Eggnog Bread

Here’s a wonderful holiday sweet treat to try:  Eggnog Bread

Eggnog Bread

Yield: 1 loaf

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Eggnog Bread



  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup eggnog (low fat is fine)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (or eggnog extract, if you have it)
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract, optional


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • dash freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons eggnog


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, eggnog, melted butter, vanilla, and rum extract (if using). Add egg mixture to the flour mixture and whisk together just until moistened (batter will be lumpy).
  4. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for about 45 to 50 minutes. Check for done-ness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the loaf -- it should come out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on a rack.
  5. Prepare icing: In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, vanilla, and nutmeg. Whisk in enough eggnog to reach a drizzling consistency. Drizzle the cooled loaf with icing. Grate a little bit of fresh nutmeg over the icing, then let the icing set completely before wrapping the loaf for storage.

Here are a few more eggnog themed recipes you might enjoy:

14 Responses to “Eggnog Bread”

  1. postedDec 1, 2009 2:22 PM
    Miss Rachel

    This looks so good. I love eggnog.

  2. postedDec 2, 2009 7:54 AM

    This is a fantastic looking bread. Love anything with eggnog so this should be a hit.

    Thanks for the recipe.

  3. postedDec 5, 2009 2:19 PM

    This Eggnog Bread is amazing; used Silk Nog in both the batter and icing! The full recipe made (11) 3-4 inch cakes with a Wilton pan from last year. Covered each of the Gingerbread Men and Trees completely with the glaze and sprinkled with white edible glitter — thanks for a great recipe Lori!

  4. postedNov 12, 2010 11:50 AM
    Rachel Alexandre

    This looks delicious!

  5. postedDec 8, 2011 8:28 PM
    Eggnog Lover

    Absolutely a wonderful recipe. Baked beautifully, and smells just like a glass of eggnog. This recipe is a keeper!

  6. postedJan 2, 2012 11:40 AM

    Made this yesterday to use up some holiday eggnog and it is delicious!

  7. postedNov 20, 2012 12:23 PM

    This recipe is simply amazing!!! Made it over the weekend, with the addition of cranberries.

  8. postedNov 25, 2012 7:23 PM

    Do you use salted butter, PLUS regular salt??? or unsalted butter and salt?? I only have unsalted butter on hand, and never use salted butter. thanks.

    • postedNov 26, 2012 8:43 AM

      I always have both on hand- but you can use unsalted and just up the salt to about 3/4 teaspoon.

  9. postedDec 10, 2012 4:51 AM
    Candice. howard

    Can i make this in a mason jar? Any hints?

  10. postedDec 2, 2014 5:52 PM
    Karen H.

    Can this be made into mini loaf pans 5x3x1″ and if so what would be the temp and baking time. Thanks

    • postedDec 3, 2014 9:36 AM

      I’m sure it can- I don’t know what an exact baking time would be, but you could google other mini loaf recipes to see. My guess would be 20 to 25 min.

  11. postedJan 3, 2017 12:19 PM

    Delicious! I used Truvia instead of white sugar and the So Good brand coconut eggnog – healthy ISH 😉 Will be making this every year! Great way to use up eggnog.

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