We Need to Talk About Eggnog

Pumpkin Eggnog Bread Recipe with Creamy Eggnog Glaze

Friends, we need to talk about eggnog. Specifically, where you are on the love / hate scale with it?

Eggnog is one of those things where each year around this time, I get incredibly tempted by the freshly stocked shelves of eggnog. Things go down exactly like this…

  1. I purchase a 1/2 gallon of eggnog
  2. As soon as I get it home, I have one small glass
  3. As soon as I finish drinking that one glass, I remember I really don’t love eggnog
  4. I spend the next week using my eggnog in recipes, because I do really like the flavor of eggnog, just not actual eggnog itself.



So, given the scenario above, you can hopefully understand why over the next couple of weeks you might see a few more recipes using eggnog as an ingredient than usual. I fell prey to the temptation and now need to do my penance, by creating some tempting recipes to use my annual eggnog up.

Creamy Eggnog Glaze Recipe

This Pumpkin Eggnog Bread with Creamy Eggnog Glaze is so flavorful and moist…tasty on its own, but the star of this little shindig is the glaze. Oh wow. It’s creamy and sweet and has just enough eggnog flavor to give it that special boost for the season. Tempted? You should be. Once you give this a taste you may run out and buy a jug of eggnog simply so you can have an excuse to use it up with this recipe!

Personalize a coffee mug by using a sharpie marker and baking itBefore I share the eggnog pumpkin bread recipe with you, I have to give a shout out to my friend Ali from Gimme Some Oven for giving me this sweet and thoughtful coffee mug. She found the idea on Pinterest (take a Sharpie marker, decorate your mug, and bake at 350° for 30 minutes, and voila… you have an adorable, personalized mug!) Thank you, Ali… it’s my new favorite for my #ShotOfCoffee.

Ok… now on to the recipe!

Pumpkin Eggnog Bread with Creamy Pumpkin Glaze
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A holiday favorite is created when you combine pumpkin and eggnog for a quick bread treat sure to please.
For the bread:
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup eggnog
  • 1 15 ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 1⅔ cups cake flour (I use this substitute recipe
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
For the glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon butter. softened
  • 4 Tablespoons eggnog
For the bread:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Place butter, sugar and eggs into a large mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed until combined.
  3. Add eggnog and pumpkin, continue to beat on medium speed until well blended.
  4. Slowly add cake flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Continue until all ingredients are blended.
  5. Spray two 9" loaf pans with cooking spray. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 45-60 minutes or until knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.
For the glaze:
  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. (You may add more eggnog for a thinner consistency glaze).
  2. Once loaves of bread are cooked, remove from pans and top with eggnog glaze.

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  1. Danijela Stupar says

    First of all, I love, love this mug! As far as the eggnog, I don’t like it but I like to bake with it. In fact, I think that I have all these ingredients in my kitchen right now, so I might give it a try. :)

  2. Danijela Stupar says

    First of all, I love, love this mug! As far as the eggnog, I don’t like it but I like to bake with it. In fact, I think that I have all these ingredients in my kitchen right now, so I might give it a try. :)

  3. says

    Eggnog bread sounds marvelous. I love eggnog, but since becoming diabetic I cannot drink sweet things. I CAN however eat a bread like this without difficulty. I will certainly be trying this at some point. Great idea.

  4. Dine & Dish says

    I’ve decided I really like homemade ice cream before it’s frozen. So I like cream with sugar, basically. The eggnog spice throws it all off for me when I’m drinking it :)


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