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Sourdough Gingerbread Muffins

Delicious Sourdough Gingerbread Muffins made with gingerbread spice, sourdough starter, molasses and touch of fresh ginger.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sourdough Gingerbread Muffins
Servings: 7 servings
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Swathi (Ambujom Saraswathy)


  • 1/4 cup 1/2 stick or 57.5g unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup 89g dark molasses*
  • 1 cup 130g all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger
  • ¾ teaspoon gingerbread spice mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup 50g packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup 60g sour cream, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup 50g Sourdough Starter
  • Confectioner’s sugar for dusting


  • Preheat oven to 425°F (218°C). line with muffin tin with muffin liners. Set aside.
  • Melt the butter in microwave with 5 minutes interval.
  • Whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and gingerbread spice mix together.
  • In a large bowl, add butter, egg, molasses, brown sugar, sour cream, fresh ginger and sourdough starter until all wet ingredients are combined. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until *just* combined. Do not over-mix. Batter will be thick and a little lumpy.
  • Divide batter among prepared muffin pan, filling all the way to the top. Bake at 425°F for 5 minutes, then, keeping the muffins in the oven, reduce the oven temperature to 350°F (177°C) and continue to bake for 10 minutes until the tops are cracked and centers are set and tooth pick comes out clean.
  • Cool the muffins then dust with confectioner’s sugar if you want you can glaze them with simple lemony glazing.



Store at room temperature for 2 days or in the refrigerator for 1 week. Muffins freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator or on the counter.
*If you want  more sweeter muffins, add  granulated  sugar about 2 tbsp. 


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg
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