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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

Pumpkin Eggnog Bread with Creamy Pumpkin Glaze

A holiday favorite is created when you combine pumpkin and eggnog for a quick bread treat sure to please.


    For the bread:
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 1 15 ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 1 2/3 cups cake flour (I use this substitute recipe
  • 1 1/2 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.
  6. For the glaze:
  7. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. (You may add more eggnog for a thinner consistency glaze).
  8. Once loaves of bread are cooked, remove from pans and top with eggnog glaze.
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  1. To my Father eggnog is a sign and a holiday tradition. A small glass of eggnog with a little bourbon. Dad’s never been much of a drinker but he always brought it out to toast the holidays.

    This bread looks delicious. I imagine the flavors are wonderful.

  2. To my Father eggnog is a sign of the holidays and a holiday tradition. A small glass of eggnog with a little bourbon. Dad’s never been much of a drinker but he always brought it out to toast the holidays.

    This bread looks delicious. I imagine the flavors are wonderful.

  3. I’m not a huge fan of egg nog but this bread looks amazing. And that mug is sooo cute!! I love it!!

  4. Megan Gonyo says:

    Sorry for shouting, but: I LOVE THIS. It’s like an hour til my bedtime but I’m making this tmw. And maybe all the featured recipes from blogs you love!! TYFS!

  5. I LOVE eggnog!! Love it so much in fact that I am frequently the only person necessary to finish the one quart that I buy every year. I may use the rest of the quart to make this lovely sounding pumpkin bread. OMG, this sounds yummy!! :)

  6. I happen to be HUGELY in love with eggnog…straight from the carton or in recipes!!! This bread looks amazing!

  7. I’m not an eggnog fan… hubby likes it, but doesn’t adore it. My mom likes it and I can palate the way she drinks it best – she mixes about half eggnog and half milk in a glass. (of course she usually gets pumpkin spice eggnog – which I’m sure would go great in this bread!)

  8. I love the flavor of eggnog as well but my experience with the store bought ones has been less than desirable to say the least, although I had a cup at a party once that was the host’s secret homemade recipe and it blew me away. I wish I had that recipe now!

  9. I like eggnog flavor, but I find that I do the same thing you do: drink a small glass with just OHSOMUCH anticipation and then just use it for the flavor in other stuff. This bread would probably be downed in about 5 minutes flat by yours truly!

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  11. I love eggnog. I like to steam a little bit for my coffee in the morning! This cake looks amazing. Perfect to go with that cup of coffee!

  12. I am very glad you found something to do with all that eggnog ~ this looks great!

  13. I would like a slice… or five.

  14. I am so with you on the eggnog thing. I haven’t tried baking it with it yet. I need to try it!

  15. Bleh, eggnog. Not a fan. It looks like I’m in the minority on that.

    My dad pops some rum into it, which might improve it, but you can improve a lot of things with rum and I’d rather put my rum into something else.

  16. I feel the same way about eggnog..I don’t love it but I love the flavor in different recipes. This looks so good!

  17. I love eggnog and have no trouble consuming a half-gallon. Trouble is I don’t need to be drinking eggnog. This bread sounds delicious!

  18. Another Bite Please says:

    I am loving the eggnog recipes…I don’t even drink it but love having it in my fridge…feels like Christmas…so now with this recipe I can actually use it up!

  19. Bree Grossman Hester says:

    I am exactly like you… don’t love eggnog, love eggnog flavored things.

  20. Brilliant, Kristen! I have the same relationship with eggnog, and I cannot wait to try this bread!


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