Wednesday, December 3, 2008

you either love it or hate it

You either love eggnog, or you hate it. I absolutely love it and wait very patiently for its arrival every year in the grocery stores. I sometimes forget that not everyone loves it (as in the boys and James) So I end up wasting a lot of it because I cannot drink it all before it goes bad. I would drink it all.....but have you seen that calorie intake on that thing?!? I only allow my self so much.
So My carton was starting to get near its "due date", so I decided to make something with it.

That something? Chocolate Chip Eggnog Bread/Muffins. The muffins I think turned out better :)
Chocolate Chip Eggnog Bread/Muffins

1/2 cup butter, softened
2 Tbs oil
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract
1 package vanilla instant pudding (not prepared, just add powder)
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cup eggnog
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup chocolate chips or to your taste. **next time I am going to do mini chocolate chips**

In a large mixing bowl cream together butter oil and sugar till smooth. Add extracts and pudding powder. Mix. Add eggs and eggnog, mix once more.
In a small bowl, Add dry ingredients and whisk till combined. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix till no longer dry, don't mix too long. Stir in Chocolate chips.
In Oven preheated to 350 degrees, Bake either one 9x5 greased loaf pan or Cupcake lined muffins. The bread will take 50 minutes, but check it at 40 minutes. The muffins will take 20 minutes.

Like I said, the Bread was great, but I loved the muffins! I will be making this over and over.


Blogger Allen said...

That was also my mom's thoughts on anything near expiring, "If you can't drink it, bake with it."

And bake she did.

I'll have to try these out sometime, or rather show them to some girl who loves to bake and ask nicely for her to make them for me :)

December 3, 2008 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger lindsay>boo said...

I'm totally trying these. Jared would love them.

December 3, 2008 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I will have to try this. Jeremy LOVES eggnog, I think it is sick, but this recipe looks so good!

December 3, 2008 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger brookb said...

I love how you can just whip up a recipe and it turns out delicious!! We tried your cherry pie turnovers for family night and now I am excited for another delicious treat to try with eggnog!! Thanks and I hope you have fun with your sister!!

December 3, 2008 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger The GosFam said...

I love egg nog too, but Matt is not a big fan so I only drink it when we go home for the holidays. What a good idea to make something with it.

December 3, 2008 at 7:39 PM  

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