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Whole Wheat Cinnamon Mini Muffins

I love baking small treats for my kids’ lunchboxes, like these Whole Wheat Cinnamon Mini Muffins. Instead of filling them up with high fructose corn syrup, I can control the ingredients in my homemade muffins and add a little nutrition to their sweet.

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Mini Muffins

This recipe is pure sweetness, since there’s not even a fruit puree involved. These were requested by my one daughter who said, “Mommy, make some muffins without stuff hiding inside, please.” Don’t tell her about the whole wheat flour…

Yield: 48 mini muffins

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Mini Muffins

Cinnamon Mini Muffins


  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Cinnamon Sugar (1/4 sugar mixed with 2 tsp cinnamon)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray mini muffin tins with cooking spray.
  • Combine the dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients. Mix only until moistened. Fill mini muffin cups 2/3 - 3/4 full. Top with cinnamon sugar.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes until a toothpick poked into the muffin center comes out clean. Allow to cool in muffin tins for 5-10 minutes. Remove from muffin tins and completely cool.
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 138Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 141mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g

    These Whole Wheat Cinnamon Mini Muffins make the whole house smell good, and they’d make a lovely fall gift for a friend or neighbor.


    Thursday 23rd of February 2012

    Just made these with applesauce instead of oil and they are divine! Love all the cinnamon flavor.


    Monday 9th of January 2012

    That's a great idea, Lynn. I never have applesauce in the house, though. When I buy it, my husband and son eat it to quick for me to bake with it!

    Lynn in MD

    Monday 9th of January 2012

    Thanks for the recipe! Have you tried using 1/2c apple sauce instead of the oil?

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