Eggnog Quick Bread

One week from today is Christmas! If you’re like me, you still have a few loose ends to tie up in the next seven days! Fun things like packing and laundry. . . (I have never liked packing, even if I’m looking forward to wherever it is that I’m going.) And other fun things like trying to decide what to get my dad for Christmas! Anyone else have that problem where they don’t know what to get the men in their lives?! If you have any great ideas. . .let me know! :)

But then there are things that actually are fun left on my list. Like baked goods to give to family and friends. Enter this eggnog quick bread. It’s easy to whip up and gets you in the Christmas spirit while it’s baking because of the wonderful aroma that comes floating out of the oven! The eggnog makes the bread moist and dense, and the lightly spiced streusel topping complements the eggnog perfectly making it obligatory to snitch a couple of slices before giving it away!

So save a loaf for yourself, have a couple of slices with an eggnog latte, and you’ll be fueled for whatever is left on your Christmas to-do list! :)

Eggnog Quick Bread

Yield: 3 (3×5) mini loaves


  • For the Bread
  • 1 C white whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 C all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar substitute or sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 C lite eggnog
  • 1/4 C butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 C plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the Streusel Topping
  • 1/3 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray. (I like to put my loaf pans on a baking sheet to make it easier to put them in and take them out of the oven.)
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, eggnog, melted butter, yogurt, and vanilla extract until well-combined. Slowly add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Batter will be lumpy.
  4. Divide batter among the three pans.
  5. Stir together the dry ingredients for the streusel topping. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle streusel over the top.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

This recipe is adapted from Midwest Living.

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  1. I have a hard to shopping for any man I know!! Love this bread, especially in mini loaf pans! Great gift idea.

  2. this year for christmas, i got my dad a yankee candle. sounds weird, but that’s what he wanted. :) they have some pretty cool manly scents there!

  3. These look so good! Thanks for sharing girl!!

  4. I got my parents a new TV…kind of cheating since it is for both of them. But I feel like you can never go wrong with edibles…beer, booze, candy, cookies. My family loves exchanging food or gift cards for restaurants/food clubs. I also have found that guys love getting tickets-for their favorite sports team or band.

    Now onto this quick bread-YUM! I love that you made it lower cal too by using light eggnog and sugar substitute. That’s a plus, especially this time of year. Think I’ll make these into muffins and bring them to a Christmas brunch I’m attending. :)

  5. Jessica, this bread is perfection! That crumbly topping looks insanely good.

  6. I don’t even like Eggnog and this looks fantastic! The crumb topping looks to-die for!

  7. This looks so amazing! I definitely could get into eggnog like this!

  8. I like that you added some streusel on top! I made some egg nog bread too but was going to add a glaze….maybe I’ll have to reconsider!

  9. These little breads are adorable. :) My family loves stresel topping too.. so these are calling us.

  10. Isnt’ eggnog just the BEST? I bake with it all the time!

  11. Eggnog anything has me swooning. This looks fabulous!

  12. Uh yeah, I bet that does smell pretty awesome baking in your house! Heaaaaaaaaven!!

  13. I cannot believe christmas is in ONE week. Where did December go?!?! I still have so much to do! Ahh.

    I’m not normally a fan of drinking egg-nog but I LOVE egg-nog in stuff. Like desserts and BREAD! This recipe looks heavenly and I can only imagine how wonderful your bakery (i mean your kitchen)… smelled!

  14. I have NO CLUE what to get my husband or my dad – they are both so hard! Kind of freaking out right now…

    But this bread! I love anything eggnog, and I have a definite love for sweet breads, so this one is right up my alley. Looks gorgeous!

  15. This bread looks yummy and I am a sucker for streusel topping!

  16. yum! love the bow to make it more festive– a great holiday treat!

  17. I just posted an eggnog bread but with a glaze top…your crumble top looks so good too…thank goodness I have more eggnog left so I can try your recipe!

  18. Oh YUM…I love eggnog everything :)

  19. ahh! I totally hate packing too! I really need to pack for our Christmas trip out of town to see family but instead i’d rather eat these delicious sounding eggnog quickbread loaves :)

  20. oh my goodness I saw these a few days ago on my google reader and just had to bookmark it. THEY ARE SO ADORABLE. And delicious I bet. :)

  21. How cute are these mini loaves. I love eggnog and can’t wait to try this recipe. Yum!

  22. I love how most people have a few loose ends a week before Christmas and my husband hasn’t even begun preparation and won’t begin until December 23 (the 24th is the big celebration day over here). So, um, yeah… we will be celebrating our Christmas on the 31st! Woohoo. Rant over. 😉

    Again, I love the simplicity and quickness of this. And with eggnog?! Oh boy.

  23. These look amazing! I love egg nog in any form — I’m definitely adding this to my list of egg nog treats to make!

  24. The streusel on top of this bread looks super thick, just the way I love it! Great twist for a festive quick bread!

  25. I am a sucker for eggnog and I am totally sad that the holiday season is over! I am going to rebel and make these eggnog quick bread in the middle of January! Thanks for the recipe. sounds delicious!

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