Festive Eggnog Bread

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

"My friend gave me this recipe and I have added variations for the fruit/nut combination. They are all wonderful. This bread is amazingly good when toasted."

Original recipe yields 10-12 servings
  • VARIATIONS: Use measurements above


  • Serving Size: 1 (137.3 g)
  • Calories 367.8
  • Total Fat - 11.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 55.5 mg
  • Sodium - 445.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 58 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Sugars - 25.6 g
  • Protein - 8.1 g
  • Calcium - 172.6 mg
  • Iron - 1.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350F.

Step 2

Beat sugars and egg in mixing bowl.

Step 3

Beat in melted butter. (I like to add some rum extract for extra flavour)

Step 4

Add eggnog and mix.

Step 5

Sift flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg over eggnog mixture.

Step 6

Stir until moistened.

Step 7

Mix in nuts and fruit.

Step 8

Turn into greased 9x5x3" loaf pan.

Step 9

Bake for about 1 hour until an inserted wooden pick comes out clean.

Step 10

Let stand for 20 minutes.

Step 11

Turn out onto rack and cool.

Step 12

This recipe freezes well.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


TwisSis RIP Forever in our Kitchen

Made for the Billboard Recipe Tag Game – I’ve made similar cakes using eggnog (because I love it), but never anything that also resembled a light fruitcake. Besides its lovely taste, what I liked most about your recipe was the choices you allowed. I opted to use 2/3 cup halved red glace cherries + 1/3 cup dried cranberries for the fruit with 2/3 cup walnuts. BUT I think any combo will work as long as one follows the amts you listed. I used a deep 9x8 inch baking pan, mainly because pan sizes differ in Iceland & I wanted to play it safe. Thx for sharing this great holiday recipe. It’s a bit late to join my food gifts this year, but it will be featured in 2018. (Pics will post as soon as I complete editing them) :-)

(22 Dec 2017)


Great way to use up eggnog. I used the dried cranberries and pecans option. Will be making this for the holidays in the future.

review by:
(3 Jan 2017)