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These easy and delicious Spicy Ginger Muffins are sure to be a hit with the entire family! There is nothing like the smell of something gingery wafting through your house first thing in the morning.

 Delicious and easy, these spicy ginger muffins are sure to be a hit with the kids! Mine take these for school lunches all the time! From @kitchenmagpie #muffins #gingerbread #sweets #baking #school #lunch

I love a Delicious Ginger Muffin First Thing With My Coffee.

These delectable little spicy 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. And with coffee? Oh man, yes please!

Freeze The Leftovers!

Muffins will keep in a closed container at room temperature for about four days, or frozen for up to two months. You could even make a double batch and stock your freezer for later!


 Spicy Ginger Muffins on a white plate

Spicy Ginger Muffins Recipe Tips & Tricks 

  • Find a good quality ground ginger, it absolutely makes a difference in the end result of your baked goods.
  • Try not to over bake the muffins or they will turn rubbery.
  • Try to use real buttermilk as I find that simply adding vinegar to milk isn’t quite the same end result when it comes down to it.
  • Follow my directions on How to Make Perfect Dome Topped Muffins. It really works!

These are my daughters favourite muffins, which I find odd because she doesn’t really like anything TOO full of flavour, but these I guess are the exception. These spicy ginger muffins are basically gingerbread in a muffin cup, so no wonder she loves them!

Happy Baking!


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Delicious and easy, these spicy ginger muffins are sure to be a hit with the kids! Mine take these for school lunches all the time! From @kitchenmagpie #muffins #gingerbread #sweets #baking #school #lunch


4.37 from 11 votes
Spicy Ginger Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Delicious and easy, these spicy ginger muffins are sure to be a hit with the kids! Mine take these for school lunches all the time!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Muffins
Keyword: ginger muffin
Servings: 18
Calories: 234 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 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
  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  2. Cream your butter and sugar together then crack those eggs, and beat them into the butter mix.
  3. Add the molasses.
  4. Whisk the dry ingredients together.
  5. Curdle the milk with vinegar, then add to the butter mix, alternating with dry ingredients.
  6. Grease the pans and pour the batter in.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the tops spring back when touched.
Recipe Notes

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods etc.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Ginger Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 134mg 6%
Potassium 343mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Sugars 25g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 4.1%
Calcium 7.3%
Iron 11.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. We used fresh ground cardamom instead of cloves, and a thumb of fresh ginger instead of ground. Lastly, added 3/4 c. diced mixed peel (candied citrus peels). WAS AMAZING. Love this recipe!

  2. No eggs?! No temperature suggestion?! Besides those missed details, turned out ok. Thanks for sharing

  3. Scholargirl Reply

    I made these muffins and added 2 eggs (took a guess) and it worked perfectly. Also, I didn’t have ground cloves so I used half nutmeg and half allspice – also worked great. They take longer to bake (in my oven, anyways) than the recipe says, about 25 minutes. But very tasty when done 🙂

  4. Pamela Lakeman Innes Reply

    The recipe doesnt mention eggs…but it says to mix them in the butter sugar mix ???

    • The Kitchen Magpie Reply

      They are VERY good. Such an old recipe with a bad photo haha but I have to share it! A family favourite!

  5. Elinor Hortin Reply

    This recipe looks gorgeous – I am afraid to go and bake them now, because I’m home alone, and I’d just eat them all!!

  6. Rosaline Linhart Reply

    I am going to make these tomorrow…..they look and sound yummy

  7. These are awesome muffins. You forgot to list the # of eggs so I’m glad you did this visually as I can you you have 2 eggs in there. 🙂

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