Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
This is my favorite holiday bread to make and I am not that much of an eggnog lover! Make great gifts! You can freeze the eggnog and make year long, too!
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup dairy eggnog
- 1⁄2 cup margarine, melted
- 2 teaspoons rum extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1⁄4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- beat eggs in large mixing bowl.
- Add next 5 ingredients blending well.
- Add remaining ingredients and stir until just moist.
- Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350* for 45 to 50 minutes. Cool 10 minutes, removed from pan.
I made this to the letter, and it was wonderful. I am an eggnog fan, but I have lots of family that isn't. They didn't even know the difference! It tastes like a denser butter pound cake. I also prepared these ahead of time and froze them. They were just as wonderful defrosted as they were straight out of the oven. It was a great option for last minute holiday get-togethers.
I made this bread for Thanksgiving, though I used my own eggnog (since I had none, lol). Every single person who ate this bread asked for a recipe, and one of the families had theirs the next morning in french toast. A hit all around and very reminiscent of Challah but MUCH easier. To make without eggnog, use 1 cup water, 1/3 cup dried milk powder (OR 1 cup milk), 1 extra tablespoon vanilla, an extra egg, and an extra 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. This is incredible, for sure.
I made this for a Christmas buffet today and found it to be a very easy recipe and also very tasty. I don't care for rum flavoring so I used a little extra vanilla.