Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Eggnog Cranberry Muffins

Do you ever find yourself buying an ingredient to tryout and only find that you end up throwing it away because it expired since you forgot about it?  This is the case with eggnog.  Two years in a row, I have bought a small carton of it intending to use it for a couple of recipes (both baked goods) and both times I forgot it was in the back of the fridge and ended up throwing it away (mainly because come January 2nd, all baked goodies are off limits in an attempt to undue the holiday indulgence in sweets and all that is unhealthy).   So once again, I bought a carton this season.  But this time, I got around to using it (and before Jan 2nd).  Guess third time is the charm! 

Eggnog Cranberry Muffins

Quick to put together but having to take out the big ole food processor to chop the cranberries was a little more work than I wanted in a muffin recipe (perhaps I need to invest in a mini chopper?).  They came out fairly tasty.  Would have liked them to be a bit more moist though.  Not sure if a little bit more butter or perhaps a good size dollop of sourcream would help in that department.  I would definitely keep this recipe and maybe tweak it a bit more.

Recipe is from Annie's Eats and Recipe Girl

If you've got a little eggnog you need to use up and want to give this a whirl, click on either link above for the recipe.  Changes I made:  I increased the eggnog to 1 cup, used vanilla extract instead of almond and added 1/2 cup more cranberries.

I've got a little more eggnog left myself.  May try this recipe next, Eggnog Pound Cake
 (although that would be breaking my no more sweets after Jan 2nd rule).  Decisions, decisions.

Have a great day!

EDITED TO ADD:  Just linked this up to Sweets For A Saturday.  Thanks for the invite Lisa!

1 comment:

  1. What a neat idea to use eggnog in a muffin. Looks good. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your muffins up.


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