Only a few minutes stand between you and these delicious Eggnog Donuts! These donuts feature eggnog both in the dough and the glaze. They’re also spiced with nutmeg and just a touch of rum extract to enhance the warm, cozy flavors of eggnog even more.
Glazed Baked Eggnog Donuts
As much as I enjoy a traditionally fried donut, baked donuts are just so much easier and faster to make! (Plus…much less oil to eat and deal with.) These baked eggnog donuts are perfectly fluffy on the inside and coated with sweet eggnog glaze on the outside. Which makes each bite absolutely perfect.
It’s not just the glaze that’s deliciously rich with spiced eggnog flavor, though. All too often, donuts are advertised as a certain flavor, only for it to be a plain donut with a flavored glaze. These donuts, however, are flavored with festive eggnog throughout! That’s what makes them so perfect for occasions like Christmas morning or for snacking on during the holiday season.
Making a batch of homemade donuts on Christmas morning may seem like too much since there is so much to get done. With that being said, you can make a batch of these eggnog donuts in under thirty minutes. Yes, really! This is one of my favorite treats to make on Christmas morning, so everyone in the house can have a sweet eggnog treat!
Ingredients for Eggnog Donuts
For the donuts:
- Flour – all purpose flour will work just fine!
- Sugar – you’ll just need a some white granulated sugar.
- Baking Powder – for the best results, check your baking powder and make sure it’s no more than 9 moths old.
- Baking Soda – yes, it is needed even when already using baking powder.
- Salt – Just a pinch to balance out the flavor!
- Nutmeg – the perfect spice to compliment eggnog.
- Egg – room temperature is best, so leave it on the counter for about 30 minutes before baking.
- Eggnog – Make sure you use a brand that you already know you like. That way, you know you’ll love the flavor of your final product.
- Butter – Unsalted, melted butter is what you’ll need.
- Rum Extract – extract will give you a much more pungent and noticeable flavor than rum itself.
For the glaze:
- Powdered Sugar – This is a crucial ingredient for any glaze recipe and can NOT be substituted with any other sugar!
- Rum Extract
How to Make the Best Eggnog Donuts
Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray the donut baking pan.
Thoroughly combine all of the wet ingredients in a mixing bowl. Then, sift in all of the dry ingredients and mix until incorporated.
Transfer the batter into a piping bag. Pipe the batter into the prepared donut pan. Try your best to make sure the batter is evenly spread throughout each cup, that way the donuts will be uniform in size and bake perfectly.
Tip: To transfer the batter from the mixing bowl into the piping bag easier, place the piping bag into a pint glass and open it up!
Bake the donuts for approximately 11-12 minutes before letting them cool on a wire rack. Remember to spread parchment paper under the wire rack, that way there’s less of a mess to clean up when you glaze them!
Tip: Do NOT start making the glaze until your donuts are cooled to room temperature. Don’t glaze the donuts until they are cooled either or the glaze will melt off.
Make the glaze by whisking together all of the ingredients until smooth. Dip each donut into the glaze before placing it back on the wire rack, allowing the glaze to set. Try your best to stay sanitary by not licking your fingers, which will inevitably be covered in glaze at some point!
Note: if you want to coat each donut on top and bottom, double the recipe for eggnog glaze.
Storing Eggnog Donuts
Since these donuts are made with eggnog and there is eggnog in the glaze, shelf life at room temperature is only a few hours day. If you won’t eat them in 1 day, I recommend that you store them in the refrigerator. They will last about 5 days in the refrigerator.
Store them in an air-tight food storage container and line it with a paper towel on the bottom. Before storing the donuts in an airtight container, make sure to fully cool to donuts to room temperature!
Craving more delicious eggnog recipes?
Soft Eggnog Cookies – soft and fluffy homemade cookies that taste incredibly like eggnog and drizzled with a sweet eggnog glaze
Holiday Eggnog Cheesecake – a wonderful holiday dessert with the most perfect silky texture and eggnog flavor throughout
Eggnog French Toast – a simple combination of eggs, eggnog, Brioche bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, and rum extract
Eggnog Poke Cake – this cake is spiced with nutmeg, soaked in a sweet eggnog sauce and then, topped with creamy eggnog topping.
Glazed Baked Eggnog Donuts
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- pinch salt
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup eggnog
- 3 tsp butter melted
- 1 tsp rum extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3 tbsp eggnog
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp rum extract
- Preheat oven to 350° and spray the donut baking pan with oil spray.
- Combine liquid ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk well.
- Sift in dry ingredients and whisk until incorporated.
- Scoop the batter into a large piping bag. Cut the tip off the piping bag, leaving only about 1/2- 3/4 inch opening.
- Squeeze batter into the donut cups of the pan in one smooth circular motion, filling each cup almost all the way full. Make sure there is an even amount of batter all around.
- Bake for about 11-12 minutes and let donuts cool on the wire rack. Spread paper a sheet of parchment paper under the cooling rack to catch glaze drippings.
- Note: don't start the glaze until donuts are cooled to room temperature!
- In a wide and shallow bowl, whisk together powdered sugar with eggnog, nutmeg, and rum extract. Whisk until completely smooth.
- Dip each cooled donut into the glaze to coat it on the top and sides. Place it back onto the wire rack for the glaze to set for a few minutes.