Recipe – Ginger Yeast Muffins

Recipe - Ginger Yeast Muffin

Ginger yeast muffins are loaded with the flavor of ginger and taste best eaten on the day they are cooked. The wonderful aroma of these delicious muffins will fill your home as you make them.

Recipe Ingredients


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All-purpose flour3 cups720 ml
Active dry yeast1 (0.5) ounce package14. 17 g
Warm water (110 to 115 degrees)1 cup240 ml
Shortening1 cup240 ml
molasses½ cup120 ml
Sugar1 ½ cups360 ml
Ground cinnamon2 teaspoons10 ml
Chopped walnut½ cup120 ml
Baking soda½ teaspoon2.5 ml
Ground ginger½ teaspoon2.5 ml
Salt1 teaspoon5 ml

Recipe Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12 standard-size muffin pan with a paper liner, or grease the bottom of the muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside and let it sit for few minutes.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening, and sugar. Whisk in the eggs and beat lightly until smooth.
  • Beat in molasses until smooth.
  • Add the yeast mixture.
  • Stir in cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add in flour and beat to make a thick, light batter. Stir in the nut.
  • Cover and let the batter rise in a warm place for about 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Scoop batter into muffin cups 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a cake tester (or toothpick) comes out clean.
  • Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack


This recipe makes 24 muffins.

How best to serve the dish?

Serve warm muffins with vanilla cream sauce or whipped cream.

How to store

Let the muffins cool off completely on a wire rack, and then place them in a sealable plastic bag and store for four days max. For longer storage, wrap muffins tightly in aluminum foil or put them in freezer bags, and store in the fridge

How long can it be stored?

You can store frozen ginger yeast muffins up to 3 months.

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