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Healthy Gingerbread Muffins

These delicious healthy Gingerbread Muffins are such a treat! Made with healthy swaps for all kinds of yumminess!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 238kcal


  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ½ cup real maple syrup
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour Gluten free or reg whole wheat flour will be fine too
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Turbinado sugar for topping


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Grease a muffin tin with coconut oil or butter.
  • Melt the coconut oil in the microwave for a 30-45 seconds to liquify.
  • In a small bowl, mix the melted coconut oil and molasses together.
  • In a microwave safe mixing bowl, mix the egg, maple syrup, greek yogurt , milk, and ginger.
  • Microwave this mixture for about 30 seconds to warm it up to approximately room temperature. (you also want to keep the coconut oil from hardening)
  • Then, add the coconut oil and molasses mixture.
  • Add the flours, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt and mix slightly to combine.
  • Scoop batter evenly into the muffin tin.
  • Sprinkle the top of each muffin with turbinado sugar.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until tops are firm to the touch.
  • Cool slightly.


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 245mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1.5mg