Thursday means it’s one day until Friday! The best day of the week! ;) Then it’s the weekend. What are you up to? Party time? Netflix binge-watching? Sleeping all day? Celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving with your family and friends?
Whatever you’re doing, I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I'll be spending Thanksgiving with the family as well as participating with Scott and his mom in a charity walk for the local Alzheimer Society in memory of Scott's grandpa.
Why not enjoy the weekend with some muffins? These muffins were a big hit! They are warmly spiced and not-too-sweet. In addition, they're soft and tender with a little crunchiness from the chopped pecans on the inside. The topping has a nice crunchy texture from the coating of sweetened and spiced pecan streusel. So so good!
Besides the taste, these muffins are awesome because:
A bit more healthier than regular muffins: Each muffin is around 190 calories and that includes the very tasty, crunchy, spiced brown-sugar pecan topping!
Why? No butter or eggs are used this recipe. Instead, there is a good amount of applesauce, which cuts down the fat and keeps the muffin nice and fluffy. It’s also great for those that who allergic to eggs.
The unsweetened applesauce adds a nice sweetness and slight apple flavour to the muffins, but the spices are the most dominant flavour.
No stand mixer/electric mixer required: Besides the ingredients, just a few mixing bowls, a whisk, a muffin pan or two, and of course, a heated oven, and a little patience. Not that much though, they only need to bake for around 20 minutes.
So shareable: It’s really easy to pack up and bring to a get-together or to work. To prevent myself from sitting down at home with a cup of coffee and a glass of milk and then going to town on eating all the muffins, I made Scott bring them to work. I heard that they were successfully delivered to work and given a big thumbs-up.
All the ingredients for these scrumptious muffins. Exact amounts are listed below in the "Ingredients" list.
After the ingredients are combined together and the topping is placed on top, bake for 18-22 minutes until ready.
An important tip when baking these muffins is to use silicone cupcake/muffin liners. I almost always use silicone liners since I find that the muffins can be easily removed using them. They also tend to be inexpensive (I got a pack of 24 at IKEA), reusable, and easy to clean.
If you opt to use a paper liner, spray the inside of the liner with cooking spray or a light coating of oil before placing the batter into the cups. It will make it easier to peel the liner away from the muffin without the muffin sticking to the liner. If you don’t, half of the muffin will stick to the liner making it not fun to eat at all. Believe me.
Let cool slightly before devouring one!
I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you make it, please comment below and let me know what you think of them! Or share with me on any of my social media. I'd love to see a picture!