Eggnog Mini Loaves With Cranberries (A Perfect Holiday Food Gift)

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"This recipe is similar to another recipe I just entered for an eggnog/cranberry tube cake. It's all about eggnog & cranberries for me this holiday season. Taste of Home appears to feel the same way & provided the eggnog part of the recipe, to which I added dried cranberries as an optional ingredient. I will make both recipes, but this recipe credited to Beverly Elmore of Spokane, MI appealed to me because it's 3 mini-loaves yield was ideal for my food gifts. Time does not include cooling time. ENJOY!"

Original is 30 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (36.2 g)
  • Calories 97.7
  • Total Fat - 3.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 27 mg
  • Sodium - 79.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 13.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 6 g
  • Protein - 1.9 g
  • Calcium - 44.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a lrg bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon & nutmeg.

Step 2

In a 2nd bowl, beat the eggs, eggnog, sugar, butter & extracts. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cranberries, if using.

Step 3

Pour into 3 greased 5-3/4-in x 3-in x 2-in loaf pans. Bake at 350F for 30-35 min or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 min B4 removing from pans to wire racks - Or leave in pans if giving & wrapping as food gifts. Your choice.

RE DRIED CRANBERRIES: I prefer using my kitchen scissors to cut the larger cranberries into smaller pieces. I also prefer plumping them in water & pressing them nearly dry B4 I fold them into a batter. If you use them, select your own choice of method.


  • 3 aluminum baking loaf pans - 5-3/4-in x 3-in x 2-in size.

1 Reviews

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A very nice holiday sweet bread and just the right size for gift giving. I was concerned that the amount of sugar and the eggnog would make the bread too sweet, but it didn't. I would like to try this recipe again using fresh cranberries.


(22 Dec 2016)

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