Ginger Muffins

Ginger Muffins |
I’m pretty sure by now all of you have your Thanksgiving dishes up and hopefully finished your leftovers. Time to move on. Time to get ready for Christmas, one of my top 3 favorite times of the year.
I love listening to Christmas songs on the radio while doing my daily activities around the house. I love the smell of pine cones, the smell of cinnamon scented candles, the smell of fresh-cut tree and the smell coming from my oven. So many irresistible treats. Cookies, brownies, cupcakes, muffins.
Ginger Muffins |
Yesterday we brought all the Christmas decorations in the living room. We started hanging the lights. Today we plan on going out and buy a tree. Can’t wait to see Tiffany’s expression when she sees it.
While I do all these, I highly advice you to try these ginger muffins.
They are a little sweet, moist like a cupcake, the ginger spice is coming through just enough to make you want a second muffin and the crystallized ginger gives the muffin a chewy and spicy bite.


Ginger Muffins (vegan)
yields 18 muffins or 36 mini muffins
2 cups self rising flour
pinch salt
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup sugar
3-4 pieces crystallized ginger finely chopped
1/4 cup agave nectar
3/4 cup almond milk
1/2 cup applesauce
1/3 cup grapeseed oil
Preheat the oven at 400F. Line the muffins cups with paper liners or grease the baking pan. Set aside.
In a bowl sift together the flour, ground ginger, cinnamon and salt. Add the sugar and chopped crystallized to the flour mixture.
In another bowl whisk together the agave nectar, the almond milk, the applesauce and the grapeseed oil. Pour over the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
Spoon the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake in preheat oven until golden and firm to the touch. If making regular size muffins will take about 23-25 minutes. If making mini muffins (like me) bake for ~17 minutes.
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  1. Sandra says

    Yup…time to decorate the house! Here it doesn't feel like end of November…Your muffins sound fantastic Roxy, love your photos too!!!
    Enjoy weekend with your family! xoxo

  2. kankana says

    i just realized how long it's been since i visited your blog … LOVING THE NEW LOOK!
    These muffins are looking gorgeous .. hope you having a great holiday season.

  3. The Mom Chef says

    You know me and ginger. I love the stuff. Love, love, love! I just need a non-vegan version. Since I have chickens and all, I kinda need to use the eggs. :) Those are such gorgeous photos. You're getting me in the mood for Christmas… time to unpack the decorations.

  4. Dionne Baldwin says

    Ginger muffins sound like something I would really REALLY enjoy! Every year I love ginger more!

    I love the smell of a real live Christmas tree. :) And finding glitter on my clothes from a wet handmade Christmas ornament from Taylor.

  5. Ann says

    Wow – they look delicious! It's hard to believe that it's time for putting up the tree….Mine will go up whatever weekend is closest to December 10th. It's been the agreed upon time for my husband and I! He wants December 24th and I want the day after Thanksgiving – we compromised before I told him I would marry him!

  6. says

    I love the idea of adding crystalized ginger! Those muffins look wonderful! I'm saving this to make for my son!

  7. thecompletecookbook says

    I love the idea of these muffins! I don't have any crystallised ginger, wonder if fresh ginger would do the trick?
    :-) Mandy

  8. Lilly says

    Yah! Christmas is on the way!! I’m already thinking about what presents to get and what to make for Christmas dinner. So many options but you can only eat so much so I’ll have to make a selection.

    Great ginger mini cupcakes! They are sooo cute I don’t think I can stop after one.

  9. Val says

    So sweet. Ginger is such a great ingredient when used in cakes. I love that extra bit of zing from the fiery side of ginger!

  10. Lizzy says

    Mmmmmm….these must make your kitchen smell marvelous! Love the double ginger and cinnamon….mmmmmm. Hope you had a very special Thanksgiving with your family~

  11. Gina says

    It's embarrassing but true, I have 13 different types of sugar. You have given me a fabulous idea though. I can't get enough of ginger, it makes you house smell amazing. After the holidays I'm gonna try a vegan baking recipe and see what it's all about. Hope you had a good one.

  12. Carolyn says

    I made ginger muffins recently too (they are actually for cookbook #2!). Love ginger in my baked goods. Yours look delish.

  13. Mother Rimmy says

    I love the taste of ginger, but I've never made muffins with it. Wonderful idea. Enjoy your holiday decorating. It's so much fun!

  14. Elies_Lie says

    The muffin looks delish for a snack while making a decoration for christmas roxane…
    Tq for sharing and hope your little princess happy to the top when she see the x'mas tree 😉

  15. Junia says

    you know what's crazy? i have exactly 3 cubes of crystallized ginger (left over from thankgiving) that have just been sitting on the counter! this would be perfect for this vegan muffins. maybe i'll make these GF and have some tasty breakfast muffins for the week!

  16. Amy says

    Yum! I love all of the gingery goodness that has gone into these! How perfect for the time of year when we are all starting to feel festive :)! Hope you have a great week Roxana :)!

  17. Baker Street says

    I love the idea of ginger muffins. Your pictures look absolutely fabulous! Thanks for sharing this lovely vegan recipes.

  18. Cassie/Bake Your Day says

    Definitely time to move on from Thanksgiving and what a perfect muffin to move on with. This sounds wonderfully comforting. I love ginger!

  19. Wendy Irene says

    Roxana, I love how the picture of the muffins is so festive. You take beautiful photos and have an amazing eye for detail. I am really looking forward to your Holiday posts! Have a great day :)

  20. Nami | Just One Cookbook says

    I missed this post. How CUTE!!! I really love ginger in savory and sweet dishes and these muffins look wonderful Roxana! I'm listening to Christmas song all day on radio too, from home to car, from car to home. :-)

  21. danasfoodforthought says

    These sound so perfect for the holidays! Like mini gingerbread houses compacted into one cute muffin!

  22. Belle (tinkeringinthekitchen) says

    Wow, just found this on foodbuzz and im glad, going to grab a coffee and do some sunday morning reading!

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