{Cranberry Week} Eggnog Cranberry Muffins

After making last week’s cranberry butter, I could not stop thinking about cranberry this and cranberry that.  I wanted to make anything and everything with that beautiful red berry.  So how about cranberry week?  I thought you’d agree.

If you ask me, muffins are breakfast perfection.  All you need is a bowl, a spoon and you’ll have breakfast in a jiffy.  These sweet beauties are packed full of so many good flavors – cranberry, eggnog, almond extract.  Annnnnd they have a streusel topping…a seriously fabulous reason to make them soon.

Today is Cyber Monday…will you be shopping for gifts online today?  While you’re searching the web make sure you stop by Megan’s Etsy Shop, Circa86.  She has some great gifts and stocking stuffers, such as fleece handwarmers for you and the kids, chapstick holders, and personalized journals.  She will be adding more items throughout the season, so make sure you check back often and remember that many of her items can be custommade or personalized.  Don’t hesitate to send her a message!  While you’re there check out all of Etsy, it is a fantastic place to find unique handmade gifts.  What other Etsy shops do you love?? 

Eggnog Cranberry Muffins


  • 2 1/4 cups FLOUR
  • 1 Tablespoon BAKING POWDER
  • 1/4 teaspoon SALT
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons SUGAR, divided
  • 2 EGGS
  • 3/4 cup EGGNOG
  • 1/3 cup BUTTER, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ALMOND EXTRACT
  • Streusel Topping:
  • 1/2 cup SUGAR
  • 1/2 cup FLOUR
  • 1/2 teaspoon CINNAMON
  • 4 Tablespoons BUTTER, slightly softened


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Prepare 14-16 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. In a large bowl, stir together 1 cup of sugar, eggs, eggnog, melted butter and almond extract. Add in the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Place the chopped cranberries in a small bowl and toss with the remaining 2 Tablespoons of sugar. Fold gently into batter and distribute evenly among muffin cups.
  3. Make the streusel topping by combining all topping ingredients, cutting the butter in until a crumbly mixture forms. Top muffin batter with streusel mixture.
  4. Bake about 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick tests clean.

Recipe Source: Annie’s Eats

More love for EGGNOG!!

Eggnog Scones from Inside Brucrew Life

Slow Cooker Eggnog Bread Pudding from Bakeaholic Mama

Baked Eggnog Donuts from Shugary Sweets

Eggnog Coffee Cake from Crumbs and Chaos

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  1. Karen says

    OK, these are soooo good! I just had to try them today. I left off the topping b/c I’m just not a real fan of struesel, but they were so good just the way they are!!

  2. pmhenry says

    My copy of your delicious muffins in instructions says to mix the cranberries with 12 tsps of sugar. I loved it. You and your sisters always post the most wonderful recipes. The ingredients and instructions are so easy to follow without errors.

    I’m so glad to find a type of mistake that I might make. You gals are human after all.

    Please keep on posting. lol pat

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