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Butterscotch Chip Applesauce Muffins


1 hour 20 minutes
Skill Level
18 muffins

Adding applesauce makes muffins extra soft and moist. Adding butterscotch chips and a butterscotch streusel gives them a warm sweetness. Since this recipe has all those things, it's sure to be a huge hit.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
16 minutes
Bake Time
20 minutes
Cool Time
10 minutes


  • 1-1/2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup
  • 2 tsps
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1
    egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup
  • 1/4 cup
    vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Butterscotch Chips
  • 3/4 cup
    chunky applesauce
  • 1/2 cup
    chopped nuts (optional)
  • Butterscotch Streusel:
  • 1/4 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup
    packed light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsps
    butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Butterscotch Chips

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
muffin cup tin muffin cup tin
muffin cups muffin cups
mixing bowl mixing bowl
measuring cups measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
wire rack wire rack

Prepare Butterscotch Streusel; set aside. Heat oven to 350°F. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.


Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in large bowl. Add egg, milk and oil; stir just until blended. Stir in butterscotch chips, applesauce and nuts, if desired. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon streusel mixture on top of each muffin.


Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove to wire rack.

Butterscotch Streusel: 

Combine 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar and 2 tablespoons softened butter or margarine in small bowl; mix with fork until crumbly. Stir in 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S Butterscotch Chips.

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