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Nov 29, 2021

Eggnog Muffins

These eggnog muffins are flavored with the traditional sweet old timey holiday drink. 

I love the flavor of eggnog. It's wonderful for flavoring coffee, for dipping French toast, and, of course, served as a traditional Christmas drink spiked with rum, whiskey, or brandy. 

In fact, I've made eggnog cheesecake, waffles, and cookies, all delicious. 

When my husband came home with a giant carton of eggnog to kick off the holiday season, I decided to "borrow" some to make these muffins. 

You don't have to wait until December to make these muffins. You can either make your own eggnog, or substitute half and half and add eggnog flavored extract to the muffins to capture the custardy cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla flavor. 

I actually added some of the extract to these muffins, even though I used eggnog, just to boost the flavor a bit, but that is optional. I also added a dash of butter rum flavoring

These muffins include a streusel topping along with a drizzle of eggnog icing. In addition, you drop a teaspoon of the streusel in the middle of these muffins to add extra sweetness, cinnamon, and nutmeg flavor. Plus, melty butter!


These muffins are delicious served warm for breakfast with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk. They are easily reheated in the microwave for about 15 seconds. 

Before storing these muffins, be sure to let the eggnog icing harden. Once the icing has set, store them in an air tight container for up to three days. 

These muffins can be made in advance and individually wrapped and frozen. Just add the drizzle after thawing. 

All of my taste testers loved these muffins. In fact, they loved them a lot! 

More Muffin Recipes for this month from my Muffin Monday friends!

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Eggnog Muffins

Eggnog Muffins
Yield: 12 Muffins
Author: Karen's Kitchen Stories
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 40 Min
These eggnog muffins are flavored with the traditional sweet old timey holiday drink.


For the Streusel
  • 1/2 cup (60 grams) all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (99 grams) brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
Muffin Batter
  • 2 cups (240 grams) all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (99 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup egg nog (or half and half)
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon eggnog flavoring (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons eggnog


To Make the Streusel
  1. Whisk together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a small bowl.
  2. Pour in the melted butter and stir with a fork until just crumbly.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to use.
To Make the Muffins
  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12 cavity muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggnog, egg, melted butter, and extracts. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined.
  4. Scoop 1 tablespoon of batter into each of the muffin cavities.
  5. Top with a teaspoon of the streusel and then top with an additional 1 1/2 tablespoon of batter.
  6. Finish by topping the batter with the rest of the streusel. You may have a little extra left over.
  7. Bake for 18 minutes, until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs.
  8. Cool on a wire rack and drizzle with the icing.
To Make the Icing
  1. While the muffins bake, whisk together the powdered sugar and eggnog. Cover and set aside until ready to use.
  2. Drizzle over the muffins with a spoon, whisk, or piping bag.

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This recipe was adapted from King Arthur Baking and Two Peas and Their Pod

Would you like to comment?

  1. We are all big eggnog fans here, these are going to be a huge hit!

  2. Karen, this eggnog muffins is perfect for Holidays I would love to try this.

  3. I love baking with eggnog, Karen. Your muffins look scrumptious! Your taste testers are so lucky!

  4. My mouth started watering as I read your description of the streusel and glaze. OH MY YUM

  5. This is a perfect muffin for the season!YUM!


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