Easy Holiday Eggnog Muffins

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Easy Holiday Eggnog Muffins

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Published prior to 2008

Eggnog flavor helps give these streusel-topped muffins their delightful taste.

1/4 cup (1/2 stick, 2 ounces) butter
3/4 cup (5 1/4 ounces) sugar
2 large eggs
2 1/2 cups (10 1/2 ounces) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon eggnog flavor or 1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) eggnog or half and half

1/2 cup (3 1/2 ounces) sugar
1/2 cup (2 1/4 ounces) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon eggnog flavor, optional
3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a muffin tin with 12 paper or silicone muffin cups, and grease the cups with non-stick vegetable oil spray; this will ensure that they peel off the muffins nicely.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar till smooth. Add the eggs, beating for several minutes and scraping the bowl, till the mixture is smooth and light colored. Beat in the baking powder, nutmeg, salt, and eggnog flavor or vanilla.

Stir the flour into the butter mixture alternately with the eggnog or half and half, beginning and ending with the flour and making sure everything is thoroughly combined. Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared muffin cups.

Stir together all of the topping ingredients JUST till crumbly. Stir gently, and don't overmix; you don't want to turn this crumbly topping into a solid mass. Sprinkle the topping over the muffins.

Bake the muffins for 20 minutes, or until they're a pale golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and serve warm, or at room temperature.
Yield: 12 muffins.

Note: To use King Arthur Unbleached Self-Rising Flour in this recipe, substitute 2 2/3 cup self-rising flour for the all-purpose flour, and omit the baking powder and salt.


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  • star rating 12/11/2014
  • bora555 from KAF Community
  • I make it in a loaf pan as a quick bread! I have had so many requests for this recipe. Thank you!!! I do make it with the eggnog flavoring it adds a nice boost to the flavor. I also use real eggnog not the heavy cream. As I freeze a few to use up left over egg nog- I do not put the crumb topping as I am afraid the thawing might liquefy it. But for serving that day or next I do put the topping.
  • star rating 12/06/2014
  • Claire from Calgary Alberta Canada
  • star rating 12/05/2014
  • Liz from Canada
  • there was a heck of a lot of topping left over - I would recommend using 1/4 c flour and sugar to avoid wasting ingredients. they smell awesome - still cooling off as I type this
  • star rating 02/09/2014
  • Ruth from Huntington Beach, CA
  • It may not be the best muffin ever, but it is right up there with the top contenders. Made large muffins - 6 instead of 12 - and they looked so very impressive with the topping. Will be making these again and again.
  • star rating 11/21/2013
  • Nancy from Albany, NY
  • These muffins are simple to make and absolutely delicious. Festive for the holidays, but perfect all year round.
  • star rating 10/28/2013
  • Alyssa from Houston, TX
  • Love these! They're so hard to stop eating (we make mini muffins)...in fact, we freeze eggnog during the holidays to make them year round! :)
  • star rating 12/16/2012
  • katyd from KAF Community
  • Well, I finally had the KA eggnog flavouring & eggnog in my kitchen, & set out to make these muffins (that I have been wanting to make since last Christmas!). I probably would rate these as a 3.5, if that was possible. I agree with the other reviewer who said that these are best warm. Once cooled, they NEEDED to be microwave re-warmed, to be enjoyed. In contrast to the other reviews tho, I did not find the streusel topping to be worth it. In fairness, I have not made them without the topping, but didn't appreciate it on the batch I made.
  • star rating 12/15/2012
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  • Absolutely delicious!!!!!
  • star rating 12/13/2012
  • Linda from Reno, Nevada
  • Yum! You'll bake up these Holiday Egg Nog Muffins in no time. I followed the recipe exactly using vanilla extract simply because I didn't have King Arthur's egg nog flavor on hand and used Organic Valley Egg Nog. These muffins were enjoyed by all! I plan to make another batch or two to give to neighbors this holiday season rather than cookies.
  • star rating 03/01/2011
  • chavranek from KAF Community
  • The flavor of the muffin itself was really delicate, and I agree with other recipe raters: the topping really makes the difference. Yummy for the holidays and winter.
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