If you’ve been reading very long, you know I love a good healthy muffin {that doesn’t taste healthy}. Being the muffin maniac that I am, I had to come up with a Christmassy tasting muffin. I used the base from one of my all-time favorite healthy muffins, my Whole Spelt Flour Pumpkin Muffin and added some molasses and played around with some different spices to create the perfect muffin to truly reflect the taste of the holidays. And you won’t have to feel a bit guilty about having more than one of these muffins….just don’t have 5 in one sitting. 😉

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Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Muffins

I used the base from one of my all-time favorite healthy muffins, my Whole Spelt Flour Pumpkin Muffin and added some molasses and played around with some different spices to create the perfect muffin to truly reflect the taste of the holidays. 
Author: Kim


  • 1.5 cups whole grain spelt flour*
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1.5 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1.5 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/4 cup honey, raw and local, if possible
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce, I used one 4 oz individual cup.
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, I use Enjoy Life brand.


  • Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a muffin baking sheet with 9 muffin tins.
  • Combine all dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a large bowl.
  • Combine all wet ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir in chocolate chips.
  • Scoop large spoonfuls of batter into 9 muffin tins. Bake for 20 mins at 350 F.


*any flour will probably work, but may give the muffins a different texture (spelt four is my favorite healthy flour to use)
The flavor and texture of these muffins was so wonderful, I ate them plain. However, these would be great topped with honey or nutbutter.
Calories: 293kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 37mg, Sodium: 219mg, Potassium: 83mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 69IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 29mg, Iron: 2mg

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You can literally taste Christmas with every bite of these muffins. In my opinion, the combination of seasonings worked so well together. You can definitely taste the ginger, but it also isn’t too strong. Just imagine your favorite gingerbread cookie with chocolate chips. I’m thinking these will be the perfect addition to my Christmas breakfast menu!

And if you’re a little curious about spelt flour; read here for some info on the flour. This has really become my favorite healthy flour to use. You can totally sub it out for whole wheat flour or even whole wheat pastry flour, but I think the whole spelt flour gives baked goods the best “real” texture {meaning that this muffin doesn’t taste like a “healthy” muffin, if you get my drift. I’ve only used Bob’s Red Mill brand and I can find it at any grocery store in my area, except Wal-Mart. I’ve also ordered it from Swanson Health Products…they sell it for a great price.

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Yesterday, was the kid’s Christmas parties at school. I remember when I was a teacher what a crazy chaotic day class party day always was, but it was a blast to just sit back and watch. I taught first grade and Madelyn is in first grade, so it was so much fun to reminisce on past parties that I’ve had to be in charge of…..it’s much more fun to be the parent. 😉

The party started by the kids getting to decorate ice cream cones, with icing and candy, to look like Christmas trees.


The kiddos then sat in a circle and did a coloring book/gift exchange hot potato style. It was quite comical to watch!!


For a teacher gift, one of the mother’s of a child in Madelyn’s class had the fabulous idea of giving her a class present. She had each student bring a gift card in a sealed envelope to school and attached each gift card to a Christmas wreath. I can tell you, this is a gift that any teacher would be thrilled to get!


Okay, today’s a half day at work and then I’m off for CHRISTMAS VACATION…Yippee!! You can’t tell I’m excited or anything, can you?!?!?!

Something to think about…….

What’s your very favorite muffin flavor?

Are planning any muffins for Christmas morning?

Do you remember any of your class parties as a kid?

Any awesome teacher gift ideas?

Enjoy your Friday! Only {4} more days until Christmas….WOW!