A 5'3 Perspective

Healthy Cinnamon Spice Muffins [and an announcement]

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The holidays may be over but that is no reason to stop treating yourself to a batch of delicious muffins – especially ones that are guilt free. These grain and dairy free muffins are extremely nutritious, but the best part is that they don’t even taste like health food. With only one tablespoon of honey you can indulge without worry!

Cinnamon Spice Muffins

Inspired by The Detoxinista

Cinnamon Spice Muffins topped with Greek Yogurt Icing and Walnut Crumbs

Cinnamon Spice Muffins topped with Greek Yogurt Icing and Walnut Crumbs


1 cup natural smooth almond butter
2/3 cup puree carrots (I used baby food)
1/2 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1.5 droppers full of liquid stevia
1 tbsp honey


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in the food processor [or use a hand mixer]. The batter will be quite runny – this is normal. Using a 1/4 cup scoop, divide the batter evenly into 10 lined muffin cups. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until the center of the muffin is firm and the top is slightly golden.

If you want to really impress your guest, you can make icing by combining free greek yogurt mixed with liquid stevia. Top with walnut crumbs for decoration.

These muffins are quite dense but they are delicious and easy to make!


And now for the announcement! Today I registered for the Ottawa Race Weekend Half Marathon. This is an idea I have been toying with for years now [I talk about it here]. My father is an avid runner and has always inspired me. So 2013 is the year – if you see me training, give me a smile and expect a wave – yes I am one of those dorks that gives the runners salut.

You won’t grow unless you push yourself – get out of your comfort zone, you won’t regret it.

xo Lauren

Author: ellepottsie

I'm a five foot three recent commerce graduate and marketing enthusiast. Recently I've noticed that life is a little different when you're closer to the ground, but maybe that is just my perspective!

One thought on “Healthy Cinnamon Spice Muffins [and an announcement]

  1. Hey Dolly. I just signed up to run the half with you. I’m really looking forward to running with you on your first half marathon.

    Love, Dad

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