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Eggnog Mini Loaves

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Makes

3 loaves (6 pieces each)

The seasonal flavors of eggnog, rum extract and nutmeg shine through in these moist, golden loaves. Tender slices are just right with a cup of coffee. —Beverly Elmore, Spokane, Michigan

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons rum extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. In another bowl, beat the eggs, eggnog, sugar, butter and extracts; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Pour into 3 greased 5-3/4x3x2-in. loaf pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Test Kitchen Tips
  • That's the spirit! Rum, brandy or whiskey can be swapped for the rum extract if you don't have it in your pantry.
  • Pay homage to another holiday cocktail, the Tom and Jerry, by adding a bit more spice to your batter. Try 1/8 teaspoon each of cloves and allspice.
  • To make removal a breeze, line mini loaf pans with parchment paper. Draping the parchment a couple of inches over the sides forms a sling you can use to pop the loaves right out.
  • To score a rustic yet chic presentation, tie with pretty string for easy gifting!
  • The Great Frame Up: As unique “trays” for giving Eggnog Mini Loaves to friends or neighbors, purchase inexpensive 5 x 7 picture frames. Open up the frames and place pretty wrapping paper inside the glass. Wrap the loaves in plastic wrap and place on the frames. Tie the frames and loaves together with ribbon.
    Eggnog
    This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.

    Nutrition Facts

    1 slice: 158 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.