Egg Nog is the classic Christmas drink and this recipe for eggnog cinnamon swirl bread is perfect for Christmas breakfast. A perfectly moist bread batter with a crumbly swirl topping and delicious egg nog glaze make this the perfect treat to have around during the Christmas season.
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Ingredients for the best eggnog bread recipe:
I have a confession to make, up until a few weeks ago I had never tasted Egg Nog. My husband was completely flabbergasted and honestly I don’t know why I had been afraid to try it. Its basically Christmas in your mouth. It may help that my first taste of Egg Nog was what many think of as the best possible version of Egg Nog on the market- AE Classic Egg Nog.
- Egg Nog – This recipe uses eggnog in the bread and the icing so it really has a strong liquid Christmas flavor. This recipe uses classic egg nog without alcohol added.
- Sour Cream & Milk- Along with the egg nog sour cream and milk makes this cinnamon bread recipe extra moist.
- Flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla, egg & sugar– All your typical baking ingredients go into the batter for this sweet bread.
- Cinnamon, Sugar & Nutmeg– These spices and sugar are the swirl ingredients that add that extra Christmas-y flavor.
- Powdered Sugar– Mixed with Egg Nog the icing glaze that goes on top adds an extra special decadent topping.
How to make Eggnog Cinnamon Bread:
There are 3 parts to this eggnog bread recipe: the basic bread dough/batter, the swirl topping, and the glaze. It doesn’t take long to make and as it cooks your house smells heavenly.
Make the bread batter/dough. This is a sweet bread- similar to banana bread or pumpkin bread. It’s really more like a cake than a bread. So when mixing up the batter keep that in mind. This isn’t a dough that you’ll knead. I prefer to use my Kitchenaid stand mixer for this eggnog bread recipe. Mix all the ingredients together and place in a prepared loaf pan.
Make the swirl topping and swirl it into the bread batter! The swirl topping is simple but adds so much extra flavor and a little bit of crunch on top! After you mix up the topping spread it onto the top of the bread then take a knife and stick it into the batter and go in a figure 8 motion to swirl the topping into the batter. I left most of the swirl in the top half of the dough but the more you swirl the deeper it will go into the batter.
Bake & Make the Icing Glaze. Bake this eggnog cinnamon swirl bread for 40-50 minutes at 350 degrees. Check the bread at 40 minutes. Use a toothpick or knife to stick in to check if it’s done. If nothing comes off on the toothpick it’s done, if you’ve got wet batter keep it in for another 10 minutes. While the bread is baking mix up the glaze and set aside.
Let cool and glaze. Let the bread cool for at least 10 minutes before glazing and serving. The icing should be a runny consistency that you can just pour onto the bread loaf. Drizzle the glaze over the entire loaf, slice and serve! It’s delicious warm or cool!
What is your favorite thing to make with Egg Nog?
I love Eggnog so much I created a list of over 70 eggnog recipes that use eggnog as an ingredient or are recipes for how to make eggnog from scratch.
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- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup Egg Nog
- 1 Tablespoon Milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/3 cup Sour Cream
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons Egg Nog
- Pre-heat the oven to 350. Prep a loaf or other small pan with cooking spray.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer combine all the dry ingredients for the bread and mix. Add in the wet ingredients one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add bread batter to prepared pan.
- In a small bowl combine swirl ingredients together – sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg & water. Spread it evenly over bread batter and then using a knife swirl it into the top of the batter to incorporate it into the bread.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes or until you insert a toothpick and it comes out clean. Remove the bread from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, make the glaze ingredients by combining 1/2 cup powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon Egg Nog. When the bread has cooled, pour the glaze over the top and serve. Enjoy!.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 229Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 278mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 5g
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