Streusel Gingerbread Muffins

Gingerbread Streusel Muffins

I love gingerbread.  Take gingerbread, put some extra zing to it with freshly grated ginger, deepen the dark flavor with a tablespoon of cocoa, and sprinkle some gingery streusel on the top and wow, what a muffin!

Streusel Gingerbread Muffins
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Recipe type: Breakfast/Dessert
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Serves: 18
 
These gingerbread muffins have an extra kick and a deeper flavor from special ingredients.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1½ teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger root
  • ½ cup dark molasses
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • Streusel topping:
  • 1 cup granulated or brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced candied ginger
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (one stick) butter, softened
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Line or grease 18 muffin cups.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, ground ginger, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cocoa powder.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together molasses, sugar, oil, water, eggs and grated fresh ginger.
  5. Add molasses mixture to flour mixture until well combined.
  6. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups (an ice cream scoop really works!), each cup half full.
  7. In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, ground ginger and flour.
  8. Cut the butter into small bits and using a pastry blender, forks or your fingers, work the butter into the mixture until it is crumbly and there are no large chunks of butter.
  9. Stir in minced candied ginger.
  10. Sprinkle streusel on top of muffins, pressing lightly to firm it up.
  11. Bake 18 - 24 minutes, or until wooden toothpick inserted in the centers of the muffins comes out cleanly.
  12. Remove muffins from oven and cool.

 

 

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