Gingerbread Muffins with Crystallized Ginger Top

Annacia *

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If you want some holiday aroma in the kitchen at any time of the year just bake up a batch of these muffins. They have great ginger flavor, especially if you use the crystallized ginger topping.


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Serves:

12

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

FOR MUFFINS:

2 c
unbleached all-purpose or white whole wheat flour(10 ounces)
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
1 Tbsp
ground ginger
2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
ground allspice
2
large eggs
1 1/2 c
cups packed dark brown sugar (10 1/2 ounces)
1 c
buttermilk (or soured milk)
2 Tbsp
molasses
8 Tbsp
unsalted butter (1 stick), melted and cooled slightly

FOR TOPPING: (OPTIONAL)

2 Tbsp
chopped crystallized ginger
1/4 c
white sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Set oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees F.

Line standard muffin tin with papers and spray lightly nonstick cooking spray.
2
Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and allspice in medium bowl until combined.

Whisk together eggs, brown sugar, molasses and buttermilk in large bowl until combined.

Add melted butter and whisk until thick and well combined.
3
Whisk in half of the dry ingredients into wet ingredients until two begin to come together and then add remaining dry ingredients and stir with rubber spatula or wooden spoon until just combined (do not overmix).
4
For Topping:

Process crystallized ginger with sugar in the small cup of the food processor until finely ground.
5
Use ice cream scoop or large spoon to drop batter into greased muffin papers in the tin.

Sprinkle portion of ginger sugar over each muffin.

Bake until golden and toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean, 18 to 22 minutes, rotating pan from front to back halfway through baking time.

Cool muffins in tin for 5 minutes and then transfer to wire rack and cool for 10 more minutes.

Serve warm.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Muffins
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy