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Sticky Orange Gingerbread Muffins

Glazed in a citrus-y sticky orange glaze and ultimately soft and moist inside, these gingerbread muffins are a holiday breakfast must-have!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 dozen muffins
Calories 244kcal

Ingredients

Muffins:

  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425F. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin. Set aside.
  • Make the muffins: In a large bowl, beat sugar, molasses, oil, eggs, yogurt, milk, vanilla, and orange zest until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and spices. Fold flour mixture into liquid until batter is just combined.
  • Fill prepared muffin tin 3/4 full of batter. Bake muffins at 425F 5 minutes, then reduce heat to 375F and continue baking 13-15 additional minutes until muffins spring back when lightly touched. Cool muffins in pan 10 minutes, then remove to a wire cooling rack.
  • Make the glaze: In a small saucepan, bring glaze ingredients to a boil until sugar is dissolved. Generously brush warm glaze over muffins. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.1g | Protein: 5.1g | Fat: 7.8g | Saturated Fat: 1.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 83mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 23.9g