Eggnog Bread for the Bread Machine — 37 Comments

  1. This is amazing! I made it this morning and it did not disappoint. I did slightly warm the eggnog and milk as my bread machine does not produce well if the liquid ingredients are cold. I will definitely make this a few times during the holidays, may even try to add in some wheat flour while I am at it.

  2. Sounds delish! Did you add all purpose flour or bread flour? And i have an older bread machine not sure which order to add the ingredients but this looks about right. Curious on the flour though….

    • Tiffany, It’s really, really good. I hope you like it. And thanks for the question about the flour. I used bread flour. I’ve updated the recipe because I’m sure you’re not the only one to wonder about that.

  3. I do not live near a store that keeps a supply of ‘bread flour’ on hand. When I’m in a ‘bread mood’, I can’t easily get ‘bread flour’.
    Would it be possible for me to use plain flour in this recipe? Would there be any adjustment I would have to make to the present recipe by using plain flour?
    Thanks for your response.

    • Dora, I haven’t tried the recipe with regular flour, but you might give it a try and see how it works. Bread flour has more gluten than all purpose flour. (Learn more about bread flour on this page.) However the amount of gluten in flour varies and it could be that your brand of flour will do fine with this recipe.

      The added gluten helps the bread to rise, so it it doesn’t work the bread won’t be as high as it would normally. I bet it would still taste fine though.

      Some people make their own bread flour. For every one cup of flour replace one tablespoon of flour with one tablespoon of wheat gluten. In other words, for every cup of flour take out one tablespoon of flour and substitute one tablespoon of gluten.

      Let me know how it works!

    • There is a gluten flour that you can keep on hand when you don’t have or use bread flour. It comes in a small bag, and you want to add a couple of tablespoons to a recipe to increase the gluten content. It seems expensive, roughly $6 for a small bag, but it will last a long time. Keep it in the refrigerator.

  4. We make a home made eggnog, would that work in this recipe or should I get some store bought to make sure? The homemade one is a little thinner then the store bought

    • Home made eggnog? Yum!! I’d give it a try with your home made. I’ve noticed that the bread has a slightly different taste and consistency depending on what brand of eggnog I buy. They’re all good, but I like some better than others. There’s no way to know until you try though.

  5. This was delicious! I made one with some leftover eggnog, and immediately made a second loaf for an elderly neighbor. So glad I found it.

  6. I have never thought about combining these two ingredients. I LOVE eggnog and I love bread but never thought about eggnog bread. I dont have a bread maker but I might order one just to try this concoction out!

      • I did. I simply divided all the ingredients in half.
        But mine did not rise like yours did. Good, but kinda heavy.

        Does the type of machine make a difference? I have an older machine with a vertical pan with 1 paddle, not the horizontal 2 paddle machine that you have.

        I think I need to add more yeast or less salt to get more rise.

        Just confirming that you are using ActiveDryYeast, not instant/bread machine yeast.

        • Hi Gary, It would seem like dividing a recipe in half would work for turning a two-pound loaf recipe into a one-pound loaf recipe. In my experience it’s just not that easy. If you ever get a final version of your recipe done, I’d love to see it.

          Unless specifically stated otherwise all the recipes in this site use bread machine or instant yeast.

          • Now that I know I used the wrong yeast, I am going to do another loaf tomorrow, while I still have egg nog in the fridge. Fingers crossed.

            The flavor was GOOD, so I think halving the recipe works.
            It was just that my bread did not rise much.

            THANKS for the help.

  7. The recipe for egg nog bread looks like it wld. be sturdy loaf, however if i use egg not that has alcohol in it will it change the texture, also can i use fresh cranberries? thanx

  8. Long story short :: after years of having my bread maker in the garage I told hubby to find it for me cause I wanted to give it another go. Glad I did but now I need recipes. Found your site yesterday and first one I saw was the Egg Nog recipe. My boys LOVE Egg Nog. Going to give this a whirl today. Wondering something though. Since they love the flavor of egg nog so much can I put ALL egg nog instead of egg nog/milk mix? Does the 1/2 C milk make a difference in texture or how the bread turns out? Really want a strong egg nog flavor.

    • Hi Diana, Thanks for writing and I’m so glad you found this site! What I’ve discovered is that the eggnog flavor depends a lot on the eggnog that you use. I’d start with the recipe as stated and then adjust on your second loaf.

      • Oh one more quick question that I just thought of while getting out ingredients. Do I add the cranberries after the beep or ok to add at beginning? Since they are dried I assume all at once but since I am also so new to bread machine bread making I don’t want to goof it all up lol.

        • Hi Diana, I’m making a loaf of this myself right now. 🙂 I’m making this batch with raisins and I put them in at the very beginning. The instructions with the Zo say that dried fruit should go in at the add beep, but I haven’t had good luck with that. I’m also going to try it with the medium setting this time. The last loaf I made using the light crust setting looked like it could have cooked for a few more minutes. This is a newer model of Zo and I’m wondering if that was the reason.

  9. Finally found some Silk Soy Eggnog and gave this a go this past weekend. I think I erred on the side of stupidity as I added a bit of Vital Gluten (doubt it needs it frankly!) and the loaf came out a bit poofy on one side. 🙁 BUT that was my error and won’t do it again. However, as for the recipe and the bread itself: FABULOUS DAHLING! The craisens added just the punch for this bread as the Soy ‘nog is not as heavy or as heady as regular eggnog would be. I put in a pinch of nutmeg as well as the cinnamon. I used some of KAF’s dried Baker’s milk and a bit of filtered water for the “milk”. This is certainly a do-again as often as possible bread recipe! Thanks, Marsha!

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