Boozy Eggnog Banana Bread ~ Love eggnog over the holidays? Enjoy the taste all year long with this banana bread made with traditional eggnog fortified with rum, whiskey, and brandy.
Eggnog Banana Bread
Banana bread is an all year around treat. It could be middle of summer or dead of winter and it is welcomed by all. It’s a rare occasion that a banana hangs around my house long enough to become “rotten” enough to be turned into banana bread. I’m picky about my bananas. I prefer them to be yellow with still a slight green tinge. My daughter will eat them right until the are mostly speckled with a bit of yellow showing through. I cannot even watch her eat them at that stage. I have only a few food hang-ups, but that is one of them, brown speckled bananas.
Over the holidays, a friend purchased eggnog at our state liquor store that came fortified with 3 types of alcohol. It has rum, whiskey, and brandy. It wasn’t horrible. We both drank a bit and put it away in the refrigerator. It’s been there ever since.
A couple of weeks ago, I did my grocery shopping as usual and purchased bananas. Life got busy like it does and we found ourselves only home to sleep and if I was lucky, a quick cup of coffee first thing in the morning. Those bananas got forgotten and by the time life resumed some normalcy, they had turned very speckled. Even my daughter turned her nose up at them, the speckles were less dot-to-dot style and more like large brown smudges with maybe some yellow.
Can I make Banana Bread with Eggnog?
So it finally happened, bananas got to that “rotten” stage to be turned into banana bread. With boozy eggnog in the refrigerator, why not make a boozy banana bread? I am so glad I did. Deep, rich banana flavor, spiced by nutmeg and made creamy smooth with the eggnog. Perfect treat! Now if you don’t have or want to use boozy eggnog, regular will work too! Enjoy this boozy eggnog banana bread.
If you’re a fan of banana bread, you can try my Chocolate Malted Banana Bread or my Salted Caramel Whole Wheat Banana Bread.
Boozy Eggnog Banana Bread
- 1 cup banana; mashed (about 3 bananas)
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter; softened
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup eggnog
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
Preheat oven to 325°.
Using a stand or hand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add in bananas, eggnog and vanilla, until smooth.
In another bowl, sift or whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt.
Gradually beat the flour into banana mixture by quarter cupfuls. Do not add too much at once or it will clump.
Pour batter into a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan; sprinkle with remaining nutmeg.
Bake 65-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.
Nettie MooreDecember 12, 2014 at 7:34 am
Your banana bread looks amazingly moist and delicious! Nettie
MichelleDecember 12, 2014 at 10:04 am
Thank you! It was fun to play with a classic recipe by adding a fun extra ingredient.
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and DessertsDecember 12, 2014 at 11:17 am
I always have bananas that I need to use, what a great recipe. I am obsessed with using eggnog in baked goods lately, so good!
MichelleDecember 12, 2014 at 11:56 am
What is it about eggnog? It’s fun to work with!
fabiola@notjustbakedDecember 12, 2014 at 11:21 am
Two things… I am so making this bread! And I like my coffee black with a touch of cane sugar :).
MichelleDecember 12, 2014 at 11:56 am
Oh coffee! I need more of that today. I hope you enjoy the bread.
Dorothy at Shockingly DeliciousDecember 12, 2014 at 11:56 am
I adore eggnog in baked goods. What a great idea!
MichelleDecember 12, 2014 at 11:58 am
Great minds, Dorothy! 🙂
Meagan @ A Zesty BiteDecember 12, 2014 at 2:22 pm
I’m pretty sure my family, friends and husbands co-workers would go gaga for this bread.
MichelleDecember 12, 2014 at 5:35 pm
Boozy eggnog lovers in your midst?
Brandon @ Kitchen KonfidenceDecember 12, 2014 at 4:01 pm
Love the addition of eggnog here! I’ve always got a carton in my fridge this time of the year.
MichelleDecember 12, 2014 at 5:33 pm
Thank you Brandon, eggnog is a staple for sure this time of year.
AprilDecember 12, 2014 at 5:31 pm
i like my hot coffee black and my cold coffee sweet and creamy! 😀
MichelleDecember 12, 2014 at 5:32 pm
Interesting…cold is more like a treat and hot is more like fuel?
Stephanie PhelpsDecember 12, 2014 at 7:27 pm
I love a nice medium toast with cream and sugar in my coffee!
MichelleDecember 12, 2014 at 8:32 pm
Dionne BaldwinDecember 12, 2014 at 11:16 pm
I enjoy eggnog flavors so this banana bread sounds like a delicious idea.
MichelleDecember 13, 2014 at 3:18 am
Thank you Dionne! IT was a great combo.
Carol GDecember 13, 2014 at 8:16 am
I love my coffee black with sweet n low. Sometimes I may add a holiday flavor creamer.
MichelleDecember 13, 2014 at 10:57 am
I am a fan of the holiday creamers too!
christineDecember 14, 2014 at 8:00 am
You had me at boozy!!!!!
MichelleDecember 14, 2014 at 10:14 am
Oh Christine….I like you! 🙂
lizzyDecember 14, 2014 at 2:24 pm
This looks UNREAL!!!! This would be so great for company over christmas… printing now!!! Thanks!
MichelleDecember 14, 2014 at 2:49 pm
Thanks Lizzy! Hope you all enjoy…just remember to save some boozy eggnog for the bread…the rest of the bottle you can drink! 😉
Sherrie C.December 14, 2014 at 8:55 pm
I love a good cup of dark roast brewed coffee in the morning with sugar free flavored creamer. Thanks 🙂
MichelleDecember 14, 2014 at 9:00 pm
Sandi Gaertner (@sandigtweets)December 14, 2014 at 10:06 pm
I so want to dive in and take a bite of this bread….it just looks amazing.
MichelleDecember 15, 2014 at 2:47 am
Thanks Sandi. I promise once Im mote comfy with the baking, I’ll do some gf baking.
The Food HunterDecember 15, 2014 at 7:56 am
you had me at booze 🙂
MichelleDecember 15, 2014 at 9:26 am
I like your thinking! 😉
JillianDecember 15, 2014 at 11:49 pm
Such a fun giveaway, and that bread looks SO yummy!
MichelleDecember 16, 2014 at 1:29 am
Thank you Jillian, it is yummy.
shaunieDecember 16, 2014 at 9:38 pm
I like my coffee dark
MichelleDecember 16, 2014 at 10:02 pm
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