Funfetti Eggnog Muffins

Fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth muffins with a buttery crumb topping you’ll adore! These funfetti eggnog muffins are festive and delicious!

Fluffy, fall-spiced, melt-in-your-mouth muffins with a buttery crumb topping you'll adore! These funfetti eggnog muffins are festive and delicious!

Is it too early for eggnog? Uh… it’s in my fridge… and my muffins! If I jumped the gun, forgive me? When you taste these you’ll surely know why I couldn’t wait even a millisecond longer to post them.

“I’m in love! I’m in love! (and I don’t care who knows it!)”

Eggnog and I have an interesting relationship. The smell sends me swooning, the taste is pretty fantastic too, but the consistency? I can’t. I’m not a milk drinker by nature, so the thought of drinking anything that creamy sends me running. [usually towards a beer] So what’s a gal to do with a carton of nog? “PUT A BIRD ON IT!”

Just kidding: BAKE WITH IT! Usually I reserve it for pancakes [hello delicious!] but this time around I wanted muffins. Fluffy, Fall-spiced, melt-in-your-mouth muffins with a buttery crumb topping you’ll dream about for weeks to come… Yes, those. The second I decided that I wanted/needed/had to have them there was no talking me down.

Funfetti Eggnog Muffins

I originally had no intention of running the funfetti train through these muffins, but even a veggie fiend such as myself can’t quite resist the lure of sprinkles. When I reached for the baking powder the nonpareils practically jumped out of the cupboard shouting “IT’S PARTY TIME!” It was. It was time to party.

Join me?

Funfetti Eggnog Muffins
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Funfetti Eggnog Muffins

Fluffy melt-in-your-mouth muffins with a buttery crumb topping you’ll adore! These funfetti eggnog muffins are festive and delicious!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Eggnog Muffins
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 6 muffins
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 TBSP eggnog
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 TBSP softened butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp of nonpareil sprinkles

FOR THE CRUMB TOPPING

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 drop vanilla extract
  • 3 TBSP unsalted butter melted

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Fill a muffin tin with paper liners.
  3. Spritz liners lightly with your favorite cooking oil spray [for easy liner removal]
  4. Give your oats a quick whirl in a food processor to grind into a powder. It will be coarser than the flour but blend more beautifully into the muffins this way.
  5. Combine freshly ground oats with eggnog and sit aside.
  6. Next combine flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and baking powder in a bowl and set aside.
  7. Prepare your streusel crumb topping by combining all topping ingredients and stirring with a fork until crumbly.
  8. In a medium bowl, use a stand or hand mixer to cream together softened butter and sugar until smooth.
  9. Next mix in the egg on low speed for approx 2-3 minutes until your batter lightens in color.
  10. Add vanilla and mix until incorporated.
  11. Sift about 1/3 the flour mixture into the bowl and stir with a fork, then add 1/2 the eggnog/oat mixture, followed by another 1/3 of the flour mixture, the rest of the eggnog mixture, and finally the last of the flour.
  12. Pour evenly into your lined muffin cups and top with a hearty crumble of streusel.
  13. Bake approx 18 minutes [times vary a smidge from oven to oven] until golden brown.
  14. Check to see if a toothpick comes out clean from the center and pop them out of the muffin tin to cool on a wire cooling rack.
  15. Enjoy!

substitution shenanigans: Any variety of nog should work and, as I mentioned earlier, I grabbed a dairy-free non-alcoholic variety and it was nothing short of awesome. In a pinch you can grab a carton of milk or buttermilk and I don’t doubt for a second the recipe would be anything but stellar, so don’t let that deter you from these sassy little muffins. Though if you can get your hands on some nog, for heaven’s sake please do! It’s only fitting that we both get muffin drunk together.

Fluffy, fall-spiced, melt-in-your-mouth muffins with a buttery crumb topping you'll adore! These funfetti eggnog muffins are festive and delicious!

 So how about you? Are you pro-nog?

I am as long as I can EAT it!

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  • Nury

    Mix sugar and butter? How much sugar?

    • Hi Nury! So sorry about the missing ingredient. Some of my older recipes didn’t convert over entirely when I changed recipe cards and this one seems to have slipped by me in the edits. You’ll add 1/2 cup of sugar to the batter

  • Eggnog and I, we have a love-hate-relationship. The recipes look always so delicious, but the smell of it makes me sick to the stomach. No clue why. So I usually end up using Bailey instead. Hope you don’t mind if I add your funfetti Muffins to my list of shamelessly altered eggnog recipes 🙂

  • I love to use buttermilk in my muffins, thanks to my gal Kirsten over at Farm Fresh Feasts. I will have to try the ‘nog though. Maybe toss in a few sprinkles for fun.

    You could have called this sketch free funfetti muffins. 🙂

  • It’s a bit too early for eggnog for me, but I am totally ok with combining it with funfetti in the future!

  • This is such a brilliant recipe! I’m totally not an eggnog fan, but I would totally be willing to try the coconut milk version of it!

  • I swoon over eggnog. I love it in a latte, it’s the only time I drink milk! These muffins remind me of cupcakes… But since you called them muffins I can make them for breakfast right?? Love this thanks for sharing!

    • Jenn

      No frosting = breakfast food in my book! haha! Doooo it!

  • 5 stars
    Can you please send me your eggnog prowess? I’ve been working on eggnog pancakes and eggnog oatmeal and it’s been a bloody eggnog fail.

    The fact that you combined it with funfetti- What will b NEXT!

    • Jenn

      Use the one I used! It was the shelf-stable So Delicious Coconut Milk “Eggnog” and was fantaaaaaaaaaastic! I need to pick up another carton!

  • Kay

    5 stars
    The muffins are delicious. My hub and loved them, especially the topping!

  • WHAT! These are crazy creative!!

  • jillian

    these sound delicious! xo jillian

  • Jenn, it’s not even halloween yet! Ave the eggnogs!

    Okay no wait that looks really good actually please don’t save the eggnogs.

    • Jenn

      Bahaha thanks Linda! They were so GOOD I couldn’t help myself when that first carton of eggnog hit my shelves. Though I still haven’t broken out the pumpkin [boycott is going strong!] though I’ll at least have to carve one for the chickpea! <3

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