3 ratings

Walnut Egg Nog Cranberry Bread

This “walnutty’” cranberry bread will your boring old fruitcake

Recipe Courtesy of California Walnuts

This simple cranberry bread recipe is studded with lightly toasted walnuts and topped with a delicious egg nog glaze. Perfect for holiday entertaining or as a special homemade gift!


For the Walnut Egg Nog Cranberry Bread

  • 2 Cups prepared baking mix of your choice
  • 3/4 Cups sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 Cups egg nog
  • 1/4 Cup melted butter, plus extra for pans
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Teaspoon rum extract
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Cup coarsely chopped California walnuts, lightly toasted
  • 1 Cup fresh, frozen, or dried cranberries


For the Walnut Egg Nog Cranberry Bread

Preheat oven to 350°F and butter 3 miniature loaf pans.

Stir together baking mix, sugar and nutmeg in a large bowl. Whisk together egg nog, butter, extracts, and eggs in a medium bowl. Add to dry ingredients and stir until flour is almost incorporated. Add walnuts and cranberries and stir again lightly (do not over mix).

Spoon into prepared pans and bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool completely then remove from pans.

Drizzle with Egg Nog Glaze: Stir together 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon egg nog until smooth. Remove cooled bread from pans and drizzle with glaze.