Monday, December 15, 2014

Eggnog Muffins with Eggnog Glaze #ChristmasWeek #Giveaway

These delicious muffins, redolent with bourbon, eggnog, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, are perfect for an easy Christmas morning breakfast or afternoon treat. 

Welcome to Day One of Christmas Week. This event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We hope to inspire you to break out those holiday sprinkles and get your bake on!

I am so excited to be taking part in Christmas Week again this year! It's always such fun to see what everyone has made and to be giving away gifts from our wonderful sponsors. Since our kickoff is today, also known as Muffin Monday at my house, you know I had to make a Christmasy muffin for you. My current motto is Eggnog everything! This year Christmas Week is ALL about cakes and candy and even the occasional cocktail so it's going to be a pretty sweet celebration.

Thanks to our sponsors for Christmas Week! Anolon is donating a 5-piece Bakeware Set. Swing by their Facebook Page to show them some love. We also have Ball supplying us with 4 sets of Jars in their gorgeous Green Heritage Color. Swing by their Ball Canning and Recipes Facebook Page to say hello. Plus cookies and brownie brittle and loads of beautiful cookbooks! Make sure to scroll on down to enter the giveaway!

Now on to the muffins!

For the muffins:
2 1/2 cups or 315g flour
1/2 cup or 100g light brown sugar
1/4 cup or 50g sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup or 240ml eggnog (store-bought or homemade)
1/2 cup or 120ml canola or other light oil
1/4 cup or 60ml bourbon
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the eggnog glaze:
1 cup or 125g confectioners or icing sugar
2 tablespoons eggnog
1 teaspoon bourbon
Pinch salt

Optional: Decorative sprinkles

Preheat oven to 375°F or 190°C and prepare your muffin pan by greasing it or lining it with paper muffin cups. degrees.

In a medium bowl mix flour, sugars, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

In a large bowl whisk your eggnog, oil, bourbon, eggs, and vanilla.

Fold your wet ingredients into the dry until just combined. A little flour will still show and that’s fine.

Divide your batter between the muffin cups.

Bake for about 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool briefly in the pan. Take the muffins out of the pan and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

Meanwhile, mix all of your glaze ingredients together in a small bowl.

When the muffins are completely cool, drizzle on the glaze and sprinkle immediately with decorative sprinkles, if using.


Check out what all the Christmas Week participants have been whipping up for the holidays:

Giveaway Prizes include:
Plus 1 Copy of each of these cookbooks:
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Disclaimer: Christmas Week participants received no compensation or gifts from our sponsors. Cookbook links are Amazon affiliate links.


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