The spicy aroma of these muffins in the oven is truly mouthwatering! I've fixed batches for Christmas breakfast...frozen more to snack on later...and sent plenty to school with our youngsters.
- 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon each ground ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup molasses
- In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. In another bowl, beat egg, water, oil and molasses. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
- Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 9 muffins.
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Molasses Muffins in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1999, p15
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