Drink a little, bake a little…

Of Eggnog that is!  What were you thinking?  You were thinking I was posting a drink recipe that we all desperately need right now?  Yeah…I’m working on that!  I saw one on Pinterest, like an Andy’s Mint cocktail or something?  Yeah..definitely going to be trying that. I will take one for the team, and let you know how it works out.

Mall shopping is overrated this time of year.  That is all I’m going to say about shopping. Other than, ALL OF MINE IS DONE!!!  I may need to pick up a stocking stuffer or two.  Right now all they have in their stockings are toothbrushes and hand sanitizer.   Yes. I am a fantastical mom.

Back to Eggnog.  I love Eggnog, and all of its fat and calories. When I saw these little bread loaves from Taste of Home, I was like YES! I. Must. Try. These.  And so I did.  They are super easy, and so tastey! I used smaller loaf pans than what this recipe calls for, and I got 6 loaves. Just adjust your baking time.  And please, for the love of Pete, remember the sugar.  The first batch I made, I tasted it after I poured it into the loaf pans. (I was licking the spoon..shhhhh)  It was awful! Lesson #1 learned: Taste before you pour into greased pans. Lesson #2: Sugar is very important!

Eggnog Mini Loaves

  • 2 1/4 C           All-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp        Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp           Salt
  • 1/2 tsp           Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp           Ground nutmeg
  • 2                     Eggs
  • 1 C                  Eggnog
  • 3/4 C             Sugar
  • 1/2 C              Butter, melted
  • 2 tsp               Vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp               Rum extract
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. In another bowl, beat the eggs, Eggnogg, sugar, butter and extracts; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  3. Pour into three greased 5 3/4″ x 3″x 2″ loaf pans.  Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  4. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
  5. After cool, wrap and give to your favorite neighbor. Or boss. Stuff in stocking?