Monday, December 1, 2014

Gingerbread Muffins



These muffins are perfect for this Holiday Season!
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Gingerbread Muffins

Serves 12

A perfect muffin for this Holiday season, full of warm spices and with a crunchy top it makes it perfect

Prep Time - 15 min

Cook Time - 25 min

Total Time - 45 min

Ingredients
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg
3/4 cup skim milk
1/4 cup course decorative sugar

Instructions
1.Preheat oven to 350
2.Line a muffin tin with muffin liners, or spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray
3.In a large bowl combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder and salt
4.In the bowl of a stand mixer cream together butter and sugar until fluffy
5.Add in maple syrup, pumpkin and molasses & egg until just combined, scraping down the sides as necessary
6.Add in 1/3 of the flour mixture, mixing until just combined
7.Mix in 1/2 of the milk and then repeat with another 1/3 of the flour, remaining milk and then remaining flour, mixing until each addition is just combined
8.Using a large ice cream scoop divide batter between 12 muffin pans
9.Top each muffin with course sugar
10.Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of a muffin
11.Let cool for a few minutes before serving
12.ENJOY!!

Each muffin is 7 WW+ points
Nutritional Info
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 75 Total Fat 8.4g Saturated Fat 5.0g Trans Fat 0.0g Cholesterol 34mg Sodium 174mg Potassium 349mg Total Carbohydrates 45.6g Dietary Fiber 1.1g Sugars 18.6g Protein 3.9g
Vitamin A 38% - Vitamin C 1% - Calcium 9% - Iron 13%
Nutrition Grade B-

By MJ

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