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Dec 28, 2020

Cinnamon Applesauce & Raisin Rye Muffins

These cinnamon applesauce and raisin muffins make a fast, easy, and delicious breakfast treat. Plus, they are made with whole rye flour along with all purpose flour. 

Cinnamon Applesauce & Raisin Rye Muffins

These muffins are soft and moist, and taste just like cinnamon applesauce. 

Oh muffins! Muffins are so versatile. From savory jalapeño and corn muffins to sweet cranberry orange muffins, there's a muffin for just about every time of day. There are even corn dog muffins

Plus, there's the classic blueberry muffin with a rye flour twist

Cinnamon Applesauce & Raisin Rye Muffins in a basket

Easy to make, super cinnamon-y, and soft and fluffy, plus, these muffins stay fresh for three days (or more) when stored in an airtight container. 

Can you freeze these muffins?

Yes, you can definitely freeze these muffins with great success. Just let them cool completely, wrap them individually in plastic wrap, and place them in a freezer bag. 

This works great since it's just the two of us. If we know we'll be having a muffin with our breakfast the next morning, we just take one our the night before and let it thaw, wrapped, on the kitchen counter to thaw. 

Cinnamon Applesauce & Raisin Muffins on plates

By the way, two of the little lunch box-sized raisin boxes are just the right amount of raisins for this recipe. Since we haven't been packing many lunches lately, these muffins were a great way to use the raisins up. 

I love the cinnamon flavor in these muffins. I used Vietnamese (or Saigon) cinnamon, which is my favorite. 

P.S. The cool thing about using applesauce in muffins is that it is a great substitute for fat. These muffins require only two tablespoons of oil, which is way less fat than in typical muffins. These muffins are lower in calories too. 

Of course there is sugar in the recipe, so be sure to use unsweetened applesauce in these muffins. 

Cinnamon Applesauce & Raisin Rye Muffins on a plate

Welcome to to Muffin Monday, our monthly event, where we get together and share muffin recipes. 

I've been kind of on a sweet muffin kick lately, so I definitely will have to create something savory for next month. 

I'm thinking about making something cheesy, spicy, or filled with veggies.... or all of these ingredients. Our next Muffin Monday is January 25, so I have a month to plan. Stay tuned! 

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Applesauce rye muffins

If you decide to try these muffins, definitely try these rye chocolate chip cookies with some of the leftover rye flour. They're so flavorful. 

Cinnamon Applesauce & Raisin Rye Muffins

Cinnamon Applesauce & Raisin Rye Muffins
Yield: 12 muffins
Author: Karen Kerr
These cinnamon applesauce and raisin muffins make a fast, easy, and delicious breakfast treat.


  • 180 grams (1 1/2 cups) unbleached all purposed flour
  • 78 grams (3/4 cup) rye flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 198 grams (1 cup) granulated sugar
  • 53 grams (1/4 cup) light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 75 grams (1/2 cup) raisins


  1. Heat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line a 12 cavity muffin tin with muffin liners.
  3. In one bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, cinnamon, and baking soda.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together the applesauce, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vegetable oil.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just blended.
  6. Fold in the raisins.
  7. Divide the batter among the muffin tins and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool on a wire rack.



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  1. I never think to use my rye flour for muffins but your beauties have me thinking, why not? Perhaps next month...

    1. You can sneak some in and see what you think!

  2. Apples and cinnamon - I am ready to dig in. I would always love to have these muffins. The muffins look perfect and inviting.

  3. Cinnamon and apple are like partners hard to separate them. Love this apple sauce raisin rye muffins perfect with cup of coffee.

  4. I love baking with rye flour. Especially with raisins!

  5. I think maybe the all purpose flour should be 1 1/2 cups (or 1.5 cups) because 120 grams of AP flour is equal to about a cup so 180 should be 1.5 cups.


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