Eggnog Muffins

Our easy eggnog muffins capture the flavor of Christmas's essential beverage in a format that's perfect for Christmas brunch. These holiday muffins are sweet enough to serve for dessert, too.

Eggnog Muffins
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
18 mins
Cool Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
12 muffins


  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup eggnog

  • ½ cup butter, melted and cooled

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon rum extract

  • 1 recipe Nutmeg-Streusel Topping

Nutmeg-Streusel Topping

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • cup sugar

  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg or 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 tablespoon butter


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease twelve 2-1/2-inch muffin cups or line with paper bake cups; set aside. In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and nutmeg. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; set aside.

  2. In another bowl combine eggs, eggnog, butter, vanilla, and rum extract. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each two-thirds full. Sprinkle Nutmeg-Streusel Topping over muffin batter in cups.

  3. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden and a wooden toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups; serve warm.

Nutmeg-Streusel Topping

  1. In a small bowl stir together all-purpose flour, sugar, and nutmeg. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Make-Ahead Directions:

Prepare as directed; cool completely. Place muffins in a single layer in a resealable plastic freezer bag. Seal, label, and freeze for up to 2 months. To serve, thaw at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

312 Calories
12g Fat
46g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 312
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 132mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 80mg 2%
Folate, total 52.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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