar
- 3 Eggs
- 2 cups fFour
- 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1 cup Cranberries
- 1 1/2 cups Cinnamon Applesauce
- 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
- 1 tablespoons Milk
- Pinch of cinnamon
- Handful of chopped Cranberries
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each.
- In a medium bowl, sift the flour, baking soda and salt.
- Beat half of the flour to the butter mixture. Then half of the applesauce. Repeat again beating well between each addition.
- Use a 1/4 cup scoop to fill the muffin cups. Bake for 16-18 minutes.
- Meanwhile, whisk together the powdered sugar with the milk and cinnamon. The liquid should be slightly thickened. Add more powdered sugar to thicken or more milk to thin but do so only by teaspoonfuls.
- Drizzle the icing over the cooled cupcakes.
If you're using plain applesauce, add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Recipe Adapted from Frugal Haus Frau