Awesome Applesauce Loaf or Muffins Mix

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“I got this recipe from It makes the most amazing smelling muffins, and is great as a gift for the hostess who has everything.”
3 loaves

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To Make the Master Mix------------.
  2. In a very large bowl combine all dry ingredients and mix together well with a fork or whisk.
  3. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender, or use two butter knives, scissor style.
  4. A wire whisk also works well and is easier on the arm muscles than knives are.
  5. When shortening is completely cut in, the mixture will have a crumbly texture.
  6. Be sure to turn the mixture so that entire batch is mixed completely.
  7. Store in a tightly covered container for up to 4 months.
  8. Each batch of mix makes enough for 4 loaves or approximately 13 1/2 cups.
  9. Feel free to double this recipe if your family enjoys this treat as much as mine, or if you need lots of gifts, but you will need two large mixing bowls to do so.
  10. To Make an Awesome Applesauce Loaf------------.
  11. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  12. Grease and flour (do not use cooking spray) a loaf pan.
  13. In a large bowl, mix together 3 1/3 cups of master mix with 2 eggs and 1 cup applesauce.
  14. Mix together thoroughly.
  15. Add 1/2 cup nuts if desired and mix thoroughly.
  16. Pour into loaf pan and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until top crests and loaf is a dark golden brown.
  17. To Make Awesome Applesauce Muffins------------.
  18. Grease and flour muffin tins, or line them with paper muffin cups.
  19. Fill tins 3/4 full.
  20. Bake at 350° F for 20-30 minutes or until light golden brown.
  21. To Give the Mix as a Gift------------.
  22. This mix makes a wonderful gif for neighbors, family and friends.
  23. To make the presentation you see in the photo at right, use an ordinary jelly jar, washed and dried, a dried apple, two short cinnamon sticks, some raffia, and a bit of twisted paper to decorate the lid.
  24. Untwist the twisted paper and hot glue to the lid, trim excess.
  25. Glue cinnamon sticks together, crossing each other slightly, and tie with a bit of raffia.
  26. Glue sticks to the apple and glue the apple to the lid.
  27. Using a computer print program such as Print Artist or Print Shop Deluxe, create a fun label for your gift jar with instructions for baking the loaves or muffins.
  28. Put 1/2 cup of chopped pecans in a sandwich bag and tie with raffia.
  29. Print out the Applesauce Loaf recipe or the master mix recipe on an index card and attach a small raffia bow to the upper left hand corner.

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