Today I baked muffins from an old recipe of my grandmother’s. Her original recipe only called for the raisins, but I added chocolate chips to kick it up a notch. These muffins also contain apple sauce, which really makes these extra moist! It yields 28 muffins, so you will have a few extra to share with coworkers or take to a party.
Start with creaming the butter and the sugar together. I use this aftermarket beater blade that scrapes the sides of the bowl as it spins, no scraping necessary! Such a time saver!
Add the eggs to the creamed sugar and mix well.
Now, for the “secret” ingredient, apple sauce! Alternate between 1 cup of dry ingredients and 1/2 cup of apple sauce. Otherwise, the mixture will get really thick and you might break your nice KitchenAid Mixer.
Line a muffin pan with baking cups for easy cleanup.
And then fill them with the batter. Fill to about 3/4ths of the cup.
Bake at 350F for about 20-25 minutes until done. I stick a toothpick into a couple of the muffins and if it comes out clean, they’re ready to come out of the oven. I hope you enjoy these muffins as much as I do!
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- 1 Stick Butter
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 4 Cups Flour
- 3 tsp. Cinnamon
- 2 tsp. Ground Cloves
- 2 tsp. Allspice
- 2 tsp. Baking Soda
- 2 Cups Apple Sauce
- 1 Cup Raisins
- 12 Oz. Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
- Mix butter and sugar until creamy
- Add in eggs and beat for 1-2 minutes
- In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and spices, whisk together to combine
- Measure out 2 cups of apple sauce
- Alternate 1 cup of flour with ½ cup of apple sauce and mix into the batter
- Once all apple sauce and dry ingredients have been mixed, fold in extras like raisins and chocolate chips by hand
- Fill baking cups ¾ full with batter and bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees