Eggnog Mini Loaves Recipe
- 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
- 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.
Test Kitchen Tips
1 slice: 105 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
Reviews for Eggnog Mini Loaves
"Yummy eggnog bread. Nice way to use my leftover eggnog."
"It was delicicous...I have made it many times."
"Thought this was a little bland so I added some fresh cranberries and chopped pecans. It really perked it up. Made about 30 loaves last Christmas for gifts. Plan to make more this year."
"These tasted great but were very heavy."
"Delicious! Great eggnog flavor and freeze well!"
"Simple and tasty"
"I agree with Juniecat. Nothing special. I expected it to be much moister, like a banana bread."
"Yummy, moist and great at Holidays."
"Gave these delicious loaves as Christmas gifts. My friends & family loved them. Only change I made was to add 1 teaspoon of vanilla & 3 of rum instead of the suggested 2 of each. Yum."
"This recipe was just ordinary, not much flavor. Will not make again."
"easy to make. Very moist and tasty."
"Thank you for sharing this recipe. It's a recipe which I think is really good. I admit that I had made adjustments to it and I'd added candied fruit (1-1/2 cups) with 1/8 cup flour and I Tbsp. ground Navel orange, plus I'd used 2 tsp. vanilla extract, 1 tsp. anise extract and 1 tsp. brandy extract. I also baked the loaves in one 7-1/2x3-1/2" loaf pan and two mini loaf pans for a 45 minute baking time. delowenstein"
"I made these loaves twice and both times I felt the bread was dry. It has a good flavor but definitely needs needs a bit more moisture. I may try and substitute half of the butter for applesauce and see if that will help. I did use the light eggnog and perhaps that is the reason for the dryness."
"I made an eggnog glaze and gave this bread as gifts! Everyone said this bread is delicious, so good that I could sell it and make a ton of money. I have made it twice now, once with rum and once with brandy extract. Everyone says it is delicious with either one. This bread will definitely go into my recipe collection."
"I've made this cake twice and the first time my ingredients weren't as fresh as they should be, the second time I made sure they were and it really made a difference. Delicious."
"I felt it could use more zip, perhaps more nutmeg &/or cinnamon!!"
"How much salt???"
"Am I missing something? Only see flour and baking powder for ingredients. Gave rating of one since I had to rate to review, but I can't review what I can't make without ingredients."
"This bread was just okay in our opinion. Made two smaller loaves and ended up throwing one away. My husband, daughter and myself found it to be kind of dry and just nothing to entice us to eat the second loaf. It did taste like eggnog, which we love, but, was missing something. Threw the recipe away too as not likely to make it again."
"very good! for sure a keeper! i made a glaze for mine using eggnog and milk- delish!!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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!!!"
"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!"
"I just made a batch and I am confused. Is the batter supposed to be so thick that you cannot pour into pans?!!! Followed the recipe to the letter."
"This sounds wonderful! Would it work just as well in the mini bundt cake molds?"
"I wonder-can these be made ahead of time and frozen?"
"Moist and delicious. My family loved them and I WILL make them again."
"delicious and moist.....somewhere in the comments someone said these were dry - don't overbake or they will be dry. At 20-25 min I begin to check for doneness - also depends on size of pan (exact dimensions as recipe or you own which may be larger or smaller). baking rule 101 - don't depend on the time stated in the recipe, it is just a guide - some ovens cook faster."
"I don't see how someone stated these were dry.. The loaves are VERY moist - and tasty! I gave them as Christmas gifts. Everyone enjoyed them/ got rave reviews!"
"I decided to run a trial on this recipe since I would like to make them for gifts this year for the holidays. These were very good. Nice & moist. I did add 2 tsp. of spiced rum instead of the rum extract. I will add 1 more tsp. of cinnamon to the recipe when I make it again. Overall..very good. Planning to serve with apple butter or a cinnamon butter."
"I make this every Christmas...everyone loves it"
"I found these loaves to be rather dry. The flavor is good, but I would like it better if they were more moist."
"Very quick and yummy!"
"I made these mini loaves as gifts for family members and they were all gone by the time our party was over!! These are simple and delicious!"