Christmas Muffins: Nothing can feel better than the wafts of freshly baked muffins piercing your senses as you get out of bed on a bright Christmas morning. That said, which Christmas muffin recipe should you bake? Now, the way we see it, you do not have to limit yourself to only the conventional recipe for Christmas muffins. The rule of thumb when you want to bake for special holidays is “the more, the merrier.”
While this certainly does apply to your guests, this also holds true for the different varieties of Christmas muffins that you can bake. So, in this blog, we will be telling you about a few of the most delicious Christmas muffin recipes that you can give a shot at! Let’s get right into a delicious frenzy and begin talking about these recipes!
- Easy Christmas Muffins You Can Bake for a Jolly Good Christmas!
- Hot Cocoa Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Eggnog Muffins
- Gingerbread Muffins
- Pistachio Chai Muffins
- Pecan Pie Muffins
- Mincemeat Muffins
- Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Cranberry Muffins
- Cinnamon Muffins
- Sweet Potato Chocolate Muffins
- Best & Healthy Christmas Muffin Recipes For You to Try Out
- Can you make vegan Christmas muffins?
- How to make your Christmas muffins moist at the center?
- How to ensure that your muffins bake uniformly?
Below, you will find a few of our favorite types of Christmas muffins. Now, some of these might be slightly tricky to get right. But we assure you that at the end of your baking endeavor when you smell the aroma of your hard work escaping your oven, you will realize that it was worth it!
Gone are the days when you need to sit and blow on a cup of hot cocoa on your Christmas morning. With this recipe, we present an alternatively delicious muffin recipe that you can simply bite into on this festive day. The concept is rather simple. Instead of a hot cup of cocoa, you will enjoy a muffin that perfectly combines the essence of hot cocoa with a fluffy and chocolate-chips in a bite!
To bake these delicious muffins, you need to begin with your regular muffin batter. Now, the next step after having prepared your muffin batter is to add hot cocoa. Hot cocoa is similar to your regular cocoa powder, with the primary difference being that the cocoa is darker than regular cocoa.
Eggnog, are the beverage of choice on Christmas. So, why not infuse a muffin with eggnog? What is the worst that could happen? Well, we found out that this is possibly one of the best Christmas muffins you can enjoy. Warm eggnog-flavored fluffy muffins with, maybe, a dash of dark rum. It’s got our mouths watering already.
So, to start with, you prepare a regular muffin batter. Once your batter is ready, you add in eggnog, ground nutmeg, and, if you are up for it, a bit of dark rum. Now, let them bake in your preheated oven. At the end of the baking process, you will have warm muffins that overpower your senses with the nutmeg, eggnog, and rum floating about in your mouth! ENJOY!
This is a modern take on a traditional Christmas dessert. These muffins are like a moist and fluffy variation of the popular gingerbread cookie. Think of a delicious muffin infused with the spicy-sweet aroma of ginger, cinnamon, and molasses.
They provide a warm embrace for your tongue. Gingerbread muffins are made by enhancing a standard muffin recipe with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and molasses. All of us can agree that gingerbread isn’t quite the same without these seasonal additions. Simply the scent of these muffins baking in the oven will fill your home with a wonderful fragrance. Imagine your own personalized gingerbread mansion, except this one comes to life.
The name, in itself, is intriguing, if not delicious, at the very least. That said, we can assure you that these muffins are heavenly to taste and rather simple to bake. And when you are done baking them, you will be able to enjoy the combined flavors of chai, pistachios, freshly ground cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and cloves. Just the way masala chai is prepared in India!
As we mentioned, preparing this muffin recipe is a rather simple task. You begin by preparing your regular muffin batter. Except, you then add the spices like you would in masala chai. And voila! Your pistachio chai muffins are ready!
Pecans form the core ingredient in many desserts. And you know some of these desserts as pies, tarts, and whatnot. Now, what you may not realize is that pecans can also make great muffins. Now, we are putting forth a recipe that includes the deliciousness of a pecan pie in the form of a muffin.
In order to bake this particular recipe, you will also need a pecan pie. Once you have prepared that, or bought it, simply swirl it into your muffin batter. And now we bake. Make sure that you sprinkle some ground nutmeg and cinnamon into the mix. You are now ready with a fantastic pecan pie-flavoured alternative to pecan pie to enjoy on your Christmas morning!
As unconventional as the name sounds, we promise you that the taste is conventionally lip-smacking. In fact, contrary to its name, a mincemeat muffin contains absolutely no meat. It is a rather fruity and spice-filled rendition of your regular muffin. Now, to bake it you will need to powder dry fruits and a few spices. And if you want to be particularly adventurous, you can even pour in a little brandy.
When you are actually going to enjoy these muffins, you should probably prepare a batch of mulled wine or English mint tea to go with it! Mincemeat muffins may not be the stuff of the main course but in our experience, we find that they often overpower any main course that you have prepared!
Now we find that banana chocolate chip muffins taste their best when you leave a slightly moist center. And when you can get this tricky recipe right, you will create unputdownable muffins that smell and taste like bananas. With every bite that you take, your taste of banana is pleasantly interrupted by a chocolate chip.
Fresh cranberries, are best to make excellent muffins. Imagine how good it must feel to eat fluffy muffins, every bite of which is bursting with fresh cranberries. The fact is that the natural acidic tanginess complements the muffin’s authentic sweetness perfectly.
And the best way to prepare cranberry muffins is simply to add fresh cranberries or even cranberry pulp to your batter mix. Make sure that the cranberry gets mixed uniformly in your muffin batter before you pop the Christmas treats into your oven!
Christmas will always remain incomplete without the aroma of cinnamon floating about in the air. That probably makes these cinnamon muffins an excellent option if you feel like baking on Christmas Eve, or even Christmas Day! The recipe is extremely simple. In fact, you would prepare this exactly like you would prepare regular muffins.
Except, you would grind cinnamon into your batter. Make sure you do not use too much cinnamon in your muffins else you might taste slight bitterness in the final product! To round off your muffins perfectly, you can also add glazed caramel-cinnamon syrup on top of your muffins!
Think of banana muffins. Except now, replace the banana pulp with sweet potatoes. And supplement the batter with chocolate chips. Now, make sure you mix it all together in a manner that ensures that you will find chocolate chips in every bite. If you choose your sweet potatoes wisely, you may not even need to add sugar separately! And, in any case, you will be adding chocolate flavoring.
We feel that you can never be too spoilt for choice when it comes to Christmas muffin recipes. Therefore, here are a few more muffin recipes that you can try out for your festive day if you have already gotten through the above list!
- Peppermint chocolate muffins
- Cranberry orange muffins
- Apple cinnamon streusel muffins
- Maple walnut muffins
- Nutella swirl muffins
- Carrot cake muffins
- Almond Joy muffins
- Caramel apple muffins
- Nutmeg spice muffins
FAQs About Gluten-Free Christmas Muffins
Yes, you can make vegan Christmas muffins. Simply bake your muffins without using milk and instead use dairy-free alternatives and avoid using eggs altogether.
The simplest way to make your muffins moist at the center is to bake them shorter than you would generally bake your muffins. Further, you can add mashed bananas and other ingredients of a similar consistency to achieve that moistness at the center of your muffins!
In order to ensure that your muffins bake uniformly, you need to remember a couple of things. First, preheating your oven is non-negotiable. Further, you should make sure that you pour uniform amounts of batter into each muffin pan.
Now, at the end of this article, you have a bunch of new ways to improve your Christmases. The best bit is that these Christmas muffins are all nearly identical to make. The only differences arise in adding the different flavoring ingredients to your prepared muffin batter. Since you now have these recipes, go make merry! Happy baking!
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