Celebrate the holidays with this amazing eggnog bread recipe and printable North Pole Baking Co. gift tag.
A few years ago I read an article over at The Salonniere about traditional holiday entertaining. Research conducted by a professional survey firm found the following:
- 80% of people don’t like fruitcake
- 73% of people regift during the holidays (wine, gift cards and candles are the most common items to pass along)
- 62% of people don’t want to go out on New Year’s Eve
- 51% of people don’t like eggnog and 7% aren’t familiar with the taste
People. I get your aversion to fruitcake, I hate leaving the house on New Year’s Even and heaven knows I’ve regifted a candle or two in my time, but friends, I love the taste of eggnog!
Today I am teaming up with two dozen other bloggers as a part of Krista’s Seasonal Simplicity Series in sharing a favorite holiday recipe. I am sharing one of my favorite holiday desserts – an eggnog bread recipe! You can find links to ALL of the other recipes being shared at the bottom of this post.
Eggnog Bread Recipe
This eggnog bread recipe has just enough of the eggnog flavor to give you all the holiday feels, without tasting…over the top. It’s a sweet treat even the pickiest of eaters will love.
This year I am gifting a loaves of my favorite eggnog bread to select friends and family. I don’t know if they belong to the 49% of people who like eggnog, but I am so confident in this tasty treat I’m not the least bit worried.
A lot of eggnog flavored recipes have alcohol, but since I don’t drink there isn’t any in the house. I do keep a bottle of Trader Joe’s Bourbon Vanilla with the baking supplies and it helps create the perfect flavor in this eggnog bread recipe.
This eggnog bread recipe creates two full loaves or four mini loaves. I almost always prefer to make mini loaves. They’re easy to gift and if I am being completely honest, I don’t feel as bad about polishing off a mini loaf.
I like to use these Wilton Mini Loaf Pans.
The bread can be served hot out of the oven, or topped with a delicious glaze. I like to add the glaze and give it a bit of time before I serve it or package it up in a bag.
For the full printable recipe, scroll to the bottom of the post.
North Pole Printable Gift Tag
Since I will be gifting some of the loaves I baked up using this eggnog bread recipe, I decided to create a gift tag to tie to the package.
I am kind of obsessed with baking at the North Pole this year, so it should be no surprise the phrase appears on this gift tag. It’s perfect for my eggnog bread recipe, but would work well with any holiday treat.
What you need for this eggnog bread recipe holiday gift:
I have provided a direct affiliate link wherever possible so that you can easily shop and create!
- North Pole Baking Co. Printable Gift Tag (download below)
- Color Printer (I use a Canon Pixma Pro)
- 80 lb. Bright White Cardstock
- Fiskars Paper Trimmer
- We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile
- We R Memory Keepers Corner Punch
- Fine Point Marker (I love these colorful Le Pens)
- Baker’s Twine
- Gold Scissors (Love these, they’re so sharp!)
- Eggnog Bread
To recreate this eggnog bread gift idea:
- Scroll down and sign up to get the North Pole Baking Co. Printable Gift Tag.
- Save the printable and open it on your computer.
- Send it to your personal color printer at home or take it to a professional print shop.
Note: I use a Canon Pixma Pro for all of my printable gift tags and art prints. I find that often it prints a cleaner, clearer image than if I took it to a professional printer. The gift tags will look best printed on bright white 80 lb. cardstock.
- Trim the gift tags to size. I use this Fiskars trimmer for all of my projects. It’s substantial enough to cut through multiple sheets, while remaining easy to use.
- Punch a hole in the top of the gift tag. The We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile is one of my favorite craft tools. it will punch through anything, including an entire stack of gift tags with ease.
- I gave the tags a more finished look by using the We R Memory Keepers Corner Punch. It’s one of my favorite tools for taking a simple gift tag from printable to perfect.
- Sign the gift tags with a fine point, felt tip marker. I love to use Le Pens. They come in a variety of colors and write so smoothly!
- Tie the gift tags to the eggnog bread gift bags using some baker’s twine or ribbon.
Eggnog Bread Recipe
Eggnog Bread Recipe
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 1/2 Cups Eggnog Don't us a low fat eggnog
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Tsp Trader Joe's Bourbon Vanilla
- 2 Tbsp Cold Water
- 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter Room Temperature
- 2 1/4 Cups Flour
- 1 Pkg French Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix Look for the 3.4 ounce Jello brand
- 2 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg I love nutmeg, so I always use a heaping tsp
- 1 Cup Confectioners Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Eggnog
- 2 Tbsp Cold Water
- 1/4 Tsp Nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350º.Spray loaf pans with nonstick spray.Mix together sugar and butter. Add eggs, eggnog and vanilla to the bowl and mix until well blended. Mix in remainder of dry ingredients (flour, pudding mix, baking powder, salt, nutmeg), until incorporated. Be careful not to over mix the batter. It should be well-mixed, but not completely smooth.
Pour batter into greased loaf pans. The dough will be thick, you will need a paddle to scrape the sides of the bowl.Bake mini loaves for approximately 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Larger loaves will take closer to 45+ minutes. Allow bread to cool before serving or adding glaze.For the glaze: whisk together ingredients and pour over cooled bread. Glaze will harden on cooled bread within 15 minutes.
More Holiday Treats…
And today I’m joined by some friends who are also sharing their amazing holiday recipes with you!
How to Make Mulled Wine (Glühwein Recipe) at The Happy Housie
DIY Colonial Gingerbread House at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Christmas Wreath Veggie Pizza at Clean & Scentsible
Homemade Egg Nog at Town and Country Living
Easy Holiday Appetizer at Rooms FOR Rent
Secret Ingredient Gingerbread Cookies at Jenna Kate at Home
Snowball Cookies at Finding Silver Pennies
Easy Gluten Free Shortbread with White Chocolate and Toffee at Home Made Lovely
Brown Butter Sugar Cookies with Chocolate Ganache
The Best One Hour Orange Rolls at Summer Adams Designs
Cake Mix Quick Bread Recipe at On Sutton Place
Best Waffle Recipe Ever at The DIY Mommy
The Most Chocolatey Hot Chocolate Cookies at A Pretty Life
Eggnog Bread Recipe at Tauni Everett
Instant Pot Ham at TIDBITS Marci
Toblerone Shortbread with Browned Flour at Life is a Party
Spicy Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies at Modern Glam
Christmas Tree Marshmallow Hot Cocoa Toppers at The Turquoise Home
Easy Creme Brule for the Holidays at Hallstrom Home