Easy Mini Cranberry Eggnog Loaves For Gift Giving

These mouth-watering mini cranberry eggnog loaves with nutmeg eggnog icing make excellent gift-giving treats for the holidays. They are so easy to make that whipping up a batch last minute is not difficult.

I get requests to bake family favorite sweet treats every year but this one is my all-time fave. Even if you are not a fan of drinking eggnog, you'll love the taste in these.



This mouth-watering mini cranberry eggnog bread recipe with nutmeg eggnog icing is so easy to make and is perfect for edible Christmas gifts too!

Welcome back to year 6 of our Festive Christmas Ideas Event where we team up with a bunch of talented blogging friends to bring you a plethora of creative ways to celebrate your holiday season.



We will be baking some cookie recipes for you, sharing some party games, making some handmade gifts, doing some ornament crafting, and sharing our Christmas movies family fun. There will be breakfast recipes and as always our decorated Christmas Trees which are always a fun tour of homes.



New this year is Gift Guides. We are right there with you shopping from home due to Covid 19 and we understand how hard that can be so we have been busy little Elves doing tons of research to create fabulous Gift Guides to help you with your holiday shopping. You'll find a link to my 12 Unique Coffee Lovers Gift Guide below.



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Holiday Movie Night - An Evening With Ebenezer Scrooge - how to make holiday movie night extra special.
Farmhouse Tabletop Christmas Tree - made with recycled bifold door slats.
Repurposed Cabinet Door Christmas Signs - made with kitchen cabinet door panels.
Eggnog Crepes With Cranberry Grand Marnier Compote - a festive make-ahead Christmas morning breakfast idea.



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Easy Mini Cranberry Eggnog Bread

The tart cranberry, the hint of eggnog, combined with festive holiday spices makes these moist miniature loaves so tasty. I whip up a batch for us as well to be enjoyed with a strong cup of coffee during the holidays.



This mouth-watering mini cranberry eggnog bread recipe with nutmeg eggnog icing is so easy to make and is perfect for edible Christmas gifts too!

The whipped eggnog icing with nutmeg sprinkles will satisfy your sweet tooth cravings too.



This mouth-watering mini cranberry eggnog bread recipe with nutmeg eggnog icing is so easy to make and is perfect for edible Christmas gifts too!

How Long Can They Be Stored?

They can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. But you can get a head start on your holiday baking and freeze them for up to three months. Store them in one layer in a plastic container or individually in freezer bags.



This mouth-watering mini cranberry eggnog bread recipe with nutmeg eggnog icing is so easy to make and is perfect for edible Christmas gifts too!

How To Package Mini Cranberry Eggnog Loaves For Gifts

Wrap each mini cranberry eggnog loaf in a festive cellopane bag. Set it inside a festive coffee mug with either a sample package of holiday blend coffee or a gift certificate to their favorite coffee shop. Add a candy cane and tie a pretty gift tag on the handle.



Mini Cranberry Eggnog Loaf Gift Giving Ideas

  1. Packaged as described above, they make great teacher gifts or grandma gifts.
  2. Package the individual cranberry loaves for guest favors when hosting holiday gatherings.
  3. Welcome house guests by setting a basket of cellophane wrapped mini cranberry loaves and bottles of water in the guest room.
  4. Surprise your neighbors by packaging them in a small gift bag to hang on their door with a holiday greeting card.
  5. Surprise co-workers with a basket of mini cranberry loaves individually wrapped in festive napkins and a bow in the coffee room to enjoy with their morning brew.


This mouth-watering mini cranberry eggnog bread recipe with nutmeg eggnog icing is so easy to make and is perfect for edible Christmas gifts too!

Guests are always delighted when they see them on the dessert table. So fun to get your own miniature loaf to enjoy.



What Ingredients Will I Need?

Pictured below are the ingredients you'll need to make this yummy eggnog bread. You can use fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed, and sliced in quarters or in half. I should also point out that I use regular eggnog in this recipe rather than light.



Eggnog Bread

1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 1/2 cups eggnog
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp allspice
1 cup chopped frozen or fresh cranberries



This mouth-watering mini cranberry eggnog bread recipe with nutmeg eggnog icing is so easy to make and is perfect for edible Christmas gifts too!

I will admit this nutmeg eggnog icing is on the sweet side. Icing the eggnog loaves is optional, you could sprinkle them with icing sugar instead.



Eggnog Icing

3 cups icing (confectioner's) sugar
4 1/2 tbsp butter or margarine softened
3 tbsp eggnog
Nutmeg, sprinkle



This mouth-watering mini cranberry eggnog bread recipe with nutmeg eggnog icing is so easy to make and is perfect for edible Christmas gifts too!

This recipe makes eight individual loaves or one regular size loaf. You can see from the photos below that they fill the pans and rise quite high when they bake.



This mouth-watering mini cranberry eggnog bread recipe with nutmeg eggnog icing is so easy to make and is perfect for edible Christmas gifts too!

How To Make Mini Cranberry Eggnog Loaves

  1. Chop frozen or fresh cranberries into quarters or halves and set aside.
  2. Beat sugar and egg in a mixing bowl.
  3. Beat in melted butter.
  4. Stir in eggnog.
  5. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and allspice over eggnog mixture.
  6. Stir until moistened.
  7. Mix in cranberries.
  8. Turn into a greased mini loaf pan.
  9. Bake in 350℉ (175℃) oven for about 45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Let stand 15 minutes and remove from baking tin to cool on a rack.


How To Make Eggnog Icing

  1. Beat icing sugar, softened butter or margarine, and eggnog in a bowl
  2. Add more icing sugar or eggnog as necessary until spreading consistency.
  3. Spread evenly on top of each mini loaf.
  4. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg.


I hope you enjoy this tasty eggnog bread recipe this holiday season. I've included a printable recipe card below with instructions on how to make them.



Mini Cranberry Eggnog Loaves

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This mouth-watering mini cranberry eggnog bread recipe with nutmeg eggnog icing is so easy to make and is perfect for edible Christmas gifts too!
recipeYield: 8 Mini Loaves
Author: Marie-Interior Frugalista
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 45 MinInactive time: 20 MinTotal time: 1 H & 19 M
These mouth-watering mini cranberry eggnog loaves with nutmeg eggnog icing make excellent gift-giving treats for the holidays.

Ingredients

Eggnog Bread
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups eggnog
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1 cup chopped frozen or fresh cranberries
Eggnog Icing
  • 3 cups icing (confectioner's) sugar
  • 4 1/2 tbsp butter or margarine softened
  • 3 tbsp eggnog
  • Nutmeg, sprinkle

Instructions

Eggnog Bread
  1. Chop frozen or fresh cranberries into quarters or halves and set aside.
  2. Beat sugar and egg in a mixing bowl. Beat in melted butter. Stir in eggnog.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and allspice over eggnog mixture. Stir until moistened. Mix in cranberries.
  4. Turn into a greased mini loaf pan. Bake in 350℉ (175℃) oven for about 45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Let stand 15 minutes and remove from baking tin to cool on a rack.
  6. Makes 8 mini loaves.
Eggnog Icing
  1. Beat icing sugar, softened butter or margarine, and eggnog in a bowl, adding more icing sugar or eggnog as necessary until spreading consistency.
  2. Spread even on the top of each mini loaf.
  3. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg.

Notes:

If the cranberries are frozen, thaw before using.

Calories

488.90

Fat (grams)

15.70

Sat. Fat (grams)

9.51

Carbs (grams)

79.75

Fiber (grams)

1.48

Net carbs

78.27

Sugar (grams)

42.89

Protein (grams)

8.23

Sodium (milligrams)

610.09

Cholesterol (grams)

87.29
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods, and portion sizes per household.
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All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods, and portion sizes per household.



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  1. These mini cranberry loaves are so adorable. It's the perfect size for gift giving and so pretty with the frosting.

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  2. These look delicious, Marie! I'll have to try these out! Hubby loves eggnog! Pinned!

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    1. If hubby loves eggnog then he'll love these, Gail! Be warned, they call your name from the freezer and if you don't listen, they'll start screaming your name until you give in! LOL

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  3. These look so delicious and I love egg nog, so I'll have to try them!

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    1. They are Tania but I bet the recipe could be adjusted easily for keto without the icing.

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  5. I love both egg nog and cranberries so I need to give this a try Marie. They definitely looked dressed up for Christmas with that thick layer of awesome icing. Pinned.

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    1. If you like eggnog and cranberries, Leanna, you'll love these! I went thicker with the icing for the photos but I would suggest going lighter because it is a sweet icing.

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  6. These are so cute! My family loves eggnog, too! Will definitely make some of these for the holidays. Pinned!

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    1. They are so tasty with a cup of strong coffee. Be forewarned though, they call your name from the freezer. LOL

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  8. Oh my goodness I bet these taste amazing and they are so pretty! We would love for you to come share this recipe (and any others) with us over at You're the Star. It's a month long party, with new features every Monday. We hope to see you soon and have a wonderful day!
    https://www.momthelunchlady.ca/2020/11/youre-star-home-feature.html

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    1. They are really yummy, too yummy sometimes! LOL Thanks for the invitation to your party Cindy.

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    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
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  10. Love it - I'll be featuring you next week at the To Grandma's house we go link party. Hope you had a great holiday :)

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    1. I'm thrilled to have the eggnog loaves featured, Tarahlynn, especially considering I don't share recipes often. Thank You!

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  11. I love these cute little loaves and they are so Christmassy with the Eggnog and Cranberries! They look so yummy! I'm pinning this! Thank you for sharing! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Hugs,

    Tee @ teediddlydee.com

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    1. Thank you very much, Tee, they are yummy - too yummy! LOL Thanks also for the pin, appreciate it. 😀

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