Gifts from the Kitchen, Easy Eggnog Loaf

This quick bread is so moist and buttery,

and it can be in the oven in under 15 minutes~

a perfect treat or gift from your kitchen!

Pretend you see eggnog in this photo,

I can’t believe I snapped without the key ingredient!

Mix the wet ingredients

Mix the dry ingredients

Combine them into a thick batter

Transfer the batter to a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan

that has been sprayed

with a butter and flour baking spray

Bake at 350 degrees about 45-50 minutes

until tester comes out clean

Let cake cool before removing from pan,

then poke the top all over

with a long toothpick or skewer

Make the glaze with eggnog,

rum, powdered sugar and nutmeg

Slowly pour glaze over loaf

and let it seep in all the holes and over the sides

Yummy stuff!

This recipe is adapted from Knead to Cook

Easy Eggnog Loaf

This buttery quick bread is so moist and delicious! A wonderful family treat or a gift from your kitchen for neighbors and friends! Serve it for breakfast, brunch or topped with ice cream for dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Bread, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American



  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups eggnog {regular, not low fat}
  • 2 tsp rum
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 box 3.4 oz. instant French Vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp rum
  • 1 tsp eggnog
  • dash nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9" x 5" loaf pan with a butter and flour baking spray
  • Combine butter with eggs, vanilla, eggnog, sugar and rum in a mixing bowl and mix to combine. The butter will be lumpy but that's fine
  • In another bowl, mix flour, pudding mix, salt, nutmeg, and baking powder
  • Combine dry ingredients with the egg/butter mix, stirring to just combine. Do not overmix. Batter will be thick and lumpy.
  • Turn batter out into prepared loaf pan
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes or until tester comes out clean
  • Let loaf cool before removing from pan


  • Combine powdered sugar with eggnog, rum, and nutmeg. If glaze is too thick add a little more rum or eggnog until is the desired consistency. {Add more sugar if too thin}
  • Poke bread all over with a long toothpick or skewer. Slowly pour glaze over loaf letting the glaze seep down into the holes and over the sides.
  • Cut into 1 inch slices to serve
Keyword Christmas appetizer, eggnog bread, eggnog loaf, holiday bread, quick bread,


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36 Responses to “Gifts from the Kitchen, Easy Eggnog Loaf”
  1. The glaze makes the loaf! So yummy and tempting, Jenna.

  2. BERNADETTE says:

    I agree with Angie, the eggnog glaze makes it super festive.

  3. Sounds really good! I have a nice hot cuppa in front of me, and no EggNog Cake… Gotta work on that:@)

  4. I am enjoying a cup (or 4) of a lovely Christmas blend of coffee and a slice (or 2) of eggnog loaf would be fabulous! Jenna, this has to be delicious with the glaze! Merry Thursday πŸŽ„

  5. What a fun recipe. This looks really delicious, and EASY!

  6. That looks super delicious, Jenna. And easy! And a different take on the things I usually make. Hmmm. Wheels turning!

  7. thefrenchhutch says:

    This sounds and looks delicious! I think this would be a perfect addition to my Christmas morning breakfast spread. Pinning……..

  8. Cyndi Raines says:

    Wow, sounds very tasty. PINNING! πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

  9. Cyndi Raines says:

    P.S. I believe you have a birthday coming in 2 days, so I will wish you Best Birthday Wishes for that day and all next year! πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

  10. Alan says:

    I’ll be making that easy eggnog bread. I’ll post pics when I do!

  11. lulu says:

    Boy, do I love eggnog, one of my favorite parts of the season. This cake is one to try for sure and I’ll have it with eggnog enhanced coffee.

  12. Mary says:

    Sound yummy Jenna! I wish I had a slice to go with my coffee this morning. β™₯

  13. Joanne says:

    This looks amazing!!

  14. Kitty says:

    Oooh Jenna, this sounds delish! I love egg nog, and this sounds like a wonderful Christmas treat. Thank you for sharing. πŸŽ„β€οΈπŸŽ„

  15. Bridie says:

    Your cake sounds epic!! I’ve pinned it to my recipes board for later.

    Happy Crafting!!


  16. Rachelle says:

    Jenna, this cake sounds so yummy!!! Eggnog icing – I’ve never had that.

  17. Jenna, looks like a hit! Eggnog cake sounds so festive. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas.

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