Crumb Topped Cranberry Eggnog Muffins

I hope everyone had a happy and thankful day yesterday! I sure did. I can’t believe it’s already over. I want more turkey and pumpkin pie!


Today I’m reposting a recipe I shard last week on I heart Nap Time! Jamielyn is the sweetest. If you haven’t heard of her blog, take a minute and check it out. 


Cranberries and eggnog are quintessential flavors of the holiday season. I decided to marry the two and create a super moist and flavorful muffin. The tartness of the cranberries is balanced by the sweetness and richness of the eggnog. Talk about a perfect flavor combination. Though, I will admit that the crumb topping is my favorite part. 


So if you are planning any holiday breakfasts, need a quick gift, or just want to have some sweets on hand – give these muffins a try! You won’t be disappointed! 

Crumb Topped Cranberry Eggnog Muffins

(Makes 12 muffins)


Here’s what you’ll need:


For the muffins:

2 cups flour

3/4 cups sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg

3/4 cup eggnog

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup fresh cranberries


For the crumb topping:

1/2 cup sugar

5 tablespoons flour

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces



Let’s get baking:


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pans with paper liners. Now you’re ready to make the muffin batter. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. In a medium bowl, combine the egg, eggnog, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Add this wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir until just combined. Gently stir in the cranberries.


To make the topping, combine the sugar, flour, and nutmeg in a small bowl; whisk to blend. Add the butter pieces and cut them in with a pastry blender or a fork until the texture resembles wet sand. 


Next, fill the lined muffins tins 3/4 full of batter. Then top with crumb topping. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

That’s it! Let them cool (or don’t) and enjoy! 

Have a fab weekend everyone! 


  1. Want to make these, I love cranberry everything. So many stories on line, on the radio, are talking about boring leftovers…I could eat Thanksgiving feast for about a week and enjoy it, it is one of my favorite meals. More pie, for sure.

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