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Applesauce Pecan Muffins

By Cynthia O'Connor O'Hara
The Harried Housewife

2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, melted
1 cup applesauce

TOPPING
3/4 cup chopped pecans, 2 teaspoons sugar




Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 15 muffin cups or line with paper liners. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and baking powder. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and butter. Stir in applesauce. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Divide batter among prepared muffin cups. For topping, in a small bowl combine pecans and 2 teaspoons sugar; sprinkle over muffins. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 18 to 22 minutes. Cool in pan 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Cool completely. Makes 15 muffins.
 

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