Egg Nog Muffins


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 scant tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup prepared eggnog
  • 1 egg beaten to blend
  • ½ cup no, that is not a typo! dark rum
  • 5 tablespoons butter melted and cooled,
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 425° F.
  • Grease or paper 12-cup muffin tin.
  • Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Stir in eggnog, egg, beaten to blend, dark rum, melted butter, and nutmeg.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  • Let cool before serving.


Yield: 12 muffins
See also recipe for Egg Nog a la Pirkey, a family favorite.
A related recipe I was sent by L Klist), mother of best-selling author Susan Wiggs.
Check out Susan Wiggs’ website,; see reviews on
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