Gingerbread Muffins

Oh my goodness it’s festive season! Aside from Ramadaan, this is my absolute favourite time of year, of course because you get to switch off and have pure, quality time with the loved ones, chucking routine aside. Yaaaassss!

This is totally the time of year where indulgence is on the incline and quick and easy ticks absolutely every box. On that note, I introduce to you, the Gingerbread Muffins. So easy to make and such a delicious snack, perfect for breakfast, brunch or just a tea-time treat. Don’t worry, it’s a subtle and warm ginger flavour, much like gingerbread cookies and totally controllable to your preference.

Aaaand here they are…

Ingredients:

Gingerbread Muffins

  • 115g unsalted butter
  • 234g dark muscovado (Natura Sugar)
  • 375g flour
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp bicarb
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp cinnamon (ground)
  • 1 and 1/4 tsp ginger (ground)
  • 100g brown sugar (Natura Sugar)
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 120g plain yoghurt
  • 120ml milk

Vanilla Glaze

  • 120g icing sugar (Natura Sugar)
  • 1 Tblspn fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or essence
  • 1 Tblspn (15ml) milk

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 218°C and line a muffin tray with muffin liners.
  2. Either in a saucepan or in a large microwave-safe bowl, heat the butter and muscovado sugar together for about 1 minute. Stir until thoroughly mixed together. Set aside to slightly cool as you prepare the dry ingredients.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, bicarb, salt, cinnamon and ginger together.
  4. Into the muscovado/butter mixture, whisk the brown sugar, egg, yoghurt and milk until all wet ingredients are combined. Pour the wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until just combined, be careful not to over-mix.
  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan, filling all the way to the top of the muffin liners. Optional: Sprinkle some extra sugar on the tops for a delicious crunch
  6. Bake at 218°C for 5 minutes, then immediately reduce the oven temperature to 177°C and continue to bake for 15-16 minutes until the tops are cracked and centers are set. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes in pan before glazing and devouring.
  7. Prepare the vanilla glaze by mixing all of the ingredients together in a small bowl. Depending on your preference, add more icing sugar to thicken or more milk to thin out. Drizzle on top of warm muffins and the glaze will set as the muffins cool.
  8. ENJOY!!

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