Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
These are perfect for Christmas gifts or for breakfast on Christmas morning. The molasses, brown sugar, all spice and the other ingredients make these true comfort food.
- 1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup molasses
- 1⁄3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- Heat oven to 400 F.
- Grease bottoms only of 12 medium muffin cups, 2 1/2 × 1 1/4 inches, or place paper baking cup in each muffin cup.
- Beat brown sugar, molasses, milk, oil and egg in large bowl, using spoon.
- Stir in remaining ingredients just until flour is moistened.
- Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
- Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Immediately remove from pan to wire rack.
- Serve warm if desired.
I had three apples that needed to be used and I saw this recipe and thought they would make a nice add in. I used an electric mixer in step 3 and beat everything except the milk until lightened in colour and very smooth. I had to guess at the amount of milk required and figured I could just add some in with the flour until the consistency looked ok. I guessed at 1/2 c and it made a light thick dough to which I added the finely chopped apples. Also I added about 1 tsp more each of the ginger (I like ginger) and baking powder (I was out of baking soda). The addition of the apples made it make 12 regular muffins and 12 mini muffins. They were all nice and puffy with a light texture, and yummy gingerbread flavor. [Editor's Note: recipe updated as a result of this review 6/17/03]
Really nice and tasty.since i didn't have the molasses I just substituted with half cup melted sugar and half cup maple syrup. It still came out good. I'll be making these quite often from now. Thanks meow! for the recipe!!!!
I made these mini muffins for part of a dessert tray I took to my husband's company picnic--lots of compliments. They're easy & quick to whip up. Next time I think I'll try the apple suggestion from Pixie--thanks.