Soft, warm and delicious Vanilla Bean Eggnog Bread made with Rodelle Vanilla Beans! Serve this bread warm with a side of ice cream to make it a comforting holiday dessert!
I LOVE vanilla and especially vanilla beans. I love the smell of vanilla bean on my hands after I’ve taken the vanilla seeds out to bake with it.
Lately, I’ve been craving vanilla bean anything (partly because I wanted to smell a fresh vanilla bean) since it was so long since I’ve made any recipes with it. It’s been even longer since I’ve posted recipes with vanilla beans. I actually only remember posting one recipes and it, Vanilla Bean Cheesecake. That just won’t do…I’ve got to give you more recipes using vanilla beans!
I’m starting with this incredibly delicious eggnog bread! My husband looks forward to the holiday season for the presents and the eggnog. The man seriously loves eggnog so I got him some. I have never tried straight eggnog and I don’t think that I will. I do like the flavor in baked goods but I just can’t get my head around the raw egg part in a drink. So even though I don’t drink it myself, I like baking with it. Eggnog Pancakes and waffles rock too!
Putting eggnog and vanilla bean together was a heavenly combination! I save my beans for special recipes and this holiday bread was well worth the beans. The little guy stole two pieces of bread while I was taking pictures and ate them right away. It’s delicious by itself but I found that served warm with ice cream was simply perfect!
Vanilla Bean Eggnog Bread
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup eggnog
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
- 1 tsp rum extract
- 1 vanilla bean seeds scraped
- Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a bread pan
- Mix the dry ingredients together and set aside.
- In a sauce pot, over medium heat, heat up eggnog and add the vanilla bean. Lower the heat and steep the vanilla bean for a few minutes. Slit the bean open and scrape out the seeds into eggnog. Take off heat to cool down.
- Whisk the eggs, melted butter and rum extract together. Slowly add the eggnog while whisking.
- Whisk in the dry ingredients until all combined and smooth.
- Pour the batter into the bread baking pan and bake for 45-50 minutes. Do a toothpick test to check if the bread is done.
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