Melt the butter and mix the sugar and cinnamon together for the topping
Make the muffin batter
In a stand mixer, or in a large bowl with handheld mixer, cream the butter and sugar until pale and creamy.
Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
Add applesauce and mix until well blended.
Fold in the sifted dry ingredients, until just combined.
Scoop and bake
Using a large cookie scoop, divide the batter evenly into muffin tins and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.
Remove from the oven and cool 5 minutes.
Dip the muffins in cinnamon sugar
While the muffins are still warm. dip in melted butter and then in cinnamon sugar mixture.
This applesauce muffin recipe does well as mini muffins. Check your muffins in half the usual cooking time, as they'll cook faster than full sized muffins.What to do with leftoversLine an airtight container with paper towels, and place your muffins inside in a single layer. Place the lid on and seal. These muffins will keep for a few days.Substitutions/AdditionsYou can opt to use have all purpose flour and half whole wheat flour if you wish.Add a little Pumpkin Pie Spice to your muffins for an extra kick of Fall flavor!