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Cranberry Eggnog Muffins

No one in my house wants to finish the leftover eggnog or cranberry sauce, so I use those ingredients to make warm muffins that vanish. —Nancy Mock, Colchester, Vermont
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce


  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, whisk the first 5 ingredients. In another bowl, whisk egg, eggnog and melted butter until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon batter in bottom of each of 12 greased or paper-lined muffin cups. Drop 1 teaspoon cranberry sauce into center of each; top with remaining batter and cranberry sauce. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl.
  • Bake 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 muffin: 208 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 275mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • speechp
    Dec 30, 2018

    These were so good! Great way to use up odds and ends. The muffins rose beautifully and stayed moist. Made exactly 12 muffins.

  • tcavman15
    Nov 28, 2018

    These taste good with coffee for breakfast. The batter was super thick, so almost impossible to swirl it with a knife. Next time I'll use a little more eggnog, maybe a quarter cup or so more. Mine turned out dry and crumbly, but I think it's because I over-baked them. They weren't done at the minimum time, so I put them in for 5 more minutes. That was too long, I guess.

  • Flenner
    Jan 10, 2018

    Highly recommend this recipe. The muffins were perfect! Mine came out light and airy. Followed directions as written. Very tasty. Will make next egg nog season

  • LauraManning
    Jan 14, 2017

    Taste was pretty good, but it was rather dry.