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Eggnog Bread

Eggnog Bread is the perfect dessert to pair with a giant mug of hot chocolate or a steaming cup of coffee! Comforting and inviting, this moist, soft, bread is baked to perfection and drizzled with a powdered sugar glaze. It’s ideal for breakfast on a chilly winter morning or dessert after a long day of family fun.

Sliced eggnog bread on a platter.

Eggnog Bread

If you’re not a big fan of eggnog as a drink but still enjoy the flavors, Eggnog Bread is just the thing! It’s also delicious if you are a fan of the drink itself! Made with your favorite eggnog, this is perfect to give to family and friends throughout the holiday season or as a delicious addition to the holiday table.

This bread is perfect for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or an after dinner dessert. The eggnog glaze really sets it over the top so definitely don’t skip out on that last step!

Key Ingredients 

For the Eggnog Bread:

  • flour: All-purpose.
  • sugar: White granulated.
  • baking powder: This will be your leavening agent so your bread rises without the process of having to proof yeast.
  • ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg: The perfect amount of spice and warmth.
  • salt: A pinch to balance out the sweet and bring out the rich flavors.
  • eggs: Just two to hold everything together.
  • eggnog: Feel free to use your favorite store bought or even a homemade version.
  • butter: Unsalted and melted.
  • vanilla extract: For warmth and flavor.
  • rum extract: This is optional but adds that extra eggnog flavor.

For the Icing:

  • powdered sugar: This is your base for the glaze.
  • milk: You could also use eggnog for even more flavor.
  • rum extract: Again optional but recommended. 

How to Make Eggnog Bread

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl, whisk the eggs, eggnog, butter, vanilla, and rum extract together until smooth.
  4. Stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients just until combined then pour it into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the eggnog loaf.
  5. While the bread loaf is baking, in a small mixing bowl stir together the powdered sugar, milk, and rum extract until smooth then set aside until ready to use.
  6. Let the loaf cool completely after coming out of the oven (about an hour) before icing, slicing and serving. Enjoy morning, noon, or night with a glass of eggnog or slow cooker hot chocolate!
Collage showing how to make eggnog bread.

Tips and Variations

  • If your bread begins to brown a bit too much on top but isn’t quite done baking, cover with aluminum foil and continue baking until done. 
  • Using a full fat eggnog will give you a much richer and more moist loaf as opposed to a low fat eggnog. 
  • When incorporating your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients, stir until just combined. Don’t overmix or your bread could end up tough or not bake evenly.
  • Adding chopped pecans or walnuts lends a nice crunch to the bread. You could sprinkle some over the glaze as well! 
  • You don’t have to make the glaze as this bread will be sweet on its own. We recommend the glaze though for that extra bit of indulgence!
Piece of eggnog bread on a spatula.

Storage and Reheating

Storage: Place the eggnog bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days.

If you have used the glaze, it’s best to keep this bread in the refrigerator in an airtight container. It will stay good for about 5 days.

Freezer: A completely cooled loaf of eggnog bread can be frozen by wrapping it in a layer of plastic wrap followed by a layer of aluminum foil. It will stay good in the freezer for about 2-3 months. Don’t add the glaze until ready to serve.

Reheating: If you want to enjoy a slice of Eggnog Bread warm, simply pop it in the microwave for a few seconds until heated through. To thaw from frozen, place the bread in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

Don’t forget to check out our Eggnog Bread web story!

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Yield: 1 (9-inch) Loaf

Eggnog Bread

Top down view of sliced eggnog bread on a platter.

Eggnog Bread is the perfect dessert to pair with a giant mug of hot chocolate or a steaming cup of coffee! Comforting and inviting, this soft bread is baked to perfection and drizzled with a powdered sugar glaze.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cool Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours

Ingredients

Bread

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup non-alcoholic eggnog
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon rum extract

Icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon rum extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F, and grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl, whisk the eggs, eggnog, butter, vanilla and rum extract together until smooth.
  4. Stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients just until combined then pour it into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the loaf.
  5. Stir the powdered sugar, milk, and rum extract until smooth then set aside until it’s ready to use.
  6. Let the loaf cool completely, about an 1 hour before icing, slicing and serving.
  7. See post for storage options.

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 slice of eggnog bread. Actual calories will vary.

*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

*Photos courtesy of Karla Rae Photography.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 208mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 5g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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