Gingerbread Streusel Muffins

Hello everyone! Only 5 more sleeps until Christmas! Today’s recipe is a delicious breakfast option in case you’re not sure what to make in 5 days; these gingerbread streusel muffins are flavored with molasses, cinnamon and ginger, topped with a lovely crumble and then glazed. These come together in one bowl and are ready in under 45 minutes! Enjoy!

Gingerbread Streusel Muffins-

(Makes 6 muffins)


  • 1 cup (120g) all purpose flour 
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar 
  • 1-1/2 tsps cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp ginger 
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) flavorless oil, like canola 
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) buttermilk 
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) molasses 

For the streusel :

  • 1/4 cup (30g) all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp (23g) brown sugar 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 tbsp (45g) butter, softened 

For the glaze:

  • 1/4 cup (25g) powdered sugar 
  • 1 tbsp (15ml)  milk
  • 1 tbsp (15g) softened butter 


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Line a muffin/cupcake pan with 6 liners. Brush the top sides of the pan with oil, as these muffins rise a good amount. 
  3. In a medium sized bowl, stir together the oil, egg, buttermilk, and molasses until combined.
  4. Add the flour, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, salt, baking powder and baking soda and fold into the wet ingredients until the batter is smooth.
  5. Make the streusel: mix the streusel ingredients together until they are combined and crumbly. 
  6. Divide the batter evenly between 6 muffin liners; top evenly with the streusel and bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in a muffin comes out clean. Remove the muffins from the oven.
  7. While the muffins are cooling, make the glaze: mix the glaze ingredients until smooth.
  8. Top the cooled muffins with the glaze; serve and enjoy!

If you make this recipe, please let me know by tagging me on Instagram @madebybernadine

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Are you trying to get me into trouble again with another mouth-watering recipe? Ha ha. They look good enough to be worth the calories. Oh, well….

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Bernadine says:

      Hahaha thank you! It’s all about moderation, right? 🙂


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