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Eggnog Coffee Cake

Eggnog Coffee Cake | @dinnersdishesdessert

My first step into anything with eggnog happened last year.  I first made these Eggnog muffins, that were a big hit all around.  I have made them again this year, and they are currently in my freezer.  The other thing I tried last year was a coffee cake.  It was another huge hit.  But, I didn’t make it until January, so it was way past eggnog posting season :)

My 7 year old remembered both the coffee cake and the muffins, and requested them as soon as he saw eggnog in the store.  So this year, I am posting in prime eggnog season!  My son loves this so much, he is already requesting that we make it again.  I am thinking of trying to freeze some of it this time; anyone know if that will work?  Very similar texture to quick breads and muffins, so I can’t see it being a problem.

This is full of nutmeg and eggnog flavor.  It would be a perfect breakfast to have waiting for you on Christmas morning.  You could bake it up the night before, and just reheat in the oven for a few minutes to have a fresh and warm breakfast.  Even if you are not an eggnog drinker (none of us here are), trust me, you will LOVE this coffee cake!

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Eggnog Muffins

Eggnog Muffins

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If you follow me on Facebook you may recall that I have never tried Eggnog.  The stuff scares me!  I don’t like milk, I don’t like eggs, it is super thick….scary!  But there are so many amazing sounding recipes that use eggnog, that I was forced to buy a carton of the stuff.  I had to start small though, and go with something I like.  Muffins.  Saturday morning I broke out the eggnog and went to work!  The muffins were great.  You can taste the nutmeg for sure.  As for much more eggnog flavor, I don’t know, I still haven’t tasted it.  I tricked my 6 year old into trying it, and he was NOT a fan.  He loved the muffins though!  I believe his quote was “good thing the muffins are way better than THAT!”

This would be terrific for your Holiday Brunch, Christmas Eve breakfast, or just to snack on. The original recipe had a struesel on top, which I am sure would be wonderful.  I was trying to cut a few calories (I know, shame!), so I just left it off.  Note: My high altitude adjustments are in parenthesis.

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