Sugar 'n Spice Mini Gingerbread Muffins

Perfect combination of sugar and spice makes everything nice. These mini gingerbread muffins are a favorite when the family is home for the holidays. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with marmalade.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
48 mini muffins


  • cup light molasses

  • ½ cup margarine, softened

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 (8 ounce) container low-fat sour cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease two 24-cup mini muffin pans.

  2. Combine molasses, margarine, white sugar, brown sugar, egg, lemon zest, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves in a large bowl. Beat using an electric mixer at medium speed until well mixed. Add flour and sour cream; continue beating until well mixed.

  3. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 10 to 12 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before removing from the pans.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

70 Calories
3g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 70
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 67mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 85mg 2%

* 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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