Saturday, December 6, 2008

Holiday Eggnog Quick Bread, One of My Favorite Things.

I love it when i get the first glimpse of Eggnog on the grocery shelves. I feel like a kid in a candy store, you see when i see Eggnog I immediately think of my Holiday Eggnog Bread. I get so excited I usually end up buying a couple cartons, one to drink and one to bake with. I have been making this wonderful holiday bread for so long I cant even remember where I got the recipe. I think it was online somewhere.

The original version did not have the instant pudding in the recipe, but for some reason I thought the bread to be just a bit dry. I thought maybe if I added a packet of instant french vanilla pudding and increased the eggnog by a half a cup that might do the trick.

Well it did, and this year is the first year I drizzled a eggnog glaze on the bread, it really took a already great recipe over the top. I made mini loaves for gift giving, so the recipe yields 5 mini loaves or 1 large loaf. I can say today as i type that i am down to just three loaves i cant stop eating this stuff.

I managed to freeze the remaining three loaves so I cant get my hands on them. Now my kids seem to think they like it too ugh, guess I need to bake some more of those little guys. I think the bread is at it's best the second day after the flavors have mixed together. You cant even detect the instant pudding it really made the bread so moist.

I will continue to add the pudding and add the eggnog glaze it's so yummy!!! now go bake some of this bread you wont be sorry. I guarantee after you taste this bread you wont think of eggnog the same way again, you will be thinking about this awesome holiday recipe.


These are the ingredients you will need: Eggnog, eggs, sugar, all purpose flour, melted butter, instant vanilla pudding, vanilla extract, rum extract, nutmeg, salt and baking powder.


Beat eggs, add sugar, eggnog, butter, rum and vanilla extract.


Blend well with a mixer.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Add to the batter.



next add the dry instant vanilla pudding

Blend again until everything is combined. If the batter seems a little thick just add a bit more eggnog.



Grease bottom of bread pans I spray the sides as well.

Pour into greased mini loaf pans or two 9x5 inch loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes for regular loaf pan or about 20 - 25 minutes for mini loaves. bake until golden brown and toothpick inserted comes out clean.


cool in pans 10 minutes.


Remove and place bread on cooling rack until completely cooled. This bread makes the house smell so good.



Drizzle eggnog glaze on top and let the glaze dry.





Holiday Eggnog Bread

2 1/4 - cups all purpose flour
2 - teaspoon baking powder
1/4 - teaspoon salt
1 - 3.4 oz package instant french vanilla or vanilla pudding
1 1/4 - cups sugar
1 3/4- cups eggnog
2 - eggs, beaten
1/2 - cup butter, melted
1/4 - teaspoon nutmeg
1 - teaspoon rum extract
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom of two 9x5 inch loaf pans or use mini loaf pans. Beat eggs, add sugar, eggnog, butter, rum and vanilla extract. 

Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Add the flour mixture to the batter and mix well.

Add the instant pudding and blend. Pour into greased pans and bake at 350 degrees 20-25 minutes for mini loaves and 40 - 50 minutes for regular loaf pans. 

Bread will be golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove and cool completely on a baking rack. When cool drizzle eggnog glaze on top.


Eggnog Glaze:
1 - cup powdered sugar
Enough eggnog to make a glaze to drizzle over bread

To make the glaze: Mix (1) cup powdered sugar with enough eggnog to make a pourable glaze. Drizzle over cooled loaves. Let glaze set before storing bread.

Recipe yields: approx 5 mini loafs or 2 regular loaves


34 comments:

Michelle said... #

I made this bread for the first time two years ago for my family and we loved it. I'll definitely have to make it again this holiday season. Thanks for posting your recipe. It's so simple.

RecipeGirl said... #

I tried an eggnog bread recipe last year that I wasn't fully impressed with. Will try yours this year, and I love the added glaze. Bookmarked!

Debbie said... #

mmmmm....I love eggnog, and I love tea breads to make at Christmas time. I'll have to try this.
And I think the sugared walnuts can be replaced by pecans. In fact I just bought some pecans to try also. They are my favorite nut.

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Michelle I this is one of my favorite recipes I make it every year.

Lori this recipe is so good especially with the pudding added to the batter and the eggnog glaze. I couldn't stop eating it.

Debbie thanks for answering my pecan ? I cant wait to make the cinnamon sugar pecans.

tam said... #

What a terrific idea! And sounds sooo yummy-I am gonna have to make some-I know my family will love it!
Thanks~Smiles~Tam

VG said... #

This looks delish Tina. I have to see if we have eggnog in cartons down under. I have never come across it but then, I have never looked before!

Melissa said... #

My hubby and I were just saying we needed to do something with eggnog this year. I'd never thought of putting it in bread. Love it!

Stephanie said... #

I love eggnog! That looks so yummy, perfect for the holidays.

Frantic Home Cook said... #

THAT pan is great. I don't think I've ever seen one like that.

Teresa Cordero Cordell said... #

Tina, these are great You're right. They do make a wonderful little gift for friends and family. I get excited when I see the eggnog at the store too. You are such a good cook.

Frieda said... #

I am definitely going to try this and add it to my bread collection! Thanks for a darling blog and for sharing!

Maria said... #

Perfect for the holiday season!

Sophie said... #

I've been wanting to make something like this but couldn't find a recipe. Yours looks delicious, I bet the pudding does make it extra moist :). I'd like to feature your recipe on our blog, please let me know if you're interested.

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Live.Love.Eat said... #

This looks scrumptious too!!!!

Becky said... #

I made these this morning and they were yummy!! I always look forward to eggnog on Christmas morning and this bread tastes soo good!!
Thank you for the recipe!

Tia said... #

This sounds wonderful, like everything else you come up with! I would love to see how you present and package them for gift giving. I would like to do the same.

Jane said... #

I just noticed the Egg Nog at the grocery store and was looking for a recipe for it. Now I'm all set! Thanks for the recipe!

Cooking with K said... #

I am a big fan of eggnog...this is a great way to enjoy it! Blessings, K

Tia said... #

Made this recipe tonight and it's so good! Thank you so much!

Becky said... #

I made this yesterday and loved it. Unfortunately our counter surfing Golden loved it too; she made off with 5 of the 8 mini-loaves! Thanks for sharing.

Tiffanee said... #

YUM! I am not an eggnog drinker, but love the smell. So this is right up my alley. Looks and sounds delicious!!

Carol Stevens said... #

Delicous! I made 2 batches this weekend for teacher, etc... gifts. Of course one loaf had to be tasted by the family - and it was gone before I knew it. Awesome recipe! Linda @RedStarYeast

Lorraine said... #

i have never tried this before. just looking at the pictures make me feel like i can smell it baking. it looks so good. i have all of the ingredients, we just might have to have this for dinner tonight. it'll be a little surprise..

Heather Rathnau said... #

Thanks for this recipe! I tried a recipe for Eggnog Bread two years ago and didn't like it at all. I'll try this one this year! Thank you!

Anonymous said... #

I'm using this recipe as I type, in the oven smelling yummy!

The Better Baker said... #

What a brillliant idea Tina. I can't wait to try this...my son's favorite beverage is eggnog...he's really gonna love me!

Tiffany @ Eat at Home said... #

This is probably the perfect time to admit that I've never tried eggnog. I have no idea what it tastes like. The bread looks wonderful and moist though. I'll have to try it.

Christina said... #

How long can you store the Eggnog bread, and which is the best place to store it?

Suzanne said... #

Oh my goodness!!! I just made 5 mini loaves and one and a half are gone already!! What a wonderful flavor. Thank you for the delicious recipe, as always.

Diane said... #

I made this as cupcakes and it was great! I did use the pudding and the glaze. Terrific! We have Braum's stores here & their eggnog is the best I have ever had. It really made this recipe exceptional!

Anonymous said... #

Can I add golden raisins,pecans?

Christina Dent said... #

hi! i must have done something wrong...my bread turned out terribly dense and fell as soon as it was out of the oven :( the taste was spot on but i had planned to give this out as gifts and wasn't able to. any ideas on what went wrong? thank you!

Deb Forbes said... #

This sounds so good and I have eggnog lovers in the family. Question can I leave out the rum extract or replace it with something else? Thanks

Tina Butler said... #

Yes you can omit the rum extract and go with all vanilla.