Healthy Earl Grey Muffins with Honey and Lemon

healthy earl grey muffins with honey and lemon

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These healthy Earl Grey muffins are specked with flakes of tea leaf and so fragrant. Enjoy with a cup of tea… or coffee!



  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom 
  • 4 Earl Grey teabags 
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (non-fat or whole milk will work)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (or melted butter)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 large egg at room temperature 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1 tbsp 2 percent milk (or almond milk, half-and-half, or even water)
  • Zest of 1 lemon


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, gently whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cardamom, and the contents of the teabags. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the yogurt, olive oil, honey, egg, vanilla, milk, and lemon zest.
  4. Add your dry ingredients to your wet and mix until just combined.
  5. Divide your batter evenly among muffin cups and bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


  • These muffins will stay fresh in an air-tight container on the counter for 2-3 days, and in the fridge for a couple days afterwards.
  • The tea flavor does grow stronger as the muffins sit. I don’t mind this, but if you prefer to avoid this you could freeze the leftover muffins after a couple days.


Keywords: muffins, healthy baking