Easy Gingerbread Muffins

Easy Gingerbread Muffins

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas baking ideas, gingerbread recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Energy: 277 kcal
Author: Jennifer
Delicious, spicy, moist and lightly sweet muffins, especially nice to bake up around the holidays.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (300g)
  • 3/4 cup + 1 Tbsp light or dark brown sugar (160g)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 large large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp vegetable or canola oil (100ml)
  • 5 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp molasses not blackstrap (or use 2 Tbsp. more honey)
  • 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp milk (100ml)
  • Powdered sugar, for garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F Grease or line 12 muffin cups. (I used paper liners, but the muffins didn't stick at all to them, so I suspect you'd have no trouble with just greasing the pans).

  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt.
  3. In another bowl combine the eggs, vanilla extract, oil, honey, molasses and milk.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix with a rubber spatula just until combined. Don’t over-mix.
  5. Evenly distribute the batter among all muffin cups (I only got 11 muffins. I filled the empty muffin cup 2/3 full with water before baking to ensure even bakinand bake in the pre-heated oven for about 28-32 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.
  6. Garnish with a generous dusting of icing sugar.

Recipe Notes

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