Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin cups.
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 muffin cups two-thirds full, then sprinkle lightly with sugar.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until muffins test done.