Eggnog Cinnamon Swirl Bread

"Someone once gave me this recipe as something to do with leftover egg nog (we drink the stuff all year round). It's so luscious and yummy I usually make up a batch of the stuff just to make this cake, and consider the leftovers for drinking."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon swirl ingredients and mix well.
  • Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the egg nog, oil, eggs and vanilla.
  • Beat with a fork to combine.
  • Stir the wet mixture into the dry ingredients, stirring until just smooth.
  • Don't overdo it.
  • Pour half the batter into a greased loaf pan (something like 8 x 4 x 2).
  • Spoon half the cinnamon swirl mixture over the batter, and cut through with a knife to swirl.
  • Top with the remaining batter.
  • Spoon on the remaining swirl mixture, and swirl with a knife.
  • Bake for 60-65 minutes or until whatever you stick in the middle comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes in the pan before removing to a wire rack.

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  1. Holy Cow, this is good bread! It's so easy to mix up and bake, and the end result is a neat little loaf that's sweet and yummie! Used your Safe Egg Nog in this, and boy, that's good stuff, too! Thanks for sharing, Mirjam. Definitely goes on my "Must-Make" list! Laudee
  2. This is really a delicious bread. Everyone really enjoyed having it for our Christmas brunch. I saved a little bit and ate it today after church and it still was wonderful. Thanks, Mirjam for a great recipe.
  3. Wonderful holiday bread. Nice taste. This went quickly on Christmas Day.
  4. Yummy!! I left out the toffee pieces just because some people in my family do not enjoy them. I subbed 1/4 cup brown sugar for the toffee and left everything else exactly as written and it turned out perfect and delicious!!
  5. I had just 1 cup of eggnog left over from the holidays so decided to give this recipe a try. It was simple to prepare and a real treat to taste! A great recipe for the holidays. We especially enjoyed the cinnamon swirl within the bread!


  1. This bread has great flavour but I just had a really tough time with it. I watched the bread closely (as suggested by other reviewers) but the edges were still very browned & crusty before the centre was cooked. When I tried to slice the bread, it fell apart at the swirls. The only thing I did different was to substitute pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon in the bread (only because I ran out of cinnamon).
  2. Let me say, first of all, that I substituted the toffee pieces with chopped cranberries that I needed to use up. Consequently, this was, I assume a little less sweet than it would be in the original recipe, but delicious nonetheless. This is the reason for the lack of stars on my review. Otherwise followed the recipe with a few minor subs- used Sucanat for the sugar, whole wheat pasty flour for the flour, and part Cinnamon Plus (#45672) and part mace for the nutmeg. Rich and flavorful. Not too much eggnog flavor- just right. Even anti-eggnog BF liked it. Pretty with the eggnog swirl. I honestly found this to be a tad dry- and like DDW I didn't find this needed quite the full hour of bake time. Pretty with the cinnamon swirls. Overall a really yummy bread, thanks Mirj!!
  3. This bread has a very good taste. I omitted the pecans (I didn't have any) and I even screwed up and put all the cinnamon swirl mix in the middle of the bread instead of saving some for the top and it still turned out great! I just sprinkled some cinnamon and sugar on top instead. It did stick to the bottom of my pan a bit but that's probably my own fault.


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