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Gingerbread Muffins on Wooden Table

Gingerbread Muffins Recipe

Subtly sweet, generously spiced and aromatic, this Gingerbread Muffins Recipe is an easy way to get in a festive mood!
Course Bread, Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 17 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 192.63kcal





  • Preheat oven to 350F; line a muffin tray with paper liners.
  • Combine the butter, coconut sugar, molasses, cottage cheese, milk, egg, and vanilla extract in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Let it sit for 2 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry all at once and use a wooden spoon to combine, being careful not to over-mix.
  • Fill each muffin well about 2/3 full of batter and bake until a toothpick inserted inside comes out clean or with just a couple crumbs, about 16 to 18 minutes. Cool completely.
  • Once the muffins have cooled, make the glaze. Whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla, and enough water so it reaches your desired consistency.
  • Drizzle the glaze on the cooled muffins and allow it to set before serving.


  • Instead of cottage cheese, you can use 1/2 cup plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt.
  • You can make these muffins 1 day ahead (store them wrapped at room temperature). Wait to glaze the muffins until the day you want to eat them.
  • These are my favorite brown paper muffin liners!


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 192.63kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.95g | Protein: 3.82g | Fat: 7.13g | Saturated Fat: 4.12g | Cholesterol: 31.19mg | Sodium: 156.96mg | Potassium: 184.82mg | Fiber: 1.72g | Sugar: 16.83g | Vitamin A: 223.45IU | Calcium: 43.65mg | Iron: 0.97mg