Eggnog is a festive tipple that is good to sip, but you can also use it in recipes. Take the following eggnog bread, for example. It will be perfectly served on Christmas morning for breakfast, right before you start ripping open all those presents. It also makes a tasty snack at any time of the day.
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Eggnog is one of the most evident flavors in the cake, and it also has cinnamon and nutmeg. A splash of rum extract is also good in there.
The eggnog not only adds flavor to the cake but it also helps keep it beautifully moist. It keeps for a few days and can even be frozen if you want to make extra. Raisins and pecans add festive flavor to the loaf, along with applesauce, eggnog, sugar, and more.
It’s an easy recipe and even if you have your Christmas favorites for your festive baking list, this one might soon become a new favorite.
Why You’ll Love the Recipe:
This holiday bread is moist and tasty. It has pecans and golden raisins, along with eggnog and applesauce. It’s a tasty sweet bread which is ideal for Christmas breakfast.
How to Serve It:
Enjoy a slice of this warm or at room temperature. You can spread some butter on it if you like.
- All-purpose flour
- White sugar
- Baking powder
- Golden raisins
- Vegetable or canola oil
- Splash of rum extract (optional)
How to make Christmas Eggnog Bread:
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and the eggnog, egg, oil, applesauce, and rum extract (if using) in another.
Now combine both mixtures.
Stir in the nuts and raisins.
Divide this batter between a pair of greased loaf pans.
Bake the eggnog bread for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a loaf comes out clean.
Let the loaves cool for 10 minutes, then turn out of the pans and let them finish cooling on a wire rack.
You’re going to love the taste of this holiday bread. It’s rich-flavored and delicious. It’s a great recipe for Christmas or anytime you want a festive-tasting baked treat.
Christmas Eggnog Bread
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 egg
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup golden raisins
- ¼ cup applesauce
- 1¾ cups eggnog
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ cup vegetable or canola oil
- Splash of rum extract optional
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and the eggnog, egg, oil, applesauce, and rum extract (if using) in another.
- Now combine both mixtures.
- Stir in the nuts and raisins.
- Divide this batter between a pair of greased loaf pans.
- Bake the eggnog bread for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a loaf comes out clean.
- Let the loaves cool for 10 minutes, then turn out of the pans and let them finish cooling on a wire rack.
Can You Make It Ahead?
Yes, make this eggnog bread in advance if you want to.
Since there is eggnog in this loaf and moist breads spoil faster, this one should be kept in the refrigerator. Put it in a Ziploc bag or wrap it in plastic wrap first. It will last for up to 3 days. You can also freeze it for up to 2 months.
Variations and Substitutions:
A splash of rum extract is good in this eggnog recipe, or even a splash of rum. You can use walnuts instead of the pecans or dried cranberries instead of the golden raisins.