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Mini Eggnog Doughnut Muffins

I don’t like to listen to Christmas music or put the Christmas decorations up until after Thanksgiving. Now that Thanksgiving is over we can officially start celebrating Christmas. Bring on the Bing Crosby, Christmas lights, and candy canes. I spotted eggnog in the store the other day and bought a quart to help put us in the festive mood. I personally don’t like to drink eggnog, but I thought it would be fun to bake with it. To kick off the holiday season, I made Mini Eggnog Doughnut Muffins.

I’ve made doughnut muffins and baked donut holes a few times and they are always a hit. I figured eggnog doughnut muffins would be perfect for the holiday season. I added eggnog, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the muffin batter. When the doughnut muffins were finished baking, I dunked them into an eggnog glaze. The eggnog flavor isn’t overpowering, but you can definitely taste it. These eggnog muffins are perfect with a glass of milk, tea, or coffee. And if you really like eggnog, wash them down with a big swig of the creamy holiday drink.

I think these Mini Eggnog Doughnut Muffins would be perfect for a Christmas morning breakfast or brunch. They are easy to make and easy to eat. Be careful, the mini muffins are easy to pop into your mouth. I lost count after eating two:) Go buy some eggnog while it is in season and get baking! The holidays are here!

Mini Eggnog Doughnut Muffins

Yield: 48 mini muffins or 12 regular muffins

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes


1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 2/3 cups all-Purpose Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup eggnog

For the Glaze:
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1/2 cup eggnog
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 2 mini muffin pans or 1 regular muffin pan. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, using a mixer, cream together the butter, canola oil, and sugars till smooth. Add the eggs, beating to combine.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla.

4. Add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture alternately with the eggnog, beginning and ending with the flour and making sure everything is thoroughly combined.

5. Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared pans, filling the cups nearly full. Bake the muffins for 10-12 minutes, or until they're a pale golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the middle of one of the center muffins comes out clean. Remove muffins from the oven, and let them cool for a couple of minutes.

6. To make the glaze, combine butter, sugar, eggnog, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Whisk until smooth. Dip the tops of each muffin into the glaze and let cool on a wire cooling rack until glaze sets up.

Adapted from King Arthur Flour

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99 Responses to “Mini Eggnog Doughnut Muffins”

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  2. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — November 28, 2011 @ 6:15 am

    I have not bought egg nog in at least five years/ 5 Christmas seasons…since before my daughter was born. But I bought some…yesterday. Now I have an idea of what to do with it. These look incredible!!

  3. Kathryn — November 28, 2011 @ 6:56 am

    I don’t really ever have eggnog but these doughnuts like too good to resist!

  4. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 28, 2011 @ 7:20 am

    I totally agree! It’s time to get out the Christmas stuff!

  5. Blog is the New Black — November 28, 2011 @ 7:29 am

    Ah! These look great!

  6. Erica — November 28, 2011 @ 7:44 am

    I totally am in the Christmas-y mood now! Thanksgiving ending flipped the switch. These are so cute! And i love the decor to go with the dish. They just came out with soy nog I’m thinking of trying.

  7. Heather (Heather's Dish) — November 28, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    i’m the same way with Christmas stuff…although the grocery store got a Christmas song in my head the weekend before Thanksgiving and I MAY have gone home and started a pandora Christmas list. oops :)

  8. Julie @ Table for Two — November 28, 2011 @ 8:46 am

    These are so cute! I’m not a huge fan of eggnog, but I could definitely give these a try since it seems like it’d be a subtle taste. It annoys me SO much that stores and radio stations play Christmas music before Thanksgiving — one holiday at a time! I want to savor the month of December and not be sick of Christmas before it’s even come. It seems like Christmas comes earlier and earlier every year cause of the retailers haha

  9. Traci — November 28, 2011 @ 9:16 am

    Funny! I just made eggnog cookies this weekend. These look delicious!

  10. Cookbook Queen — November 28, 2011 @ 9:18 am

    These are adorable and that glaze looks fabulous!! Love it.

    I’ve downloaded tons of Christmas music in preparation and started playing on Thanksgiving day. I’m trying to get my husband to learn the man verses to Baby it’s Cold Outside, but so far it isn’t working :(

  11. Lori @ RecipeGirl — November 28, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    I’m so happy it’s the holiday season! I love everything eggnog, so these look amazing to me!

  12. Lauren — November 28, 2011 @ 9:43 am

    These sound so yummy! Hooray for the Holidays!

  13. Marty — November 28, 2011 @ 9:50 am

    Mini doughnut muffins are my favorite. They’re so versatile and can take on so many flavors. I’ve made cinnamon-sugar and they’re delicious. Can’t wait to try these. How about a gingerbread doughnut muffin? Hmmm…there’s another thought :)

  14. Jenny Flake — November 28, 2011 @ 9:54 am

    These really are so cute! Love when it’s eggnog season :) xoxox

  15. carly {carlyklock} — November 28, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    I love mini anythings! These are adorable.

  16. Deborah — November 28, 2011 @ 10:10 am

    I’m the same way – no Christmas until after Thanksgiving! These look like the perfect way to kick off the season!

  17. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — November 28, 2011 @ 10:34 am

    These look so cute! I love the mini size. I bet my hubs would love them since he’s a fan of eggnog.

  18. Cassie — November 28, 2011 @ 10:50 am

    I love doughnut muffins! Love theses flavors too. I’m a fan of waiting until after Thanksgiving to start Christmas celebrations. One holiday at a time for me, please. These are the perfect way to kick off Christmas celebrating!

  19. Jeanette — November 28, 2011 @ 11:21 am

    These little doughnut muffins are too cute for words!

  20. Living The Sweet Life — November 28, 2011 @ 11:24 am

    I’ve been considering making an eggnog cake for the holiday season, but these muffins are far too cute to pass up :)

  21. I’m not the biggest egg nog fan, but just a hint in these sounds perfect! Plus they’re so cute and bite sized. Who doesn’t love that?!

  22. susan — November 28, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    tis the season – and almost guilt free!

  23. Kalyn — November 28, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

    I’m not a fan of eggnog as a drink either, but I’m thinking it might be really good in something like this!

  24. Lucy Lean — November 28, 2011 @ 1:26 pm

    Unlike you I’ve had my tree up for 2 weeks already – love love love the holidays and this year decided to give us an extra couple of weeks of feeling festive. Love the concept and will be making egg nogg muffins over the christmas vacation…

  25. Melissa @ Baking For The Boys — November 28, 2011 @ 2:06 pm

    I like to bake with eggnog too. These look like such fun and perfect for a toddler breakfast treat. Stop by my blog next week, I am kicking off my holiday breakfast series with an Eggnog French Toast w/ Cranberry Apple compote recipe. I make it every Christmas morning and am excited to share it.

  26. Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau — November 28, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    These are so darned cute! These would be dangerous in my home, though. I could see myself stuffing a few in my mouth each time I walked by them!

  27. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — November 28, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

    Christmas breakfast perfection. I love it!

  28. sara — November 28, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

    These are so cute, and they look super delicious, yum! :)

  29. Jessica @ How Sweet — November 28, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

    i can hardly stand how cute these are. LOVE THEM.

  30. Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) — November 28, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

    I’ve never tried baking with eggnog. What a great idea!

  31. Bev Weidner — November 28, 2011 @ 6:16 pm

    I might freak out at how cute these are.

  32. Marina {Yummy Mummy} — November 28, 2011 @ 7:09 pm

    Those are THE cutest little things ever and sound so delish! Great idea!

  33. Donna — November 28, 2011 @ 7:32 pm

    These look like the best use of eggnog I’ve seen. So creative!

  34. nicole {sweet peony} — November 28, 2011 @ 8:02 pm

    these little donut muffins look sooooo delicious! i’ve never had an eggnog flavored dessert & i think these would be perfect!!! ahhhh they’re so cute!!!

  35. Mari @ Mari's Cakes — November 28, 2011 @ 8:16 pm

    These are so cute and mouthwatering! Thanks Maria, I now have my holiday muffin recipe. I am so sure I’ll love these. Hopefully I’ll do them before Christmas.

    Have a nice week :)

  36. Joanne — November 28, 2011 @ 8:52 pm

    I don’t love to drink eggnog either (except in lattes) but I DO love a good baked good infused with it! I’d be popping these like crazy!

  37. Kristina @ Love and Zest — November 28, 2011 @ 11:10 pm

    Yummy! This recipe marries the two things I’ve been dying to make…Eggnog inspired goodie + doughnuts! YES. My husband will be happy about this one too. Thanks.

  38. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — November 28, 2011 @ 11:33 pm

    These would be perfect for Christmas morning, my boys will love them!

  39. Pam — November 28, 2011 @ 11:34 pm

    I just happen to have some eggnog in the refrigerator… I think I need to make these beauties.

  40. Sandy — November 29, 2011 @ 3:04 am

    These are so cute! I’m I the odd one out? I love eggnog-good eggnog, that is.

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