Cranberry Eggnog Breakfast Bread

This Cranberry Eggnog Breakfast Bread is the perfect combination of sweet and tart. It would make a great addition to your Christmas morning bunch or wrap it up as gifts for all of your friends. 

Cranberry Eggnog Breakfast Bread

Are you a fan of eggnog?

I think many people, myself included, find it hard to drink a whole glass of heavy eggnog. But the flavor is really delicious and so festive for the Christmas season. The flavor shines through in the best possible way in this Cranberry Eggnog Breakfast Bread!

Cranberry Eggnog Breakfast Bread

This Cranberry Eggnog Breakfast Bread would make a great addition to your Christmas morning! The eggnog and spices add a lot of flavor and the cranberries help to balance out the sweetness, making it perfect for breakfast.The cranberries not only add to the flavor, but they are also so pretty and festive!

You would really impress your friends by gifting this Cranberry Eggnog Breakfast Bread this year! Wrap it up nicely and you have a gift that would be pleasing to anyone on your list!


How to Make Cranberry Eggnog Bread


The bread is not hard to make! First, combine all of the dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, salt and spices. Next, beat together butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs. Then alternate the dry ingredients with eggnog until everything is fully combined. Before adding the cranberries toss them in a bit of flour, this lightly coats them so they will not all sink to the bottom of your loaf. Lastly, fold the cranberries into the batter, add the batter to a prepared loaf pan and bake! It will take 65-70 minutes for the bread to bake fully, so be patient! When it’s done, allow it to cool, then slice and enjoy!

Can I freeze Cranberry Eggnog Bread?


Yes! This bread is easy to make in advance and freeze. Be sure to wrap it up tightly so it is not exposed to any freezer burn. When you defrost the loaf, unwrap it and allow it to defrost at room temperature. It will keep frozen for up to 3 months.


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Cranberry Eggnog Bread

  • Author: Sprinkles & Sea Salt
  • Total Time: 80
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x


The perfect breakfast or dessert bread for the holiday season. Make this Cranberry Eggnog Bread for your Christmas morning brunch or wrap up as gifts for all of your friends. 



2 cups + 1 tbsp white all-purpose flour, divided

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup white granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup eggnog

1 cup whole, fresh cranberries


Preheat oven to 350°F

In a large bowl, shift together 2 cups flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with blade attachment, beat butter on high

Add white sugar, mix until sugar and butter are fully combined

Add eggs one at a time, beat

Add vanilla, mix

Slowly add 1/2 of the dry ingredient mixture, mix until just fully combined

Add cup of eggnog, mix

Add the remaining dry ingredient mixture, mix until just fully combined

In a small bowl, toss cranberries in 1 tbsp of flour

Remove mixing bowl and scrape batter from the mixing blade

Using a rubber spatula, fold flour covered cranberries into batter, being careful not to pop them

Thoroughly grease a 9″ loaf pan

Pour batter into loaf pan

Bake for 65-70 minutes, until loaf is set and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean

Remove from oven, cool before slicing


Tossing the cranberries in flour helps them not sink to the bottom of the loaf

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 70

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Cranberry Eggnog Breakfast Bread

If you make this Cranberry Eggnog Bread, let me know how you like it! Leave a comment here and/or give it a star rating! If you snap a photo I’d love to see it – share it over on Instagram and tag me @sprinklesandseasalt!


If you love eggnog, here is another breakfast idea for you Eggnog French Toast!


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