Orange Spiced Eggnog muffin is a holiday-themed easy Christmas breakfast muffin recipe that will leave you wanting for more. Have you ever paired anything Eggnog with Orange? Well, if you haven't then you definitely should. Eggnog and Orange makes an excellent combination. In fact, it's one of my favorite combos for the holidays. Orange Liqueur and Eggnog blended together with warm spices like Nutmeg and Cinnamon to bring about a fabulously decadent muffin that tastes heavenly in every bite.
Do you like Orange desserts? Have you tried my Orange Cardamom Rolls or my Orange Bars or my Orange Cardamom Loaf Cake recipe yet? Well, this Christmas time is the best time to enjoy everything Orange.
And, how can we forget about Eggnog? right? Seriously, if there was no eggnog the holidays wouldn't have been holidays!
Well, this is my first eggnog recipe for the year. Many more recipes are lined up. I am gonna share them soon with y'all.
Coming back to this Orange Spiced Eggnog muffins! The subtle tangy flavor of Orange paired with eggnog along with the warm spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon feels unbelievably good.
Every single bite of these eggnog muffins tastes heavenly. One of the best Christmas breakfast muffins that you must bake without much ado.
Ingredients you'll need to Make these Muffins:
- All-Purpose Flour: To make the base of the muffins. I always sieve it and then add it to my recipe.
- Baking Powder & Baking Soda: In this Eggnog muffin recipe, I prefer adding both.
- Salt: Just a pinch of salt to get everything together.
- Freshly Grated Nutmeg - If you want to use ground nutmeg you can surely use that. But, I just love using freshly grated nutmeg. That earthy smell, that nutty texture!
- Brown Sugar: A cup of brown sugar to add that sweetness to our muffins.
- Vegetable Oil: Instead of adding melted butter, I prefer vegetable oil. It is so good when you want to bake moist, soft, and fluffy eggnog muffins.
- Eggnog: Finally, the star of the show! Without whom, this recipe is totally incomplete.
- Orange Liqueur: For that little orang-y taste and texture.
- Egg: One large egg to bind everything together
- Cardamom Pods: Fresh cardamom pods to give it that beautiful nutty texture and aroma.
How to Make Orange Spiced Eggnog Muffins?
You can make these muffins in just a few easy steps.
- First mix all the wet ingredients. In a bowl, combine eggnog with egg, Orange Liqueur, Vegetable Oil, and Brown Sugar using a wired whisk. There is no need to use a stand mixer or handheld mixer for this step.
- In the next step sieve flour and add it to your wet ingredients.
- Into that add freshly grated nutmeg, baking soda, and baking powder. Give all of that a good mix using a rubber spatula or a wooden spatula.
- Pour it into a muffin tin lined with cupcake liners using an ice cream scoop. Fill up to 3/4th of the liner.
- Bake it in a preheated oven at 350F or 180C for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out with few moist crumbs. Remember if it comes out with wet crumbs this it is not done. And, if it comes out absolutely clean, then your orange spiced eggnog muffins are overdone, my friends.
Other Substitutions/Replacements for Orange Spiced Eggnog Muffins
- Instead of All-Purpose Flour you can use Almond Flour. Almond flour will make these muffins gluten-free and healthy.
- Along with Nutmeg, you can also add some ground cinnamon if you want.
- If you feel you want a more intense orange flavor, then feel free to add some Orange liqueur to it.
Other Holiday Desserts you can make:
- Super Moist Spiced Fruitcake Recipe
- Peppermint Bark Shortbread Cookies
- Holiday Shortbread Christmas Tree Cookies
- Santa Hat Cupcakes (with Mini Marshmallows)
- Snickers Hot Chocolate
- Cinnamon Streusel Pumpkin Muffins
Orange Spiced Eggnog Muffins
- 2¼ Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
- ½ Teaspoon Freshly Grated Nutmeg
- 1 Large Egg at room temperature
- 1 Cup Eggnog
- ¼ Cup Vegetable Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Orange Liqueur
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Freshly Grated Nutmeg
- 4 Tablespoons Eggnog
- Preheat oven to 400F or 200C. Prepare a muffin tin by greasing it with nonstick cooking spray and placing cupcake liners in them. Set aside.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl mix eggnog with egg, brown sugar, vegetable oil, and orange liqueur. Mix them using a wired whisk. You don't have to use a stand mixer or handheld mixer for this step.
- Sieve All-Purpose flour, freshly grated nutmeg, a pinch of salt, baking powder, baking soda. Add 5-6 cardamom seeds. Mix everything using a wooden spoon or a silicone spatula to make a lumpy muffin batter.
- Use an ice cream scoop to scoop out muffin batter and pour it into the muffin tin. Fill up to 3/4th of the cupcake liner. Bake it in a preheated oven at 400F or 200C for 7-minutes. Then reduce the heat to 320F or 160C and bake them for an additional 8-10 minutes. Each oven works differently. So do keep a close eye on your eggnog muffins.Check with a toothpick to see if they are done. If it comes out clean, then it is overbaked. If it comes out with few moist crumbs them it is absolutely done. If it comes out wet, then it is not done yet.Take it out of the oven and allow it to cool in the muffin tin for another 10-minutes at room temperature. Meanwhile make the eggnog glaze.
- In a small bowl mix powdered sugar with eggnog and cinnamon. Stir well until smooth. Transfer it to a piping bag. Snip the edge and pipe the frosting on the muffins. Serve and Enjoy!
- You can also use Silk Holiday Nog. But, it is a little thin so you might want to double its quantity while using it.
- You can store these muffins at room temperature covered in an air-tight container for 3-4 days.
- You can also save them for a longer time. Keep the muffins in an air-tight container and place this container in the refrigerator. It should stay fine up to a week.
- You can also add some Orange zest if you want more Orang-y flavor in your muffin.