The smell of cinnamon wafting from the oven is sure sign that holiday celebrations are beginning! This easy muffin recipe is a way to celebrate with family or friends without weighing anyone down with lots of sugar and fat. The recipe makes about 12 regular muffins, or 24 minis. Not only are they yummy when they come out of the oven – they freeze great!

Cinnamon has many antioxidants called polyphenols. They are great for anyone trying to eat well and stay healthy. It is also good for diabetics because it helps control blood sugars. When you are enjoying these muffins this winter, know that you are keeping your body healthy with cinnamon!

Honey Cinnamon Muffins


  • 1/3 Cup Honey
  • 2 TB Unsalted Butter
  • ½ Cup Milk
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 ¼ Cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1 ½ Tsp Baking Powder
  •  ¼ Tsp Fine Sea Salt
  • 1/8 Tsp Baking Soda


  • 1 ¼ Cups Regular Oats
  • 1 TB Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • ¼ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 TB Unsalted Butter, in chunks
  • 1 TB Honey

Step One

Preheat oven to 350F. Combine the honey and butter in a small saucepan, cook until butter melts. Stir in the milk and set aside for a few minutes until mixture has cooled. Whisk in the egg.

Step Two

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a bowl. Add the egg and honey mixture to the flour mixture – stir until just moistened. The batter will be a little lumpy – this is fine.

Step Three

In a small bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Mix topping together with your fingers until you have a crumbly mixture. Stir in the honey and mix until combined.

Step Four

Fill greased mini muffin cups 3/4 of the way full. Sprinkle each muffin topping. Bake for 10 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes. Makes about 24 mini muffins.

Photo Credit: Kristina Limoges

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