Applesauce Cinnamon Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Perfect for breakfast or a snack. Dark, moist, and scattered with raisins & fresh apple bits.



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients: whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, brown sugar.
  3. In medium bowl, whisk together apple sauce, water, vanilla, vinegar, and date paste (if using).
  4. Pour well-blended wet mixture into large bowl with dry ingredients.
  5. Peel and dice ½ cup apples, add to bowl, along with raisins, and mix well.
  6. Spoon batter into a silicon muffin baking non-stick pan or paper muffin cups. I recommend the silicon pan because these seem to stick to paper cups after baking. Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven, allow to cool, and serve.


  • Date Paste Recipe. Soak ½ cup of dates in ½ cup of water overnight or approximately 8 hours. Remove dates from water and set the water aside.Purée dates in food processor or blender. Add a few tablespoons of soaking water to the date puree and continue to blend. Blend until the date paste is creamy.Add more soaking water if needed.

Terri Edwards is a licensed Food for Life instructor with Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and nutrition blogger for where she shares over 100 recipes, tips, and scientific research. Her personal mission is to promote the power of food for restored health and hopefully see lives changed, just like hers was. Terri is a graduate of the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate. from eCornell and the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.
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