This Eggnog Muffins Recipe is a great way to use up that eggnog that you bought…
Admit it, quick show of hands…. who’s gone grocery shopping for Thanksgiving or Christmas, and in the frenzy of making sure you get enough packages of dinner rolls and green beans… you spot it, Eggnog, and you think to yourself…. “everyone loves eggnog”… and you buy it.
But it doesn’t all get drunk, does it? There’s always some (maybe even lots) left over after the last turkey sandwich is eaten, and the last bit of ribbon is yanked out of the vacuum sucker.
Try Eggnog Muffins with Rum Icing. They are a snap to make… the house smells delicious while they are baking… and the rum glaze adds a nice zip to the muffin.
Plus… you’ll use up that Eggnog that you bought with such good intentions…..
This Eggnog Muffin recipe is straightforward…you can mix them up in no time.
I used light eggnog, but you can certainly use the full fat stuff. Not to say that these are diet muffins… honestly, there’s butter and sugar and EGGNOG in this recipe… so don’t be fooled that using “light” eggnog will suddenly erase the memories of stuffing and gravy (man, I do love stuffing). But they are good…. and a muffin for breakfast, or coffee break, is a lovely way to start your day.
As for the Rum Icing… you can make it either with actual Rum or Imitation Rum Flavoring (sigh… anything called IMITATION RUM makes me sigh). Anyway… the first time I made the rum icing I grabbed the 151 Rum… well… it tasted flammable. So, regular rum is fine, and so is the fake stuff. You’re looking for flavor, not spontaneous combustion (plus you want the kids to eat them).
I’ve included step by step directions with photos below…
Eggnog Muffins Recipe
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Step by Step Instructions for the Eggnog Muffins Recipe with Pictures!
Dry Ingredients Go in One Bowl- That’s your Flour, Baking Powder, and Spices No… Sugar isn’t considered a dry ingredient. I can give you a long explanation using a lot of big words I learned in Chemistry class… but then we’d have to start in on the “is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable?” and”is a Banana a fruit or an Herb?” arguments. Sigh. So, let’s just leave it at… Sugar is not considered a dry ingredient.
All the Wet Ingredients Go Into Another Bowl
Yes, Sugar too… we already had this discussion
Pour the Wet Stuff into the Dry Stuff
More or less in the middle… but don’t get obsessed.
Use a Spatula to Fold the Ingredients until Just Mixed
Fold is where you run the spatula down the side of the bowl, and up through the middle of the ingredients . Rotate the bowl 1/4 turn. Repeat. And again…. and again… and again…. and again… and again….
Looks like this? ok, you can stop.
Use an Ice Cream Scoop to Fill the Muffin Liners
About 3/4 full is good….. Bake 20 Minutes
For Rum Icing, Combine Powdered Sugar with Rum (flavoring) and Milk
This will take a bit of stirring
(If you want to use real rum, you can. Seriously, 1 to 2 spoonfuls of rum over a dozen muffins isn’t going to send your kids to school reeling. HOWEVER… I will leave that entirely up to you. Probably using the 151 is a bad idea though. Just saying….)
Stir The Icing Ingredients Until You Have Something About the Consistency of Elmer’s Glue
(For those of you who don’t know what Elmer’s glue is…. you want it to be slightly thicker than a liquid yogurt)
You can test it out…. spoon some over a muffin… if it slides slowly down the muffin? you are good. If it runs off in a thin stream? add powdered sugar. If it sits on the muffin like a bad toupee? add more rum.
Drizzle Icing On the Muffins
Sprinkle with Cinnamon Sugar