Gingerbread Muffins!

Gingerbread is quite possibly my favorite December flavor. I love gingerbread cookies, and gingerbread bread…gingbread everything basically.

I decided to take one of my favorite gingerbread recipes from King Arthur Flour, and transform it into grain-free, sugar free muffins. This recipe was almost a fail, but I (almost) saved the day with a little tweaking.

Gingerbread Muffins!

Ingredients:

3 cups almond meal

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp each of nutmeg and ground cloves

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1/2 cup molassas

2 Tbsp honey

1/2 cup coconut milk

1 1/2 tsp lemon juice

1 egg

I combined all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl

melted the butter in a heat safe measuring cup and added the molassas and honey.

Usually the trick to modifying recipes with almond meal or coconut is to increase the amount of liquid in the recipe, but in this case, the batter was super liquidy and I ended up adding more almond flour to thicken it up!

I whisked together the egg, coconut milk and lemon juice.

and added the mix to my already-too-liquidy batter, and poured into muffin tins.

I baked the muffins at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes.

They kind of overflowed, and sunk down in the middle, but they tasted delicious. The key was too let them cool in the muffin tin for about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. I had to wait for the muffins to cool completely before testing one out: the batter was so watery that they fell apart if not completely cooled.

I ate this one with a fork!

While these muffins didn’t look very muffin-y, they tasted great! Just like gingerbread. Who doesn’t like  a little gingerbread with their breakfast? These muffins were just the thing to get my taste buds excited for the holidays!

 

 

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5 Responses to Gingerbread Muffins!

  1. Justin June 25, 2012 at 11:59 AM #

    Its always been a family tradition that we have gingerbread muffins every Christmas morning. Glad I found this recipe! I’ve tried completely removing dairy from my diet, but I’ll make an exception for some KerryGold butter.

  2. crystal March 24, 2013 at 10:06 AM #

    are these best to eat as a treat since it has molasses in it ?

    • Allison March 25, 2013 at 10:29 AM #

      Hi Crystal! Yes, I would say that these (and any of the muffins/cookies/cakes that I post on this site) should be viewed as a sweet treat. I wouldn’t want to them to take your appetite away from all of those delicious, nutritious whole foods 😉

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