I had no idea how many people I know like gingerbread! Someone asked me what I had baked recently and I said, “Oh, I just made some gingerbread muffins.” And then, to my surprise, they told me how much they loved gingerbread! Others told me, “I love anything with a gingery flavor—gingerbread is the best” and “Gingerbread reminds me of my grandmother—she would make gingerbread all the time when I was growing up.” So there you have it—gingerbread seems to be a thing, especially in the winter!
I had wanted to make gingerbread because it just seemed like a nice traditional treat to make in the cool weather and I like gingery molasses-flavored goodies, too. I tried making some gingerbread in a square pan—it tasted good but it didn’t rise very much and was pretty thin. So I thought I’d try some muffins. And I was really happy with how these turned out! They have a rich gingery flavor and a great cake-like texture. Perfect for a winter breakfast, brunch, or afternoon snack!
GINGERBREAD MUFFINS by NancyC
Makes 18-19 muffins
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup molasses
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt (or substitute applesauce)
- 2 large eggs
- 3 1/4 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line a 18-19 muffin cups in 2 muffin pans with paper liners; set aside.
In large bowl, cream butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together; then add molasses, milk, yogurt (or applesauce), and eggs, blending everything well.
In medium size bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Add this flour mixture to the wet ingredients. mixing everything together well. Batter will be on the thicker side.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling about 2/3 to 3/4 full, and bake at 350˚F for 18 to 19 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan for a few minutes, then cool completely on wire rack.
Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com
I may try making another gingerbread treat before the cold weather is gone. Have you made any gingerbread goodies this winter season?
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