Recipe: Healthy Gingerbread Muffins

Turn your favorite holiday cookies into healthy muffins.

gingerbread muffins

Photo by Asia Bradlee

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
2 eggs
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.