Eggnog Muffins with Eggnog Glaze
Serve these simple eggnog muffins with a sweet eggnog glaze at your next holiday brunch, or package them up for a thoughtful homemade gift.
This is a sponsored recipe on behalf of the Ohio Poultry Association.
These special Eggnog Muffins are perfect for serving on Christmas morning after all of the presents are opened. The sweet Eggnog Glaze makes them simply irresistible!
Top them with a sprinkle of freshly-grated nutmeg for a final touch of festive flavor.
This muffin comes from a classic “doughnut-style” bakery muffin recipe. The ingredients are pretty straightforward and simple.
- Sift together and set aside the dry ingredients- flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground nutmeg
- Mix the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth and creamy.
- Finally, alternate adding in the eggnog and dry ingredients (ending with the dry ingredients) until just incorporated.
Use large eggs in holiday baking! Using a different size egg without adjusting will affect texture, flavor, and batter consistency. If you don’t have large eggs, use this egg conversion chart to substitute different sizes.
Cupcake or Muffin?
You may think that these Eggnogg Muffins are dangerously close to entering into cupcake territory. Cupcakes are mixed up according to a cake mixing method where the batter is mixed longer, producing a tighter, more even crumb.
The muffin mixing method involves mixing the dry and wet ingredients in separate bowls and stirring until combined. If you top a muffin with glaze, powdered sugar, or a crumb streusel topping, it is still a muffin based on how the batter was prepared.
Give the Gift of Eggs
This holiday, give the gift of eggs by sending loved ones homemade treats, like my yummy Eggnog Muffins or one of these festive sweets from the Ohio Poultry Association. For the breakfast lover on your list, give them the gift of eggs by sending a gift card to their favorite restaurant or diner!
Do not glaze the eggnog muffins if you are packaging them up to mail. You can opt for a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top instead, along with a note including the eggnog glaze recipe.
If gifting the muffins to a local friend, consider wrapping them up in a festive tea towel before boxing and including a small container of extra eggnog glaze.
How to Store Eggnog Muffins
Glazed muffins can be stored completely cooled in an airtight container for one day. The powdered sugar-to-eggnog ratio is such that the small amount of eggnog is stabilized by a large amount of sugar. To be completely safe, you should store glazed eggnog muffins in the refrigerator after that point.
Prepare and store the batter overnight and enjoy Eggnog Muffins in the morning!
Enjoy them plain, glazed, or top with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
- 3 cups flour, 360 grams
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 12 Tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup eggnog, (full fat)
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/3 cup eggnog
- PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with 12 paper liners.
- WHISK together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, BEAT the butter on medium-high speed until creamy, scraping down the sides. ADD the sugar and beat until creamy and light in color, again scraping down the sides as needed.
- ADD the vanilla and the eggs one at a time. MIX until the batter is smooth.
- ADD about a quarter of the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix on low until combined. MIX in a few tablespoons of the eggnog. CONTINUE ADDING the flour mixture and the eggnog alternately, ending with the flour mixture. The batter will be thick.
- DIVIDE evenly between 12 paper muffin liners, filling close to the top.
- BAKE at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
- In a small bowl, MIX the powdered sugar, nutmeg, and about half of the eggnog until smooth. Slowly ADD the rest of the eggnog to the desired consistency.
- DIP muffins in the eggnog glaze, or SPREAD with a small, offset spatula. The glaze will firm up within 10 minutes.
More Eggnog Recipes
Our Eggnog Hot Chocolate is popular for a reason! You can make a small batch or serve it for a crowd in a slow cooker.