Christmas Morning Egg Nog Muffins

Quite possibly the easiest, most delicious mini muffin ever.

Even my egg nog hating husband enjoyed these! Plus, this recipe makes about 72 mini muffins. That’s a lot of muffins folks. I freeze them in ziploc gallon freezer bags (1-2 dozen per bag). Thaw on counter before serving…these are fantastic to keep on hand during the holiday season!

Seriously. Look at the nutmeg in there. Mmmmm…..

Go make a batch of them today so you have some in YOUR freezer for Christmas morning! One of our favorite traditions is leaving a cup of eggnog (instead of milk) for Santa. I think he would enjoy a few of these muffins instead of cookies too! At least I know OUR Santa would!!

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Yield: 72 mini muffins

Christmas Morning Egg Nog Muffins

Christmas Morning Egg Nog Muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

These Christmas Morning Egg Nog Muffins are the perfect holiday breakfast.


For the Muffins:

  • 3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter flavored crisco
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup eggnog

For the Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 cup powdered sugar


  1. In a small bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon together. Set aside.
  2. In mixing bowl, mix Crisco with granulated sugar until blended. Add eggs. Slowly add in flour mixture and eggnog.
  3. Lightly spray mini muffin cup pan with baking spray. Fill muffin cups 1/2 full and bake in a 350 degree oven for 13-15 minutes. Makes 72 mini muffins. Cool completely.
  4. Whisk together eggnog, nutmeg and powdered sugar. Dip tops of muffins into glaze and allow to set (about 15 minutes). ENJOY!



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57 comments on “Christmas Morning Egg Nog Muffins”

  1. April

    I know what we’re having for breakfast Christmas morning!! These look like perfection! I am absolutely whipping up a batch, freezing them is such genius! We adore egg nog and have the same tradition ๐Ÿ™‚ and I love nutmeg and muffins! Thank you tons and tons ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. So, if I came down your chimney dressed as Santa I’d be greeted with some of these eggnog muffins? They look and sound amazing. I need to find a good homemade eggnog recipe as they don’t sell it at my local supermarket.

    I’d love it if you came over to my Sugar & Slice Sunday Link party and link these bad boys up!

  3. Love these! I looooove eggnog. These muffins look fantastic! They’d never last, not even in my freezer. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. O my! These look delicious I will have to give them a try. Pinned!

  5. I’m preeeety sure that I can’t wait until Christmas to make these! They sound like a light and lovely Thanksgiving breakfast to me ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Can I please move in with you? Or can’t we at least be neighbors, so you can bring me all these awesome goodies you make. As soon as I pick up a carton of eggnog, these muffins will be the first thing I make for sure!

  7. I love eggnog a little too much…no way would these last long enough to freeze. Between my son and I, we would demolish the whole batch. Too funny because we leave Santa eggnog too:-)

  8. Okay, I can drink eggnog by the gallon, sooooooo I’m pretty sure these wouldn’t last long in my house. I don’t know about Santa, but Mrs. Claus is going to put in a request for these Christmas Eve. They look divine–and that picture with the nutmeg flecks? Perfect!!

  9. How gorgeous! I should probably find where to get eggnog first ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. My brother loves egg nog so I know what I’ll be making for Christmas holidays. So glad I can freeze them too – good thinkin’! Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Definitely loving these, Aimee! I’m sure Santa will, too ๐Ÿ™‚ and I love that it makes a ginormous batch. Perfect for freezing like you said, and gift-giving later in the month!

  12. These look amazing but do you think I could use butter instead of Crisco? We don’t use shortening in this house ๐Ÿ™

    And if you ever feel like moving, the house next door from me is for sale. I’ll make the coffee if you make the muffins.

  13. I’m not even a huge fan of egg nog either, but these do look amazing! Same question as Elizabeth, possible to substitute directly with butter?

  14. Ok – I feel a new tradition at our Christmas breakfast table! These look fantastic. I’d love for you to share this at Tuesday’s Table for the Holidays –

  15. I need this recipe for my egg nog loving grandson, I thank you and he thanks you!!!
    They look so good and I love their mini size ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Emily

    Looks good! Did you ice them before they went in the freezer or after?

  17. These look delicious! I shared your recipe on my blog I hope you don’t mind!

  18. Angel

    Hi these sound delicious just wondering if these can be kept at room temp with this glaze?

  19. keri

    I’m right in the middle of making these, still waiting for the oven to preheat so I can pop the muffin tin in, and I’m wondering if the dough is supposed to be as thick as it is. It seems like drop-cookie dough, and muffin batter is usually thinner, more runny. I thought maybe I hadn’t added enough eggnog, but I checked your recipe and I did everything right. Is the batter normally thick than regular muffin/cake batter?

  20. Cheryl

    I made these yesterday for my xmas eve get-together. Taste was great but everyone said they were very dry:( I found the batter very thick and even added extra try and thin it out. Anyone else make them and found the same?

  21. Mona

    Yum!! Can’t wait to try them! I love anything and everything eggnog! Is there any way I can substitute Crisco for something else?

  22. Sam

    I’ve been asked to make Eggnog muffins for the Sheriff Dept that my husband works for. They aren’t ‘into’ the mini muffins. How long would you suggest I bake them in normal size muffin tins? And roughly how many would the recipe make? Wondering if I need to go buy more tins…again ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. lisa g.

    For regular size long would it take to bake?
    Also, same oven temp?
    Thank you!

  24. Linda

    These were a big hit. My group loves mini size. They say that justifies eating more. They likes them not being over sweet and said they were great with coffee. Given our current cold snap there is a lot of coffee being drunk to justify more muffins!

  25. Annie P

    Just finished making these. I haven’t done the glaze yet but I snacked on one to just test them and it was delicious.

  26. Debbie

    Hi there! I plan to make these tonight…they look so good! I was thinking of adding rum to the glaze but not sure what it will do to the consistency. What do you think?

  27. Angela

    Could you bake this recipe in mini loaf pan?

  28. PamelaDee

    How would you adjust the time to make regular muffins? I don’t have a mini muffin pan.

  29. Tiffany

    Just baked these, and the recipe was not so great. Batter was way too thick (like cookie batter consistency), and muffins turned out too oily (it drenched the muffin liners!). Maybe the recipe needs more eggnog?

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  33. Trena

    I made these for my husband who loves eggnog. I was lucky to have enough eggnog to make them before he drank it all (LOL) We kept out a few to taste test and for breakfast and I froze the rest. I didn’t have a mini muffin pan so used the regular size one. Our oven bakes hot so I baked them about ten minutes and then stuck a toothpick in them and it came out clean. They were done and nicely browned. I’m not sure if I’ll make these again or not. I didn’t have Crisco so used margarine. These turned out dry and the glaze made them very messy.

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  37. These egg nog muffins are easy to make and looks yummy. I’m going to bookmark your post right away.

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