Recipe: Healthy Gingerbread Muffins
No matter your favorite cookie, few things spread as much holiday cheer as the traditional flavor of gingerbread. This year, try giving the Christmas classic a healthy twist by making these lower-sugar gingerbread muffins.
These gingerbread muffins are loaded with whole grains and healthy fats, and make for a nourishing breakfast, snack, or dessert. Spices, such as ginger and cinnamon, lend a warm and spicy flavor.
If desired, you can also add raisins or dark chocolate chips. We’d recommend adding between 1/4 and 1/2 cup of either to the batter.
Makes 10-12 muffins
2 1/2 cups spelt flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup coconut oil
4 Tbsp honey
3 Tbsp molasses
1/3 cup almond milk
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, mix together the spelt flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, coconut oil, honey, molasses, and almond milk.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
Line a muffin tin with muffin liners and spray each one with nonstick spray. Pour batter into each liner, until each one is about 2/3 full.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. The muffins are best enjoyed warm.