Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Gingerbread Applesauce Spice Cupcakes

Gingerbread is one of my favorite Holiday flavors, and you will see a lot of it in the next few weeks. I found this recipe, and I was excited to try it, because it has no eggs or oil at all! I added 1/4 cup rice milk, and I used allspice instead of cloves. These treats filled my house with a Christmas spice smell as I fought with the lights on the tree last night. The muffins were amazing...very moist and full of gingerbread spice. I might reduce the ginger a little next time because it had quite the kick! You can make this recipe without the ginger for an apple spice cake muffin. I will be trying it soon.

Gingerbread Applesauce Spice Cupcakes
1/2 cup molasses
1 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4 cup flour (I used oat flour)
2 teaspoon ginger (optional)

Directions:
Combine the molasses and applesauce in a large bowl. Combine remaining ingredients and stir into the liquid. (If the batter seems very dry, add a little more applesauce or a little water.) Bake in muffin tins, in a 350 degree oven, for 25 minutes or until they test done. This made about 8 muffins.
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26 comments:

Lori said...

I love your winter background!
I'm really getting into gingerbread this year. My family has never been a big fan so we didn't have it growing up. As an adult I love it. I want to make my own soon, but lately I've been fulfilling the craving with Panera's gingerbread bagels. Ha, ha! These muffins sound great!

Sara said...

Oh these sound so good!! I love gingerbread and I'll definately have to try this recipe out. Thanks!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

Yum yum~~~~~~~~ Such a coincidence, I've just hooked on ginger flavor later!!!
:)

I don't have molasses, can I replace it with honey or agave nectar?

Wandering Coyote said...

These look really nice! And I was just dreaming of gingerbread last night...

stephchows said...

mmm sounds delicious! Balance, Joy and Delicias, if you try making them with honey instead let us know how they turn out!

Bob said...

I used to work with a lady who couldnt eat eggs. Too bad I still don't or I could make these for her. Oh well, I'll just have to make them for myself. :)

VeggieGirl said...

Delish!!

Catherine said...

I am in love!! I love anything and everything gingerbread. I will definitely be making these, especially because they're gluten-free!! :)

Meghann said...

Wow those looks great! And I love you festive new background. Too cute :)

Gera said...

Hi Megan!

I like a lot this recipe gingerbread very original and delicious :D wonderful background also!!

Gera .:. sweetsfoods

Reeni said...

These look yummy, Megan! And healthy. I am a gingerbread lover too.

gloria said...

I'm gonna make these tomorrow!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

I love cupcakes as it is. But now with gingerbread and applesauce, I'm going to go nuts! Thanks Meg, lovely recipe.

Sharon said...

Wow, I would have never thought of that! Great recipe!

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HoneyB said...

yum. I have been getting the gingerbread lattes at the university coffee shop and love them! Bet this would go great with one!

Maria said...

Love these cupcakes! Gingerbread is so good this time of year. Love the background and the cake below. Super cute!

Zesty Cook said...

I love ginger anything Megan! Great stuff

Tina said...

Yuuuuum! You always have the BEST recipes! I love gingerbread in a weird way! :)

Foong said...

Love the nice background. The cupcakes sounds delicious!

Jessie said...

Oh wow, these look heavenly! And love the new seasonal background! (Hooray for winter!)

+Jessie
a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

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Erin of Care to Eat said...

Oh so pretty!
Do you ever eat gin-gin candy? :)

ttfn300 said...

hmmm, i'm not a huge gingerbread fan... but times change, i should try it again!

Heidi / Savory Tv said...

Sounds delicious! I would probably make it not so healthy and add some frosting :) PS love the snowmen!

miss v said...

sounds yum yum! gingerbread? - yes! applesauce? - yes! spice? -yes! in cupcake form? - couldn't be happier!