When you start seeing eggnog at the market or eggnog lattes at the coffee shop, that’s when it’s officially the holiday season for me. So to kick it off, I thought it would be fun and interesting to bake some eggnog and dark chocolate muffins. Initially, I thought it would be fun to just do eggnog muffins but that’s so plain Jane. Why not add chocolate into the mix? And who doesn’t love chocolate?
- 3 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 3 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 3/4 cups of eggnog
- 2 teaspoons of homemade vanilla extract
- 3 1/2 ounces of dark chocolate, roughly chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking cups in the muffin pan.
Using a stand mixer (or not, hand mix is also fine) add flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Mix well.
In a medium bowl combine eggs, butter, eggnog and vanilla extract. Whisk
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix until wet and dry ingredients are incorporated but don’t overmix. Then gently fold in dark chocolate until combined.
Spoon batter into the lined muffin cups and bake for 20-23 minutes or until toothpick/tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
Let the muffins cool for 5-7 minutes in the muffin pan before transferring them to the cooling rack.
Adapted from Taste of Home
40 thoughts on “Eggnog and Dark Chocolate Muffins”
This must be what Santa Claus eats to brighten his day. Tastes like the holidays for sure!
Why thank you! 🙂 This would be perfect for him instead of cookies. 😀
I’ve never been a huge fan of egg nog, but in muffins? I might just give that a try!! Especially with chocolate 🙂
I don’t drink by itself but it’s fantastic in baked goods and lattes! 🙂 Thanks for popping over.
Lovely presentation..it looks yummiieeeeeee!
Thank you for the lovely comment Massi! 🙂
Great combination of flavors – like an eclair in muffin.
Thanks and you’re right –it is like an eclair in muffin! 🙂
I’ve heard of eggnog but have never tried it. Not even sure if it’s for sale here. I bet these would taste great with Bailey’s, too.
I can’t drink eggnog on its own. It’s like drinking heavy cream. I do however, like them in lattes. In the US they serve this at coffee shops during the holidays. It’s also yummy in baked goods. 🙂
Ooooooh, what a brilliant idea –it would be fabulous with Baileys!
Like you with eggnog I can’t drink Bailey’s (even over ice) on its own. In a cupcake…just maybe!
These are incredible! Love the dark chocolate and eggnog mixture!
Thank you so much Judy! 🙂
Hi Anne, I love these muffins, so festive for the holidays. I will have to give them a try.
Thanks Sheryl! Let me know how you like them. 🙂
Eggnog muffins sound so good! I love eggnog with nutmeg… I bet it’d also be good to spike the muffins with just a touch of rum or brandy since that works in eggnog, too! 🙂
Yes, it would be fantastic with rum or brandy. The vanilla extract I used for this was with spiced rum. I really enjoyed it. 🙂
Oh my stars. Decadent! I bet they were gone in a flash.
Thanks! 🙂 They vanished quickly!
They look delicious. I make cookies using eggnog (but no chocolate). Maybe I’ll post the recipe.
Not entirely sure about the eggnog, but if there’s dark chocolate involved too I might be tempted to try these! They do look amazingly good!
Thanks! These went quick!
If you put these muffins in front of my face, they would be gone before you know it.
They were tasty. Gone in a flash! 🙂
These sound absolutely perfect for the holidays!
Thank you! 🙂
Gosh Anne you do have a lovely blog and I have bookmarked so many of your recipes to try. I really want to try these eggnog muffins for Christmas but I can’t buy eggnog here in South Africa so a little creative adaptation might be required!
Hi hi! Thank you! And thanks for popping over. I would really be interested in how you’ll adapt this. Please let me know what you subbed for eggnog. 🙂
Hi Anne. I did make these muffins in the end and they turned out beautifully. I substituted the eggnog with a mixture of milk and cream, with some rum and ground cloves for extra flavour. I also made a glaze with some Advocaat and icing sugar. I blogged about it here http://underthebluegumtree.com/2012/12/05/eggnog-and-dark-chocolate-muffins/ with links to your site. I hope that’s OK? Thanks for sharing this great recipe.
Hi Claire, thank you so much for the link back! I love what you did with the substitution. The photos are gorgeous and I think I’ll have to try your version. 😉 I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe!
You know, I’ve never tried eggnog. Over where I live, they are not available. How does it taste like?
Hrm… it tastes like eggy heavy cream with a bit of sweetness. My husband drinks it with a little brandy in it. I personally can’t drink it alone because it’s so rich and thick but I love it in baked goods and in lattes during the holidays.
Sounds like something I might like! I just made french toast this morning. I’m going to hazard a guess that eggnog would have made it better!
uuuuh! eggnog, mon amour!
It’s great in baked goods! 🙂
I am a huge muffin fan, they are so easy to grab for breakfast or when you’re on the go. I would probably have to grab two of these – lol!
Thanks! 🙂 I am a huge muffin fan too! They’re such an easy grab and go breakfast –gotta love that.
This sounds absolutely scrumptious! And what a great holiday gift they would make! 🙂
Thank you! 🙂