This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray.
Gingersnap muffins taste just like the traditional cookie, but in muffin form! It’s totally an acceptable breakfast and perfect for the holiday season.
A few weeks ago on The Tasty Fork Facebook page, I asked what is your favorite holiday cookie. There was an overwhelming response for gingersnap cookies. I must admit, I was surprised! But then I bought some gingersnaps at Whole Foods the other day and then I totally understood what all of you were saying. Holy Yum!!
There are a ton of gingersnap cookie recipes and I really try not to eat cookies for breakfast. (emphasis, REALLY try.) But there are just some mornings when you crave something sweet. I think muffins are always an acceptable answer for a sweet breakfast.
Holiday Gingersnap Muffins are just the right balance of sweet. There isn’t a lot of sugar and by using molasses, you’ll get a deep sweet flavor. As long as I’m talking about molasses (or any kind of syrup), don’t you hate when you’re measuring these products and they stick to everything??!! One helpful trick I use is to spray my measuring utensils with PAM Cooking Spray. The molasses in this recipe just slipped right off! Also, when I’m measuring out the muffin batter, I always spray the scooper with PAM. This little trick really gets me out of sticky situations! And since there is a science to baking, all of my muffins turn out just right.
I added sprinkles to this muffin recipe since it’s the holiday season, but these muffins would be great year round. Don’t forget to spray the muffin liners with PAM cooking spray! None of the muffin will be stuck to the liner and PAM leaves up to 99 percent less residue buildup than margarine or bargain brand-cooking sprays. Plus, PAM has NO calories. I need to cut all of the corners I can around this time of year! Scroll down past the recipe to leave how you can win a PAM Cooking Spray gift pack!
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 cup hot water
- PAM baking spray
- 10-12 muffin liners
- Set oven to 375 degrees.
- Cream butter and sugar with an electric hand mixer. Mix in egg and molasses. Mix for 2 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. Pour dry ingredients into sugar mixture. Mix until well combined. Stream in hot water.
- Spray muffin liners and cookie scooper with PAM baking spray. Fill liners till their two thirds full. Bake for 20 minutes. Store in an airtight container.
To make your holiday baking stick free, I’m giving away a PAM Cooking Spray gift pack (valued at $50) to one lucky Tasty Fork reader. You can win:
- One full size sample of PAM
- One Le Creuset Pie Dish
All you have to do to enter this contest is leave me a comment answering this question : What is your favorite holiday baked good??
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray.
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