Eggnog Quick Bread with an Orange Glaze

Eggnog Quick Bread with an Orange Glaze

Eggnog Quick Bread with an Orange Glaze

Eggnog Quick Bread is a new twist to a holiday classic drink.

The Facts:

Most Eggnog Quick Breads focus on creating the classic Spiked Eggnog into a bread by adding rum into the batter and the glaze.

We decided to go for a new combo that complements the eggnog flavor without masking it, like the rum. The acidity and sweetness of the orange brings out the best of the tanginess in the eggnog.

We also found that spices were mostly forgotten when it came to most recipes. Sure, some threw in some Nutmeg and Cinnamon and maybe just a small amount of Salt. We decided to bring these spices to higher levels to provide fuller flavor throughout all of the bread, not just the glaze. In addition to increasing the Salt, Nutmeg, and Cinnamon, we added just 1/4 teaspoon of Cardamom. It fully rounded out the flavor palette of the holiday season flavors.

This bread will surely impress and is a great holiday gift for neighbors or friends! We would love to hear how yours turned out in the comments below!

Eggnog Bread with an Orange Glaze

Eggnog Quick Bread with an Orange Glaze

A new twist on a holiday classic drink.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 357 kcal


For the Bread:

  • 1/2 cup Salted Butter softened, room temperature (1 stick)
  • 1 cup Granulated White Sugar (186g)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract (6.5g)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Eggnog (256g)
  • 2 cups Flour all-purpose (285g)
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder (5g)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt (6g)
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon (2.5g)
  • 1 tsp Ground Nutmeg (2g)
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cardamom (0.5g)
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar (55g)

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar (120g)
  • 2 tbsp Eggnog (32g)
  • 1 tbsp Orange Juice usually just one half of the orange
  • Zest from 1 Orange


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease the bread pan.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together the 2 cups Flour, 2 tsps of Baking Powder, 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon, 1 tsp Ground Nutmeg, 1/4 tsp of Ground Cardamom and 1 1/2 tsps Kosher Salt. Set aside.
  • In a bowl of a stand mixer or a second medium sized bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup of Butter with the 1 cup of Granulated White Sugar and the 1 1/2 tsp of Vanilla Extract until light and fluffy. Scraping down the sides as needed; about 2 minutes.
  • Add in the eggs one at a time until well combined. Add the 1 cup of Eggnog and mix until also well combined.
  • Gradually add in the flour mixture and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Pour half of the batter into the pan and the sprinkle with half of the Brown Sugar. Repeating the same process by pouring the rest of the batter on top and sprinkling with remaining Brown Sugar.
  • Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow bread to cool in pan for 20 minutes before flipping out onto a platter.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together 1 cup of Powdered Sugar, 2 tbsps of Eggnog, 1 tbsp of Orange Juice, and Orange Zest.*
  • Pour over the bread and spread using a knife or spoon. Allow to set for about 10 minutes and then enjoy!


*If the glaze is too thick for your liking simply add more eggnog or if it is too runny just add more powdered sugar.
**Please note that we have provided both volume and weight measurements for the ingredients. We highly recommend using the weight measurements for the best accuracy, but we have provided both just in case you do not own a scale.
Keyword bread, eggnog, holiday, orange
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