Easy Peasy Delicious Gingerbread Muffins

Posted on Dec 20, 2018

This will probably be my last post before Christmas, so let me take this chance to wish you all Merry Christmas. I think its always gingerbread season, but there is something extra special about gingerbread during the festive season. And these Easy Peasy Delicious Gingerbread Muffins are just perfect for breakfast during this wonderful time of year. They are especially perfect for Christmas morning.


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Easy Gingerbread Muffins.

Muffins for breakfast may be a bit of a treat, but I think we can give ourselves a pass at this time of the year. And these muffins are packed full of flavour. Each bite is reminiscent of traditional gingerbread, sweet, tender and a little bit sticky. All wrapped up in the shape of a muffin.


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Seriously, these easy gingerbread muffins make a wonderful breakfast or even a dessert. Go on, place a scoop of lovely rich vanilla ice cream on top of one of these babies! You won’t be sorry.


There is nothing hinky or weird in these muffins, just the regular ingredients that you no doubt already have in the pantry. One type of flour, plain/all-purpose flour and a bunch of lovely sweet spices. Ginger… obviously 😉 a healthy dose of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. I use light brown sugar in these muffins, the brown sugar adds flavour and helps to keep them moist. You can swap it out for dark brown sugar but I would stay away from white granulated sugar for these muffins.


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I used oil and eggs for the fat, molasses for flavour. And let’s be honest molasses does make a great gingerbread. Should you be one of the people that don’t care for molasses I have a great gingerbread recipe that doesn’t use molasses. Finally, I use buttermilk, which is great for keeping muffins and quickbreads tender. These lovely easy gingerbread muffins are all made in one bowl, so less washing-up!


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So let me take this final opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and just in case we don’t speak, though I may pop in with a quick post after Christmas, have a very Happy New Year. I can’t wait to all touch base in 2019!



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Easy Peasy Gingerbread Muffins

Easy Peasy Delicious Gingerbread Muffins are a perfect festive breakfast. Fast and easy to put together and perfect for Christmas morning.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 253kcal
Author: Emma


  • 300 grams plain/all-purpose flour (2 and 1/2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder and baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves and allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and salt
  • 80 millilitres buttermilk (1/3 cup)
  • 200 grams light brown sugar (1 cup - lightly packed)
  • 80 millilitres vegetable oil (1/3 cup)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 80 millilitres molasses/black treacle  (1/3 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat your oven to 220C / 425F / Gas mark 7 and lightly grease a 12 hole muffin pan or use liners.
  • In a medium sized bowl add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, all the spices and salt and give them a little whisk together.
  • Pour in the buttermilk, sugar, oil, eggs, molasses and vanilla extract. Give everything a gentle mix together.
  • Please be gentle so your muffins remain light and fluffy. Over mixing the batter at this point will give you tough hard muffins.
  • Scoop the batter into your muffin pan filling each hole about 2/3rds full. You should have enough batter to fill the 12 holes.
  • If using sprinkle the tops of your muffins with a little coarse sugar.
  • Pop the pan into your hot oven. After 5 minutes reduce the heat in your oven to 190C / 375F / Gas mark 5 and bake for a further 15 minutes. The initial burst of heat will give them the high domes and the lower heat will bake them through without burning.
  • Check your muffins after the remaining 13 minutes to see if they are baked through, insert a skewer and if it comes out clean then they are baked through. If not give them another minute and check again.
  • Carefully remove the hot muffins from the pan to a wire rack to fully cool down then enjoy.
  • Kept in an airtight tin these muffins will last for 5 days but like a lot of baked goods they are best consumed on the day of baking.
  • These muffins will also freeze for 2 months.


  • I sprinkled each muffin with a pinch of demerara (raw) sugar.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Peasy Gingerbread Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin (out of 12))
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 66
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.3g 11%
Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 229mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 43.4g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%
Sugars 21.8g
Protein 3.9g 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. i can’t even count the number of gingerbread cupcakes i’ve seen but these might be the first muffins–great idea!

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  2. I like that these muffins are flavoured with gingerbread spices, something a little different and they sound delicious.

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  3. There is nothing like a bite of gingerbread to make you feel festive. We are in complete agreement on the pass this time of the year as we have all of “Salad eating January” coming up. Wishing you a super 2019!

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  4. This recipe sounds perfect for that time in between Christmas and New Years. And, I agree that buttermilk always makes muffins better (the real stuff not milk plus vinegar). Happy New Year!

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  5. These muffins really looks so delicious. The perfect texture and perfect holiday recipe 🙂

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  6. That muffin looks so tasty and like it would be perfect with a warm mug of tea or hot cocoa! Love that you shared this so thank youuuu!!!

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  7. Ooh, these beautiful gingerbread muffins are just the way to kick of the Christmas holiday! They look amazing, Emma! Merry, merry Christmas, my friend!!! xo

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    • Thank you, Liz and Merry Christmas to you and yours 🙂

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  8. I want to make these Muffins this Christmas!!!

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    • Thanks, Lorraine and Merry Christmas to you and your family 🙂

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  9. These muffins look great Emma…definitely a delicious holiday breakfast or snack. I love how easy it is to make too. Thank you for sharing and Happy holidays and a Merry Christmas to you and your family 🙂

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    • Thank you, Ashika. Merry Christmas to you and your family as well 🙂

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  10. These look fabulous – such pretty photos! I would love one warm, with lots of butter! Merry Christmas!

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  11. What a fantastic combination! I like to make muffins as a tradition for Boxing Day, and as we both love gingerbread, these will be just perfect! I wish you all the best for the holidays!

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    • Thank you, David. And Merry Christmas to you and yours 🙂

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  12. I always love gingerbread flavour. These muffins would make a perfect X’mas day breakfast 🙂

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    • Thanks, Angie 🙂 Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  13. Beautiful photos!! I like your idea of pairing these with ice cream and I may just have to take that advice. 🙂 Merry Christmas Emma!

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    • Ice cream is a really good indulgent way to enjoy these muffins, Merry Christmas Brianna to you and your family.

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