Sweet with a little spice, gingerbread muffins are the perfect holiday breakfast or snack, because muffins don’t get enough attention!
Ginger anything and I’m in. But gingerbread always had a place in my heart. I love the not too sweet, warming flavor that makes you just want to cozy up next to a fire on a cold day. Or, it makes you want to just eat muffins endlessly by yourself. Delicious either way.
I hope you try out these gluten-free, dairy-free and naturally sweetened muffins! If you do, be sure to share how they came out so I can see! Enjoy!
- MAKES: 12 MUFFINS
- PREP TIME: 15 MIN
- BAKE TIME: 18 MIN
2 cups oat flour*
1/4 cup tapioca starch, or sub extra oat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp soda
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1/3 cup coconut oil or butter, melted
1/4 cup mollasses
3/4 cup non-dairy milk
1/2 cup coconut sugar
2 tbs tapioca starch
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tbs orange zest
2 tbs melted coconut oil or butter
Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a muffin tin with oil or use muffin liners.
In a large bowl, whisk together the oat flour, starch, baking powder and soda, spices and salt.
In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut sugar, melted oil, and molasses.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well to combine then mix in the non-dairy milk. The batter might seem really wet but trust the process in the oat flour absorbing the wet. Just don’t over mix it. I used a whisk to quickly get rid of all the clumps.
Evenly distribute the batter into the muffin tins, I like to use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to pour into the muffin tin.
Bake for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow muffins to cool before trying to take them out or they will fall apart.
While the muffins close, make the glaze. Add the coconut sugar, tapioca starch, orange juice and zest to a small sauce pan and whisk together to combine. Heat over medium-low heat until it starts to thicken then remove form heat and stir in melted oil or butter. If it seems too thick, add more orange juice or some non-dairy milk.
Dip the muffins into the glaze or drizzle it over them, if using, enjoy!!
Question… and maybe a dumb one?♀️ But… when it calls for 1/3c coconut oil melted… is that 1/3 in solid or liquid form? Or is it the same?
Not a dumb question! You’re right, it’s 1/3 cup melted. When it’s in solid form, it’ll be just over so I usually it melt in a medium sized glass measuring cup or on the stove top.