Holiday Eggnog Bread

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.

Eggnog Bread topped with a glaze on a holiday napkin

Eggnog Bread

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?!

A loaf of eggnog bread on a white serving plate

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.

Delicious holiday eggnog quick bread!  Use the seasonal prepared drink in this recipe and enjoy for brunch or give as gifts! #bread #quickbread #eggnog #holiday #christmasrecipe #thefoodieaffair



  • Eggs, large
  • granulated sugar
  • prepared eggnog
  • butter
  • vanilla extract
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • ground nutmeg
  • salt
  • confectioners sugar
  • prepared eggnog
  • nutmeg


  • Loaf pan(s)
  • large mixing bowl
  • small mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • measuring spoons and cups
  • sifter
  • mixing spoon
sliced eggnog bread on a white serving platter

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!

sliced eggnog bread on a white serving plate

Quick Bread Recipes

You also may like to try these additional quick bread recipes!

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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.
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Course: Uncategorized
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baking, Bread, dessert, eggnog bread, holiday
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 206kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 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.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 147mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g


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Recipe from Gooseberry Patch, Big Book of Holiday Cooking @2012

Don’t forget to make these Eggnog Cupcakes too!

Frosted cupcakes on a wooden pedestal.
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  1. 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.

  2. 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!)

    1. 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.

  3. 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

      1. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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

  6. 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 !

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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?

  11. 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.

  12. 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