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Whole Wheat Cinnamon Muffins

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Muffins – tender muffins made with whole wheat flour and cinnamon chips. Plus, they are almost fat free!

whole wheat cinnamon muffins on a plate

This was the first weekend that I have been home in a month.  It was so nice not to be traveling, and have some relaxation time.  Although we did head to Denver to explore some and meet my brother and SIL for lunch.  Today on the other hand, is a stressful day.  I was summoned for jury duty, and have to spend the day seeing if I will be selected to sit on a jury.

Given I stay home with my 8 year old, this is a hectic thing to have happen.  Luckily, I have amazing friends, and a husband with a flexible job.  Now let’s just hope I don’t have to come back tomorrow 🙂

whole wheat cinnamon muffins on a plate

If you are a regular around here, you know that I am a fan of muffins.  I love an over the top bakery style muffin, but unfortunately my metabolism can’t keep up.  Recently, I have taken to trying a few tricks to lighten them up a bit, so I can still enjoy them.  I reached out to my friends at King Arthur Flour, and turns out they are a fan of muffins too, and love the idea of making them a little better for you.

whole wheat cinnamon muffins on a plate

Did you know, White Whole Wheat Flour is nutritionally equivalent to regular whole wheat flour, but it lighter and color and has a lighter flavor.  From my experience you can use it in place of all-purpose flour and not notice a difference in just about any recipe.  Combine this with Greek yogurt and you have one healthy muffin.  Almost no fat, packed with whole grains, and full of protein.  My 8 year old absolutely loved these muffins.  He likes anything cinnamon, but he has already asked if I will make these whole wheat cinnamon muffins again.

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Yield: 12

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Muffins

whole wheat cinnamon muffins on a plate

Whole wheat cinnamon muffins that are almost fat free

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with liners. Spray liners well with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together apple sauce, sugar, egg, and Greek yogurt. Add to the flour mixture. Mix until just combined.
  4. Fold in 3/4 cup of cinnamon chips.
  5. Fill muffin tins about 2/3 full. Top each muffin with a few cinnamon chips.
  6. Bake for 14-16 minutes until a tester comes out clean.
  7. Cool for in pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack.


Store in an air tight container for up to 2 days. Or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 193Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 16mgSodium 214mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 2gSugar 19gProtein 4g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Friday 27th of December 2013

These are so good! My family could go through a dozen a day! Do you have any suggestions to substitute for the cinnamon chips. They contain partially hydrogenated vegetable oil and artificial colors, which I try to avoid. Thanks!

Erin S

Friday 27th of December 2013

I have been meaning to try this recipe for making your own cinnamon chips, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Give it a try -


Saturday 21st of September 2013

These sound delicious and I'd love to try them out. However I was curious what the nutritional content roughly was?

Erin S

Saturday 21st of September 2013

I haven't calculated the nutrition for these. Each brand varies, but you can put go to Sparkpeople's Recipe Calculator to see. Thanks!


Monday 17th of June 2013

Can't wait to try this recipe!


Saturday 15th of June 2013

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet}

Saturday 15th of June 2013

Glad that jury duty is over and you did not have to serve! These muffins look soooooooo tasty!!!

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