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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.

a farmer in the dell

Sunday 13th of January 2013

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!


Thursday 3rd of January 2013

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

chicago foodie girl

Monday 31st of December 2012

These look amazing! I love egg nog in any form -- I'm definitely adding this to my list of egg nog treats to make!

Erin @ Texanerin Baking

Wednesday 26th of December 2012

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.

Jennie @themessybakerblog

Friday 21st of December 2012

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