Sunday, December 19, 2010

Eggnog Cranberry Muffins

Hope you all had a good weekend! I had a weekend filled with baking! I am so tired right now - wish I could go to bed!!


I am not a big fan of eggnog - rarely buy the stuff - but when I saw it at the supermarket this weekend - had to buy it to try these muffins!

I made Annie's eggnog-cranberry-muffins

They are soooooo good!!

Eggnog Cranberry Muffins

For the muffins:
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
1 cup plus 2 tbsp. granulated sugar, divided
2 large eggs
¾ cup eggnog (used 2% eggnog)
5 1/3 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp. almond extract (added 2 tsp because I love almond!)
1½ cups coarsely chopped cranberries (added 1 cup fresh and 1/2 cup dried cranberries)

For the topping:
½ cup sugar
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, slightly softened
½ cup chopped pecans (optional) (didn't use)


Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line 14-16 muffin cups with paper liners. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir to combine. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of the sugar, eggs, eggnog, melted butter and almond extract. Stir until well combined. Mix in the dry ingredients just until incorporated. Toss the chopped cranberries with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar, and fold into the batter. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared muffin liners, filling them about two thirds of the way full.

To make the streusel topping, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients until a coarse, crumbly mixture forms. Stir in the pecans if using. Sprinkle the mixture evenly on top of the muffin batter.

Bake for about 18-22 minutes, or a until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.




vanessaaluia said...

these look so good!

Nicki said...

Ohhh, I so want some eggnog right now. These look festive and yummy!

Suzy said...

Oh my those do look good. I love eggnog and I'll bet the combination of eggnog and cranberry is tasty!

Beth said...

Oh, I have never tried eggnog muffins! I have not had any eggnogg this winter yet, and now I really want some.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Those look SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good!!!! I LOVE eggnog! And I LOVE cranberries! So I had better stay away from those muffins! :-)

pat said...

Ok--all my fat cells just blissed out seeing this post! Eggnog AND cranberries??? Must bake these...must eat these...mass quantities!!!

Thank you.

Taylor said...

That's so funny that you don't like eggnog, but you like it in these muffins! I just made eggnog scones and now have half a carton of eggnog needing to be used...these look like the perfect solution!

Just Cake Girl said...

They look amazing ;))