Eggnog Muffins with Gingersnap Streusel


With Christmas a little over a month away and Thanksgiving just next week (!!), seasonal drinks, baking items, and the traditions that go along with them are in full swing! One of those seasonal drinks that is just about everywhere is eggnog. Confession . . .I actually don’t really like the stuff without it being “watered” down with milk. (Yay for  MilkNog!) I love to bake with it though!

There is something about the rich, creamy spiciness that lends itself perfectly to just about any muffin, scone, bread, or candy! The warmth of the spices brings both a wonderful smell to the house and a cozy feeling to the one enjoying it. Because of this, eggnog is a great holiday baking substitute for milk. That is exactly what I have done with these muffins. I also made a gingersnap streusel that is stuffed in the inside and sprinkled on top to pack in maximum seasonal flavors! :)

Let’s just say that with the eggnog and gingersnap combination, your house will smell amazing while these are baking making it very hard to wait the 20 short minutes for them to finish! These muffins stay tender and fresh the next day, lending themselves as great presents or additions to your next holiday gathering!

Eggnog Muffins with Gingersnap Streusel

Yield: 12 muffins

Ingredients

  • For the Muffins
  • 1 C white whole wheat flour
  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 C sugar or sugar substitute
  • 1/4 C plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 C lite eggnog (I used Anderson Erickson)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the Streusel
  • 1 1/4 C crushed gingersnaps
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners or lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, spices, and sugars. Add in yogurt, egg, eggnog, and vanilla extract. Stir until just combined.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together crushed gingersnaps, cinnamon, brown sugar, flour, and melted butter until combined.
  4. Spoon one tablespoon of batter into the bottom of each cup. Sprinkle about 1/2 tablespoon of streusel over the top. Top streusel with remaining batter (about one tablespoon). Sprinkle remaining streusel over the top and lightly press down into batter.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  7. Store in an airtight container.

This recipe is linked with Crazy Sweet TuesdaySweet Treats and Swanky Stuff, Trick or Treat TuesdayWeekend Potluck.

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Comments

  1. tanya says:

    Nothing says holidays like eggnog and ginger! I bet the house smelled amazing! These would be wonderful to have before shopping on black friday!

  2. I love the combination of gingersnaps and eggnog! And this recipe is relatively light, so you won’t feel bad eating a few of these. :)

  3. I adore eggnog. And in a muffin with streusel oh boy does that sound good!!!

  4. Oh yum! These muffins are the best combination of holiday flavors! Gorgeous pictures, Jessica!

  5. YUM!! I thought I was excited when I found eggnog in the grocery store last night. That was nothing compared to my excitement for these muffins!

  6. I’m not usually a huge fan of eggnog texture-wise, so I’m so glad you told me about Milk-Nog! Definitely picking that up this weekend :) however, these muffins look killer, Jessica! I am loving on that gingersnap streusel crumb… it looks out of this world! And I totally want to whip these muffins up for the annual cookie/treat baskets I give my coworkers. I know they’ll love them!

  7. Liz says:

    Oh, these sound delish! I also don’t like eggnog too much but I don’t think I’d mind it in baking. I think I have to start pulling out my holiday recipes soon!

  8. Jessica, these are the most perfect holiday muffins – they have everything you could ask for!! i am going bonkers for the looks of that gingersnap streusel. you are so creative! :)

  9. Ramona says:

    I can almost taste how good these muffins are…. YUM! :)

  10. Tonette says:

    NICE! They look so very moist with all the dairy..wonderful!

  11. Sarah C. says:

    I love muffins and I love your healthier approach to making food!

  12. Eggnog muffins?! YES PLEASE! This is definitely getting me in the Christmas spirit!

  13. ben would LOVE these! too bad i’m not an eggnog fan. i’ll have to brave it to make these for him :)

  14. I would wake up extra early on Christmas morning if I had a batch of these muffins waiting for me!

  15. I love, love, LOVE eggnog. Although I taste-tested some “Silk” Eggnog the other day and thought it was pretty darn good, too. I’m going to have to give the milknog a try. And Jessica–these muffins look amazing! Love that streusel topping!

  16. These sound like the perfect Christmas breakfast treat! I loooove eggnog!

  17. Joanne says:

    I’m not one to drink eggnog on it’s own either…but in baked goods is a whole other story! These muffins sound dreamy! The gingersnap streusel is a genius idea.

  18. Bree says:

    You had me at eggnog ;)

  19. Velva says:

    I really enjoy fresh homemade eggnog during the holidays. Albeit ins mall amounts (very rich) and of course with a bit of rum too. These muffins look delicious. They would be a wonderful idea as part of a holiday brunch.
    Tanks for sharing it with us.

    Velva

  20. I had a mini freak out moment when I read the words “eggnog muffins” – I love the flavors of eggnog but I’m not totally in love with the thickness so I rarely drink it. But eggnog in a muffin? Yep I’m on board with that!

  21. Eggnog muffins?! That sounds incredibly yummy! :)

  22. Pamela says:

    These look to good to eat, but I would love a bite LOL I am putting this on my list to make for Thanksgiving day breakfast the kids will love this! thanks for sharing!

  23. New fan here! I am always looking for new recipes. This looks really good! I found you through The Country Crook and would LOVE for you to come share at my Farm Girl Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/11/farm-girl-blog-fest-9.html

    Lisa
    Fresh Eggs Daily

  24. i’ve never cooked/baked with eggnog…but then again I only recently started cooking..LOL so this recipe is going to be first on my “use eggnog more than to drink” list…love that Christmas ribbon in your pics.

  25. Jenni says:

    These muffins look great – loaded with lots of awesome flavors!

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