Spiced Yogurt Muffins


I found this great recipe for yogurt muffins from Food and Wine magazine.  They were surprisingly moist and incredibly flavorful with cinnamon, allspice and cloves. And not bad either for 140 calories per muffin!


  • 2 cups wholewheat flour
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup lowfat yogurt (plain or vanilla)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 tbs unsalted butter, melted



  1. Preheat oven to 375F.  Line muffin pan with liners and spray with cooking spray.  Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and nutmeg.  In another bowl, whisk eggs, yogurt, applesauce, vanilla and melted butter.  Fold in wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and carefully mix until well combined.
  3. Pour into muffin pans and bake for 18 – 20 minutes or until muffins feel springy on top.
  4. Cool in pan for 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool at room temperature.

Notes:  You can sprinkle some sugar and grated nutmeg on top before baking to add a bit more spice.

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» meatlessmama said: { Dec 18, 2009 - 06:12 }

Those look great, I love that spice combination. I really have a thing for cloves lately!

» Kristi Rimkus said: { Dec 18, 2009 - 10:12 }

Right up my alley! I love all the healthy ingredients. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

» Noelle (An Opera Singer in the Kitchen) said: { Dec 20, 2009 - 07:12 }

These look fantastic and delicious! Great pics!

» wasabi prime said: { Dec 21, 2009 - 09:12 }

Lovely! I like using yogurt for baked goods; really keeps things moist, which was helpful when I used to live in the very dry air of Arizona, where everything seemed to dry out after a few days.

» Alta said: { Dec 21, 2009 - 11:12 }

Wow, these sound moist and delicious!

» Romaine said: { Dec 22, 2009 - 05:12 }

I’m always looking for ways to use my homemade yogurt. I’ll try these.

» Kristi Rimkus said: { Dec 24, 2009 - 09:12 }

I just baked a batch of these muffins. They are wonderful! Often times, muffins made with only whole wheat come out chewey. These are light and delicious. I used my home made applesauce, my own yogurt and added some chopped walnuts. Really good. Thanks for the recipe and Merry Christmas!

» Thas said: { Dec 26, 2009 - 01:12 }

I can literally smell the aroma of all the spices from the picture. Looks delish. Wishing you Happy holidays!t

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