Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gingerbread Muffins

Gingerbread gets me excited about Christmas... and I thought it was maybe a little early to break out the gingerbread when I put these on last week's menu.

Little did I know when I made these muffins that we'd be enjoying a winter wonderland just 48 hours later.

I concluded it's never too early for gingerbread.  Just like Christmas music.

Although I try to wait until after Thanksgiving to send Christmas tunes through our house... that is not the case with gingerbread!

The earlier the better.  Right?

Gingerbread Muffins - Finding Joy in My Kitchen
{Print Recipe}

2 C white whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 1/2 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. cloves
1/2 C brown sugar, packed
1/4 C applesauce
1/2 C molasses
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 C buttermilk

Begin by combining the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Then, using a second bowl, mix the brown sugar, applesauce, molasses, egg, vanilla and buttermilk together.  Stir until the ingredients are well mixed.

Pour the wet and dry ingredients together to form a nice batter.

Fill muffin tins 2/3 of the way full, and then bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until muffins are lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center.

Makes about 12 muffins, or 6 jumbo muffins.

This post is linked to:
Tasty Tuesday
Recipe Swap Thursday
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Potluck Sunday
Ingredient Spotlight


  1. I so agree, it's never too early for gingerbread and Christmas music. Our local radio station started playing exclusively Christmas songs last week. At least they wait until Halloween is over! The muffins look and sound delicious. I will have to try the recipe for all that good gingerbread flavor.

  2. These sound SO good. I'm visiting from Tasty Tuesday.... and have not made many gingerbread flavored goodies. So anxious to try these... Great way to kick off the Christmas season.

  3. They look so good! Love a spicy cake!

  4. We love gingerbread around here. I usually make a loaf for the holidays. This recipe would be neat for me to try this year. thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my blog!

  5. I LOVE GINGERBREAD!! What a great idea to make them in muffin form! And I love the healthy alternatives you've used here. Bookmarked. I might have to make this today, no time like the present to have gingerbread :)

  6. YUM YUM YUM! those look amazing!

  7. What a great idea! I love gingerbread but I've never thought to make it into a muffin. Thanks for the recipe. I will definitely try this one in the coming weeks.

  8. Oh my word! These look delicious :) Gingerbread puts me in the Christmas spirit too!!!

  9. Pass a gingerbread latte and I would be in heaven!!

  10. These sound wonderful. Printing right now!

    And you're right--it's never too early for Christmas music. :)

  11. My husband LOVES gingerbread so I might have to surprise him with these soon!

    I'm loving the early winter around here this year, it totally puts me in the Christmas mood now too!

  12. Those sound good! Definitely has me ready for Christmas!

  13. As I sit here listening to Christmas music I have to say these look delicious. I'll have to give them a try soon!

  14. Oh My! I saw these this morning and knew I had to make them!!! They just came out of the oven...they are delicious!!! I did make mine GF and they had a great texture! Love your recipes!!!

  15. I'm going to make them tomorrow...yum!

  16. I love gingerbread flavored goodies. This sounds like something I'd really enjoy.

  17. Warm and cozy gingerbread. Your muffins look so inviting. Thank you for sharing.
    Miz Helen

  18. I have got to make these! I always forget how good Gingerbread Muffins are and how easy they are to make. Thanks for the recipe. Happy Thanksgiving!!

  19. I have got to make these! I always forget how good Gingerbread Muffins are and how easy they are to make. Thanks for the recipe. Happy Thanksgiving!!

  20. I have these on the menu for Sunday ... I'm thinking that they will be quite yummy with some turkey soup!

  21. those sound perfect for the weekend breakfast after thanksgiving the start of christmas shopping season here

  22. I am a huge gingerbread fan!! These muffins look perfect for a quickie gingerbread fix :)


  23. Yum! And I bet the house smelled so good while they were baking. :)

  24. These sound so good! I have a question though...I'm a nursing mom and can't have dairy...do you think these would be alright made with almond milk?

  25. Made these last weekend and they were awesome. I've never cooked with molasses and have been wanting to for while now. Glad my first experience with it turned out so good. Thanks.


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