Happy Monday, friends! Today, I’m sharing a healthy, delicious recipe that I hope will become a staple in your home. My family loves these muffins so much that I actually made two whole batches this past weekend alone.

I think the reason that we all love them so much is that they provide amazing health benefits but also totally satisfy our sweet tooth. My husband Jonathan is a huge fan of anything that resembles cake or muffins and these are a much healthier alternative. They are made with Spelt Flour which means they are full of fiber so they keep us fuller longer and keep everything regular. And, they are a great source of healthy fat. I have lots to say about “good fat” and the importance of fat in your diet but I’m saving that for next weeks blog post.

Make sure you check back here on Monday for that post, it’s a good one! In the meantime, I hope you love my Greek Walnut Spice Muffins. If you make them, let me know what you think. I love that I get to share all my favorite things with you. xx Janine

Janine’s Greek Walnut Spice Muffins

 

Ingredients

1 cup Walnuts – chopped (divided up into 3/4 for batter and 1/4 cup for topping muffins)

1 ½ cups Spelt Flour

2 tablespoons Almond Flour

2 teaspoons Baking Powder

½ teaspoon Baking soda

1 teaspoon Ground Cloves

2 ½ teaspoons Cinnamon

6 large dates chopped fine

2 large eggs

1/3 cup Maple syrup

1 cup Greek Nonfat Yogurt

1/3 cup Olive Oil

1/2 cup Orange Juice

Directions

Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl (not the dates) – set aside.

In another large bowl whisk together all wet ingredients – including the dates.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix gently until batter is all combined.

Evenly divide the batter into a non-stick (sprayed with cooking oil) muffin pan. This should make 12 muffins.  Top each muffin with the 1/4 left over chopped nuts.

Bake for 25 minutes on 325 degrees.