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Eggnog Muffins With Cinnamon Rum Glaze


posted: 11/15/13

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Egg Nog Mini Muffins with Cinnamon Rum Glaze! These muffins go from the bowl to your mouth in less than 20 minutes, and they are so delicious!

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I’ve been listening to Christmas music for like the last week. And honestly, I blame the eggnog that I bought to make these muffins. You go ahead and buy a big thing of eggnog and then try to resist turning on some Christmas music.

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The first time I turned it on was after school one day. I needed to break it in when Nathan was at work, because I didn’t need his Christmas-Music-Is-Only-Ok-After-Thanksgiving Attitude dragging me down.

This was my kids’ reaction:

Gavin:  “Mom. It is NOT Christmastime yet.”

Quinn:  “Lisa.” (Yup. My two year old daughter thinks it’s awesome to call me by my first name. #momfail #wth #goodsignofthingstocome)

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Grinches. The whole lot of them.

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Good thing I’m stubborn and like to do things more when I’m told not do it, because listening to Christmas music makes me SO happy. There is like no way to listen to it and not be happy. The kids have slowly started to come around.

You know, happy mom, happy life. #thatsarealsaying #dontquestionme

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Let’s talk about these Eggnog Muffins for a minute. They are SO good! They have just enough of the eggnog taste with them, and they pair perfectly with the glaze, but are just as good without it.

They are so good in fact, that I had to make two batches because Quinn ate the first batch before I could photograph them. They are SO good that my kids still devoured the second batch, even though they were sitting out overnight and slightly stale (#foodbloggerproblems: leaving out food to keep the same shot for better light tomorrow).

These are also great because they come together so so so fast. I think we found the perfect thing to snack on while opening presents Christmas morning. The thing that will take the longest is the preheating of the oven. And if rum in your glaze isn’t your thing, just leave it out! You might need a little more eggnog to make the glaze the right consistency, but it will be delicious!

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Eggnog Muffins With Cinnamon Rum Glaze

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  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 TBSP baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 cup eggnog
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 stick butter melted and cooled
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 TBSPs rum
  • 2 TBSPs eggnog
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat your oven to 375 and spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Whisk together the egg and eggnog. Then add the butter.
  • Gently fold the egg/eggnog/butter mixture into the dry ingredients.
  • Spoon into the mini muffin tin and bake for 8 to 10 minutes. (All ovens are different, but mine were underdone at 8, overdone at 10, and perfect at 9 minutes.)
  • While the muffins are cooking, make the glaze. Mix together the powdered sugar, rum, cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons of eggnog.
  • When you bring the muffins out of the oven, let them cool until they won't burn your fingers, dip them in the glaze, and set them on a wire rack.
Author: Lisa Longley

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  1. Meaghan Voigt says

    There is nothing better than Christmas music! I say anytime, anywhere. I also live with one big grinch….luckly my boys are like me! I’m already watching the Hallmark Channel Christmas (all day, all night)!!!
    These muffins look great…sooo trying them soon!

  2. Heather @ French Press says

    I have been really fighting the urge to turn it on! I think I need to start baking with eggnog – never done it

  3. Dina says

    they look yummy!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks so much Dina!

  4. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    YES. I need these. And maybe Christmas music will get me out of the bah-humbug mood! :)

    • Lisa Longley says

      Noooo, why the bah humbug mood?? I just need to visit and come spread some annoying holiday cheer :)

  5. Sharon Arthur Moore says

    Lisa, I cannot wait to try these! I have made eggnog bread for years, but these muffins sound so much better (must be the rum!). Glad I found this blog. I’ll be back!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Aww, thank you Sharon! This comment made my day :)

  6. Libby smith says

    Just made this for my birthday brunch and they were yummy! Very very moist, fluffy, and delicious! This is my first recipe from this site. I am a fan.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you so much Libby!

  7. Aubrey says

    Can you make the glaze with rum extract instead?

    • Lisa Longley says

      You could! I wouldn’t keep the proportions the same though . . . I would take it down to 1 tsp of extract, and then add more eggnog to make the glaze the right consistency.

  8. Debbie says

    Hi there! These look amazing – I will be making them this weekend. Just wondering, how many servings do you think this will make?

    • Lisa Longley says

      For me, this recipe made 24 mini muffins. Enjoy!

  9. Suzanne says

    This looks delicious! I don’t have a mini muffin tin though. Would they turn out if I made them with a regular sized muffin tin? What adjustments would you recommend?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Suzanne, I think they would definitely work as full sized muffins, but you would need to adjust the baking time for longer. I wish I could tell you how long. I would say have your toothpicks handy, and start checking on them every few minutes after 10 minutes in. Let me know how it goes!

  10. Danielle says

    Does this recipe double well? I made them last christmas and the were a huge hit! I ran out they were gone so fast, would ther be any problems doubling, you think?

    • Lisa Longley says

      This would double great! And you warmed my cold grinchy heart knowing you are making them again!

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