Easy Awesome Eggnog Muffins
Can you feel it in the air? Probably not. It was 60 degrees yesterday here in New Brunswick, and it’s even on the warmish side today, but that has not stopped me from getting into the holiday spirit!
It’s been a while since I whipped up a muffin recipe from scratch, and I’ve had the idea for an eggnog muffin since July, so I knew exactly how I wanted to start off this holiday baking fest.
But what exactly should go into the eggnog muffin? Well eggnog, of course, but what would put it over the edge, what would move this muffin from yum to “I hear sleigh-bells as I eat this muffin” ?
Time for experimentation! Seriously, if science class had involved any of these kind of experiments, or Alton Brown-like science, I may have been a scientist right about now.
So I had my base recipe, with eggnog, and nutmeg, but then here came the variables:
CINNAMON CHIPS! Seriously, you have no idea how long it took me to find these. I think I may have shouted out in the middle of Wal Mart when I saw them, but then again it’s Wal Mart so I’m sure no one minded.
So I split the muffin batter in half and added the chips. But then we had our second variable…
Streusel Topping! What muffin would be complete without it?
So now we have four different types of eggnog muffins. I know, I know, you thought you would be getting one recipe for them, but PLOT TWIST, you get four.
The excitement and extreme use of caps lock in this post could result from eating too many of said eggnog muffins with large cups of eggnog lattes. Don’t judge me.
So four count ‘em FOUR awesome easy eggnog muffins.
Classic Eggnog (no streusel no cinnamon chips):
Classic Eggnog with Streusel:
Eggnog Streusel with Cinnamon Chips:
Plain Eggnog with Cinnamon Chips:
I personally can’t name just one as my favorite, but I guess if I had to…
You go all out: cinnamon chips AND streusel for ultimate festive fantastic muffins.
I’ll be back with the first of many holiday cookies on Thursday, so be sure to check back later this week!
Via Yours Truly
4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 cup eggnog
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two muffin pans with paper liners.
2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and nutmeg in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggnog, milk, eggs and vegetable oil.
3. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir with wooden spoon until just combined (do not overmix).
4. Fill muffin cups 2/3 way full with muffin batter, then bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
For cinnamon chip variation:
fold in 1 cup cinnamon chips before spooning out batter into muffin cups.
For streusel variation:
Mix together 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 3 tbsp softened butter, and a pinch of nutmeg until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle generously over muffins before baking.
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