Happy Monday! Happy Meatless Monday! Whether you enjoy these Spelt SunButter Muffins for breakfast or snack, just enjoy!

Spelt Sunflower Muffins http://marlasmuffins.com/meatless-monday-spelt-sunbutter-muffins/

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Meatless Monday Movement, it’s basically a call-to-action to go vegetarian one day a week. Just one day as a Veg can do so much in terms of health and environment. Health benefits include reduced heart attack, stroke, diabetes, cancer and obesity. Environmentally, it helps reduce Green House Gasses, water consumption and fuel dependence. Give it a try!

Spelt Sunflower Muffins http://marlasmuffins.com/meatless-monday-spelt-sunbutter-muffins/

I know, I know, I said I wasn’t going to post any recipes for the rest of the summer that required turning on the oven. But I’ve got a secret. This is an old recipe! Well, from way back in March. I have saved it, along with photos, waiting for the perfect time to post. Now seems as good as time as any as I’m currently sitting in my steaming hot condo. And I refuse to make anything other than salad for my meals:)))

Spelt Sunflower Muffins http://marlasmuffins.com/meatless-monday-spelt-sunbutter-muffins/

This recipe is in fact, a failed recipe. Yes, I just said, FAILED. As in, these muffins were supposed to turn green for St. Patrick’s Day and they didn’t. (When heated, Sunbutter turns green.) I later realized my error was due to the fact that I had more flour than Sunbutter. But if you look closely, you can see little flecks of green. Oh, so pretty;) Here is the SUCCESSFUL recipe, which is virtually ALL Sunbutter. That was actually a great flourless recipe:)) Try it with your left over Sunbutter, unless you’re like me and you just dig in with a spoon!!

Spelt Sunflower Muffins http://marlasmuffins.com/meatless-monday-spelt-sunbutter-muffins/

Spelt Sunbutter Muffins

For this recipe, I used Sunbutter and Organic Spelt Flour. Spelt Flour is not Gluten Free, but it a whole grain and so good for you. Keep in mind, if you’re eating flour, Organic is best:)) As an egg replacer, I used Flax Seed MealMaple Syrup rounds out the recipe as the sweetener.

Spelt Sunflower Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

24 Mini Muffins

Spelt Sunflower Muffins


  • 1 C Spelt Flour (or your favorite GF Flour)
  • 3/4 C Sunbutter
  • 1/8 C Maple Syrup*
  • 1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 TBSP Flax Meal
  • 1/2 C Water


  1. Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees
  2. Blend the dry ingredients
  3. Blend the wet ingredients
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients
  5. Spoon into mini muffin cups
  6. Bake 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean

*Add maple syrup to desired sweetness if not using sweetened Sunbutter.



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