Yes. That IS an almost empty jar of Musselman's Natural Applesauce. And yes, I was supposed to use it to make tons of delicious, transportable goodies to show you the versatility of applesauce and how healthy it can be when used as a baking substitute. But my children got a hold of the jars and I swear to you, that applesauce disappeared like candy from a pinata.
I DID manage to wrangle this jar away from them to concoct one of our favorite, transportable treats: Muffins! Did you know that you can use applesauce in place of oil for most of your breads and muffins? I usually divide the oil requirement in half. For example: if your recipe calls for 1/2 oil, use 1/4 C of oil and 1/4 C of applesauce. OR, you can just get rid of the oil altogether. Your call.
I have a banana bread recipe that I basically use for all muffins that we make. We just dumped the remainder of the applesauce, a banana, and an apple cut into bits into the batter and they were moist and delicious!
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