These easy mini muffins have a hint of eggnog and need just 4 ingredients. A perfect breakfast surprise for your loved ones.
These eggnog muffins are so simple. You can easily mix the four ingredients by hand and without a mixer. I love the cute mini shape too.
A few weeks ago, I bought some eggnog ice cream from Trader Joe’s. I’m not much of a fan of drinking eggnog, but I like desserts and drinks that are lightly flavored with eggnog. The Trader Joe’s ice cream has a very strong eggnog flavor, almost like drinking eggnog. That’s great for eggnog lovers, but not for me. So I made muffins with the ice cream.
You can leave them plain, but I think the glaze makes these extra moist and really brings it all together.
The mini shape is dangerous. I couldn’t stop popping them in my mouth.
Mini Eggnog Muffins
For the muffins (see note)
- 1 1/2 cups eggnog ice cream melted (see note)
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup light eggnog
- 2 tsp baking powder
For the glaze
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1-2 tbsp light eggnog
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt ice cream in microwave for about 30-50 seconds. Add in flour, baking powder and light eggnog. Mix with a large wooden spoon until batter is thick and smooth. Line mini muffin pan with mini liners. Scoop batter in, about 3/4 full. Bake for about 9-10 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- While mini muffins are cooling, make glaze. Add sugar and 1 tbsp of eggnog and whisk with a fork. If too thick, add an additional 1 tbsp of eggnog and whisk until smooth. When muffins are cool, dip tops in glaze.
- This batter is lightly sweetened because the glaze is very sweet. If you aren't going to add the glaze, I'd recommend adding some additional sugar to the muffin batter.
- Make sure you use a full-fat ice cream that has a custard/egg base.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.