Eggnog and Dark Chocolate Muffins

Eggnog and Dark Chocolate Muffins

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?

Eggnog and Dark Chocolate Muffins

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  • 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
until combined.

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

Eggnog and Dark Chocolate Muffins


40 thoughts on “Eggnog and Dark Chocolate Muffins

    • 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!

  1. 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! 🙂

  2. 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 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!

    • 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!

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