Gingerbread Muffins

Gingerbread Muffins

Spring in Ontario has been overtaken by winter, which is a good excuse to turn on the oven to heat the place up and produce some home baked goodness. I was in the mood for something different today, so I made up a batch of ginger muffins. The delicious aroma of these miniature ginger cakes baking still lingers in my kitchen. These nicely spiced muffins contain very little sugar, and make for a satisfying morning or afternoon snack, or a fulfilling addition to lunch.

Gingerbread MuffinsGingerbread Muffins
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Published on April 13, 2007

Ginger spiced muffins without too much sugar

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

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  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup hot water, divided
  • 1 3/4 cups unbleached white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Preheat an oven to 400°F and grease 12 muffin cups with butter or oil.

  • Combine the butter, sugar, egg, molasses and a 1/4 cup of the hot water in a large mixing bowl. Beat well.

  • Add the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves to the bowl. Stir to combine

  • Gradually stir the second 1/4 cup of hot water into the batter. Fill the muffin cups with the batter and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean. Cool in the pan for about 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Makes 12 muffins

Gingerbread Muffin

1 comment:

Richa said...

your ginger muffins look awesome, wish could just pick them up and taste!
Will definitely try this.
thanks for the recipe.