This Muffin Recipe comes from an old family cookbook. It may be an old recipe but these Ginger Molasses Muffins are still some of my favorite muffins to make.
The flavor of these ginger molasses muffins reminds me of molasses cookies. Not surprising as this muffin recipe has a generous amount of molasses in it but it doesn't overwhelm your taste buds. On the other hand, a little ground ginger goes a long way!
This recipe will yield 6 muffins unlike many recipes that make a dozen. Not a big deal if you are a family of 1 or 2 but if you are making these muffins for a larger crowd, I would suggest doubling the ingredients.
I like to use Coconut Oil as much as I can when baking but if you don't have any on hand you can use the same amount of melted butter. Coconut Oil does not really have any taste to it so it will not affect the flavor of these delicious muffins.
💭 Ingredient Substitution
I often get asked what a good substitute for molasses would be. Not sure if it's because they don't have any on hand or simply don't like the flavor.
You have a few options as far as substitutes go: dark corn syrup, maple syrup, honey or even some dark brown sugar with a little water added to it.
Remember that substituting for one of these ingredients will alter the overall flavor of this recipe.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Ginger Molasses Muffins recipe (see recipe card for quantities): All Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Sugar, Baking Soda, Ground Ginger, Eggs, Molasses, Milk and Coconut Oil.
🥣 How to make Ginger Molasses Muffins
Preheat Oven to 400°F.
In a mixing bowl, combine the all purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda and ground ginger.
Add the remaining ingredients mixing well after each addition.
Spoon the batter into greased or paper lined muffin tins. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Ginger Molasses Muffins
- Muffin Pan
- 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ tablespoon White Sugar
- ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
- ½ teaspoon Ground Ginger
- 1 Egg
- ¼ Cup Molasses
- ¼ Cup Milk
- 3 tablespoon Coconut Oil, melted
- Preheat Oven to 400°F.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the all purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda and ground ginger.
- Add the remaining ingredients mixing well after each addition.
- Spoon the batter into greased or paper lined muffin tins. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.