Hope Vaillancourt Recipe

Gingerbread Mini-Muffins (Jason's Deli Copy Cat )

By Hope Vaillancourt MissHopie87

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Hope's Story

Jason’s Deli is one of my favorite places to eat. Their mini gingerbread muffins are so delicious and are little bites of Christmas! The best thing about this recipe is how simple it is, you can whip it up in about 10 minutes. However, in my opinion these gingerbread muffins taste MUCH better if you let them sit for a while. They just aren’t as sweet or ginger-y when they are warm. I usually let mine cool and then put them in a covered container or plastic bag and let them sit overnight. Enjoy & Merry Christmas!


1 c
dark brown sugar
2 1/2 c
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
1 tsp
ground ginger
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
1/2 c
1 c
1/2 c
unsalted butter, melted
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Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Spray/butter muffin tins.
Combine sugar, flour, soda, salt and spices in a bowl.
In a separate bowl mix the egg, molasses, milk, and butter.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until just blended.
Add to muffin tins** (about 3/4 full, these muffins don’t rise too much, so you don’t have to worry about them overflowing) and bake for 15 minutes. If making normal sized muffins, it’ll be more like 20 minutes. Muffins are done when a toothpick comes out clean.
**If you don’t have buttermilk (I almost never do), just add 1 tbsp. of white vinegar or lemon juice to a cup of regular milk and let sit out for about 10 minutes.**

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Muffins
Collection: Restaurant Inspired

  • Comments

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    Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben - Dec 25, 2011
    Oh, I love Jason's muffins too....thanks for sharing...
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    Jamie Burris jamielb1972 - Sep 18, 2012
    keeping this, those muffins at Jason's are so good!
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    Bea Long stardust4300 - Aug 2, 2013
    I HATE ginger bread but I LOVE those at Jason's Deli?? Go figure, so I am hunting a copy and so far I think this is the closest on the internet. Thanks for sharing!
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    Gretchen Wiedenhofer Mcwhorter mcwhortsg - Nov 4, 2013
    my 11 yr old daughter loves those muffins.. she has decided to enter this recipe in her county fair in jan. 2014, will let you know how it goes... thanks for sharing.
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    cp alsobrooks busyboymom - Dec 22, 2013
    I love the Jason's Deli muffins, so I had to try this. My whole family absolutely loves it. We made muffins (per the directions), mini muffins (only had them in the oven for 9 minutes) and cookies (left out the milk and baked them for only 8 minutes). We were even able to roll out the cookie dough and cut out shapes. We iced them once they cooled. We also made the softest ginger snaps ever with the same dough (no icing and rolled cookie dough into a ball to bake). Our house smells wonderful and our tummies are full. Thanks for the recipe!