Eggnog Mini Loaves Recipe
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Eggnog Mini Loaves Recipe

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The seasonal flavors of eggnog, rum extract and nutmeg shine through in these moist, golden loaves. Tender slices go great with a cup of coffee. —Beverly Elmore, Spokane, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons rum extract

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 105 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. In another bowl, beat the eggs, eggnog, sugar, butter and extracts; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Pour into three greased 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 3 loaves.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.
Originally published as Eggnog Mini Loaves in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p103

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 105 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

I made these as regular sized loaves (so I used 1 batch as 1 loaf instead of 3 mini loaves) and it turned out well. In one batch, I mistakenly put only 1tsp of vanilla and 1 tsp of rum extracts...and it was actually better, I thought, than the recipes with 2 each. The rum, in particular, is a little strong in this. I will be cutting back to 1 tsp of the rum just because of my personal taste. I think it would be enough.

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

Easy to bake and loaves turned out like in the picture. The taste is definately eggnog and the smell of this baking is wonderful...your kitchen will smell like a donut shop! If you don't like eggnog or rum flavor than this recipe is not for you. The taste is good but I think it would be amazing with the right glaze or frosting. Does anyone have a recipe for a glaze or frosting for this? Also, the recipe does say to pour the batter into the pans. The batter is so thick that this is not possible. I used a measuring cup to fill the pans and then I had to spread it out. May try again if someone can supply a frosting/glaze recipe for this.

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

se are scrumptious and have all the flavors of the season. They were easy to make and are moist and tasty. I added sliced candied cherries and chopped pecans to add to the festive appearance. My daughter and I glazed them and added red and green sprinkles and they made lovely, festive gifts. The recipe is a keeper.

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

OMGoodness! This bread is delish just as is, but if you don't glaze it you can toast it and, if it's possible, it's even better toasted with cream cheese! Try it!!!

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2013

Yum - perfect Christmas gifts! Quick and easy to make. Because I used an organic light eggnog without high fructose corn syrup, I anticipated the potential dry texture others mentioned. I increased both the eggnog and butter by 1 T each, and the texture is beautiful. Like others in the reviews, the batter doesn't pour into the pans - even with the increased liquids. It wasn't a thick paste, but I filled and leveled the pans with a spatula rather than a spoon or pour from the bowl. The texture of the finished product is more like a banana bread or moist coffee cake than a cake, for sure. I provided each loaf with a small container of an eggnog/powdered sugar glaze to be added at the recipients' preference. This recipe is a keeper, and the mini-loaves are ideal for friends and neighbors overwhelmed with holiday treats!

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