Applesauce Muffins from The Hey Girls

by Cate on July 14, 2007

I suppose I can think of odder places to get recipes, but for now, this will do. During the week, Nicholas will jockey for time on my computer to play games on Nick Jr.’s website. Forget the fact that he has his very own little computer, Mom’s is obviously way cooler.

The other day, we stumbled on The Muffin Maker game from The Hey Girls of Holly Hobbie fame. Before then, I’d never heard of The Hey Girls, but maybe I’m just too old. He loved the game, but more importantly, the recipes that you can also print out there, namely the one for Applesauce Muffins. He printed it, colored it and copied it. Copied it several times for me, lest I lose one (you know how disorganized I can be!). He asked a million times for us to make them this week, but he and I tend to get distracted real easily and hadn’t gotten around to it yet. I felt bad, because I knew he was really looking forward to eating them (more so than making them, surprisingly enough).

We’re all going down the shore at varying points over the weekend to celebrate my Mom’s birthday tomorrow, and the boys took off tonight. Since I’m not going down until tomorrow morning, I thought I’d surprise Nicholas by making them and bringing them with me. Super simple to make, they were in the oven in literally minutes. Love the perfect little dome tops. No taste report yet, since I’m waiting to eat them with Nicholas tomorrow, but this might be just the recipe to share with your little one. I can’t wait to try them with Nicholas tomorrow. He’s only been gone around an hour, and I already miss the little munchkin.

Applesauce Muffins
Courtesy of Holly Hobbie’s Hey Girls

2 cups flour
3/4 sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup butter (8 tablespoons), melted

Preheat oven to 375. Grease or line a 12-muffin cup pan with paper cupcake liners. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk to blend. Add the egg, applesauce and butter. Stir until just blended. Spoon into the muffin pan. Bake until puffed and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 18-20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool for 5 minutes. Invert and cool completely.

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Hillary July 16, 2007 at 9:37 pm

I love it! I never would have predicted that a children’s video game would supply recipes. How creative! Not to mention, the applesauce muffins are unique in themselves and sound delicious! There is a lot of creativity to be appreciated here. Thanks for sharing Cate.

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Evie July 17, 2007 at 4:09 pm

After reading your post yesterday, I actually made the muffins this morning. Simple enough to whip up in the rush before work, and now I have a hot breakfast! I’m curious to know what your crew thought of them.

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Cate July 17, 2007 at 4:30 pm

Hillary – definitely not where I would have thought I’d get a recipe from. ;)

Evie – Nicholas loved them and ate 2-1/2 in one sitting. I think they’re fine, but not a wow. I liked them a lot better after I toasted it and put a bit of butter on it. You?

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Evie July 18, 2007 at 5:29 pm

I agree they’re not the best I’ve had. But the recipe was easier than most.

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Melissa May 3, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Thanks for posting this. I’ve made them lots of times with my daughter and they are always her request for bringing to events. However, I usually have to sit through a few rounds of Hollie’s cupcake decorating game to get to the recipe. Today I just checked here :) I usually use mini muffin pan and they are a good small addition to school parties and such.

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