muffins sized Oatmeal Eggnog Muffins

Eggnog is still in, right? Or am I two weeks too late? Even so. I’m celebrating Christmas today so Eggnog is totally in!

We are going to dive into these Oatmeal Eggnog Muffins in a couple of hours. After that we are going to take an eating-break, and later we will stuff our faces with everything under the sun. I have the slow cooker on, two ovens, three stove top burners… everything and everyone is working overtime today. As they should.

It’s going to be a fun day with family and friends and I am really looking forward to it. If you need me, I will either be in the kitchen, or at the table satisfying my inner fat kid.

That’s why I made these muffins sort of healthy. Balance is the key to my game. icon wink Oatmeal Eggnog Muffins

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On a side note – I wonder if adding oats to a cheeseburger patty (beef and all), would define that cheeseburger as a healthy cheeseburger. Hmmm…


These Eggnog Muffins are really, really good. I was kind of surprised because I am not a fan of Eggnog, but Eggnog in muffins is a great idea! They are a bit spicy, they are also very sweet, and they smell wonderfully. Serve these with a side of milk and enjoy!

Now I’m going to go back into that kitchen and see what else I need to taste… icon smile Oatmeal Eggnog Muffins

To those celebrating today, Merry Christmas! Christ is Born!

Честит Божик! Христос се Роди!

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Oatmeal Eggnog Muffins
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Serves: Makes 12 Muffins
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ tsp rum extract
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • Turbinado Sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Line two standard 6-cavity muffin pans with paper cups and spray each cup with a nonstick spray. You can also use a 12-cavity cupcake pan.
  3. Place the oats and eggnog in a bowl and let stand for 20 minutes.
  4. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  5. In a separate bowl, lightly beat the eggs.
  6. Stir the eggs into the eggnog mixture; mix in the vanilla, rum, brown sugar, and vegetable oil.
  7. Pour the eggnog mixture into the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Do not overmix.
  8. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups, sprinkling turbinado sugar on top of each muffin.
  9. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  10. Let cool for 5 minutes before turning them out onto a cooling rack.
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  1. Suzanne January 14, 2013 at 9:03 PM - Reply

    Hi Katerina,
    I made these for my husband tonight with the rest of his eggnog and he loved them. I’m not an eggnog fan but he is so he was a happy camper. Cheers to you!

    • Kate@Diethood January 14, 2013 at 9:14 PM - Reply

      Yay! I’m so glad he liked them!! I am not an eggnog fan either, but I ate half of these muffins. :-)

  2. Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) January 11, 2013 at 5:08 PM - Reply

    I don’t think I’ve ever had eggnog–crazy, right? :) These muffins sound so good, though. So pretty, too! :)

  3. Valerie January 10, 2013 at 7:17 PM - Reply

    Merry Christmas, Kate! xo

    May I celebrate vicariously through you and feed my inner fat kid too? (She panics after the holidays which makes her even more hungry.)
    And yes, methinks oatmeal is the default healthy ingredient.

  4. Nami | Just One Cookbook January 10, 2013 at 11:30 AM - Reply

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Your muffins look wonderful. Love the little crusty surface on top. :)

  5. Chris January 9, 2013 at 2:16 PM - Reply

    Right, why not use some eggnog. There is still a bit left. Those muffins look luvly!

  6. bakerbynature January 9, 2013 at 11:55 AM - Reply

    Merry Christmas to you :-)

    We celebrated last month, but I stocked up on enough eggnog to last me till at least February. Love these muffins!

  7. Patty January 9, 2013 at 11:01 AM - Reply

    Never to late for eggnog!!!
    Your muffins look fabulous for my breakfast;-)
    Happy New Year to you and your lovely family!

  8. Nancy R January 8, 2013 at 2:50 AM - Reply

    I am loving the eggnog in these muffins. I must try them soon.
    Merry Xmas to you and your family.

  9. Terra January 7, 2013 at 9:48 PM - Reply

    Why not add egg nog anytime of the year right? Heck it is delicious for sure:-) Your balance of healthy in these muffins ROCK!!! Hugs, Terra

  10. Laura (Tutti Dolci) January 7, 2013 at 5:45 PM - Reply

    Oatmeal muffins are my favorite, these look fab!!

  11. Merry Christmas! I think egg nog should be ‘in’ all year, truth be told. I love the stuff. :)

    I love muffins for breakfast so be sure to save me one, ok?

  12. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective January 7, 2013 at 8:40 AM - Reply

    What a heavenly start to the day. :)

  13. Ramona January 7, 2013 at 6:34 AM - Reply

    I definitely say eggnog is still in.. Merry Christmas to you and your family today!!

    I hope you have a fabulous day celebrating. :)

  14. Ella-Home Cooking Adventure January 7, 2013 at 6:26 AM - Reply

    These muffins looks delicious with a beautiful crust on top, and seem easy to do. I am curious about the eggnog in muffins so I will give these a try.

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