Pumpkin Applesauce Muffins

  • Yield: 24 servings

These muffins are very moist and delicious healthy snack. They are good with a glass of milk for breakfast. I have enjoyed making them for holiday gift baskets for many years. They are always well received.


2/3cup solid vegetable shortening
2 2/3cups sugar
4 eggs
1cup applesauce, any style
1cup pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
2/3cup apple juice
3 1/3cups all-purpose flour
2teaspoons baking soda
1/2teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2teaspoons salt
1/2teaspoon nutmeg
1teaspoon cinnamon
1/2teaspoon mace
1cup finely chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease the cups of muffin tins.
  2. Cream together the shortening and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time. Stir in the applesauce and pumpkin until well mixed.
  3. Next add the apple juice, flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Don’t over mix. When just smooth, add the salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and mace. Stir in the walnuts.
  4. Pour into the prepared muffin tins.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

—Cheri  Marcovitch, Santa Clarita, CA

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 15
  • Calories 260
  • Fat 10g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 3g
  • Cholesterol 30mg
  • Sodium 270mg
  • Potassium 80mg
  • Carbohydrate 39g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 25g
  • Protein 4g
  • Trans Fat 1g
  • Vitamin A 35%
  • Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 8%