1. Line two 12-cup muffin tins. Blend together dry ingredients. Add eggs, chilled applesauce, and oil. Mix by hand until well blended. Stir in optional ingredients, if desired.
2. Spoon batter into lined mufﬁn tins. Let stand 10 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until mufﬁns begin to turn golden brown. Do not over-bake. Keep refrigerated, if not using right away.
Freezes well, but better fresh. A great trick with mufﬁns (cookies, too!) is to stick them into the microwave for 15 seconds. Even if they are days old or out of the freezer, they’ll taste fresh-out-of-the-oven.