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Spiced Eggnog Muffins with Streusel Topping

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I am not an eggnog fan. But these Spiced Eggnog Muffins with Streusel Topping absolutely thrill me!

Growing up, a carton of eggnog could always be found in the refrigerator during the holidays. I remember Mom, who is especially fond of nutmeg, giving herself rationed permission to indulge in this annual tradition.

But my avoidance of eggnog isn’t about the fat and cholesterol that Mom was concerned with. It all comes down to texture for me. It’s just a little too thick for me to drink straight-up. But I do like the flavor. Alot.  So eggnog makes the perfect baking ingredient for me during the holidays!

These eggnog muffins come together quickly, and would make your Christmas morning breakfast ever so fantastic. Our girls LOVE them. The muffins are extra moist and dense and flavorful from the eggnog. And then a crunchy little streusel, flecked with a bit more nutmeg, caps it all off. Streusel topping is my muffin joy. Merry, merry, merry to you and you and YOU!

Be sure to check out my grandma’s recipe for Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping, a longtime favorite!

an eggnog muffin with christmas ornaments

Spiced Eggnog Muffins with Streusel Topping

Yield: 12 muffins
prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 18 minutes
total time: 33 minutes
Spiced Eggnog Muffins with Streusel Topping are a next-level holiday breakfast recipe! There's no better homemade muffin to dig into on Christmas morning!
4.5 Stars (6 Reviews)


  • for the muffins:
  • 2.25 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • pinch ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 c. eggnog
  • ½ c. unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • for the streusel topping:
  • c. all-purpose flour
  • c. sugar
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 T. butter at room temperature


for the muffins:

  • Preheat oven to 375° F. Line 12 regular size muffin cups with paper liners and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Make a well in the center of flour mixture and set aside.
  • In another medium bowl, combine eggs, eggnog, butter, and vanilla. Add mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. Batter will be a bit lumpy. Divide batter between prepared muffin cups.

for the streusel topping:

  • In a small bowl, combine flour, sugar, nutmeg, and salt. Using a rigid pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping over muffin batter.
  • Bake for about 18 minutes, or until golden and a wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and serve warm.


Adapted from Midwest Living magazine, December 2008, originally from the Washington House Inn in Cedarburg, WI.

Nutrition Information:

Serving: 1 Calories: 303kcal Carbohydrates: 45g Protein: 5g Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 7g Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 69mg Sodium: 145mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 24g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Spoonacular. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your own favorite calculator.
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38 comments on “Spiced Eggnog Muffins with Streusel Topping”

  1. Just made 6 batches of these muffins for the 3rd year in a row – just a fabulous recipe that makes the perfect gift for neighbors. Thank you!

  2. These muffins are delicious! Love the subtle eggnog flavor and the stresuel topping while quite messy make the muffin! Great way to use up leftover eggnog.

    1. Hello Stephanie. I’m sure it can be, but I have not experimented with that. If you give it a try, please let me know how it goes.

  3. Just baked them and they are delightful! Very light and fluffy! Perhaps reducing the streusel recipe would be good, as I didn’t use it all up and I hate wasting!

    Also, they are very mild tasting and could use something to give them more flavor or texture, such as nuts or an egg nog drizzle.


  4. I am going to try these today. I make eggnog cookies every year but these sound great for the kids to grab and go. I will be adjusting it to make it gluten free but easily done. My kids renamed eggnog when they were little to Christmas milk. Now at 16 and 14 they still call it that.

  5. Karen A. Broccolo

    This was a great recipe, wonderful smell thru my home and really great flavour!
    I made these with a gluten free blend, added a tablespoon of spiced rum and the muffin was AMAZING!!! this will definitely be added to my collection of recipes!!

    thanks for a great recipe!!

    1. These muffins are a must-make at our house during the holidays. I’m really not an eggnog fan, but I LOVE these muffins!!

  6. I love drinking hot egg nog but not cold. I made these muffins to take home for Christmas and they turned out great! My dad does not like egg nog but liked these muffins. My mom decided not to tell him they had egg nog in them :). Thanks for a great recipe! I will definitely make these again next year.

  7. Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings

    Hi, Brenda! I always see your blog name pop up in a common Pinterest group that we share! As soon as I saw these eggnog muffins, I knew I have to try them! I’ve never had eggnog before, much less bake with them! So, tonight, I’m going to try my hand at these. My husband has a christmas brunch potluck at the hospital he works at. Guess what they’re having for breakfast? These eggnog muffins! Will let you know how they turn out…