Ginger-Pumpkin Muffins

"The crystallized ginger in these not-too-sweet pumpkin muffins makes them extraordinarily good!"
photo by Judy from Hawaii photo by Judy from Hawaii
photo by Judy from Hawaii
photo by Judy from Hawaii photo by Judy from Hawaii
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12 muffins




  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Butter and flour 1/3 cup muffin tins.
  • Sift flour and baking powder with sugar and blend with butter, using fingertips, until it resembles coarse meal.
  • Add ginger, spices, pumpkin puree, milk and egg and stir until just combined.
  • Divide among muffin tins, filling 3/4s full.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes.

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  1. Lennie
    These muffins are stunning. The texture and moistness is outstanding, and the not-too-sweet taste was most appreciated. And -- ah! -- the candied ginger just puts them over the top. My only quibble is the fact that the baking powder isn't mentioned in the instructions; I almost forgot to add it in. These baked up very well, and mine were done after just 18 minutes. The only change I made was to use pumpkin pie spice instead of the cinnamon-ginger-nutmeg. These delightful muffins will now always be found in my freezer, ready to be defrosted and enjoyed!
  2. Geema
    We loved the flavor of these muffins, as well and the tender texture. They puffed up perfectly. Perhaps it was the high heat, as I have never baked muffins at 400 degrees before. Since I am a crystallized ginger fan, every spicy, sweet bite was a real treat. A great combination of flavors, Evelyn.
  3. Whats4Dinner
    I've made this recipe as written several times since I found it for Thanksgiving: delicously moist and spicy, though not overly so. I love the crystallized ginger from this site, and save the syrup for blueberry pancakes! Mixed with maple even the kids like it.
  4. graci126
    The fact that this recipe was less sweet than some of the others made it a perfect base for my addition of chopped ghiradelli white chocolate bars....I also increased the cinnamon and the ginger to 1 teaspoon and the pumpkin to almost a full cup. The flavor combinations is perfect....and a favorite of my mom's!
  5. Kay D.
    These muffins were quite tasty. I like my spices, so I didn't think the ginger was too "over the top", I was even thinking of adding more spice next time. But, anyway, nice muffins. Thanks!


  1. Roosie
    Lovely, fluffy, tender, moist muffins. These are, as you say, not terribly sweet and I didn't find them to have a strong pumpkin flavor- just a nice pumpkiny hint. The crystallized ginger was a nice touch- the ginger I bought was on the sweet side so it sweetened these up a bit, but still added lovely flavor. The texture of the ginger kind of reminds me of the texture of raisins in the final product. I made 2 minor subs- I used whole wheat pastry flour for the white and subbed Sucanat for the sugar. Turned out just fine. This is the first muffin recipe I have ever encountered that calls for the butter to be cut into the flour like you would with biscuits and the first muffin recipe I have seen that calls for the tins to be greased and floured. These turned out as lovely little muffins, though- I have very much enjoyed them. Thanks for the recipe, Evelyn!


<style>body { background: url(""); background-repeat: repeat-y; }</style> OK, here goes. I live in Athens, Greece. I moved out here many, many years ago from Ottawa, Canada - so I am blessed in having two wonderful heritages! I suffer from compulsive obsessive behaviour with regard to food and my psychiatrist thought it would be a good idea to find a 'society' where many have the same problem and try to find a cure. So far, I've copied a couple of thousand recipes from this site and my psychiatrist has thrown the towel in and refuses to answer the phone when I call. What did I do wrong? Got 3 kids that keep me on the go - 10 and under at this point (2008) - I may not get round to updating this for a few years, so you'll have to do your own maths. I teach English full-time and Greek Cookery part-time. I would like to make the cooking part of it full-time and the English Grammar part of it part-time. That's all for now.
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