An easy healthy muffin recipe that is 100% whole wheat and refined sugar free. Sweetened with apple sauce and deliciously spiced with cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.
2cupswhole wheat flour
1 ½teaspoonsbaking powder
zest of one orange
¼cupplus 2 tablespoons honey
2tablespoonsunsalted buttermelted and cooled slightly
½cupbittersweet chocolate chipsoptional (omit for no refined sugars)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, allspice, and orange zest.
In a medium bowl, whisk together applesauce, honey, milk, vanilla, and egg until well combined. Whisk in the melted butter.
Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry and stir until barely combined. Do not overmix. Fold in optional chocolate chips.
Scoop batter into the prepared muffin pan, dividing it evenly among the 12 muffin cups. Add a few extra chocolate chips to the tops of the muffins, if desired.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
I like to freeze any muffins that I won't eat within the first two days. After the muffins are cool, place them in a zip-top plastic bag, and freeze for up to 2 months. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator or on the defrost setting in the microwave. Enjoy!
*Adjust the amount of cardamom depending on if you want lightly spiced or more spiced muffins.