Toffee & Ginger Muffins Recipe!

Hello lovelies,

I couldn’t physically hold off any longer. My soul was screaming at me to unleash the autumnal muffin recipes, so… I’m back baby! I told you I would be back with the autumn inspired muffins soon and that’s exactly what I’m bringing you today.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve absolutely loved making the summer inspired muffins this year but I’ll be honest, my heart is happiest when a muffin is filled with seasonal spices.

I wanted to make a muffin which would feed the soul on the dark, rainy days ahead. A muffin which would warm the heart and give off that cosy feeling. A muffin that has a real kick in flavour and I can honestly say, in my humble opinion, that this muffin does just that!

That being said, I can’t take credit for todays muffin. I actually stumbled across this muffin recipe on ‘Sainsbury’s Magazine’ website (TIP: if your a keen baker, defiantly check out the recipes which are on supermarkets websites, they have some real gems) and it just caught my eye instantly.

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It’s a simple muffin recipe which I liked but what I really fell in love with was the flavour combination. Ginger and toffee are two incredible flavours but never in my wildest dreams would I have thought of combining the two.

I personally would have thought that ginger would overpower the toffee in these muffins but I’ll hold my hands up and say, I couldn’t have been more wrong. These muffins are one of a kind and certainly didn’t disappoint!

So, if your in your ‘autumnal era’ like myself and fancy making a autumn inspired muffin to enjoy with loved ones, you know the drill. Keep on scrolling because the recipe is below:

Category: Sweet Treat

Servings: 12

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 25 Minutes

Decorating Time: 5 Minutes

Overall Time: 1 Hour

Ingredients You Need For Muffins:

  • 250g Of Plain Flour
  • 1tsp Of Bicarbonate Of Soda
  • 0.5tbsp Of Ground Ginger
  • 1tsp Of Mixed Spice
  • 100g Of Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg, Beaten
  • 100ml Of Vegetable Oil
  • 125ml Of Semi-Skimmed Milk
  • 150ml Of Natural Yogurt
  • 5 Pieces Of Stem Ginger In Syrup, Chopped
  • 150g Of Toffee Chunks

Ingredients You Need To Decorate:

  • 150g Of Royal Icing
  • 2tsp Of Water
  • 50g Of Toffee Chunks

How To Make The Muffins:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, line a 12 hole muffin tin with muffin cases and preheat the oven to 200C / 180C Fan / Gas Mark 6.
  • Secondly, in a large bowl, mix together the 250g of plain flour, 1tsp of bicarbonate of soda, 0.5tsp of ground ginger, 1tsp of mixed spice and 100g of light brown sugar until combined.
  • Next, make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients.
  • In a medium sized bowl, beat together the 1 large egg, 100 of vegetable oil, 125ml of semi-skimmed milk and 150ml of natural yogurt until well combined.
  • Now, pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir together until just combined (TIP: at this point the mixture will be thick and slightly lumpy).
  • Fold in the stem-ginger chunks and 150g of fudge pieces.
  • Evenly divide the muffin mixture between the muffin cases and place into the oven for 25 minutes, until risen, firm and a skewer placed into the centre comes out clean.
  • Once baked, allow to cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes before transferring the muffins onto a wire rack to cool completely.

How To Decorate The Muffins:

  • When the muffins are cooled, it’s time to make a simple glaze.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the 150g of royal icing sugar with 2tsp of water until a thick icing has formed.
  • {TIP: if the icing is too thick to pipe, I’d recommend adding a dash of water until you reach the perfect piping consistency. If the icing is too thin, add a tsp more icing sugar until you reach the perfect piping consistency}
  • Pour the icing into a small piping bag, snip off the very end of the bag and pipe the icing across each of the muffins.
  • Finally, scatter the 50g of toffee chunks across the top of the muffins.

That’s your Toffee & Ginger Muffins prepared, baked and decorated, ready for you to enjoy!

Warm and homely, everything you want during the dark gloomy days ahead (mind you, i live in the UK and we are currently going through a heatwave (yes in bloody September) but with that being said, you can enjoy these in the sunshine too haha).

I’ve fallen deeply in love with baking muffins this year and todays muffins really do have my heart. They are everything I’d hoped for and more.

Let me know in the comments below if you make these muffins yourself and if you do, what your thoughts are on them. Are you a muffin lover?

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo


1 Comment

  1. September 10, 2023 / 3:21 pm

    Well, this might just be my favourite recipe! I love toffee and ginger together but have never seen them in a muffin before! I am so ready for autumnal treats and this is perfect; I can see myself having one of these with a coffee while I read a new book!

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