Ginger Molasses Spelt Quick Bread

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November inspired ginger, molasses and warm spices in a spelt quick bread muffin with a maple-butter drizzle.

Ginger Molasses Quick Bread
Autumn Ginger Molasses Quick Bread

Welcome To Muffin Madness

In my family, I have always been known as the muffin queen, simply because over the years I have created about 25 different muffin recipes, and still creating!

As a single mom of 4, during those insanely disjointed, hectic years of age 6 to 16, with school, hobbies, work and hormones, I needed a friend!

 Muffins became my antidote to madness. My friend. How? I needed a quick, healthy and affordable breakfast, a to-go snack and I needed the kids to be able to help make them. 

And so… I will be sharing one of my beloved muffin recipes with YOU each and every Friday for your weekend treats, or a batch to carry you through the busy week ahead! Yep! 52 Fridays!!

Ginger Molasses Quick Bread
Muffin Madness Series

November Ginger and Molasses

It’s the day after Thanksgiving. As if our tummy isn’t full enough from yesterday, we are already thinking about the next holiday of luscious culinary goodies, Gingerbread!

It was imperative (if only to me), that the last weekend of November kicked off the anxiously awaited flavors of December. 

Fresh ginger and sticky sweet molasses are my choice for the last muffin of November, ringing in December. 

A gazillion gingerbread houses will be constructed over the next 30 days, and equal amounts of gingerbread men. So, why not wrap up the last muffin madness of November with a gingerbread muffin!

Ginger Molasses Quick Bread
Gingerbread

Baking With Spelt

I did not grow up with spelt! Why? I just love the dense, earthiness of spelt flour. It offers a nutty flavor and a more rustic finish on baked goods. It also feels like such a cleaner flour to cook with; literally. 

Flour experiment 101: When I bake with all-purpose flour, the bowl is sticky and difficult to wash clean. When I bake with spelt flour, the bowl practically rinses clean with just water before I scrub. Hmmmm, my arteries? 

Spelt flour is a type of cereal grain, while wheat flour is a grass. Spelt is more nutritious simply because the bran is in tact while processed flour (the white stuff we usually bake with), has had its bran removed… stripped down. 

What’s Not To Love About Molasses

Refining sugar cane into sugar is an interesting process. Molasses, as we know it, the thick dark sticky sweet liquid that barely pours out of a bottle, is the byproduct made during the extraction of sugars from sugarcane. 

Ginger Molasses Quick Bread
Sugar cane

While living in Brazil and visiting a local farm that makes ‘rapadura’ a type of brown cane sugar that’s loaded with molasses, a most desirable sugar rich in minerals, I saw how molasses was made. 

Ginger Molasses Quick Bread
Making Molasses

The richness of this dark syrup is anything but refined. It is, in fact, raw, and I like that! There is an earthiness to the flavor of molasses, a flavor that reminds me of caramel only richer. 

Ginger Molasses Quick Bread
Rapadura

Add some of our favorite autumn spices to baked goods with molasses, such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger and we have an almost exotic aroma and flavor the is often associated with holiday season. 

Making Ginger Molasses Quick Bread

Ginger Molasses Quick Bread
Ginger Molasses Bread Ingredients

Like most quick breads, this batter too is quick to mix, and quick to bake. The warm spices of mace and cloves, along with freshly grated ginger are perfect for the chill of late autumn.

A drizzle of maple syrup and a little melted butter compliments the spices in the gingerbread, though the muffin is quite delicious all on its own. 

Ginger Molasses Quick Bread
Maple Butter Drizzle

Like most muffin recipes of mine, dry ingredients gets mixed in one bowl, wet in another, the two are mixed and baked in under 30-minutes. 

This quick bread batter can be used to baking in muffin tins for easy individual servings or in loaf pan to slice and serve family style. For muffin madness, of course, I am baking these in muffin tins.

Ginger Molasses Quick Bread
Muffin Tins

Ingredients Needed

  • Butter
  • Molasses
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Fresh ginger
  • Spelt flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Cloves
  • Mace
  • Powdered ginger
  • Maple syrup

Equipment Needed

  • Muffin tin
  • Muffin baking paper cups
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Whisk
  • Spoon
  • Non-stick spray
  • Box grater – for ginger
  • Oven

My Muffin Madness Cookbook

Now that I’ve got you thinking outside the box about muffins, are you ready to try other creative and delicious muffin recipes you won’t find anywhere else?

Hot off the press this year: My Muffin Madness Cookbook!

Ginger Molasses Quick Bread
My Muffin Madness Cookbook

Ginger Molasses Spelt Quick Bread

Recipe by Robin DaumitCourse: Bread Muffins u0026amp; Crackers, Muffin MadnessCuisine: American
Servings

6

servings

November inspired ginger, molasses and warm spices in a spelt quick bread muffin with a maple-butter drizzle.

Ingredients

  • Butter – 6 tbsp, melted

  • Molasses – 1/3 cup

  • Eggs – 2

  • Sugar – 1/4 cup

  • Milk – 1/2 cup

  • Fresh Ginger – 1 tbsp, grated

  • Spelt flour – 2 1/4 cup

  • Baking powder – 2 tsp

  • Baking soda – 1/2 tsp

  • Salt – 1/4 tsp

  • Cloves – 1/4 tsp

  • Mace – 1 tsp

  • Powdered ginger – 1 tsp

  • Maple syrup – 2 tbsp, (optional for drizzle)

  • Butter – 1 tbsp, melted (optional for drizzle)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Prepare 6 muffin tins with non-stick or baking papers.
  • Place melted butter in a bowl or mixer.
  • Whisk in molasses, sugar, eggs, milk and fresh ginger.
  • Sift in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Mix gently.
  • Divide batter into 6 prepared muffin tins. Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • If using drizzle, whisk melted butter and maple syrup together and with a fork, drizzle across the cooled muffins.
Ginger Molasses Quick Bread
Ginger Molasses Spelt Muffins
 

My Muffin Madness

 

In my family, I’ve always been known as the ‘Muffin Queen’. Out of necessity, I created muffins for breakfast, lunch, on the go snacks, sometimes dinner and a sweet yet healthyish treat for dessert!

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