1 egg
1/4 cup applesauce
3 tbsp. vegetable oil
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 cup sugar
1-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 cup boiling water Sugar

In a medium bowl, beat egg, applesauce, oil, molasses and sugar, mixing well.
Stir together dry ingredients in a medium bowl; add to egg mixture.
Stir in water, mixing well.
Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full; sprinkle lightly with sugar.
Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes or until muffins test done.
Yield: 1 dozen regular muffins or 6 jumbo muffins (bake a couple of minutes longer).