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Eggnog Mini Loaves

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
    3 loaves


  • 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 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons rum extract


  • 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.
  • Pour into three greased 5-3/4x3x2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • That's the spirit! Rum, brandy or whiskey can be swapped for the rum extract if you don't have it in your pantry.
  • Pay homage to another holiday cocktail, the Tom and Jerry, by adding a bit more spice to your batter. Try 1/8 teaspoon each of cloves and allspice.
  • To make removal a breeze, line mini loaf pans with parchment paper. Draping the parchment a couple of inches over the sides forms a sling you can use to pop the loaves right out.
  • To score a rustic yet chic presentation, tie with pretty string for easy gifting!
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 slice: 158 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.


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    • marcibanes
      Dec 13, 2017

      Yummy!!! Very easy and quick to put together. This is an excellent dessert bread during Christmas time and I will make it again. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

    • Christina
      Dec 12, 2017

      Everyone’s taste is different; to me, it’s missing something. Like it’s trying to be a bread or a pound cake, but couldn’t decide.. maybe sweeter? And with all the butter and eggnog you would expect it to be more moist. It was just ok, won’t make it again.

    • lsagers
      Dec 2, 2017

      No comment left

    • Jellybug
      Oct 30, 2017

      These loaves are so easy to make, and delicious. Making them again to give out to family and friends.

    • shar6024
      Sep 9, 2016

      Made these for Christmas gifts. They freeze nicely and taste great. I also made them using muffin tins for a quick breakfast.

    • Bahiya
      Dec 27, 2015

      Yummy eggnog bread. Nice way to use my leftover eggnog.

    • Edysub
      Dec 16, 2015

      It was delicicous...I have made it many times.

    • ckessel
      Dec 2, 2015

      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.

    • smnystrom
      Apr 10, 2015

      These tasted great but were very heavy.

    • qalady01
      Mar 26, 2015

      Delicious! Great eggnog flavor and freeze well!