These Healthy Gingerbread Muffins are made with simple wholesome ingredients, and can be made vegan or gluten-free. They make the perfect fluffy snack loaded with cozy gingerbread flavour!

gingerbread muffins piled on top of each other sprinkled with sugar

An easy one-bowl muffin recipe

If there’s one thing I can say I love about winter, it’s all the delicious warming-spiced baked goodies. There’s nothing quite like curling up on a snowy winter day with a Chai Latte and healthy Gingerbread Cookies.

In this case, that treat would be soft and fluffy healthy gingerbread muffins!

What makes these gingerbread muffins healthy?

Now, when I say these muffins are healthy, I mean that they’re made with mostly good-for-you ingredients. However, they are not fat-free, sugar-free tasteless dry muffins! They still have some oil (aka, the good fats) and some sugar in them, but are less sugary than your average muffin.

These healthy gingerbread muffins are made with good coconut fats and unprocessed sugars to keep them flavorful and moist, while still being good for you!

Remember, good fats are your friend! In fact, coconut oil has many benefits including being able to raise HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol) while not impacting the LDL cholesterol. Also, healthy fats keep you fuller for longer, so you won’t need to finish the whole batch of these to be totally satisfied!

a bowl of gingerbread muffins on a counter top

How to make Healthy Gingerbread Muffins

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl, and all the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl. Then, gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until combined.

a clear mixing bowl of gingerbread muffin batter

Line a muffin pan with muffin liners and fill the moulds 2/3rds of the way full. Be careful not to overfill the moulds, otherwise you may end up with overflowing muffins. These get fluffy!

gingerbread muffin batter in a muffin pan

Bake the muffins in the oven at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Baked gingerbread muffins in a muffin pan

Sugar, spice, and everything nice!

What makes these healthy gingerbread muffins so special is that they use a variety of different spices.

This recipe uses cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and molasses, so these muffins are loaded with sweet and warm flavour. Molasses is also a great sweetener option that is filled with vitamin B12!

Tips for making this recipe perfectly

  • Use good quality molasses for the best flavour. I like to use organic blackstrap molasses.
  • Gently mix the wet ingredients and dry ingredients together just until combined. Don’t overmix the batter. Overmixing can lead to denser muffins.
  • If you want an extra hint of sweetness, sprinkle the muffins with some raw cane sugar before baking.
  • Don’t fill the muffin pan all the way to the top. The muffins will overflow if you do. Only fill them two thirds to three-quarters of the way full.
  • If you don’t have any muffin liners, spray your muffin pan with some cooking spray and add the batter directly to the pan.
three gingerbread muffins stacked on top of each other

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gingerbread muffins piled on top of each other sprinkled with sugar

Healthy Gingerbread Muffins

  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


These Healthy Gingerbread Muffins are perfect for breakfast or a tasty snack! 


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and line a muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl and the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl
  3. Pour your dry ingredients into the wet, adding one third of the flour mixture at a time, and mixing until combined.
  4. Fill eat muffin tin 2/3rds to 3/4 of the way full with your batter (don’t fill it more, or the muffins willl overflow.)
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.


To make flax eggs, mix 2 tbsp ground flax seeds with 6 tbsp water and let sit to gel for 5 minutes. 

For best results and flavour  use a good quality blackstrap molasses.

Don’t overmix the batter. Overmixing can result in a dense and less fluffy muffin


  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 240
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 4g

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