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Gingerbread Muffins

These Gingerbread Muffins are bursting with the classic holiday blend of ginger, molasses and cinnamon. Topped with a sweet drizzle, powdered sugar or left alone this is a delicious treat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Gingerbread Muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12
Author Katie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • tsp. ginger
  • ¾ tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk*
  • powdered sugar for dusting the top if desired

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix together flour, baking soda, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt in a mixing bowl and set aside.
  • In another mixing bowl beat together the sugar, molasses, butter, eggs and vanilla.
  • Add the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, stir just until blended.
  • Spoon the batter into a greased muffin pan and bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. ( Keep a close eye on your muffins right around the 18 minute mark)
  • Allow to cool for a 3-5 minutes and remove from the pan and let cool completely.
  • *If you don't have buttermilk you can add 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice to once cup of milk and allow mixture to sit for 5 minutes.

Notes

Adapted from Tastes of Lizzy T's