An easy-to-make delightful treat! Irresistible and divine with tea, these gingerbread muffins will fill your kitchen with the smell of the holidays. Passed down to me from my mother-in-law. My husband grew up on these muffins and still loves them!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.

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  • Combine 1/2 cup sugar, applesauce, molasses, vegetable oil, and egg in a medium bowl; beat with an electric mixer until combined.

  • Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg in a separate bowl. Add flour mixture to applesauce mixture, stirring until combined. Add water; mix until well combined. Pour batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full. Sprinkle lightly with remaining sugar.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

149 calories; protein 2.1g; carbohydrates 26.6g; fat 4g; cholesterol 13.6mg; sodium 210.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2019
Simple yet tasty. I made these as written with the exception of the additional sugar topping, I totally forgot. These muffins remind me of a traditional gingerbread cake that my mom always made for Christmas. Definitely something that I will make again. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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