Gingerbread Muffins


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!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
1 dozen


  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup applesauce

  • ¼ cup molasses

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 egg

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ cup boiling water

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar, or to taste


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

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

  3. 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.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

149 Calories
4g Fat
27g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 149
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 129mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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