Eggnog Quick Bread:

Eggnog Quick Bread is the embodiment of holiday coziness in every bite. This delightful quick bread captures the warm, comforting flavors of eggnog, combined with the satisfying, slightly sweet texture of bread. Whether you’re looking for a festive treat to enjoy with your morning coffee, as an afternoon snack, or to share with family and friends during the holiday season, this recipe will guide you through creating a slice of holiday cheer.


For the Eggnog Quick Bread:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup dark rum or bourbon (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

For the Eggnog Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons eggnog
  • A pinch of ground nutmeg
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon


Step 1: Preheat and Prepare

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan.

Step 2: Mix Dry Ingredients

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground nutmeg, and ground cinnamon.

Step 3: Combine Wet Ingredients

  1. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Add the eggnog, melted unsalted butter, vanilla extract, and rum or bourbon (if using). Mix until well combined.

Step 4: Mix Wet and Dry Ingredients

  1. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are okay.
  2. If you’re adding nuts, gently fold them into the batter.

Step 5: Fill the Loaf Pan

  1. Pour the batter into the greased and floured loaf pan.

Step 6: Bake the Bread

  1. Place the loaf pan in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 7: Cool the Bread

  1. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 8: Make the Eggnog Glaze

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, eggnog, ground nutmeg, and ground cinnamon until you have a smooth glaze.

Step 9: Drizzle and Serve

  1. Drizzle the eggnog glaze over the cooled bread.
  2. Slice and serve your Eggnog Quick Bread as a delightful holiday treat.


Eggnog Quick Bread is a slice of holiday delight, perfect for indulging in the festive flavors of eggnog, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Whether you’re enjoying it as a morning treat, an afternoon snack, or sharing it with loved ones during the holiday season, this recipe promises a warm and comforting experience. So, preheat your oven, gather your ingredients, and embrace the spirit of the holidays with a slice of Eggnog Quick Bread.

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