Orange-Glazed Eggnog Quick Bread


This Orange-Glazed eggnog bread recipe is a moist bread with a sweet orange eggnog glaze is a delicious dessert served with coffee or for Christmas breakfast!

Orange-Glazed Eggnog Quick Bread Recipe for the Christmas holiday.  The BEST quick bread!

Christmas is coming so soon and what screams “Christmas” more than desserts made with eggnog?! This is the BEST holiday quick bread and would make a great Christmas morning breakfast.  It really doesn’t even need the glaze because it is so moist, but the orange eggnog glaze definitely put it over the top as far as looks and taste.  This recipe would also be good as muffins, mini muffins, or mini loaves!

Bolthouse Farms recently came out with their seasonal flavors of beverages and I was sent a bottle of each to try out for myself.  Bolthouse is bringing on the holiday spirit with three limited-edition drinks that celebrate the flavors of my beloved Christmas season.  Launching last month, the new Bolthouse Farms Holiday beverage offerings include Pumpkin Spice Latte, Peppermint Mocha and Holiday Nog.

Orange-Glazed Eggnog Quick Bread Recipe for the Christmas holiday.  The BEST quick bread made with Bolthouse Holiday juice!

It’s probably a good thing that eggnog is not available year-round as it is not too friendly to your health.  The smart and practical people at Bolthouse Farms have thought of this and presented us with their healthier version entitled “Holiday Nog”. The name itself is a little disconcerting, as it would signify that their version was filled with some strange soy-based egg-flavored health store substitution. BUT, rest assured, I checked the ingredients and they seemed right for real eggnog: milk, egg yolk, nutmeg, vanilla – all of the necessary ingredients are there.  When I am craving eggnog, I will definitely continue to enjoy their Holiday Nog in attempt to lessen my chances of fatally overdosing on normal eggnog’s way too deliciously delicious goodness 😉  Of course, this version is not quite as thick and creamy as eggnog, but the healthy part is a worth while trade-off.

Orange-Glazed Eggnog Quick Bread Recipe for the Christmas holiday.  The BEST quick bread!

All three drinks would be amazing in baked goods, pancakes/waffles, added to other drinks (smoothies, shakes, cocktails), or used simply as a coffee creamer!  Of course, in my opinion, I think you should run into the kitchen and make this eggnog quick bread!

Orange-Glazed Eggnog Quick Bread
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Serves: 8
This eggnog bread with an orange eggnog glaze is a delicious dessert served with coffee or for Christmas breakfast.
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup Bolthouse Holiday Nog (or regular eggnog)
  • 2 teaspoons orange flavored extract
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Bolthouse Holiday Nog (or regular eggnog)
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom only of a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Blend together the eggs, eggnog, orange extract, sugar, vanilla and butter in a bowl.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in a separate bowl.
  4. Add dry mixture to eggnog mixture and stir just enough to moisten (don't over-mix for best results); pour into prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean (mine took the full 60 minutes). CHECK it after 50 and cover loosely with tin foil so the top doesn't brown too much. When done, cool for 10-15 minutes, and remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack and pour glaze over the top after you transfer it to a serving plate.
  6. Serve or wrap tightly in plastic wrap and/or foil, and store in refrigerator.
  1. In a small bowl, combine all glaze ingredients and pour over the bread.

This Orange-Glazed eggnog bread recipe is a moist bread with a sweet orange eggnog glaze is a delicious dessert served with coffee or for Christmas breakfast!

Here’s a breakdown of the flavors I was sent!

• Pumpkin Spice Latte

A seasonal favorite that is popular this time of year, but this latte has loads of nutrition!  This drink  is a vitamin-rich, low-fat treat made with real pumpkin puree, a blend of four spices and 100% Arabica coffee.  Each serving is a great source of calcium and includes 7g of protein and 130 calories per cup. Nice!

• Peppermint Mocha

The combination of peppermint and dark chocolate is a holiday favorite of many people….now you can enjoy it guilt-free! These two favorite flavors area combined with 100% Arabica coffee for an excellent source of calcium and  7g of protein in each serving.  This is good hot OR cold!

• Holiday Nog

This very popular Holiday Nog is made with natural milk, natural eggs, vanilla bean and nutmeg and is what I used in this recipe I’m sharing today.  It is a a low-fat treat that offers a better-for-you take on the classic eggnog. With 83 percent less fat and 60 percent fewer calories per 8-oz. glass, how can you go wrong?!  It’s great to use in baking or holiday mixed drinks!

All of these seasonal Bolthouse Farms holiday drinks were so tasty! The Holiday Nog would probably be good turned into traditional eggnog as well with alcohol.

Disclaimer:  I received complimentary samples of Bolthouse Farms Holiday Juices, but was NOT paid to write this review and all opinions are 100% my own, as always.

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31 Responses to “Orange-Glazed Eggnog Quick Bread”

  1. December 5, 2013 at 1:37 AM #

    I’m in love with this orange glaze, I bet it smells equally amazing as it tastes!

    • December 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM #

      It was so good!! Thanks!

  2. December 5, 2013 at 4:13 AM #

    I love the idea that you incorporated eggnog into your recipe, I´ve never done that before.. would love to give it a try though 🙂 🙂 Xx

    • December 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM #

      Definitely try it!!

  3. December 5, 2013 at 5:04 AM #

    Oooo – this bread looks crazy moist! Love it!

    • December 5, 2013 at 1:59 PM #

      It really was!!

  4. December 5, 2013 at 8:46 AM #

    I love quickbreads this time of the year. The flavor combos of the eggnogs sound wonderful!

  5. December 5, 2013 at 1:48 PM #

    Ooooh, I bet egg nog (or Holiday Nog) makes a very moist quick bread. I love to use buttermilk in banana bread. 🙂

    • December 5, 2013 at 1:59 PM #

      That’s a great idea, too!

  6. Melissa
    December 5, 2013 at 2:35 PM #

    Make this for your brother in law he would love it!

    • December 5, 2013 at 3:01 PM #

      I’ll bring him some! 🙂

  7. December 5, 2013 at 2:37 PM #

    Eggnog quick bread sounds amazing!

    • December 5, 2013 at 3:02 PM #

      Thanks, Nicole!

  8. December 5, 2013 at 3:30 PM #

    I was just asking around to find a good eggnog. This looks delicious! I need to check them out!

  9. December 5, 2013 at 5:01 PM #

    Ashley, this looks truly scrumptious! That glaze looks fab 😉

    • December 5, 2013 at 5:08 PM #

      Thank you, Consuelo!

  10. December 5, 2013 at 11:28 PM #

    Ooooh I wanna try all those Bolthouse Farms flavors. They sound so good. Eggnog is a favorite of mine just not so much the calories… this healthier version sounds perfect!
    Anyway, I love that you used it to bake eggnog bread!

    • December 6, 2013 at 12:40 AM #

      This eggnog version will be perfect for you then! Thanks, girlie!

  11. December 6, 2013 at 12:21 AM #

    I saw this today at the store and was contemplating on whether I should get it or not. I was a bit skeptical because it says… “holiday” nog. What does that mean? Thanks for providing the info. It’s good to know that it’s healthier than regular eggnog.

    I love this bread! Orange glaze is a fantastic idea! Have a great weekend Ashley!

    • December 6, 2013 at 12:40 AM #

      You’re so sweet – thank you, Anne!

  12. December 6, 2013 at 9:50 AM #

    Sounds so good, Ashley! It looks SO moist, and I love the idea of an orange glaze!

  13. December 8, 2013 at 3:51 PM #

    Look so nice and moist and full of wonderful flavors!

  14. December 20, 2013 at 7:08 AM #

    Love quick breads and this one looks so moist and tasty! The orange glaze sounds wonderful and I can imagine how wonderful it smells too 🙂 Thanks for sharing and Happy Friday Ashley!

    • December 20, 2013 at 12:43 PM #

      Thanks for stopping by, Kelly!!

  15. Chrystal
    December 24, 2013 at 12:14 PM #

    Will I get the same results with vanilla eggnog?

    • December 24, 2013 at 12:43 PM #

      It will change the taste slightly I’m sure, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work! As long as the consistency of the eggnog is the same 🙂


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