It is Gingerbread season and I am 100% jumping into it! First recipe is muffins… nothing like waking up to the hint of gingerbread in the air.
Let’s get gingerbread spicy!
The secret to anything gingerbread is the spice blend. Too much ginger and it can be too spicy, too much cinnamon and it drowns everything else out. Too many cloves and you can’t taste anything else, it is all about balance.
These muffins have the perfect balance of spice and will be the perfect Holiday treat.
A little extra crunch…
For me a good muffin is tender, moist and full of flavor. A GREAT muffin has a fun topping, such as a crumble or sugar bits, that make the muffin just a little extra special.
For this muffin I went with the course sugar topping. It is not an overly sweet muffin, so the little extra bit of sugar really adds a bit of welcome sweetness, but it is not too much. Also, who doesn’t love a sugar crunch?
If you are not into it, you can leave plain or whip up a quick crumble topping.
I have to be honest the minute I pulled these muffins out of the oven I was OBSESSED with them.
First, they rose beautifully! I mean they are big muffins, like you would find at your local bakery. Second, they make your whole house smell fresh baked gingerbread. Lastly, the crackling on the top. They look super fancy, but are SO EASY! I am always about an easy muffin looking fancy.
It is gingerbread muffin time!
Gingerbread Muffins are a perfect Holiday treat. Perfectly spiced these muffins that super moist and a crackly topping is just what you need this Holiday season... they also make a perfect sweet gift for family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, teachers... etc!