For a vegan variation, you can substitute pure maple syrup for the honey, and flax eggs for the whole eggs. It should be noted that flax eggs will not rise the same way that whole eggs do! Your muffins may sink in the middle, but they will definitely still taste delicious. For a lower-sugar option, reduce the honey to just 2 Tablespoons and add liquid stevia, to taste. When baking with stevia, be sure to add a little extra sweetness as some of the sweetness will be reduced with heat. You'll also want to increase the applesauce by an extra 3 Tablespoons to balance out the moisture.