Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Mini Muffins

I think everyone can agree with that fact that the holiday season is the best time of the year. Yes, it can be busy, but I can't help but get a warm feeling in my heart listening to Christmas music while baking up smells that remind me of cooking with my Grandma. One of those familiar holiday smells is gingerbread. The combination of ginger, cinnamon and chocolate will fill your house with goodness. 

These baby muffins are the perfect breakfast or snack item, but if you're in the giving spirit (and are willing to share...it may be difficult!) then these would also make a perfect gift for neighbors or co-workers. Happy holidays!




1. Preheat oven to 350. Coat 3 mini muffin tins with cooking spray.
2. Combine flour, flaxseed, brown sugar, ginger, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.


3. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg, water, yogurt, molasses and oil until blended.

4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to combine. Fold in chocolate chips and crystalized ginger.



5. Fill muffin cups and bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.




Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Mini Muffins
Makes 3 dozen

All you need:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1 cup water
1 (5.3 oz.) container fat free plain Greek yogurt
1/3 cup molasses
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup chopped crystalized ginger
1 cup dark chocolate chips

All you do:
1. Preheat oven to 350. Coat 3 mini muffin tins with cooking spray.
2. Combine flour, flaxseed, brown sugar, ginger, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg, water, yogurt, molasses and oil until blended.
4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to combine. Fold in chocolate chips and crystalized ginger.
5. Fill muffin cups and bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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