Recipe: Spiced Applesauce Muffins

I have a lot of applesauce in the house right now and had been wanted to try these muffins after seeing them in the February/March 09 Country Woman magazine. The recipe was super simple! I chose to omit a few ingredients, but the muffins turned out great. I topped them with a cinnamon and sugar mixture as well. Then I froze some to use for quick snacks and breakfasts. Here's the recipe:

Spiced Applesauce Muffins

1/2 C softened butter

1/2 C sugar

1/4 C packed brown sugar

1 egg

1 C unsweetened applesauce

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1-1/4 C all-purpose flour

3/4 C graham cracker crumbs

1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. ground allspice

1/2 C chopped walnuts

1/2 C raisins

1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat well. Stir in applesauce and vanilla.

2. Combine flour, cracker crumbs, cinnamon, baking soda, and allspice; stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in walnuts and raisins.

3. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield 1 dozen.

Enjoy! What is your favorite muffin recipe?