Ginger Lemon Nectarine Muffins

servings: 12
Cook Time: 25 Min

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  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp gingerroot, grated
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest, grated
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup fresh nectarines, chopped


Heat 1/4 cup sugar and gingerroot in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool. Stir in lemon zest and set aside.

Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and mix well. Stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture until just combined. Fold in ginger mixture and nectarines.

Spoon batter into 12 greased muffin cups, filling three-fourths full. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 mintues, or until golden brown.

Additional Tips

Blueberries, raspberries, or even fresh or frozen peaches easily substitute for the nectarines.

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