who loves egg nog?
you? you? you? let me tell you a little story about egg nog
i hate it. ugh. glewgh. glug.
i have a good & valid reason though.
i used to chug egg nog like it. was. my. job.
truth. somewhere in our family photo albums there is 99% likely a picture of my ‘glugging’ egg nog.
because when the holidays came a-knockin’ you best believe we had a carton of axelrod egg nog in our refrigerator.
chugging eggnog during the holiday season was just another normal day in the life. i didn’t like egg nog – i freaking loved it.
that was me.
after many many many years of glugging eggnog i just couldn’t hack it anymore. it was like a bad bad bad night of tequila – you know the kind where you find yourself dancing on bars at mcfaddens and then you end up at a 2AM strip club (not saying i’ve ever done that…) well that was what egg nog eventually felt like to me
christmas egg nog hangovers ::shivers::
so you could imagine my gag reflux when i opened the fridge and found this container staring back at me
it wasn’t axelrod – even worse – i felt cheated on – it was trader joe’s.
my uncle is a huge egg nog fan – it’s probably genetic to be honest – so deej stocked it in the house for him for christmas. he was the only one who had a glass – so there was plenty leftover post christmas
every day i opened the fridge it would stare at me – drink me julie – drink me – come on just drink me.
no. NO. NO
ironically enough christmas eve the little chobani elf dropped off a large & in charge box on my front stoop
my brain got churning – and just like that the baking itch came a scratching.
chocolate chip egg nog muffins makes 6 GIANT muffins
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup 2% plain chobani greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup egg nog
- 1T baking powder
- 1/2t baking soda
- 3/4 cup pure cane sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1T vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
preheat your oven to 350. spray a 6 cup muffin tin with non stick spray
in a large bowl mix together your dry ingredients. in another smaller bowl mix together your wet ingredients making sure the yogurt, egg nog & eggs are fully mixed (no clumpies!). pour the wet mixture into the dry mix – don’t over mix but toss to combine – throw in your chocolate chips – and don’t be afraid to be overly generous with them!
spoon the mixture into the muffin tin – equally distributing between muffin holes
bake for approximately 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
allow to cool on a cooling rack before consuming
don’t be like me and burn your mouth on one
look at the size of these beauties! standing next to a can of tuna for comparison sake
the best part? no egg nog hangovers!
love to love you <3
cawfee tawk? do you like egg nog? tequila? any good tequila or egg nog stories you feel like sharing?