Fruited Holiday Nog Bread

I thought it might be fun to try a recipe with holiday nog as an ingredient because I always loved eggnog growing up. Although my family currently consumes eggs, we’re very picky about the source of the eggs and real eggnog would source its eggs from concentrated factory farms, which doesn’t fit with our ethos. So I used an almond version in this attempt – it was a nice light, fruity bread but it didn’t deliver on the rich creamy spiced eggnog flavour (or yellow colour) I had been hoping for. Next time I’ll try a soy or coconut based nog and add another tablespoon of rum.

I chose to make these as mini-loaves to make them easier for gifting to friends and family. Reduce baking time by approx. 15 minutes for mini-loaves.


  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp mace
  • 1 ½ cups holiday nog
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup Earth balance, melted
  • 1 tbsp rum
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • ¾ cup mixed candied fruit

Yield: 1 loaf (or 8 mini-loaves)

Preheat oven to 350o.

Grease a 9”x5” loaf pan.

In a large bowl, mix the first 5 ingredients with a spoon. Stir in the holiday nog, egg, Earth balance and rum, just until flour is moistened. Fold in pecans and fruit. Spread mixture in pan. Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.

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