These delectable little ginger muffins whip up in no time, and your house will be smelling like Christmas in July, what could be better? These use some of my absolute favorite ingredients, molasses, cinnamon, cloves and ginger. Anything that produces that amazing spicy Autumn smell in my house is a winner.
Ingredients needed for Spicy Ginger Muffins
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup molasses
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk or sour milk
Preheat your oven to 350.
Assemble your ingredients and start your engines ladies!
The same as every, single recipe in existence, cream your butter and sugar together. Resist eating it. Mmmm butter sugar….my favorite…
Crack those eggs, and beat them into the buttersugarbliss mix. I try and do this quickly, as the threat of salmonella stops me from snacking on the buttersugarbliss. Usually.
And usually will stop me from eating the mixture after you add the molasses….
Alrighty, the boring stuff. Put your flour into a bowl.Yawn.
See what happens when I get bored? Or I suppose, have too much time on my hands? This IS a quickie recipe, so you don’t have to make purty little smiles out of your cinnamon, ginger and cloves.
BUT if you are in need of some therapy, I suggest pretending its your husband/mother-in-law/annoying neighbor.
*whack* “THAT’s for not putting the toilet lid down” *whack* ”and THAT’S for leaving your underwear on the floor” *whack* and THAT’S for….”
See? Feels good. And my therapy is free.
And if that wasn’t good enough, its time to curdle some milk! I never have buttermilk, or sour milk, so I put in a teaspoon of vinegar in, sours it right up! Or just call your mother-in-law over.
Alternate adding the milk and the dry ingredients and mix it up.
Grease the pans, and well. These were sticky little buggers.
Bake 10-15 minutes, or until done. Sprinkle some white sugar on top and serve! Enjoy your Sunday!
- ½ cup margarine or butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup molasses
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk
- Cream your butter and sugar together then crack those eggs, and beat them into the butter mix.
- Add the molasses.
- Whisk the dry ingredients together.
- Curdle the milk with vinegar, then add to the butter mix, alternating with dry ingredients.
- Grease the pans and pour the batter in.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the tops spring back when touched.