• Makes 12
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 10 Ingredients

Lovely moist gingery muffins for lunchbox or afternoon tea

Ingredients (makes 12 large muffins)

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup Golden Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Bicarb Soda
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable or Canola Oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Caster Sugar
  • 2 cups Plain Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Ground Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • Pinch Salt


  1. Pour boiling water into bowl , add golden syrup and bicarb stir well. Allow to cool slightly
  2. Add oil and eggs mix well, add sugar
  3. Stir in sifted dry ingredients
  4. Pour into paper lined muffin cases
  5. Bake at 180 for 15-20 minutes or until judged cooked


This is a VERY runny mix I make it in a jug and pour it , dont be alarmed it is suppose to be very runny but it DOES work. Nice iced with a simple lemon icing if desired.

  • I have just popped these into the oven. Easy ingredients. Easy steps. Added a piece of fresh crystallised ginger into half of the muffins.


  • I’m not a fan of ginger but something to try for the family


  • Thanx for sharing your recipe


  • This sounds like a very simple recipe and will be trying it during 2021. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.


  • I’ll have to make these after Christmas because I’ve already made the Gingerbread Cheesecake in muffin tins this year.


  • Would love to try this. Thanks for sharing.


  • I love ginger desserts!


  • I’ve made these and they’re simply delicious any time of the year.


  • I’m going to get the kids to whip these up with me on Christmas Eve for Santa. Something a bit different and sound so tasty


  • I like the suggestion for lemon icing.


  • Yum!! With a nice lemon icing ????


  • Oh wow, loving that this recipe has golden syrup in it!!!
    Makes it all the more appealing. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Also love that it has a suggested lemon icing.


  • All I can say is yum yum and delicious I love ginger


  • I love gingerbread so much so I bet I’ll love these


  • Yum. I have just put a tray into my oven. I added some diced apple as well. Kids looking forward to these for school snack tomorrow. Kitchen smells amazing at the moment. My 15year old was having a sleep and the amazing smell just woke him up… hubby is licking his lips because he wants one with a coffee


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