1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2/3 cup mild flavor molasses
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sour cream
Large grain sugar or sugar
Orange marmalade, if desired
Heat oven to 375°F.
Combine all muffin ingredients except flour, sour cream, powdered sugar and orange marmalade in bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add flour and sour cream; continue beating until well mixed.
Spoon batter into greased mini muffin pans, filling cups 3/4 full. Bake 11-14 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes; remove from pans. Sprinkle with large grain sugar; serve with orange marmalade, if desired.
- For standard size muffins use 12-cup muffin pan. Bake 14-18 minutes. Makes 2 1/2 dozen.
- Mini baked muffins can also be dipped in sugar, while warm, or drizzled with melted white baking chips.