Gingerbread Cups

This recipe saves calories by substituting equal parts cooking oil with Mott's applesauce.


  • ¾ cup Mott’s® Applesauce Cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup molasses
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup water


  • Maple whipped cream
  • Caramel sauce
  • Gingerbread man
Mott’s Applesauce Cinnamon

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  • Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease a 9x9-inch baking pan and set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine sugars, butter, applesauce, egg, and molasses. Mix all ingredients together well.
  • In another medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and salt.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients to the applesauce mixture, and mix until just combined. Stir in water and pour mixed batter into prepared baking pan.
  • Bake 55-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the gingerbread comes out clean.
  • Remove gingerbread from oven and allow to cool completely.
  • Serve with whipped cream and caramel sauce – get creative with your decorating!