I realize not all are fans of this holiday drink. Truth be told, I only indulge in a glass each year. But I do enjoy the flavor and enjoy adding a bit to baked goods and morning coffee.
I modified the basic muffin recipe from the Joy of Cooking to include this subtle hint of Christmas. These are great as a breakfast pastry, a teatime snack, or a part of an elaborate holiday brunch.
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg (my addition)
- 2 eggs
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted then cooled
- 3/4 cup eggnog (my substitution)
Streusel Topping (my addition):
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- For the Streusel Topping: crumb together all ingredients in a small bowl and set aside
- For the muffins: Combine dry ingredients (flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and nutmeg) in a large bowl and set aside
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs - then add the cooled butter and eggnog
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just blended
- Spoon batter into well-greased muffin tins then top generously with streusel
- Bake at 400 degrees approximately 10-12 minutes (for mini muffins)
- Makes approximately two dozen mini muffins
The eggnog flavor is quite subtle. I plan to experiment this year and perhaps add a bit of rum extract to the wet ingredients for a fuller (more authentic) taste.
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