A delicious eggnog dessert the whole family will love, this Eggnog Bread with Cinnamon-Nutmeg Swirl is a unique way to enjoy this classic Christmas flavor alongside a cup of coffee or tea.
Eggnog Bread Recipe
A tender, melt-in-your-mouth dessert loaf with a sweet and crunchy cinnamon-nutmeg sugar swirl, topped with a silky eggnog icing drizzle and crunchy silvered almonds, this eggnog bread is the perfect addition to a Christmas brunch or an afternoon treat for a holiday get-together with friends.
I love adding eggnog to our holiday recipes. It adds richness and a luscious, tender texture to nearly everything you add it to. Not to mention it’s amazing flavor profile which pairs excellently with classic Christmas spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.
This eggnog quick bread is just as simple to make as your favorite banana bread recipe, making it the perfect easy dessert to whip up when you have last minute guests or just want something special to serve to your family on a cozy winter Sunday. My daughter and her friends made quick work of it after an afternoon of sledding, along with mugs of hot chocolate.
Can you freeze this eggnog bread? Yes! Wrap the eggnog bread and then store in airtight freezer containers or freezer bags for up to 2 months. (This set of freezer containers is a crazy bargain.) If you want to freeze each individual portion, you can slice and wrap individually before storing.
Can this recipe be made gluten-free? Yes, substitute the flour called for in the recipe with a C4C gluten-free flour. Ensure that your flax meal is gluten-free, too.
Can I use a low-carb flour in this recipe? Yes, however if you are using a brand like CarbQuik, you will need to omit the baking powder and baking soda called for in this recipe.
Eggnog Bread Ingredients
- All-purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
- White Sugar
- Unsalted butter, room temperature
- Eggs, room temperature
- Rum Extract, optional
- White Sugar
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: the rum extract can be replaced with real rum, if desired.
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How to Make Eggnog Bread
Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease or line a loaf pan and set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat together the sugar and butter for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
Beat in the eggs one at a time.
Add half of the flour mixture, beat to incorporate fully, then the eggnog and rum extract (if using), beat fully, then add the remaining flour mixture. Beat until just combined and no dry patches remain.
Scoop half of the batter into your prepared loaf pan.
In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon swirl ingredients.
Sprinkle the cinnamon swirl over the batter and use a spoon or knife to press down about 1″ to 2″ into the batter. Top with remaining batter.
Bake the eggnog bread for 45-55 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
If the top is starting to brown too quickly, cover loosely with tinfoil.
Allow the bread to cool completely before adding the optional drizzle.
To make the drizzle, combine the powdered icing sugar, nutmeg and 1 Tablespoon of eggnog and the rum extract, if using. Add additional eggnog as needed to get a good consistency.
Drizzle the eggnog mixture over the cooled bread and then press on silvered almonds.
Allow the drizzle to set before serving or storing.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 436Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 474mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 2gSugar: 41gProtein: 7g
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I hope your family loves this easy eggnog bread recipe as much as mine did! It disappeared in less than an hour!
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