These make a great Christmas or New Years muffin, about the only time you find eggnog in the stores. I put chopped walnuts in mine and my DH said very good.
- Ready In:
- 2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup eggnog
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1⁄3 cup butter, melted
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 - 1 teaspoon nutmeg (if you really like lots of nutmeg flavoring add the 1 tsp)
- 1⁄2 cup chopped nuts or 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400*F.
- Makes 12 muffins Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in a large bowl.
- (mix nuts or raisins in) In a smaller bowl, combine remaining ingredients.
- Add liquid to dry ingredients and mix until just moistened.
- Pour batter in lined or greased muffin cups and bake about 15 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
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Except for my brother, my family cannot drink a lot of eggnog. This is a great way to use it up. I used about 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg and it gave it a very light taste. I think next time I will try a little more nutmeg as I like a little more flavor to it. But it was a very tasty muffin and not overly sweet.
I made this recipe as a bread, and not a muffin. I followed the ingredients as directed, poured the mixture into a greased loaf pan and baked it at 400 degrees for about 40-45 minutes. I mixed in 1/2 cup crushed pecans. The top of the loaf came out nicely browned on top and moist in the middle. I also used 1 tsp nutmeg; the flavor tasted wonderfully of a sweet spice. It was great served warm with some butter spread on a slice. Thanks, Dorel!
I did not taste the eggnog at all. Being a big eggnog fan, that part was a disappointment. I made 6 very large size muffins instead of the regular size 12 and did not use muffin liners. The result was a beautiful and professional looking muffin. They were nicely browned all over, crunchy on top and overall a good muffin.
Bought a different brand of eggnog than I usually do and it was aweful! So what to do with a nearly full liter of eggnog that no one would drink? I saw this recipe and decided to give it a try. I like the flavour of these muffins. My two boys did not but then they don't like eggnog anyway. I made mini-muffins and filled the cups almost to the brim. Got 31 minis and they took about 12 minutes to bake in my oven. I also used paper muffin pan liners and found that the muffins seem to stick to the paper quite badly so next time I will just grease the pan.