Swap some of the oil for applesauce to make a slightly healthier version of strawberry muffins for a delicious easy breakfast.Jump to Recipe
I’ve read a lot of articles about making “healthy swaps” when baking. So, I decided to try one this time by switching the oil for applesauce. I didn’t want to do too many things at once, but you could also swap the all-purpose flour for whole-wheat flour.
Strawberries are a favorite fruit at our house, along with bananas and pineapple. We always have some fresh berries in the refrigerator so this was a perfect meal for Big Breakfast Sunday.
The Strawberry Muffins only took about 15 minutes to prep and 25 to bake. It’s a great breakfast for something fairly quick while still having more than just a bowl of cereal.
Step by Step
Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a muffin pan.
Measure out your wet ingredients. Then whisk them in a medium mixing bowl.
Prepare the dry ingredients and add them to the combined wet ingredients.
Carefully fold in the chopped strawberries.
Pour the batter in the muffin cups until they are about 2/3 cup full.
Bake the strawberry muffins for about 25 minutes. The center should be set and spring back when touched.
Because of the fresh strawberries, we placed the leftover muffins in a container in the refrigerator. The next morning I placed them in the microwave for about a minute to warm them up. Microwaves cary, so make sure you don’t do it too long or the berries will be too hot.
Originally Published On: July 13, 2020
Strawberry Muffins with Applesauce
- 1 1/2 cups applesauce (unsweetened)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 2 cups strawberries (chopped)
- Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a muffin pan
- Whisk the applesauce, sugar, and oil in a medium mixing bowl
- Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to the combined wet ingredients
- Carefully fold in the chopped strawberries
- Pour the batter in the muffin cups until they are about 2/3 cup full
- Bake the strawberry muffins for about 25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
17 thoughts on “Strawberry Muffins with Applesauce”
Oh wow I need to make these for my strawberry and applesauce obsessed little boy! They sound incredible!
These would be perfect for him! I hope you guys enjoy 🙂
Ooh this is perfect! Essie has literally been clamoring for days, for reasons that are beyond me, for “strawberry bread” or “raspberry bread,” so these would be a perfect option to try! (And I’ve been playing around with pandemic substitutions a lot, too – seeing how many healthy swaps I can cram into chocolate chip cookies and have them still taste like chocolate chip cookies!)
I bet she would love to make these for breakfast, then! It’s amazing how many swaps you can make to make something a bit healthier.
These are so moist and delicious, I love the addition of apple sauce. My kids can’t wait for me to make them again!!
The applesauce keeps them so soft! My boys have been begging for them again, too.
How have I never had a strawberry muffin?! This recipe looks so delicious. Perfect to make so I can grab a muffin on my way out the door in the mornings. I’m looking forward to trying this one!
They are so good! You should definitely give them a try.
Sounds delicious! These would be just the right snack to grab when I’m racing out the door.
Saving this recipe for when I run out of eggs! Muffins are my favourite thing to bake.
I love baking muffins, we have used pear before but never strawberry. I would love to try these with the apple sauce
I have heard applesauce makes it moist. I would like to try these.
I have heard about applesauce being an egg replacement, but had not seen a recipe for it before! What a simple recipe.
I need to start using more apple sauce when I bake, these looks delicious
oh my!!! This looks so delicious!!! I haven’t baked muffins for a long long time, I can’t wait to try out your recipe, can’t wait!
Is it brunch yet? Wow looks so delish I want it now perfect for a brunch item.
WOW! That strawberry muffin recipe looks so delicious and easy to prepare. Gonna try.