Gingerbread Muffins With Maple Glaze

Leah Maroney
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 20 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
173 Calories
8g Fat
23g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 20
Amount per serving
Calories 173
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 138mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 2g
Calcium 89mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Gingerbread muffins are a super easy way to add holiday spice to your breakfast. They are topped with a maple glaze. The sour cream keeps these muffins super moist. It can also be replaced with applesauce or plain yogurt.

The ingredients are mixed together in one bowl, so there is practically no clean up. As long as you butter the muffin tins well, you also do not need cupcake liners. I think they look prettier without the liners, but you can of course use them if that is your preference.

These muffins are best served the same day, but you can store them in an airtight container for 2-3 days. 

It is also key to make sure you wait until the muffins are cooled to add the glaze. 

Make your holiday mornings simple! All you need are Gingerbread muffins and a plate of bacon. Yes, please. 


  • 3/4 cup dark molasses
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (freshly grated)
  • Garnish: crystalized ginger
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 7 to 10 tablespoons powdered sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400 F.

  3. Beat together the molasses, sugar, and butter in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer until creamy.

  4.  Add in the egg, sour cream, and milk until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl if needed.

  5. Add in the spices and baking powder and combine.

  6. Gradually add in the flour until the batter is moistened. It should be rather thick and may still be lumpy. Do not over beat or the muffins will become too tough.

  7. Bake the muffins for five minutes, then turn down the temperature to 375 for the remaining 10-15 minutes of baking. The muffins are done when a toothpick comes out clean.

  8. While the muffins are cooling, whisk together the ingredients for the glaze. Depending on the thickness you would like to achieve, add more or less powdered sugar. Wait until the muffins have completely cooled before topping them with the glaze.