Sunday, August 27, 2017

Spicy Gingerbread Muffins

These muffins are spongy, spicy, not too sweet, and best with coffee or tea. They make a nice breakfast treat or snack.

Dry Ingredients
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt (omit if using salted butter)
pinch ground black pepper
pinch cayenne pepper

Wet Ingredients
1/4 cup butter or coconut oil, melted and cooled to warm
1/2 cup dark molasses (can sub out a couple tbsp for maple syrup if available)
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (any milk will work)
1 egg

Heat oven to 350 and grease 12 cup muffin tin.

Sift flour and spices together in a small bowl and whisk to combine.

In a large bowl whisk butter, molasses, vanilla, fresh ginger, yogurt, milk and egg until smooth.

Use a spatula to gently fold flour into the wet ingredients in the large bowl just until combined. It will seem very wet and lumpy at first but will thicken up in a minute or two of gently mixing. Don't over mix, some lumps are fine.

Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin tin. Bake for 18 - 20 minutes or until a knife inserted into a muffin comes out clean. Remove from muffin tin when cool enough to touch.

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