Gingerbread Flax Muffins

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 111.5
  • Total Fat: 3.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 57.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g

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Vegan and refined-sugar free Vegan and refined-sugar free
Number of Servings: 12


    1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (or your preferred non-dairy milk)
    1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
    2 tablespoons ground flax seed

    1 1/4 whole wheat pastry flour or all purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 tablespoon ground ginger
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
    1/4 teaspoon salt

    2 Tbsp canola oil
    1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
    1/3 cup molasses - if you have it, you can use light
    1 teaspoon vanilla

    2 Tbsp honey


Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray or line trays with cups.

First measure out the milk. Mix the apple cider and ground flax seed directly into the measuring cup and stir vigorously with a fork for about a minute. That helps to bring out the oils of the flax seeds while the vinegar thickens and curdles the milk. Both of those things will help the muffin to rise.

In a mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt.

Make a well in the center and add the milk mixture. Add in the oil, applesauce, molasses, sugar and vanilla. Use a wooden spoon to mix ingredients together until everything is just moistened. Donít overmix, itís okay if the batter is a little lumpy, muffins like that.

Fill muffin tins about half way for small or most of the way for large. Bake for about 22 minutes, until tops are puffed up and firm and a knife or toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Drizzle honey over top of muffins - about 1/2 tsp of honey per muffin.

When cool enough to handle, transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Makes 12 small muffins or 6 large muffins [nutrition facts reflect 12 small].

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MAKALANI22.

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