Whole Wheat Cinnamon Muffins

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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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whole wheat cinnamon muffins on a plate
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Whole Wheat Cinnamon Muffins

By Erin
Whole wheat cinnamon muffins that are almost fat free
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 12


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


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


Serving: 1g | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 214mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Breakfast Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 193
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Welcome to Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts where my love of food meets my busy life. My name is Erin and I’m a casual home cook who loves to feed people. On this blog, you’ll find hundreds of quick and easy recipes made mostly from scratch. My days are spent in the kitchen, creating new recipes to share with family and friends.

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  1. 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!