Friday, June 8, 2007

Gingerbread muffins

I'm so proud of these muffins, because I made the recipe up as I made them, and somehow everything worked out. The texture is quite nice, and they're just sweet enough. (Yes, I know it's nearly summer...but I just had a huge gingerbread craving. Mmmm.) I think the crumbly topping puts them firmly in the muffin (as opposed to cupcake) camp.

Gingerbread Muffins (makes 12 muffins)

2 1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
2 1/4 tsp dried ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/3 cup sugar
pinch salt
1 cup applesauce
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup oats
1/4 whole wheat flour
4 tsp brown sugar
4 tsp vegetable oil
3/4 tsp cinnamon
tiny pinch salt

Mix all the ingredients for the topping together.

Preheat the oven to 375 F. Mix the dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, whisk the wet ingredients until combined. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and pour the wet ones in, mixing with a few swift strokes until combined. Scoop the batter into a greased muffin tin. The batter should come just short of the top. Generously sprinkle the topping onto the muffins, pressing it down gently. Bake for about 20 minutes-- use the toothpick test. Cool in the muffin pan for a few minutes, then remove and place on a wire rack to cool.



urban vegan said...

These look like they would pair well with tea with lemon. Yum. Wish you could email me one ;)

bazu said...

That is so cool- inventing your own recipe! Those muffins look quite good, I don't care what season it is!

KleoPatra said...

Wow, do those look excellent!! Gingerbread men have met their match!

cristy said...

They look delicious. I can't wait to try them.

Darcy said...

YUM! Those look good! I'm not a gingerbread fan but I could see making those. I'm sure I could find a lot of takers!

Mia said...

We didn't have applesauce, but I use a little extra molasses and some milk and they turned out great!
Thanks for posting this! It was exactly what I was looking for.

Mariposa said...

I just made these for Christmas breakfast, and my omnivorous family, usually skeptical of vegan baked goods, absolutely loved them. They can't stop talking about them. Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

Hi! I just made these muffins (without the topping) and they came out fantastic :D Thanks for the recipe, it's so impressive that you invented it!! I'll be making it again, it's actually quite addictive!

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