Gingerbread Muffins

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Do you have any gingerbread fans in your house?  I do!  My family loves gingersnaps, and warm gingerbread cake with cream sauce, so when I came across this muffin recipe I knew I had to make them!  They were very good!  My family loved them and I loved the way our home smelled while they baked!  Yum! Perfect muffin for this time of year!

And I have a couple things to tell you —

First off–I am very sorry that I have not been posting my weekly menus the last few months!  I actually forgot about them since I put the menu tab at the top of Melandboys instead of doing it as my Monday post.  I had a couple emails requesting it and I am glad for the reminder!  Yes I will post my menus again and I would love to see yours too!  Send me a link at  if you have them posted!  Dinner inspiration is always appreciated!

Last but MOST IMPORTANT–my old neighbor and sweet friend has created a beautiful online boutique this Christmas called The Good Bird Design and all the proceeds go to an orphanage in Ghana.  The products are all handmade and the craftsmanship and detail is amazing—but the best part is that these gifts you purchase from their store have the added gift of helping babies in Africa who desperately need it!  I hope you will take a look and do a little Christmas shopping there this week! This is the last week they are doing it and what a wonderful cause!

Gingerbread Muffins
submitted by Melanie~The Sisters Cafe

1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice

Mix the following together until desired consistency is reached:
1 TB butter softened
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
2-3 TB milk

Heat oven to 400.  Grease bottoms only of 12 regular size muffin cups or place a paer baking cup in each muffin cup.

In a large bowl beat brown sugar, molasses, milk, oil, and egg with spoon (or use a mixer).  Stir in remaining ingredients just until flour is moistened.  Divide batter evenly into the muffin cups.

Bake 18-20 minutes or until tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Immediately remove from pan to wire rack to cool.  Drizzle powdered sugar glaze over top.  Enjoy!

Recipe Source: slightly adapted from the Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook


  1. brittany says

    those look delicious and very pretty! can’t wait to try them! And I will def go check out the online boutique – what a great cause.

  2. Aubrey says

    First off thank you for all the wonderful recipes you share with us. I’ve yet to have one turn out bad, so THANK YOU!
    Second, as soon as I saw this recipe about an hour ago, I decided right then and there to make these. In fact I just pulled them out of the oven a few minutes ago and can’t wait to sink my teeth into these bad boys. My house smells so delicious right now as well. Nothing says Christmas like Gingerbread baking in the oven.
    Also I decided to try sprinkling half with coarse sugar and the other half with the icing. They both look so pretty.
    Thanks again for sharing such amazing recipes with us.

  3. Aubrey says

    You should have put a warning on this post! Once you try one it’s hard to step away. It’s taking ALL my will power not to eat the entire plate of them. If that doesn’t say success I don’t know what does. Thanks again for the awesome recipe :)

    • Melanie says

      Thank you so much for your sweet comments! I am so glad that you like them as much as we did:) I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a message:) Happy christmas!

  4. Sara says

    I love gingerbread too–I am glad to see that you use allspice in your recipes; I love it! Had to stop by your blog as we have a sisterly blog too, though there are only three of us!

  5. Sherry says

    Disappointed in this recipe :( Dry, not enough ginger and they kind of tasted like hockey pucks. Oh well…..they don’t have a high caloric content, obviously but they sounded good. Merry Christmas everybody & all the best in the new year!

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