Eggnog Bread made with seasonal egg and milk beverage, and then topped with a flavorful glaze and sprinkled with nutmeg! This quick bread makes a delicious holiday gift or morning treat!
If you love the flavor of eggnog be sure to try these Eggnog Cupcake Recipe with Buttercream Frosting too.
I’ve been putting my Kitchenaid mixer through quite a workout these past few days so that we’ll have plenty of cookies to munch on and enjoy during our Christmas break!
Fresh out of the oven are these Ricotta Cheese Holiday Cookies. I also made Mexican Wedding Cookies (my favorite), Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies, and these Butter Brickle Cookies.
We also have a neighborhood holiday gathering that we go to every year and I’m in charge of bringing a dessert so I want to make sure to have plenty to pack up!
I’m on a baking roll! So I might as well add eggnog bread to the list, right?!
Eggnog quick bread
Are you an eggnog fan? We buy it every year, but I don’t drink milk at all (just preference), so it’s not that appealing to me. I do like the flavor and I’ll have a sip or two, but that’s about it.
Alan is the one that enjoys it the most or maybe it’s the brandy that he adds that he likes best!
We usually end up with a lot leftover, so instead of tossing it out adding it to baked goods sounds like better plan to me!
This recipe doesn’t call for any proofing time. Mix the ingredients, bake, cool and add the glaze.
EGGNOG BREAD RECIPE – INGREDIENTS & UTENSILS
- Eggs, large
- granulated sugar
- prepared eggnog
- vanilla extract
- all-purpose flour
- baking powder
- ground nutmeg
- confectioners sugar
- prepared eggnog
- Loaf pan(s)
- large mixing bowl
- small mixing bowl
- measuring spoons and cups
- mixing spoon
An eggnog loaf makes a great holiday gift idea!
This eggnog bread baked up nice and tender, flavorful, and it’s super easy to make!
Add this recipe to your holiday dessert try or spread the sweetness and give a mini loaf as a gift!
I made one large loaf, but you can also divide the batter and bake mini loafs!
Quick Bread Recipes
You also may like to try these additional quick bread recipes!
- Pumpkin Apple Bread – made with whole wheat pastry flour and lightened up with apple sauce.
- Cherry Quick Bread – tender bread made with juicy cherries.
- Chocolate Chip Banana Zucchini Bread – a delicious combination of fruit and vegetables.
Holiday Eggnog Bread
Simple quick bread with seasonal eggnog. This holiday eggnog bread makes a large loaf or serval smaller loaves. Perfect for holiday gift giving.
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup eggnog
- 1/2 cup butter, unsalted, melted and cooled
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
- 2 tablespoons eggnog
- dash of nutmeg
- nutmeg for garnish
- Grease the bottom of a 9" x 5" loaf pan with cooking spray or butter and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg
- In a large bowl combine eggs, granulated sugar, butter, egg nog, and vanilla. Mix well.
- Add flour mixture to wet ingredients until all ingredients are combined. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and let cool or 5 minutes before inverting to a cooling rack.
- For ICING, in a small bowl mix powdered sugar with eggnog one tablespoon at a time for desired consistency. Pour over cooled bread.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 206Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 4g
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Recipe from Gooseberry Patch, Big Book of Holiday Cooking @2012
Don’t forget to make these Eggnog Cupcakes too!
I found this recipe in 2021 and it is now a family favorite at the holidays! Thank you!!! I’ll have to try your cookies as well.
Thank you so much for commenting, Susan! I’m thrilled this is a favorite holiday recipe for your family too!
My husband really hates eggnog. I really love eggnog. Going to make it anyways as it will be mine, all mine! (I’ll bake him up a boxed brownie mix!)
You absolutely should make this for yourself and enjoy every single bite 🙂
Not an Eggnog fan but friends are,so I decided to make your recipe and it got rave reviews. Also made house smell amazing. Moist and fluffy and light. Thankyou for the favorite bread of the season.
Awesome, Stacie! That’s a common theme I’m learning. Even those that say they don’t like eggnog really enjoy this quick bread. Thank you for commenting!
Great recipe! Takes just a few minutes to
prepare. Cake is tender & delicious.
Definitely a keeper. I lined my pan with
Parchment paper & just lifted cake out when
I’m glad you enjoyed this eggnog bread, Ginger! Great idea to use parchment paper. Thank you for stopping by.
We just made this eggnog bread, in fact it’s cooling as I write this! We did the toothpick test, however, even thought the toothpick came out clean, after 35 minutes in the oven at 350 degrees, our bread actually “dripped” from the center when the loaf was turned over! We put it back together, placed it back into the oven, for another 15 minutes before it appeared actually done! Now, waiting to see how it turns out because it sounds delicious! We used one large, glass loaf pan! What did we do wrong that it was so undercooked! Thanks!
Oh no, Jan! I have not heard of this happening to other bakers. I hope someone else can offer some tips. I’m at a loss.
Dumb question, but if you are making mini loaves, how would you adjust your time? I’m trying to make for a bake sale and dont want to flub it up!
Hi Brittany! Not a silly question. They’ll take 30-35 minutes. Check for by inverting a toothpick in the center. It’s done when it comes out clean. Good luck with the sale!
I made this a few weeks ago and it was really delicious (: It took 50 minutes in the oven but it baked perfectly. I’m going to make it again next year when eggnog is back in stores
Great to hear this eggnog bread turned out for you! I meant to freeze some egg nog before it was out of season and I forgot! Darn it!
Just wondering if you can make this ahead of time and freeze it ?
Yes, this can be frozen, but I would add the flavor when ready to serve.
Oooh this sounds so incredible! I love eggnog – the flavours of Christmas. Perfect in a cake.
Even though we do not have eggnog in our stores, I have loved it since the first time I made my own and your Eggnog Bread looks so delicious (and easy!) – will definitely make it soon !
I made your amazing eggnog loaf recipe over the holidays as a gift for my nephew. He just loved it! AND he was so appreciative for a homemade gift. I wanted to pop back by and let you know it is so fabulous and thank you for such a yummy and perfect holiday loaf!
Food gifts are the best, especially when the recipient is so appreciative! Thanks for making my day with your thoughtful comment, Debra!
sounds wonderful. Can this bread be frozen if I make it ahead?
Hi Judy! Yes, you can freeze this bread, but don’t frost until you thaw and serve it.
That is some good looking bread! I just want to run my finger through that glaze!!
I have to make this for my kids – we have made pumpkin eggnog bread but this looks amazing 😉 We love eggnog!
Jennifer A Stewart
Never had eggnog in bread before. Sounds delicious and perfect for teacher’s gifts this year!
Hi! Wanting to make this a few days ahead…what is the best way to store it? 🙂
Hi Cassie! I would follow the suggestion from this recipe by BHG https://www.bhg.com/recipe/quickbreads/carrot-bread-with-cream-cheese-icing/ Wrap it in foil. It can be kept at room temp for up to three days or freeze up to three months. Add the glaze before serving.
I adore eggnog, gotta try this!
My nephew really loves eggnog, I’ve printed off your recipe and will make this for him for Christmas. I know he’ll love it!
Debi at Life Currents
This is so pretty, and I love that it uses eggnog (I always end up with leftover eggnog in the fridge). Can’t wait to make this!
I love eggnog! It’s such a delicious flavor. I haven’t tried bread, but I do have a little left over from my macaroons.
We are huge eggnog fans, even our kids. And a wonderful sweet bread is always welcome at our home, especially this time of year. Thia is a fantastic holiday food idea and one we will be trying for sure! Thanks so much for the inspiration, once again.
This bread looks delicious! I can’t even guess how soft and creamy that eggnog made it!
I love this Sandra!! This certainly makes for a great dessert or even for the morning of Christmas! Wonderful job!
One cup of eggnog is listed in the ingredients, but not in the directions. I am assuming that the eggnog is added to the wet ingredients?
Hi Lorie! Yes, you are correct! Thank you for letting me know I left that info out. Updating it now.
I am not an egg nog fan to drink, but I love eggnog flavored baked things like this. Oh, and ice cream. This bread looks fantastic Sandra! Love the glaze.
Karen (Back Road Journal)
My husband loves eggnog and he would really enjoy this holiday bread. Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas, Karen! I hope you make this eggnog bread for your husband 🙂
Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads
I love eggnog, so I know I’d love this bread! Great recipe and Merry Christmas!
The bread is nice and tender…Merry Christmas to you and your family, Sheena!
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama
Oh yum! What a perfect quick bread for the holidays. 🙂 I am ALL about the eggnog right now too.
The season goes by so quickly, so you definitely need to enjoy the eggnog while you can!
I do love all the eggnog recipes I’m seeing on blogs at the moment. Love the drizzle of icing on this bread. I don’t like to drink milk either but I don’t mind an eggnog or two on Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas to you and all your family, Sandra xx
Thank you, Charlie! I absolutely love your fun holiday card with your family! Cheers to a great year!
I absolutely adore eggnog. I am going to love this bread.
Yes you are, Christie! You’ll also love that this is a cinch to make 🙂