Secret Recipe Club: Peppery Gingerbread Muffins

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by Amber on October 8, 2012

It’s time for another Secret Recipe Club!

Secret Recipe Club

This month I had the pleasure of perusing Sweet As Sugar Cookies, written by the adorable Lisa.

Lisa grew up in Hawaii, that lucky girl! James and I dream of visiting Hawaii someday soon. In the meantime, I’ll comfort myself with enjoying all the scrumptious recipes to be found on Lisa’s site.

It didn’t take me long to zero in on Lisa’s recipe for Hot Peppered Gingerbread Muffins. The hubs is a sucker for any recipe that has high hits of spice AND ginger, so this was it for us. But you should also check out some of the other recipes I put on my “Must Make List” – Apple Jacks Cookies, Pumpkin Chai Donut Muffins, and Spiced Lemon Kool Aid Sherbet.

These muffins definitely have a kick, but it’s not unpleasant. Think of the best gingerbread you’ve ever had, and then add a little mouth tingle at the end. Totally lovely!

The batter bakes up to a sponge-like muffin-cake. I kind of feel like you could easily call these cupcakes by adding a swirl of honey nut cream cheese icing to the top of each treat. But they’re not overly sweet, so you can feel happy eating these for breakfast or anytime. I especially like the thought of these babies on Christmas morning.


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amanda @ fake ginger October 8, 2012 at 12:23 PM

I love this! Such a fun twist on gingerbread!


Kathryn October 8, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Gingerbread is one of my favourites and I love this spicy kick; definitely going to have to try these!


Casey@Good. Food. Stories. October 8, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Oh my gosh, I love gingerbread so much, and to give it a kick of spice? Just like ginger beer!


Lisa~~ October 8, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Love the spice combo in your muffins, they sound divine.

If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC entry Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings.



Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies October 9, 2012 at 3:03 AM

I had totally forgotten about these muffins on my blog. So glad you enjoyed them. I’m gonna have to make them again and, when I do, I’ll definitely use your idea and top them with some honey cream cheese icing. Yum! By the way, I love your pictures. They look so bright and cheerful.


Shaina October 9, 2012 at 3:38 PM

I love gingerbread, and gingerbread as a muffin is no exception.


cookingrookie October 10, 2012 at 5:16 AM

such pretty and cute muffins! And I bet delicious too :-)


Margaret October 10, 2012 at 9:12 PM

OOHHH!! Gingerbread muffins. Yummy!!


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