Recipe | "Cranberry Eggnog Muffins" by Sue Ready



Cook's Notes: These muffins are the perfect holiday morning treat: tart cranberries, sweet eggnog, walnuts with hints of cinnamon all baked together. Just perfection! And don't forget to serve them with a mug of hot coffee or tea. Recipe makes 15 muffins.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of flour 
  • 1 cup of sugar 
  • 2 tsp. baking powder 
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda 
  • 1/4 tsp. salt 
  • 1 tsp. Saigon cinnamon 
  • Dash of nutmeg 
  • 2 large eggs room temperature 
  • 2 tsp. vanilla 
  • 1 stick of butter, melted 
  • 1 cup eggnog traditional or light 
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh cranberries (halved) mixed with 2 TB. sugar and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts 
  • 2 TB. turbinado sugar or use Sprinkles (white sparkling sugar) I found this container at Michaels in the baking section.

Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line muffin pans with paper liners. 
  • In a bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. 
  • In a large bowl beat together eggs, melted butter and vanilla extract. Add the eggnog and whisk to combine. Add the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Fold in sugared cinnamon cranberries and walnuts. 
  • Sprinkle with turbinado or white sparkling sugar. 
  • Bake 16 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. 
  • Cool briefly on a wire rack and serve warm.










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