Muffin Monday: Gingerbread Muffins with Lemon Drizzle

Another Monday... another muffin! We are getting closer and closer to Christmas. I don't like doing anything Christmas related until a couple weeks before the big day. But the shops already have tons of Christmas stuff out, we are using the Starbucks Christmas Blend coffee, and I made these muffins which would be great to make for Christmas! Have I been transported to the middle of December?? No, just hard to escape from it when it is all around. Hopefully my other half doesn't read this or the Christmas tree might be going up earlier then I would like!! These muffins turned out great, very yummy and nice to have the gingerbread flavor in muffin form.


Happy Muffin Monday!
Recipe 
Courtesy of BakerStreet
Ingredients:
1/4 cup Brown Sugar, packed 
1/2 cup Molasses
1/3 cup Milk
1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
1 Egg
2 cups Plain Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Ground Ginger
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Ground Allspice
1 cup Icing Sugar
2 tbs Lemon Juice
Decorator Sugar Crystals, if desired

Steps:
1. HEAT oven to 400F/200C. Place baking cups in a regular sized 12 cup muffin pan.
2. BEAT brown sugar, molasses, milk, oil and egg in a large bowl with a spoon. Stir in remaining ingredients expect for icing sugar, lemon juice, and sugar crystals. Mix just until flour is moistened. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. 
3. BAKE for 18 to 20 minutes. Immediately remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool for 30 minutes before decorating.
4. MIX icing sugar with the lemon juice. Drizzle over cooled muffins and sprinkle with decorator sugar crystals.
5. ENJOY.






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5 comments:

  1. Oh Mike! I love that first picture! Your muffins look so gorgeous. It absolutely transported me to mid december! Love how you captured the essence of holidays in these delicious muffins.

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  2. Gorgeous pictures, Mike, and LOVE how festive your muffins are with those little sprinkles! Christmas fever is all around... you just gotta embrace it ;) Hehe.

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  3. I love how festive these look with the holiday sprinkles! I agree that Christmas comes too early now, but I'll make an exception for these muffins!

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  4. Your muffins are so pretty and festive with the green and red sugar sprinkles! I think I've grown immune to the Christmas stuff, seeing as it's been up in stores since August and I joined a group that started baking Christmas cookies in late September. It'll be here before you know it! ;)

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  5. Thank you for all the lovely comments! :)

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