Crystallized Ginger Spice Mini Muffins Recipe (2024)

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Crystallized Ginger Spice Mini Muffins are warm, tender and delicious with a nice amount of sweetness and spice. They’re the perfect size for sharing!

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How can anyone be as muffin obsessed as me? There isn’t anything I don’t think I’d stuff into a muffin, These Crystallized Ginger Spice Mini Muffins are my newest craving and being mini in size guarantees that I can have more!!!!!

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I’ve been obsessing about crystallized ginger too. No, I don’t know why I just get on a kick sometimes.

I was originally planning on trying a chocolate muffin with crystallized ginger or citrus of some kind but once the spice idea flittered through my little brain I had to give it a try.

After I got some crystallized ginger I bit into a piece and couldn’t believe how hot it was. I thought what have I done? It’s not something that I would just want to sit around munching on.

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I’d already decided that I wanted to make mini muffins. They’re great because you can have just one (yeah right) or two (getting warmer) and it’s still less than a whole muffin.

I was concerned that if anyone bit into a muffin and got a big ole piece of ginger that it wouldn’t be a pleasantexperience.

Wrong! The ginger became much milder once it was baked and being paired with the spices was a match made in culinary heaven.

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A few items we used to make Crystallized Ginger Muffins

  • Mini Muffin Pans – This pan has 48 cups which makes baking these mini muffins a breeze.
  • Muffin papers – I buy this brand now for all my muffin baking. They’re of great quality.
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These beauties are dusted with powdered sugar. Here are a few more options:

  • Leave them plain
  • Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the top before baking
  • Top with ground nuts before baking
  • Drizzle with a glaze once baked and cooled
  • Top with additional diced ginger after baking
  • Add oats to the top before baking

We baked these into mini muffins which make the perfect snack. You can definitely bake them into standard-sized muffins too.

These muffins are perfect for any time but are especially perfect when entertaining because everyone can help themselves. I’ll definitely be making these muffins regularly!

Have you ever eaten crystallized ginger? If not,I challenge you to try it. If you have, how is your favorite way to enjoy it? I’m looking for inspiration here!

I hope you enjoyed this delicious recipe as much as we do. Drop me a comment below, and don’t forget to give it a star rating. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. Your comments and ratings help others decide if this recipe is for them too.

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Crystallized Ginger Spice Mini Muffins

Author: Julie Menghini

Crystallized Ginger Spice Mini Muffins are warm, tender and delicious with a nice amount of sweetness and spice. They’re the perfect size for sharing!

4.78 from 9 votes

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Prep Time 20 minutes mins

Cook Time 15 minutes mins

Total Time 40 minutes mins

Course Bread, Breakfast, Snack

Cuisine American

Keyword: Ginger Spice Muffin

Servings: 48 muffins


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup butter unsalted, melted
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pecans chopped
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk any is fine
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup crystallized ginger finely diced
  • powdered sugar optional for dusting


  • Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Grease or line 48 mini muffin cups with liner papers.

  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt, cloves, and nutmeg.

  • In a separate large bowl add melted butter, vegetable oil, sugar, brown sugar, buttermilk, and vanilla. Blend well. Add eggs one at a time and blend until combined.

  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix until just combined.Add crystallized ginger and pecans. Blend until combined

  • Spoon batter into muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake for 14-16 minutes, turning pans halfway through baking. Remove muffins frompans and dust with powdered sugar.

  • Store muffins in anair-tight container once they’ve cooled completely. Can be frozen.


Calories: 68kcalCarbohydrates: 9gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 53mgPotassium: 37mgSugar: 5gVitamin A: 75IUCalcium: 17mgIron: 0.3mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.

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