Secret Recipe Club: Peppery Gingerbread Muffins

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.



  1. says

    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.

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