I have to confess, I don’t really like eggnog. The taste is a little too strong for me. The one exception is pumpkin eggnog and that’s because it tastes like a pumpkin milkshake.
Though I’m not a fan of the drink, I don’t mind baked goods using eggnog as long as most of the eggnog flavor is hidden and all that is left are the spices. Every year my mom’s company gifts her with eggnog and no one in our house really drinks it. So this year, she gave it to me to bake with.
First up, I tried this eggnog quick bread. It came out just as I had hoped. Similar to other holiday quick breads, it’s tender, light, with just a hint of eggnog. Because eggnog has a lot of holiday spices, you don’t need to add much to the batter. You can drizzle some glaze on top or leave it plain.
I was able to make one large loaf and one mini one with the batter amount. I might make this again as gifts. You can find the recipe on I Wash…You Dry. (Side note, I think that is such a clever blog name!)
* I omitted the all spice and it still came out great.
* The cakes rise quite a bit, so only fill your loaf pans about half full.