Christmas Morning Muffins

Cranberry Eggnog Streusel Muffins are the PERFECT Christmas muffins recipe.

With the nutty taste of delicious eggnog and bursts of tangy cranberries in every bite, these muffins can easily become a holiday tradition.



Streusel Topping – 1/2 cup sugar  – 1/2 cup flour – 1/2 tsp nutmeg – 1/8 tsp rum extract  – 2 1/2 Tbsp butter, melted  Muffins – 4 Tbsp butter, softened  – 3/4 cup sugar – 2 large eggs  – 2 1/2 cups flour  – 2 tsp baking powder  – 1 tsp nutmeg  – 1/2 tsp salt – 1/4 tsp rum extract  – 1 1/4 cup eggnog – 1 cup fresh cranberries, frozen and halved

– Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F and line a muffin tray (or two) with liners. This recipe makes roughly 17 muffins.

– In a bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients and then add in the melted butter, mixing just until crumbly. Set aside.



– Beat together the butter and sugar in a medium sized mixing bowl until smooth.

– Add in both eggs and beat again for about a minute until light and fluffy, making sure to scrape down the sides as you go.

– Mix in the baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and rum extract.

– Alternate adding the flour and the eggnog to the mix, mixing well after each addition until both have been thoroughly combined.

– Start and end with the flour additions.

– Fold in the frozen and halved cranberries. it helps to freeze cranberries for about an hour before making this recipe so they slice easier (and are less messy).

– Spoon the batter into the muffin cups filling them about 2/3rds of the way full.

– Sprinkle the tops with the streusel topping you made earlier. You WILL have some leftover (about enough to repeat the recipe 3 times).

– Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until a pale golden brown color.

– Remove from oven and let cool.

Serve and Enjoy!

Serve and Enjoy!