Cranberry Almond Eggnog Bread Recipe

Last Updated on February 22, 2023 by Ellen Christian

I have been searching for recipes using eggnog since I just found out that December 24th is National Eggnog Day! Try my cranberry almond eggnog bread today.

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Recipes Using Eggnog: Cranberry Almond Eggnog Bread

Cranberry Almond Eggnog Bread Recipe

Eggnog has been a traditional part of holiday festivities in America since the 18th century. Eggnog is a sweetened beverage that is traditionally made with milk or cream, sugar, and whipped eggs (which gives it a frothy texture). It is often topped with a bit of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin spice.  

This Cranberry Almond Eggnog Bread is the perfect bread to set out during the holidays.  Rich and delicious, it’s easy to make and something your guests will enjoy with coffee.  

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Tools / equipment needed

Loaf pan – You can use a traditional metal loaf pan sprayed with olive oil. But, it is really so much easier to use a silicone loaf pan. the Cranberry Almond Eggnog Bread will not stick at all if you bake in silicone.

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Eggnog – Of course, you will need eggnog. You can buy it ready-made at the grocery store. Or, you can start with an eggnog mix and make it at home.

Ginger grater – If you are going to grate fresh ginger over your eggnog, you’ll want a ginger grater. Can I just say “yum”?

Since we are all HUGE fans of eggnog, it’s very important that I make this recipe as soon as I bring the eggnog into the house.  If I just put the quart of eggnog into the refrigerator and intend to make the recipe later, I’ll return in an hour and the eggnog will all be gone.

Recipes Using Eggnog: Cranberry Almond Eggnog Bread

Preparing the batter

Spoon the batter into the greased loaf pans. You can add a few cranberries on top to give it an extra flare if you like. 

Baking the eggnog bread loaves

Check for doneness with a toothpick. When it comes out clean, your loaves are ready.

This recipe is very easy to make.  You can change the additions based on what you have in the house.  My favorites are dried cranberries and slivered almonds.

You can substitute raisins, chopped cherries or dried cherries for the cranberries if you prefer. Walnuts or pecans work as well as almonds if that’s what you have on hand.

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Yield: 10

Cranberry Almond Eggnog Bread

Recipes Using Eggnog: Cranberry Almond Eggnog Bread

I have been searching for recipes using eggnog since I just found out that December 24th is National Eggnog Day! Try my cranberry almond eggnog bread today.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Inactive Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes


  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Organic Valley Eggnog
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • non stick spray


  1. Beat the eggs, sugar and butter.
  2. Slowly mix in the flour, baking powder and salt, adding the eggnog part way through.
  3. Stir until blended. Stir in the cranberries and almonds.
  4. Pour into an 8x4 loaf pan that has been well sprayed with non stick spray. I use an organic olive oil spray. Or use a silicone loaf pan.
  5. Bake 350F for 70 minutes or until knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  6. Cool in pan for 15 minutes & then continue cooling on wire rack.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 396mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 2gSugar: 26gProtein: 6g

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24 thoughts on “Cranberry Almond Eggnog Bread Recipe”

  1. Looks delicious, love eggnog and using it in every way we can during the holidays! Thank you for linking up and sharing with us for Meatless Monday.
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  5. Oh wow, that looks (and sounds) wonderful! I had not even thought to use eggnog in a bread recipe. That is a great idea!
  6. I love eggnog but my husband does not, so I can never finish a half gallon myself. This sounds like a great way for me to be able to use it all. :)
  7. I think almost everyone in my house would love this bread.  I adore eggnog, but try to only buy it once or twice during the season to keep my waistline in check.
  8. The same thing happens at my house with the eggnog! It disappears fast. I didn't know Dec. 24 was National EggNog day but it makes total sense! This looks yummy.
  9. This looks wonderful. I made an eggnog braid and eggnog sugar cookies last Christmas, but sadly haven't had a chance to do much baking with eggnog this year.

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