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applesauce cupcakes recipe
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Applesauce Cupcakes Recipe

Healthy applesauce cupcakes are coming your way! Made with a base of almond flour, brown rice flour, and coconut flour, these gluten-free cupcakes are so soft and delicious. No butter or oils, and naturally sweetened with maple syrup and applesauce – no refined sugar in the applesauce cake or the healthy frosting! A great dessert recipe to serve to adults and kids alike!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time24 mins
Total Time34 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: applesauce, cupcakes, gluten free
Servings: 9
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Heather



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a muffin tin with cupcake liners, or use silicone muffin liners instead of paper liners.
  • In a large bowl add the eggs, applesauce, maple syrup, milk, and vanilla extract. Whisk the wet ingredients together fully.
  • Into the same bowl, add the almond flour, brown rice flour, coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt. Using a whisk, mix the dry ingredients in fully, but do not overmix. Alternatively, you can use an electric mixer at medium speed here.
  • Divide batter between the prepared muffin pan. Bake for 24-26 minutes, or until you insert a toothpick into the center of a cupcake and it comes out clean, or with a dry crumb.
  • Remove and cool on a wire rack.
  • Once the cupcakes are fully cooled, use a piping bag and frost with the healthy cream cheese frosting. On the top of each cupcake sprinkle the crushed freeze-dried apples.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 382mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 1mg