Gingerbread Muffins

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Great with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate on Christmas morning, these Gingerbread Muffins are full of spices and topped with white sugar sprinkles for just a hint of sweetness. They are a perfect compliment to the sugar overload that is Christmas!

Soft and tender, full of spice Gingerbread Muffins

I have not always loved gingerbread. It wasn’t until I tried the Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf that I fell in love with the sweet and spicy flavors. Did you know that you could buy that stuff by the loaf? It’s wracked with calories though – I mean, the cream cheese frosting alone..I don’t even want to think about it! So i knew that if I wanted to be able to enjoy this traditional Christmas treat, I was going to have to find another recipe that would be a little easier to indulge in.

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My kids aren’t fans of breads, but they love muffins, so I set out to find a recipe that was similar to Starbucks, but in a muffin form. The result was a muffin that is moist and slightly dense and absolutely delicious!

Gingerbread Muffins on plaid napkin

When I came across this recipe, I knew I’d found a winner. Try them for yourself!

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Gingerbread Muffins

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Great with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate on Christmas morning, these Gingerbread Muffins are full of spices and topped with white sugar sprinkles for just a hint of sweetness. They are a perfect compliment to the sugar overload that is Christmas!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 268kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup nonfat milk
  • 1/4 cup white sugar sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tray with cupcake liners.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder and salt with a whisk. Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, stir together butter, brown sugar, applesauce, molasses and egg until combined.
  • Add dry ingredients and milk and stir just until ingredients are combined. Over-mixing will result in a very dense muffin.
  • Scoop batter evenly into muffin cups. (Using a ice cream scoop is helpful).
  • Sprinkle sugar sprinkles on top of the muffin batter.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Notes

These taste amazing spread with whipped cream cheese!

Nutrition

Calories: 268kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 213mgPotassium: 286mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 289IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 87mgIron: 2mg

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Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. I just made these. I was worried they would be dry because the batter was very thick, but they came out very good. It wasn’t until I read back through the recipe that I realized I forgot the milk! They turned out great anyway, and I’m sure they’ll be even better next time when I remember to add the milk!