Cinnamon Eggnog Bread

Classic flavors of the holidays such as cinnamon, eggnog, and vanilla come together in a fluffy dessert bread that the whole family is sure to love. <

This recipe, Cinnamon Eggnog Bread, was sponsored by Nellie’s Free Range. All opinions are my own.

One of my very favorite treats of the holidays is eggnog. So, as I thought about new recipes I wanted to try this season, this ingredient was at the top of my list. I’m happy to report that this  recipe, Cinnamon Eggnog Bread, is a real winner. It combines the sweet taste of eggnog with dreamy pockets of cinnamon throughout.

Cinnamon Eggnog Bread Recipe for Christmas | Five Marigolds

The holiday season is coming soon, and the flavors of eggnog will be everywhere. The creamy flavor is one of my favorites, especially this time of year. Combine that with cinnamon, vanilla and you have a winning combination!

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This cinnamon eggnog bread is so easy to make, and is sure to be a family holiday classic recipe for you, too. 

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How to Make cinnamon chips

I didn’t want the cinnamon flavor to overwhelm the eggnog, so I came up with the idea of making my own cinnamon chips. These used to be widely available in grocery stores, but I can’t find them anywhere these days. So I decided to make my own version for baking!

What I love about this simple recipe is that it’s great to have on hand to add to oatmeal, breads or sheet pan pancakes.

Ingredients you need for cinnamon chips:

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons shortening
  • 2 Tablespoons corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract. 

Making your cinnamon chips for eggnog bread:

  1. Preheat the oven to 225° F
  2. Combine all ingredients with a fork until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Line a baking pan with parchment paper, then spray with cooking spray.
  4. Press mixture into the pan, and bake for 30 minutes. 
  5. Allow to cool, then cut homemade cinnamon chips into tiny pieces. 

Store in an airtight container. These easy DIY cinnamon chips are perfect for this eggnog bread.

How to Make Eggnog bread

This bread can be made in a 9×4 loaf pan, or into mini loaf pans for a holiday gift as you would like. 

Cinnamon Eggnog Bread Recipe for Christmas | Five Marigolds

Ingredients for the eggnog bread:

    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup eggnog
    • ½ cup vegetable oil
    • 2 ¼ cups flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
    • Batch of cinnamon chips
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 3-4 Tablespoons eggnog

Cinnamon Eggnog Bread Recipe for Christmas | Five Marigolds

We especially love Nellie’s Free Range Eggs because their eggs are fresh, flavorful, and free-range. Plus, those golden yolks are hands-down the best!

Cinnamon Eggnog Bread Recipe for Christmas | Five Marigolds

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a loaf pan and set aside.
  3. Beat the eggs and sugar together until fluffy.
  4. Add in eggnog and oil and combine.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and nutmeg.
  6. Slowly combine the flour mixture into the wet ingredients. Stir completely until just combined.
  7. Fold in cinnamon chips and pour mixture into the prepared baking pan. 
  8. Bake for 50-60 minutes until the toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Cinnamon Eggnog Bread Recipe for Christmas | Five Marigolds

eggnog glaze

Finally, we’ll add the glaze— and it’s super simple. Just combine a cup of powdered sugar with 3-4 tablespoons of eggnog and drizzle liberally over the bread.Cinnamon Eggnog Bread Recipe for Christmas | Five Marigolds

This bread is great for breakfast or dessert. Or, make mini loaves for a thoughtful homemade holiday gift. Instead of glaze, just use powdered sugar.

Cinnamon Eggnog Bread Recipe for Christmas | Five Marigolds

What do you think? Are you a fan of eggnog during the holidays? If so, you’re going to want to bring this recipe to your next holiday gathering. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Cinnamon Eggnog Bread Recipe for Christmas | Five Marigolds

Cinnamon Eggnog Bread

Cinnamon Eggnog Bread is a Christmas favorite.          Great for breakfast, dessert or gifting!


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Nellie's Free Range Eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Dash of ground nutmeg (to taste)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cinnamon chips
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons eggnog



  1. Combine ingredients, mixing with a fork until well combined.
  2. Place parchment paper on baking pan, then spray liberally with oil.
  3. Press the mixture onto the parchment paper in a thin layer (about 1/4").
  4. Bake at 225º for 30 minutes, until the mixture has baked into a solid layer.
  5. Allow to cool, then cut cinnamon into small pieces.
  6. Add to oatmeal, breads or sheet pan pancakes.


  1. Combine eggs, sugar, eggnog, oil and vanilla extract in a large bowl.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and nutmeg, and add to the egg mixture slowly.
  3. Once well combined, add cinnamon chips, to taste.
  4. Pour in to a greased and floured loaf pan.
    Bake at 350º for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  5. Let cool. Remove from loaf pan and drizzle liberally with eggnog glaze.


  1. Whisk ingredients together, then spoon generously on Cinnamon Eggnog Bread.

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