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Eggnog Bread Recipe

Hey there, baking enthusiasts! Are you ready to indulge in the warm and comforting flavors of the holiday season with a delightful treat that’s perfect for sharing with loved ones? As someone who finds joy in the simple pleasure of homemade baked goods, I’m thrilled to share with you a delicious recipe for Eggnog Bread that will fill your home with the aroma of festive cheer. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey filled with sweetness and spice!

Eggnog Bread Recipe:


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 2 tbsp rum flavor extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease the bottom of a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs. Add sugar, melted butter, eggnog, rum flavor extract, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the eggnog mixture, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it evenly.
  5. Bake for 40 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Once cooled, wrap the bread in plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  8. Slice and enjoy this festive Eggnog Bread with your favorite hot beverage or as a delightful snack any time of day!

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

  1. Can I use store-bought eggnog for this recipe?
    • Yes, you can use store-bought eggnog for convenience. However, if you prefer homemade eggnog, feel free to use that instead.
  2. Is rum flavor extract necessary, or can I use real rum?
    • The rum flavor extract adds the essence of rum without the alcohol content. If you prefer, you can substitute with real rum, adjusting the amount to taste.
  3. Can I omit the nutmeg if I don’t have any on hand?
    • While nutmeg adds a traditional holiday flavor to the bread, you can omit it if desired or substitute with a different spice such as cinnamon or cloves.
  4. How long does Eggnog Bread last, and how should it be stored?
    • Eggnog Bread can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Keep it wrapped in plastic wrap or an airtight container to maintain freshness.
  5. Can I freeze Eggnog Bread for later?
    • Yes, Eggnog Bread can be frozen for up to 3 months. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil before freezing. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.
  6. Can I add nuts or dried fruit to the bread for extra texture?
    • Absolutely! Chopped nuts such as pecans or walnuts, as well as dried fruit like cranberries or raisins, would make delicious additions to the bread.
  7. What can I serve with Eggnog Bread?
    • Eggnog Bread pairs beautifully with a cup of hot coffee, tea, or, of course, a glass of eggnog during the holiday season. It’s also delicious served with a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce.
  8. Can I make this bread ahead of time for holiday gatherings?
    • Yes, Eggnog Bread can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve. It’s a wonderful addition to any holiday brunch or dessert spread.

Helpful Tips:

  1. Use Room Temperature Ingredients: Allow the eggs, butter, and eggnog to come to room temperature before mixing to ensure even incorporation and a smoother batter.
  2. Avoid Overmixing: Be careful not to overmix the batter, as this can result in a dense or tough texture. Mix until the ingredients are just combined for the best results.
  3. Check for Doneness: Use a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread to check for doneness. If it comes out clean or with a few crumbs, the bread is ready.
  4. Adjust Sweetness to Taste: Feel free to adjust the amount of sugar according to your taste preferences. You can also add a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top before serving for an extra touch of sweetness.

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