Eggnog- Cranberry Muffins

Yield: 14 to 16 muffins

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Eggnog- Cranberry Muffins

A great combination of flavors for this holiday- inspired muffin...


2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 cup granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
3/4 cup eggnog
1/3 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup coarsely chopped frozen cranberries
2 Tablespoons granulated white sugar

1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, slightly softened
1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional


1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray 14 to 16 muffin cups with nonstick spray.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder; set aside.

3. In a large bowl, mix eggs, sugar, eggnog, butter and almond extract. Mix in dry ingredients just until combined. Toss cranberries with 2 Tablespoons sugar and then stir into batter.

4. Prepare streusel topping: Combine topping ingredients using a pastry cutter (or two knives) until crumbly.

5. Fill prepared muffin cups two-thirds full. Top with streusel topping. Bake 18 to 22 minutes, or until muffins test done with a toothpick inserted in the center coming out clean.


*If you have eggnog extract, go ahead and use that instead of the almond. Vanilla extract can also be used in place of almond.
*Low Fat eggnog is perfectly okay to use in this recipe.


9 Responses to “Eggnog- Cranberry Muffins”

  1. postedNov 29, 2009 7:32 AM

    These look perfect! Absolutely perfect for this season!! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday. – mary

  2. postedNov 29, 2009 8:15 PM

    What a perfect holiday recipe!! I cannot wait to try this one.. Already have all the ingredients in the house!!

  3. postedDec 22, 2013 6:22 AM

    Could you use blueberries??

    • postedDec 24, 2013 6:29 AM

      I guess so… I don’t know how well blueberries pair w/ eggnog though!

  4. postedDec 22, 2013 10:14 AM

    The cranberry eggnog muffin would make a great breakfast muffin. We use crandberry Sause with the hole Berrys in it for Jelly on toast any way it is yumme. Can’t wait till my husband makes these.

  5. postedDec 23, 2013 4:02 AM

    What a great holiday breakfast for sure! Pinned and shared.

  6. postedDec 24, 2013 1:57 AM

    Can you use fresh cranberries? Why frozen? Thanks

    • postedDec 24, 2013 6:19 AM

      Sure. I often freeze my fresh cranberries, so either way is fine.

  7. postedDec 26, 2016 5:37 AM
    Jennifer Buck

    Made these for Christmas breakfast yesterday . I used dried cranberries and baked them in the mini-muffin tins, but they were delicious!

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