Eggnog Bread – Made Paleo

Wow I was starting to think for a while that I didn’t have a blog anymore!  It has been far too long, but with good reason.  I think in this particular case it might be worth showing you…rather than telling you…

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Buddy

 

 

Shhh…don’t wake him!

Yeah, don’t for a moment think that this picture is a true indication of what it is like around here!  If this little guy is not sleeping then trust me, pictures cannot be taken!  I made a wonderful roast the other night, and I had every intention of sharing it with you…but he wouldn’t let me.  I’d type a few words and then run off to protect the presents under the tree… better yet I’d get a good sentence or two in and look up and see his little butt squating…nooo!!!  I tried leaving him in his kennel while I got things done, but I couldn’t think straight with all of the whimpering and howling!

Unfortunately this little guy is not mine.  He is a surprise Christmas gift for my dad, and I was the one elected to take care of him for a few weeks.  It’s been fun to say the least.  Keeping him in check, along with Christmas shopping/preparations I have not had a lot of free time.

Don’t worry, though!  I come prepared with a recipe that will make it up to you.  First off, let me give a slight back story on this one.  A few years ago my mom gave me a recipe for Eggnog Bread.  I fell in love with it, as I’ve always been a huge fan of eggnog.  It’s amazing!!  I made this bread for some gift baskets I did a while back and it was such a huge hit.  Ever since going paleo — I have not been able to enjoy it.  This year I decided that it is time for a substitution!

 

Paleo Eggnog

 

As for the eggnog — there are a few recipes out there, like this one, that are paleo-friendly.  However you do it — the eggnog has got to be sweet.  Use whatever sweetener you feel safest with, but no matter how you dice it — this bread is truly a treat and should be seen as such.  As for me, I don’t have time to make my own eggnog!  As ya’ll in the paleo-world have probably seen — they do have a coconut milk based eggnog by So Delicious available in stores.  Their eggnog is sweetened with dried cane syrup, and I was fine with it for this particular experiment.  I might do a bit more perfecting with another batch, but for now these little loaves really hit the spot.

The original recipe my mom used also had a powdered sugar icing that was drizzled on top — I came up with a substitution for that as well.

 

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c. almond flour
  • 1/4 c. + 2 tbsp. coconut flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. eggnog
  • 1/2 c. slivered almonds

 

Process

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Blend all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Beat wet ingredients with a hand-mixer until well blended and then add to dry ingredients.  Continue to blend.
  4. Fold in slivered almonds.
  5. Grease two mini loaf pans with coconut oil about half-way up the sides.
  6. Pour in batter and bake for 35-40 minutes.

 

Ingredients for Icing

  • 3 tbsp. coconut butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1-3 tbsp. eggnog (start at 1 and add more as needed to reach a “drizzle” consistency)

Once your loaves have cooled, decorate them with icing.  I like to snip a corner off a ziplock bag and use it as my pastry tube!  If you have enough of a drizzle consistency you could just use a spoon.

We ate both of our loaves in one night!  They were great.  If you do have one left over – I would store it in the refrigerator because of the eggnog in the icing.

Hope you enjoy!

Are there any holiday favorites that you would love finding substitutions for?  What holiday recipes have you been making paleo lately?

I know it’s strange that my cat is in this one…but she seriously photo bombs all the time.

 

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12 Responses to “Eggnog Bread – Made Paleo”

  1. tgipaleo says:

    Oh. My. GAWD.
    I just so happened to have all these ingredients on hand, so what the heck…made ’em into muffins so I could bring them to work and I think I almost had a seizure they’re so good.

    THANKS!!

    • jennifer says:

      Don’t you love when you’re searching the web for naughty sweets and you have everything on hand!? I know I do. Glad you enjoyed it! 😉

  2. tgipaleo says:

    OK…instead of the full 1/4 c honey I used 2 T maple syrup and 2 T Bourbon. SO GOOD!!!

    Thanks again!

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  4. Angela says:

    I love your puppy! I have a basset walker mix!!!

    • jennifer says:

      He is the sweetest little boy! He caught on so quickly to his potty-training routine, and he’s such a delight to have around. His name is Buddy. 🙂

      • Angela says:

        My dog is Annabel Lee, she’s 9. I just made the bread & the icing is clear. I think what I did wrong was melted the coconut oil then added the other ingredients when the oil was hot. I think maybe I should’ve mixed the icing with the ingredients at room temperature. Do you have any advice? The icing tastes fine, still 🙂

        • jennifer says:

          Did you use coconut oil or coconut butter? Mixing the ingredients while they’re warm is the way to go…if you did end up using coconut oil that is perfectly fine and I am sure would taste just as great!…but that could be my guess as to why it is clear.

  5. Lisa says:

    If you want to reheat leftovers the next day, what would you recommend keeping in mind that is has icing? Will it completely melt off if you reheat this in the oven at a low temperature?

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