Eggnog Muffins with Streusel Topping

Eggnog Muffins with Streusel Topping | Very Culinary

by Amy Flanigan on December 18, 2012 · 5 comments

Eggnog. So bad. And so so good. When I was in college, I highly anticipated the holiday season and the first appearance of it on the shelves. I would buy a quart and literally drink it like it was water. That’s when my metabolism rocked the casbah. Now, it’s just gone to hell in a hand basket. 

I still buy it, but try to sip it like it’s tea or something. Make it last instead of downing the entire carton in one sitting. And if I have any left over – left over eggnog. I know, I laughed too – I use it in recipes, like these muffins.

As with most muffins, these are really cake in disguise. And that’s why they’re so good.

Eggnog Muffins with Streusel Topping
Makes 12
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients
• 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 cup granulated sugar
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 2 eggs
• 1 cup eggnog
• 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
Streusel Topping
• 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
• 1/3 cup granulated sugar
• 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 2 tablespoons very cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes

Directions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a muffin tin with baking cups; set aside.

In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and nutmeg.

In a larger bowl, whisk together eggs, eggnog, butter, vanilla, and rum extract. Add flour mixture to the egg mixture; stir just until combined (don’t over-mix!) Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each two-thirds full.

To make the Streusel topping, stir together flour, sugar, and nutmeg in a small bowl. Using a pastry blender (or your hands), cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping over muffin batter in cups.

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until 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.

(originally from Better Homes and Gardens)

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Stephanie December 27, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Yet another taste of amazingness that Billy doesn’t like. What is wrong with this man? Because of him, I don’t have any good excuses to make delicious recipes such as this. Sigh. Oh well, I guess I’ll just drool over the computer for now…..

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Dani H December 23, 2012 at 11:05 am

These sound SOOO good, Amy! I’m thinking for Christmas morning. Yum!

Wishing you the happiest of holidays, sweetheart! May 2013 bring you lots of happy surprises!

*Hugs*
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Amy December 23, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Thank you, Dani. Happy happy to you and yours also! <3

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Rachel @ Baked by Rachel December 19, 2012 at 1:22 pm

i’m not an eggnog person but i totally get this post… leftover eggnog? not a chance with hubs around. in fact, i had to buy a second jug just to make those cheesecakes! these muffins are perfect!

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Joanne December 18, 2012 at 3:57 pm

You know, I’ve never really gotten into eggnog. Not sure how given how intense my sweet tooth is. But I am coming around to it in baked goods. These muffins look fabulous! Hope you ate twelve today, birthday lady. :)

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