1 cup packed light brown sugar, plus 2 tablespoons for sprinkling
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup unsweetened applesauce (or sweetened or apple butter)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners or grease with baking spray.
In a small bowl, combine flour, dried spent grain, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
In a separate larger bowl, whisk together eggs, 1 cup of brown sugar, and oil until well combined; stir in applesauce. Fold in flour mixture until just moistened (it’s ok if it’s still a little lumpy).
Spoon about 1/4 cup of batter into each muffin tin. Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons of brown sugar over tops.
Bake muffins for 20 minutes or until lightly golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
This made 12 muffins and 10 mini muffins.
These muffins are very subtle, but are a nice way to start the day!