Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Amy Burke
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
48 Mins
Makes 1 dozen

Have Applesauce Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel Topping warm and ready when you beckon your loved ones to come out from under those covers in the morning.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°. Whisk together baking mix, sugar, and cinnamon in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.

Step 2

Whisk together applesauce and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl; add to sugar mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon batter into a lightly greased 12-cup muffin pan, filling almost completely full. Sprinkle Cinnamon Streusel Topping over batter.

Step 3

Bake at 400° for 18 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean and tops are golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pan to a wire rack.

Chef's Notes

We tested with Bisquick Original Pancake and Baking Mix.

Ratings & Reviews

RebekahRH's Review

June 01, 2013
We thought these muffins were very good! I didn't have any issues with them being dry - it made 17 muffins though, it would have been WAY too much batter for 12 - they were very large with the topping overflowing a little around the muffins on the baking pans as it was. The topping adds a great texture and flavor to the muffins and they're super simple with the use of Bisquick. We liked them with a pat of butter in the middle.

dmcdesign1's Review

May 20, 2012

dokey347's Review

May 17, 2012
By "all-purpose baking mix", do they mean like Bisquick? And I wonder if I put some fresh diced apples would make them moister? I hate dry muffins!

LamDaly's Review

April 21, 2012
I made these for Easter brunch. While they were tasty, they were dry even thought I under baked them by a few minutes. I'll probably make again but add a little more of the applesauce.

DarlaSmith's Review

March 11, 2012
We loved the taste of these, but they were very dry. The streusel was delicious.

TexasFNP's Review

March 10, 2012
these are excellent for brunch a good cup of coffee. very moist and easy too. we really loved these and will definitely make again!


March 03, 2012
Very easy to make using the baking mix, and quick, I made one morning before work, and have made several batches for the freezer, Good to freeze and serve later, just thaw, and warm wrapped in foil in oven, for 10-15 minutes at 350, open foil, and bake another minute or two. I used my homemake applesauce (I like it chucky) and the taste was great. Makes very large nice muffins.

Csansom's Review

February 09, 2012
A great muffin! I had to use chunky cinnamon applesauce since that was the only chunky variety I could find. I think that just gave them more flavor. The batter looked a bit dry so I added an extra splash of oil and milk. It is still a very thick batter, but no worries, the muffins turn out great! I think the streusel topping is what makes the muffins so yummy!

gmg1886's Review

February 01, 2012