Baked Eggnog Donuts are cake-like and fluffy. Surprisingly easy to make, they are so perfect for the holiday season. Enjoy with your morning coffee or an anytime treat.
While I’m not a fan of the winter months, I have to admit, I do winter desserts. When it comes to egg nog, I’m not a huge fan of the drink. I find it way too thick and rich for my liking. Yet eggnog desserts are a seasonal favourite flavour of mine. The flavour puts me into the holiday spirit.
Our Favorite Holiday Desserts
I can’t go a Christmas season without making my Cranberry Eggnog Bread, and Eggnog Cookies. They have a hint of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove taste. These eggnog treats are so comforting and in par with the season and this time of year.
Years back I’d never think of making my own donuts. I assumed they’d have to be deep fried and complicated, so it was a treat I had always purchased.
Truth is, they are really simple to make at home. All you need is a 6-well donut pan (we have this Doughnut Baking Pan). It’s one tool so that anyone can make these easy baked eggnog donuts.
How to Make Eggnog Donuts
To make baked eggnog doughnuts at home, all you need is a few key ingredients.
- all purpose flour
- granulated white sugar
- baking powder
- real eggnog
- rum extract (or vanilla extract if desired)
- large egg
- vegetable oil
- powdered sugar or icing sugar
How to Bake Eggnog Donuts
The simplicity of this easy eggnog donuts recipe is in the fact that it takes about 5 minutes to make the batter, and in just one large bowl. Simply mix together the wet ingredients and once combined, and the dry ingredients. Stir until smooth. You can do this using a hand mixer (electric mixer) or combine in the bowl of a stand mixer.
My tip is to pipe the batter into the donut wells of a doughnut pan which has been sprayed with cooking spray. You can use a pastry bag (or piping bag) for this, as it makes it easier and creates less mess.
Baking time is just 10-13 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the donuts to cool a bit and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely at room temperature.
While cooling, make the eggnog frosting which consists of powdered sugar, eggnog and rum extract frosting. You can easily pipe the frosting on the donuts by placing the icing in a ziplock bag with the corner cut out.
To Store: Place donuts into an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap for up to 5 days.
Why make easy baked eggnog donuts?
I love that these Baked Eggnog Donuts have eggnog in the batter and in the frosting, yet the flavour isn’t too much. Just a nice festive eggnog flavor which makes a perfect holiday recipe.
The result is fluffy cake-like donuts that are baked and not fried. Full of taste on their own but made better by a delicious glaze.
Feel free to decorate these delicious baked eggnog donuts as you wish. I like seasonal sprinkles, yet you can also pipe designs or use candies as well. You can also add food colouring to the glaze to create a frosting in another colour.
This makes for a nice treat on a cold winter day, to a morning kick-start with coffee. Perhaps you have our recipe for Powdered Eggnog Creamer? It’s an ideal holiday drink for any eggnog fan.
Another idea is to allow the kids to decorate their own donuts after the delicious eggnog glaze has cooled. This makes for fun afternoon festivities, or for a personalized gift for friends and family.
Either way, I know you’ll enjoy this recipe!
Other Recipes to Try:
- Eggnog Cupcakes – such a delicious eggnog flavour, and one of our favorite recipes.
- Peppermint Mocha Donuts – we love easy baked donut recipes..
- Polar Bear Donuts – this makes a festive holiday treat especially for kids.
- Peanut Butter Confetti Squares – a classic holiday dessert, and for good reason.
- Christmas Trash Snack Mix – super simple snack that is quite addicting.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 6 tbsp eggnog
- 1 tsp rum extract
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
Eggnog White Glaze
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 to 3 Tbsp eggnog (depending on thickness of glaze)
- ¼ teaspoon rum extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and prepare a donut pan with non-stick cooking spray
In a large bowl, mix together: eggnog, rum extract, egg, oil and sugar. Once combined, add the flour, baking powder and salt.
Place batter into a piping bag and cut off a small corner. Pipe dough into your prepared donut pan.
Bake for 10 to 13 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Allow it to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then cool for another 5 minutes on a cooling rack.
Prepare the glaze by mixing together the powdered sugar with 2 Tbsp. eggnog; you can add more to reach your desired thickness for the glaze. However be sure, as you don’t want it too thick.
Dip donuts into glaze and place on a wire rack. Feel free to add sprinkles to make them more festive!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 274Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 305mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 1gSugar: 27gProtein: 5g