Friday, December 14, 2012

festive nutmeg struesel muffins

Good morning! My workplace has a fully functioning kitchen with a brand new oven. Although my job duties do not include mixing butter and sugar, filling the halls with nutmeg aromas, or providing mid-morning snack, I can't resist baking muffins on a quiet Friday morning in the office. If you are lucky enough to have an oven at your work, you might consider hauling in your baking supplies, pouring another cup of mediocre break room coffee, and whipping up a quick batch of these festive muffins. Or you might want to come by my desk and grab a job application; if you worked here you'd be eating these by now.

Eggnog Muffins

one batch nutmeg struesel topping*

2 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. nutmeg

2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup eggnog
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 tsp. vanilla

Step one: Preheat oven to 375 and prepare your muffin tins. 

Step two: Whip up the struesel topping. Mix flour, sugar, and nutmeg together, and drizzle melted butter on top. Stir together and set aside.

Step three: Whip up the muffins. Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Toss in the wet ingredients and stir with a spatula until just mixed. 

Step four: Bake those suckers. Spoon into twelve muffin cups and sprinkle with streusel topping. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Prepare your second cup of coffee and power through to the weekend.

*Nutmeg Struesel Topping

1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup white sugar
2 Tbsp. melted butter
1/2 tsp. nutmeg

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