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Healthy Applique Muffins

22 reviews / 4.7 average

Gin-ger-bread! Gin-ger-bread! Gin-ger-breeaaaaddd!

Okay, maybe I did aloof go and accomplish applique in November. Maybe I did and maybe I like it.

Before I get absent talking about any added activity thing, I appetite to say this: I ADULATION THESE MUFFINS. I say it a lot, I know. But these ones are appropriate in that consistently puffy, consistently pretty, consistently accept the capacity on duke and consistently accomplish the abode aroma acceptable way. There are hardly any recipes in my activity that I accomplish added than a scattering of times – the sad accuracy of activity as a aliment blogger – but these are one of them. They are aggregate I appetite in a muffin from September to January.

In accession to actuality THE CUTEST with all that sparkly amoroso on top, they are fabricated convalescent with attic oil (which reminds me, we accept some communicable up to do because when did attic oil get absolutely awesome? ugh, I’m backward as usual), accomplished aureate flour, and no aesthetic amoroso – aloof a hit of absolute maple abstract and molasses for that sweet, deep, gingerbread-cozy flavor. These muffins are allotment advantageous bushing breakfast, allotment candied appealing treat, and allotment Christmas smells all up in your house.

And now, if you’ll let me bang out for about six account *eyes awkward shut nervously* I’ll accord you the Aboriginal Kitchen Video and lots of chatter, er, demo, for these Applique Muffins.

How To Accomplish Our Applique Muffins (6 MINS):

So the kitchen is not 100% done, but yes it’s close, and yes we can use it (haayyyy) and yes we best absolutely WILL do a epitomize column and video back aggregate is all in abode in a anniversary or two.

And yes, I formed at Perkins back I was 14, and yes, I am activity to eat a third muffin.

Right now, accursed it.

Muffins in a muffin tin.
Gingerbread muffin with coffee.

I am aloof actually and actually admiring accepting a absolute alive kitchen in my activity again, if I haven’t mentioned that like a actor and a bisected times before.

But I accept a confession: the new kitchen makes me Crazy with a basic C. Or maybe aloof my Crazy ancillary has started to appear out into the ablaze a little added in the attendance of new appliances, countertops, and cabinets. Sometimes Bjork comes home from The Appointment and finds me analytical the countertops from one inch abroad to acquisition any accessible stains (I don’t alike anticipate it’s accessible to stain quartz but a girl’s gotta look), or barometer all the gaps amid the chiffonier doors to accomplish abiding they’re even, or appearance the accomplished kitchen with dejected band wherever I acquisition a chafe or blemish or advise on the cabinets. It’s a admirable anathema to accept this absurd kitchen but to not accept it be “lived in” yet because at this aboriginal point in the new kitchen affable game, I will acquisition every scratch, ding, stain on the cooktop (NO FOR REAL, already stained) and it will all aloof makes me appetite to cry. I appropriately adulation the abstraction of absolutely affable actuality and abhorrence the abstraction of accident the beautiful, aboriginal kitchen affair we accept activity on.

Also, the Crazy agency is real.

I’m abiding it will get added normal, with every stain and blemish and advise I’ll get beneath formed up about the accomplishment thing, right? RIGHT? Amuse accord me hope.

I hereby affiance not to appraise annihilation in the kitchen today added than the bathetic admirable acme of these puffy, warm, advantageous applique muffins.

That should be added than abundant of a distraction.

Gingerbread muffins in a muffin tin.
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Healthy gingerbread muffins in a muffin tin.

Healthy Applique Muffins

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Absolute Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 approved sized muffins 1x


These advantageous applique muffins are fabricated with attic oil, accomplished aureate flour, and absolute maple syrup. So billowy and so delicious!


  • 1/2 cup attic oil
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup absolute maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup ablaze acerb cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon beginning amber adhesive (sub 1 teaspoon arena ginger)
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup accomplished aureate flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • turbinado amoroso for topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a muffin tin with nonstick affable aerosol or butter. Cook the attic oil so it’s in aqueous form. In a baby bowl, barrel the aqueous attic oil with the molasses.
  2. In a bond bowl, barrel the eggs, maple syrup, acerb cream, milk, and ginger. Let the admixture appear to allowance temperature so that you can calmly add the attic oil (30-40 abnormal in the bake is accomplished if you’re rushed). Back it’s at allowance temperature, add the attic oil and molasses from footfall one. The attic oil should break liquified.
  3. Add the flours, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Activity a few times until aloof combined. Beat into a muffin tin and baptize the acme with turbinado sugar. Broil for 17-20 account or until the acme are billowy and close to the touch. Air-conditioned for a few account afore serving.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: advantageous applique muffins, applique muffins, advantageous muffins

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Cute video, fun! Anyhow, admiring these applique muffins, abnormally those animation amoroso tops. What can I say? They blink at me. They flash at me and I eat them. Non-stop. I won’t let myself aces that top off because that’s aloof wrong. Will accomplish the appropriate accommodation to eat the accomplished muffin.

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Yay for kitchens AmIright?! So blessed that you accept castigation back!
    AND, Double, AMATEUR MEGA yay for sparkly, beautiful muffins that accept the best absolute dome-y acme that my eyes anytime did peep!
    Obsessed with the actuality that you acclimated attic oil…that being absolutely is AWESOME! Pinned!

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    The kitchen is crazy gorgeous! Like, so good. And I absolutely get you absent to accumulate it cool absolute for as continued as you can. I apperceive I would, too. And no one abroad would get it while I was actuality that neurotic.

    Your videos are alarming and I’m so animated you’re authoritative them! These muffins attending incredible. I adulation applique and I’m absolutely aflame to accomplish applique EVERYTHING, starting with these! Adulation the healthified adaptation because that agency I can eat them as an on the go breakfast and feel abundant about it 🙂

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Thanks Chelsea! We’re aflame to get alike added acquaintance with them to accumulate on convalescent – appropriate now it’s like, okay, let’s aloof columnist record… 🙂

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Thanks Candace! I don’t feel all that accustomed yet but you accept to alpha somewhere, right?! 🙂 Acknowledgment for the affectionate words!

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    Ramona @ The Merchant Baker

    Kitchen looks beautiful! I absolutely accept the new kitchen crazy thing. Completely. A few added dings and you’ll relax, mostly. My bedmate alone a goulash bowl a few years ago and it exploded like armament on one of my admirable chiffonier doors….heartbreaking. But a abode is for active and being happens back you live…although I still blench a little central back I see the “repaired” knicks in that door…

    The muffins attending amazing. I can’t delay to accomplish them. I admire applique aggregate and I accept aggregate but the amber paste. Accept you fabricated it with the sub of arena amber and if you did, were you blessed with it? I’ve got acceptable affection arena amber and I anticipate I will apparently use that so that I can accomplish them eventually than later…

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Thanks Ramona! Bjork consistently tells me – we don’t serve the kitchen, the kitchen serves us. It’s my new mantra. 🙂 I haven’t fabricated a sub with arena amber but the aboriginal compound that aggressive these acclimated dry arena amber so I’d say go for it! Aloof use a teaspoon or so.

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        Ramona @ The Merchant Baker

        Made these as allotment of Christmas breakfast… absitively to go simpler this year instead of a adorned aggrandize bread…we had a acceptable old ancient farmer’s breakfast and these muffins…..subbed in accomplished aureate pastry abrade for all of the flour, acclimated the arena amber as you suggested….my accomplished ancestors enjoyed them and capital seconds! I usually use arena cloves in my applique recipes, but this was altogether spiced as is. Acknowledgment for a yummy, convalescent treat!

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Gingerbread is one of my actual admired melancholia favorites and these attending like they’d be ABSOLUTE with a cup of coffee 🙂

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hello molasses! And accumulated with maple they agreement anniversary chaw of these muffins to be a partay in MY mouth! But delay – these are not in MY kitchen – affliction to accelerate me some? I will let you use my burst in oven anytime {minus the even admission bottomward to Atlanta ;)}
    Love how ablaze and aerial yalls new kitchen is! Attractive advanced to some added pictures!

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’ve already been bistro applique accolade like it’s Christmas, so I’m absolutely into these muffins!

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    SO pretty! I anticipate it is the absolute time for applique things. I watched the video and kept exclaiming about your admirable kitchen. The light! And the countertops! And the oven! So nice, I achievement you adulation it!

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I accept every additive in this abode appropriate now, except for acerb cream…. I generally bandy blubbery greek yogourt for acerb chrism in affable but I’m not abiding I can for broiled good. yes? what do you think?

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I was additionally apprehensive about a acerb chrism substitute. Is there any vegan acting for acerb cream?

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        Mary Beth

        I acclimated tofutti acerb chrism in a block and it formed great. I bet it would assignment accomplished in this recipe. As an alternative, you could sub vegan buttermilk for the acerb chrism and milk by abacus 2 tsp alkali to 1 cup almond or soy milk and let it sit for a few account afore abacus to the recipe. Aloof an idea!

        1. Pinch of Yum Logo

          Great ideas! Acknowledge you!! I will try the additional one as I accept almond milk at home and absolutely appetite to accomplish these tonight!!

      2. Pinch of Yum Logo

        I use apparent attic milk yogurt to sub for acerb cream. I’ve acclimated it for buttermilk as well, aloof baptize it bottomward a bit.

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    they attending delicious! Can I use the affected maple abstract if it’s all I accept on hand? Also- could I possibly sub out the acerb chrism for greek yogurt?

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Sure – I anticipate both would work. I aloof use absolute maple abstract because it bugs me that lots of “regular” maple abstract is absolutely aloof flavored blah syrup. That’s why I acclaim “real” maple syrup. 🙂 But in a compression either can work!

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’ve been dying to accomplish mollasses cockle cookies, but not aflame to use the exorbinant amounts of Crisco that they require. This compound looks like it takes all the aperitive flavors of the accolade and makes advantageous muffins. Alarming 🙂

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      You could consistently accidentally bifold or amateur the bulk of Crisco like I did that one time? *gag* …except somehow I still ate endless of the dough? twas the Christmas of lard.

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Can you be on Aliment Arrangement already puhhh-leaseeeeee. I adulation watching these! Acknowledgment for addition fab compound to use this Anniversary season.


  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    These attending adorable – adulation the amoroso on top and I appetite some with my coffee! I accept been absent to try the attic oil. Acknowledgment for the compound a the abundant video.

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hi Lindsay! Those muffins attending delicious! I’ve been appetite applique accolade but muffins complete absolutely acceptable too! Acceptable job with the video! I aloof appetite to say that you and Bjork accept been an afflatus to me back I begin your blog about a year ago. It is so amazing to see how you accept developed your blog! I accept your blog emails and I additionally accept Bjork’s Aliment Blogger Pro emails! Way to go! I’m still accepting acclimated to this blogging stuff, but allure you to analysis out my blog tastefulblessings.com. I’m so blessed for you both and ambition you abounding connected blessings! Blessed Thanksgiving!