Christmas Gingerbread Muffins

Is there any better smell than fresh gingerbread baking in the oven?  Gingerbread muffins are a marvelous treat no matter what your age!  Mine are made with lots of ginger and cinnamon and sorghum molasses!  And for just a hint of freshness, thin strips of orange zest added on top before popping into the oven!  I couldn’t wait to try them!  Such a delightful gingerbread taste – with a hint of orange!  How appealing to sit by the Christmas tree and have a muffin and tea!  Pure bliss!

Christmas Gingerbread Muffins

  • 1 – 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 – 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 – 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1/3 cup cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup sorghum molasses
  • orange zest

Add flour, baking powder, brown sugar, ginger and cinnamon in a large bowl.  Stir well.  Add the milk, egg, cooking oil and molasses.  Stir until ingredients are well mixed.  Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full (my batch made 15).  Top with orange zest.  Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown or an inserted toothpick comes out clean.  Enjoy!

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12 responses to “Christmas Gingerbread Muffins

  1. Wow, I love sorghum! These look great.

  2. These look great, Phyllis! I bet that orange zest really does bring a lot to the “party.”

  3. Very yummy looking, I like that you put the orange zest on top so you can see it when baked!

  4. Oh, that heavenly aroma…
    Looks like another winner!

  5. I totally agree…gingerbread at the holidays is the perfect treat…and wonderful aroma!

  6. These look really good, too. So glad I stumbled across your blog. The girls and I are looking for sweets to cook for the holidays, and I think we will enjoy these. Thank you for sharing.

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