Applesauce Puffs

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Applesauce Puffs

The kids made it through their first week of school, and let me tell you it was quite an adjustment period for them! But it was especially rough on my son, he had turned into a night owl during summer, and the 6 am wake-up call was a pretty hard on him for a few days, combine that with baseball practice every evening and I had a very tired kiddo on my hands.  So, on Friday I decided to make Applesauce Puffs as a special after-school treat to celebrate the fact we all survived the first week back to school.

I love Applesauce Puffs for a quick after school snack, they are so easy to mix up and get into the oven, and the kids LOVED eating them.  They are amazing right after you dip the tops into the cinnamon sugar topping, but for the kids that came home on the later bus , we popped them in the microwave for 8-10 seconds and they tasted like a freshly baked cinnamon-sugar donut, SO GOOD!

Applesauce Puffs can be made with Homemade Baking Mix, one of my all time favorite Homemade Pantry Staples. But if you already have Bisquick on hand, by all means use it, just make sure when you are out to try my DIY version 😉

Applesauce Puffs

Applesauce Puffs

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Applesauce Puffs are a great quick after-school snack, they are so easy to mix up and get into the oven, and the kids LOVE eating them.



  • 2 cups Homemade Baking mix
  • 3/4 cup sugar divided
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 5 tbsp melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and grease or spray with non-stick cooking spray a muffin tin.
  2. Combine biscuit mix, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
  3. Add applesauce, milk, egg and oil. Mix until moistened.
  4. Fill greased muffin pan cups two-thirds full.
  5. Bake in 400-degree oven 12 minutes or until done. Cool slightly; remove.
  6. Combine the cinnamon sugar topping by mixing 1/4 cup sugar mixed with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.
  7. Dip the tops of the slightly cooled puffs in melted butter, then in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  8. Best when served warm!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 304mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 2g

Even though I try to provide accurate nutritional information to the best of my ability, these figures should still be considered estimates. Please see my Nutrition Disclaimer for more information.

I think this week will be a little easier on everyone, we have all made the transition, and it is actually nice to be in a normal routine again.

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  1. I found these to be a little bland. Maybe use buttermilk instead of regular and add a half teaspoon of nutmeg. Giving them a donut flavor. For sweets it’s always best to add a half teaspoon of salt. It goes to depth of flavor. These are easy to be sure. The flavor was just ok.

  2. I made these today and they are delicious. Easy to make and good with a cup of coffee or tea. Cinnamon flavor is yummy. Will make again and send to my friends. Thanks for a great recipe.

  3. I made these with your homemade bisquick recipe. I followed recipe almost exactly, I left out 1 tsp of cinnamon and subbed with some nutmeg because I am a nutmeg freak. They smell and taste wonderful.

    1. I am so glad you liked them Mel! The nutmeg sounds like an awesome addition! I think next time I make these I am going to try adding a pinch of nutmeg to the batter with the cinnamon, it sounds wonderful!