Gingerbread Muffins

Recipe by Chung-Ah of Damn Delicious

With Christmas just 3 weeks away, I couldn’t help but make these lightened-up gingerbread muffins while listening to Christmas carols in my kitchen. These muffins are wonderfully wintery, cozy, light and moist. Best of all, it makes the house smell amazing!
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Yields 12 muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 large eggs
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Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 12-cup standard muffin tin with nonstick spray; set aside.

In a large bowl, combine flours, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, applesauce, brown sugar, molasses and eggs.

Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist.

Scoop the batter evenly into the muffin tray. Place into oven and bake for 13-15 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
 
Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

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Chung-Ah, the author behind Damn Delicious, loves to take simple ingredients and transform them into sophisticated and elegant meals.