BSI – Applesauce

Nicole of Making Good Choices was the BSI hostess this week.  While I linked to her earlier in the week, Nicole I apologize for not updating the BSI page until today!

Again being the procrastinator that I am, I almost always wait until Sunday to my BSI recipe.  And for the most part, try to make recipes with ingredients I have on hand.  Our store was selling fresh blueberries for $1.50 a pint so that was my inspiration.

Any regular readers of my blog know I don’t bake much.  Typically because most desserts are not insulin worthy in my book!  So over the years my palate has definitely steered away from sweets and more to savory.

So I decided to make a one bowl blueberry applesauce muffin.  I know many camps say you need to separate the wet, incorporate the dry, blah blah blah, but I am lazy.  I did add the wet ingredients and mixed well before throwing everyone else in the pool.

I would like to note that the same size blueberry muffin from Otis Spunkmeyer comes in at 230 calories, 13 grams of fat and 27 carbs.  It gets a grade of C for being very high in sugar and high in fat.

Mine gets a grade of A-, for being low in saturated fat 😀

One Bowl Blueberry Applesauce Muffins (printer friendly version here)

Makes 12 servings (each muffin: 135 calories, 1.2 fat, 28.7 carbs, 1.4 fiber and 3.1 protein)


1 large egg
1 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
1/4 cup honey (I used agave nectar)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup blueberries
1/4 cup quick oats
1 tablespoon brown sugar


  1. Mix egg, applesauce, oil, honey (or agave nectar) together.
  2. Throw in remaining ingredients through blueberries and mix until just combined. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, fill 12 muffin tins.
  3. Mix oats and brown sugar and evenly distribute over muffins. Bake at 375 for 17 to 20 minutes. Let cool before removing from muffin pan.

I used Spenda brown sugar, but you can use regular

before the oven

a river of blueberry runs through it! 😀

look at all that gorgeous blueberry!

Thanks for hosting this week Nicole! 😀


16 thoughts on “BSI – Applesauce

  1. For someone who doesn’t bake often, you surely made a pretty good lookin’ muffin!

  2. Looks good…did you/can you try one? How was it?

    • Yep! It only has 26 grams of carbs, which is fine for a muffin – but the calories are great too.

      It’s light, fluffy and just slightly sweet because there is no granular sugar. Love that it uses one bowl! I am lazy like that! 😀

  3. I’m with you, I chuck everything in one bowl and just mix it all together. I’m not much of a baker either.

  4. Great entry, biz! How can you say no to such a beautifully spotted muffin? And such a cinch to make, too!

  5. Wow! These look awesome! I love the fact that they sound easy to make!

  6. gorgeous! i just love muffins…i often use applesauce to sub for oil when i bake.

  7. OH MY YUM! i love seeing the sugar mixed in the oats pre and post baking!!
    i used to use so much oil all the time until i read blogs and saw everyone using apple sauce. i was VERY skeptical about subbing the two or at least using less of the oil, but then i tried it! BAM- works like magic.. sometimes i will add some soymilk too which rocks.

    YUM YUM another fantastic baking beauty ❤

  8. These look amazing, I might have to actually bake!

  9. Great recipe. I like the look of the oats on top of the muffin.

  10. I’m so mad at you for inventing this before I did! How dare you steal my muffin. LOL! I am soooo gonna be making these (I hope). I have a bit of a muffin fetish lately. I think b/c I’m eating dessert less and it’s nice to have a cake-like thing for a snack or breakfast.

  11. PS The site you use for your printable recipes is now annoying b/c you have to download the document first. I use Google docs–see if you like it: (let me know if you need help with publishing your docs as a web page)

  12. […] Before I went to work out, I checked my blood sugar and it was 83.  While that is a great number, I needed it to be higher before working out, so I ate one of my blueberry muffins. […]

  13. […] My Bizzy Kitchen uses unsweetened applesauce to make rich, dense muffins. This recipe for anytime muffins uses whole wheat flour, oats, and fresh blueberries to make a nutrient-dense muffin that is better tasting, and better for you, than any bakery muffin with crystallized sugar caked on top. […]

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