Basic Muffins


  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups applesauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
    carrots, raisins, and/or walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 milk (1/2 cup optional, only if adding carrots, raisins or walnuts)


1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.

2. Line muffin tin with paper baking cups or grease bottom of tin with cooking spray.

3. Cream margarine and sugar with an electric mixer, or by hand.

4. Add egg, milk, and applesauce, mixing well.

5. Blend in cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and flour.

6. Add carrots, raisins, and/or walnuts if desired. If any of these items are added, also add milk and mix.

7. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full and bake for 15 to 18 minutes.

Laura Mariano

Written by Laura Mariano

Laura Mariano is a food blogger who founded Recipes By to make cooking easier. Growing up on a farm in Spain, Laura was inspired by exquisite dishes prepared using simple ingredients. Laura Mariano is particularly known for making anyone can cook.

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