Welcome your holiday with these easy and delicious gingerbread muffins. I can’ t think of a better way to wake up on Christmas morning then to the aroma of these muffins. It’s a special way to start the day. I suggest measuring out all your dry ingredients the night before or in advance and set aside in plastic storage bag until you are ready to make the muffins. It makes for an easy breakfast. The cinnamon and spices will make your home smell of Christmas!
From by the bay, wishing you special holiday food memories!
Gingerbread Muffins (Feast by Nigella Lawson)
Makes approximately 12 muffins
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup whole milk
1/4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
6 tablespoons vegetable or corn oil
4 tablespoons dark corn syrup (I used light corn syrup and it was still fine)
4 tablespoons molasses
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease or line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper muffin cups. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and spices in a large bowl. Whisk the egg in another bowl, then add the brown sugars, making sure to break up any lumps.
Add the milk and vinegar to the egg-brown sugar mixture then measure in the oil with a tablespoon. Use the same oily spoon to add the corn syrup and molasses so they don’t stick to it. Whisk the mixture to combine and add to the flour and spices.
Stir until mixed but still fairly lumpy-the mixture may be more runny than you expect for muffins- but you need the dense stickiness of gingerbread, rather than a cakey crumb. Spoon or pour the mixture into the muffin cups and bake for about 20 minutes until the tops are dry.