Supremely moist and filled with gingerbread flavors and melty chocolate, these fun-sized muffins are definitely the ultimate treat to wake up to!
Do you guys know the muffin man? They tell me he lives over on Drury Lane.
Drury Lane. That almost sounds like DREARY lane and that just doesn’t make sense to me at all since any lane that has muffins down it just cannot be dreary. Such as….my kitchen lately.
For any muffin lover, my kitchen has just pretty much been the place to be the past few weeks. I don’t know WHAT has been up with my muffin-mood lately, but let’s just say that my trusty (and veeeeery rusty) muffin pan has been getting the workout of it’s life.
And, well…I’ve been having to squeeze in the extra workouts too, if you get what I mean.
But man oh man, guys. The muffins. Lord, help me…. they’re worth that extra hour on the treadmill.
So will you guys scream at me since I’m sharing yet ANOTHER gingerbread recipe again today? It’s not New Years yet so I’m sticking to my story that gingerbread is still MORE than acceptable. Sorrynotsorry, because these muffins are the bomb and I could not just hide them to myself for a whole year.
Actually scratch that: In reality, I probably WOULD hide them all to myself—And well, I kinda do….they’re that amazing. ♥
Don’t judge! I’m not a muffin-hoarder, I’m not!
But the recipe? I can handle handing that over to you guys. Just save me some of the actual muffins though, m’kay? My stash supply is severely on backorder….
‘Kay. Now that I just blew about 5 minutes of your morning gabbing about my muffin problems, let’s talk about these little guys shall we?
Or rather….a big fat old gingerbread muffin loaded with all the melty-gooey chocolate of your DREAMS.
I think I just drooled a little bit on my keyboard. Oh, you did too?
These muffins texture is absolutely to die for and it’s no wonder why: We have a host of ingredients all working together to create the perfectly-moist and pillow-soft texture.
It really surprised me that I didn’t have to add a whole lot of butter to these muffins—just 1/4 cup is all you’ll need! The ingredients that really create the perfect texture in these muffins is plain yogurt and buttermilk. Two eggs bind everything together and seal the whole deal that these muffins will be perfectly soft and moist
I really wanted a gingerbread muffin that was a dead ringer for the real thing, so I literally went crazy with the ground ginger and added a whopping tablespoon to the muffin batter. The ginger is also joined by cinnamon and just a pinch of nutmeg.
You may think that these muffins will end up overly spiced, but trust me: The molasses and sugar tame the harshness of these spices and together produce easily the “gingerbread-iest” muffin you’ll ever have. Definitely noticeable spices, but not a kick-you-in-the-pants kinda flavor.
We’re all friends here right? Only a true friend would tell you that you need these epic muffins in your life.
If not now, then in about 1.2956 seconds. No longer.
Happy muffin-munching. 🙂
Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Muffins
- 1/4 cup butter softened
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1/2 cup baking molasses
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups white whole wheat flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 425F. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin OR line with muffin liners. Set aside.
- Place butter, sugar, and molasses in a large bowl. With a handheld electric beater, beat on low speed until creamy. Beat in yogurt, eggs, buttermilk, orange zest, and vanilla until combined.
- In a separate large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Gently fold flour mixture into liquid, gently stirring until just combined (batter will be very thick) Fold in chocolate chips.
- Fill muffin cups to brim with batter and smooth tops. Bake muffins at 425F 5 minutes then reduce heat to 375F and continue baking an additional 14-15 minutes or until a toothpick tests done. (do not overbake)
- Cool muffins in pan 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely
Hungry for more gingerbread? Check out these winners!
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Yay for muffins! And for keeping the gingerbread love alive. I really feel like that should be a winter thing, not just for the holidays.
Right?! I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks so! 😉
Sherri@The Well Floured Kitchen says
We were just talking about the muffin man yesterday 🙂 We argued about the name of the lane and had to google it! I’d be happy to go to any lane with these incredible muffins! The flavors sound perfect, and it’s never too late for gingerbread!
Haha! Thank goodness for google right? 😉 And I agree! It’s never too late for gingerbread. Thanks Sherri!
Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says
Just how I like to start my Mondays… With yummy looking muffins. These are too perfect, Sarah!
I’m right there with ‘ya! 😉 Thanks so much Jen!
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
I would happily run an extra hour on the treadmill for one of these!!! love these muffins!!! and wishing you a fabulous 2015, Sarah!!!
Haha! Oh, the life of a food blogger. 🙂 Thanks Alice!! xoxo
Kelly // The Pretty Bee: Cooking & Creating says
Gingerbread is where it’s at! These look so good!
Agreed. 🙂 Thanks Kelly!
Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen says
OMGosh Sarah – now I need to go get a big glass of ice cold milk and start making these muffins! Girl, you kill me with these creations! I can almost smell the gingerbread from here! Pinned!
Awww you’re the sweetest, Kristi! For real, these muffins are the BOMB with milk. Or coffee. Or with pretty much anything. 😉 Thanks for the pin, girl!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Love the looks of these muffins, Sarah! Gingerbread is one of my favorite winter ingredients and I’m loving the chocolate chip combo. Perfection!
Definitely mine too! 😉 Thanks so much Gayle!
Manali @ CookWithManali says
Of course gingerbread is totally acceptable Sarah! the muffins look just perfect! 🙂 Pinned & have a fabulous New Year!
Yay! Glad to know I’m not breaking any major “food blogging rules” LOL. Thanks for the pin, Manali!
I think gingerbread is definitely still fair game! Which may also be due to the fact that I can’t get enough of it 🙂
These muffins sound delicious! Hope you had a great holiday!!
Haha! Story of my life. 😉 Thanks Ashley! Have a great New Years.
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
I think the flavours of gingerbread should be an all-year-round thing.. not just exclusive to christmas time. These gingerbread and choc chip muffins look incredibly delicious Sarah. I have to save the recipe to make later on – after the indulgent Christmas just passed, it’s no more sweets for me!
Yes! I wholeheartedly agree! Gingerbread season is just too dang short. 😉 Thanks Thaila!
Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. says
Those muffins look fantastic! I love muffins, and make them incessantly, but I’ve never made a gingerbread one! These look great so I will definitely need to try them!
You’ve gotta try these muffins, Stacey! They sound RIGHT up your alley! 🙂
Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron says
Ha ha, I totally thought the line was dreary lane, and I though, what a sad place for the gingerbread man to live! I have to sadly admit that there was no gingerbread in my life this year, that is just not right! These muffins look delicious, and the perfect solution to my problem 😉
No gingerbread?! Girl, I need to send you some of these muffins asap!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
I can just smell these gingerbread muffins through the screen, they look so soft and delicious! Totally worth that extra hour on the treadmill! Wish I had a few of these for breakfast right now!
I’ll just go ahead and send you ALL my extras—I need ’em outta the house and away from me! LOL.
Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner says
Lol…muffin man…love that movie! I also love these muffins! Muffins + gingerbread = awesome. 🙂
I wish you a happy and healthy 2015, Sarah!!
Thanks so much Tina! Happy New Years!
Annie @Maebells says
These are so lovely!! I love a good fluffy muffin!
Thanks Annie! 🙂
Nora @ Savory Nothings says
OK, I seriously have to restrain my gingerbread love to around Christmas because else I would probably go crazy all year round. Never too late for a delicious gingerbread muffin! And thanks for linking to mine 🙂 Happy New Year Sarah!
Haha! I’m the same way, Nora! I’m seriously obsessed with the gingerbread. 😉 Happy New Year, girl!