I don't remember why I decided to make these muffins, but I do love gingerbread and I am sure that is what sparked my creation. We used to use Fresh gingerbread like the shortcake in Strawberry shortcake, but we would split it, put banana slices on it, top that with whipped cream, then the other half of the gingerbread with more whipped cream and sprinkle on finely chopped Crystalized ginger. YUMMO!!
1Preheat oven to 400°. Prepare Muffin pan with Butter and flour or spray with cooking spray or line with cupcake liners. (If you spray the inside of the liners, the muffins won't stick to them, and will release easily from the paper.)
2In a medium to large bowl, beat egg with wooden spoon until light colored. Add Sour cream, Molasses, sugar and melted butter. Mix well
3Sift the dry ingredients (except crystalized ginger) together into a separate bowl, or onto a sheet of waxed paper.
4Mix dry ingredients into the egg mixture until just moistened, add chopped crystalized ginger and stir in quickly.
5Portion batter into prepared muffin pan, filling cups about 2/3 full. Bake for 15 minutes or until brown. Remove from oven, cool 5-10 minutes and then place on wire cooling rack to cool completely. (If you can resist them warm) Serve with Honey Butter. (1 stk of softened butter and 1/2c honey, whipped together)