Egg Nog Bread

One of the things I enjoy about Christmas is the chance to have some eggnog. I don’t drink a lot of eggnog, but I do enjoy some now and then at the holidays. I thought it would be fun to try using eggnog in a recipe, so I made this Egg Nog Bread! I added an eggnog glaze to it, and I really liked the way it turned out!

This quick bread has a subtle eggnog flavor, and the creamy glaze gives it a nice sweetness. Some of my friends who taste-tested it are not big eggnog fans, but they still liked the bread! I will definitely be making this again…I may even start a new tradition and make it every Christmas! This recipe makes one 9 x 5 inch loaf or 3 small mini loaves (3 x 5″). The mini loaves make great holiday gifts!


EGG NOG BREAD WITH EGG NOG GLAZE by Nancy C, adapted from

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 2 teaspoons rum flavored extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (I used unbleached flour)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease and flour one 9 x 5 inch loaf pan or three 3 x 5 inch mini loaf pans; set aside.

In large bowl, cream the softened butter and sugar together. Add in eggs, mixing well, and then the eggnog, rum extract, and vanilla extract; blend well.

In medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Add to eggnog mixture in the large bowl and stir just enough to moisten; pour into prepared loaf pan (or mini loaf pans). 

Bake in 9 x 5″ loaf pan for 50 to 55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; or bake 3 x 5″ loaves for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool loaf or loaves for 10 minutes and remove from pan to a wire rack.

Cool completely and then add the glaze (if you don’t want to use a glaze, you can sprinkle the loaf or loaves with powdered sugar).

While loaf is cooling, make your glaze…


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons eggnog

In small bowl, add powdered sugar and eggnog; stir until well-blended.

When loaf (or loaves) are cooled, spoon glaze over top and let drizzle down the sides; let glaze set and then serve.


Do you enjoy eggnog over the holidays? Have you used it in any recipes?

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34 thoughts on “Egg Nog Bread

  1. Pat

    Nancy I’m a big fan of egg nog so I know I’d love this cake! I also loved how your your peppermint pound cake looked in the prior post. They are two wonderful holiday desserts!


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  3. Michelle Jamieson

    Nancy, thank you so much for your kind remarks on my blog comforting me in my disapointment that we still have no snow! Well, we are supposed to get some tonight and tomorrow so I’m happy 😉 I absolutely cannot wait to try your egg nog bread and your peppermint bark! Thanks so much for inspiring me!

    New England-Style


  4. Allie

    That looks really yummy! I will have to try this one!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!


  5. laurie

    Nancy, I would never have thought to use egg nog this way! What a great idea, and it looks sooooo good. My mouth is watering. Thank you for sharing this for Favorite Things. Wishing you a wonderful new year. laurie


  6. Wanda

    Great! I just went online to google what the heck I could do with the leftover egg nog and had my fingers crossed that surely there is somethings besides drinking it! Your recipe looks so good. I shall try it this afternoon.


  7. Brenna

    My sisters love eggnog, and I’ve been wondering what sweet treat to bake for everyone this holiday. I couldn’t of come across this at a better time 🙂



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