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Banana Eggnog Bread

This time of year, one of my favorite snacks is warm banana bread with a glass of nog. I decided to combine the two, and was so happy with the resulting eggnog bread. —Kristin Stone, Litte Elm, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf (16 slices)


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 1/4 cup eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in bananas, eggnog and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into banana mixture.
  • Transfer to a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan; sprinkle with remaining nutmeg. Bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 200 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 134mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • meliss.beyer
    Dec 29, 2020

    I was looking for a recipe that used eggnog since I really only like one glass of it. This used other ingredients that I had on hand. I cut way back on the sugar to less than a cup, I figured between the ripe bananas and eggnog, it would be sweet enough. They came out really good, they were moist and flavorful.

  • Barbara
    Sep 7, 2020

    Love it! Made it twice. The only problem I had was with bake time. It browned too much to get center baked. I might try baking at 325 or put into small pans. A keeper.

  • erinshea1982
    Jan 10, 2020

    I was looking for recipes to use up left over eggnog. This was perfect. Great, moist banana bread, with an egg nog flavor.

  • Susan
    Dec 28, 2019

    I forgot to sprinkle nutmeg on top before baking - so I made a simple icing/glaze of eggnog and powdered sugar for the loaf, and while it was still wet I sprinkled freshly ground nutmeg on top. So glad I did it that way. Next time, I plan to 'spike' my eggnog a wee bit before adding it to the loaf and the glaze. I will certainly be making this again!

  • pattiejean
    Dec 12, 2019

    This bread is so easy to whip up, and is moist and delicious! I used the full 1/2 tsp of nutmeg in the batter, then sprinkled additional on top. I doubled the recipe and it came out beautifully. Great way to use up eggnog -will definitely make again!

  • hkarow9713
    Dec 29, 2018

    What a wonderful bread! It is so fluffy and creamy in texture. The eggnog adds the perfect hint of spices and the nutmeg on top was the perfect extra addition.

  • JenfromFlag
    Jan 11, 2016

    This bread was real good. I loved the way it looked when it came out of the oven and the egg not flavor is not too overbearing. I will make this again.

  • ejshellabarger
    Dec 29, 2014

    A nice twist to banana bread. Wasn't my favorite but it was fun to try.

  • sparkplug9902
    Dec 25, 2014

    Made this for Christmas day and it was tasty. The middle was a bit underbaked, but the edges were brown, so I'm not sure I would have baked it for longer than 50 minutes anyway.

  • Arctic
    Dec 18, 2014

    Made this Sunday. Followed exactly. Way too sweet. I would cut down on the sugar. My family loves it. Going to make more while the eggnog is available and freeze them to enjoy later in the year.