Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves—let’s name them the Beatles of vacation baking—make these gingerbread muffins downright irresistible. They star within the precise muffin and in a buttery streusel on prime. Since Christmas breakfasts is a once-a-year indulgence, the muffins are drizzled with a thick glaze identical to gingerbread cookies. Make them forward by refrigerating the batter and streusel individually, then topping and baking the subsequent day. They may scent wonderful within the oven as you calm down by the tree on Christmas morning. 

Are you able to make muffins forward?

The batter for these muffins may be made the evening earlier than. Go forward and portion the batter into the cups of the muffin pan, cowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate. Let it come to room temperature because the oven preheats earlier than topping with streusel and baking. In a single day is finest right here; any longer and so they might bake up a bit flat. 

What’s the distinction between a streusel and a crumble?

The 2 are actually the identical! This butter, flour combination is left in clumps so it would get barely crispy atop the muffins. Make sure to chill it a minimum of half-hour for those who aren’t making the muffins forward. The butter in a chilly streusel topping received’t soften as quick so you will get extra texture. 

What can I exploit as a substitute of buttermilk?

If you do not have buttermilk available, strive vinegar, lemon juice, or cream of tartar plus milk—any of those combos work as a buttermilk substitute. Buttermilk is absolutely value preserving available as effectively for mild and fluffy truffles, tender biscuits, dressings, and extra.