Stacked applesauce oatmeal muffins

Applesauce Muffins

Make delicious and tender applesauce muffins with an oatmeal crumble on top

Recipe By: Madeline
Prep: 15 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins 1x


muffin ingredients

  • 1 cup applesauce – unsweetened
  • 1 egg – room temperature
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

Crumb Topping Ingredients

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Whisk applesauce, egg, vegetable oil, brown sugar and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Fold all purpose flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon and salt into the wet ingredients with a flat spatula.
  3. In a separate bowl prepare crumb topping. Mix rolled oats, brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix in the vegetable oil.
  4. Pour muffin batter into a 12 slot lined or greased muffin tin. Top each muffin with the crumb topping.
  5. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.


  • Use homemade or store bough applesauce – I prefer to use unsweetened
  • Use 1:1 gluten free flour in place of all purpose flour for gluten free muffins
  • Omit the crumb topping if desired
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