Easy gingerbread muffins

6 Sep

I love making muffins – they are quick and easy and people tend to think it is fine to eat what is essentially cake at any time of the day. Win! I felt like making something with a hit of ginger recently and stumbled across this recipe on bestrecipes.com.au and knew it would be good. It creates quick, fast muffins that are moist and flavoursome.


1 cup of boiling water

¼ cup golden syrup

1 teaspoon bicarb

2 eggs

½ cup vegetable oil

¾ cup caster sugar

2 cups plain flour

1 tablespoon ground ginger


Preheat oven to 170C and line a 12 tin muffin pan with wrappers.

Pour boiling water into a bowl, add golden syrup, bicarb and mix, then allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Stir in oil, eggs and sugar and mix.

Add remaining ingredients and stir with a silver spoon until just combined [do not over-mix or muffins will be tough]. Mixture will be very wet so use a ladle to fill up muffin wrappers.

Bake 15-ish minutes.

Serve warm as is or allow to cool, then dust with icing sugar.


5 Responses to “Easy gingerbread muffins”

  1. Christine (@cookingcrusade) September 6, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    YUMM! I loooove gingerbread and I love cupcakes! Perfect match!!! Gotta make this for the BF – he LOVES ginger soo much and would love these too! 🙂

    • thehungrymum September 6, 2012 at 11:30 pm #

      thanks! I love the gentle spicy hit of ginger x

  2. girlinafoodfrenzy September 16, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    Gingerbread is a definite favourite of mine, in muffin form it would be oh so easy for me to indulge often (and that’s not such a bad thing!) Loving the idea of picnic weather, just around the corner. Picnics were invented to show off treats like these 😉

    • thehungrymum September 17, 2012 at 5:00 am #

      Oooh, I LOVE picnics! Bring it on! I’m notorious at picnics for bringing cheese, bread & dips and a [large] selection of baked goods which I then bully my nearest & dearest into eating 🙂

  3. FreeFlowFoodie September 18, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    Things that me me go yummmmm!! Check. Dear yummy mummy, I really do love your blog so I thought of nominating you for two awards, The ‘Beautiful Blogger’ and ‘Reader Appreciation’ Awards.
 I hope they bring you even more yummy connections. See here: http://freeflowfoodie.com/2012/09/18/beautiful-blogger-and-reader-appreciation-award-nomination/. Peace, Aijay

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