Baked Eggnog Doughnuts ~ Savory Simple

It’s eggnog week! I didn’t really plan it this way but here we are.

When I took my first bite of these baked eggnog doughnuts I fell in love immediately.  They’re bursting with eggnog flavor and the sticky sweet glaze holds just the right amount of rum. These beauties are perfect for dessert or dipping in a hot morning cup of coffee. I had to beg friends to come take them away before I ate the entire batch.

In addition to being utterly delicious, I love how simple these are both in preparation and cleanup.  You prepare the batter just as you would muffins: a bowl of wet ingredients added to a bowl of dry ingredients and into the oven they go.   I use a Wilton Nonstick Doughnut Pan and cleanup is a breeze. Don’t get me wrong, I also love my deep fryer but it can be a huge pain to clean. That doesn’t mean I won’t be making fried doughnuts again in the future but for now I’ll stick with these. Breakfast on Christmas morning?  I think so!


Baked Eggnog Doughnuts with Eggnog Rum Glaze
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Serves: 6 doughnuts
for the doughnuts
  • 5 ounces (1 cup) all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup good quality eggnog
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
for the glaze
  • 3 tablespoons good quality eggnog
  • 1 tablespoon dark or spiced rum
  • 1½ cups confectioners' sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease a doughnut pan.
  2. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the ½ cup eggnog, egg, vegetable oil and vanilla. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  3. Spoon the batter into the pan, filling each doughnut only ¾ of the way.
  4. Bake for 7 minutes. Turn the doughnuts onto a cooling rack and allow them to cool.
  5. To make the glaze, whisk the powdered sugar into the 3 tablespoons of eggnog and rum. Dip each doughnut halfway into the glaze and allow the glaze to set.



  • kristy @ the wicked noodle

    I’ve been thinking about getting a donut pan – I think you may have just pushed me over the edge! These look deee-licous!

  • Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi)

    Those look perfect!

  • Mad Dog

    Eggnog doughnuts – amazing!

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    The glaze drips are mesmerizing! I need to make donuts again!

  • Giovanna

    Wow! These look incredibly enticing! :)

  • little kitchie

    I don’t like drinking eggnog but looooooooove eggnog desserts. These look divine!

  • Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen

    When I saw this in Triberr I HAD to click over and tell you that they made me drool!! I seriously want some with my coffee right now LOL I am pinning this, going to the store, and making them ASAP!!! Awesome awesome awesome!!! Oh I stumbled them too ;)

  • Jill

    I love eggnog anything so these look perfect! I just got a donut pan a few weeks ago. I know what I’ll be making next!

  • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers

    Yummy! Your donuts look amazing! Love the eggnog flavor and ohhh, the glaze!!

  • Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    Your love for eggnog knows no bounds. Same goes for my love for these doughnuts!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    You don’t have to say rum glaze twice! Love these!

  • Valerie

    I have a mini doughnut pan that I don’t use often enough…this recipe sounds perfect!

  • Maggie @ A Bitchin’ Kitchen

    These look so good! I love eggnog in any kind of baked goods!

  • Choc Chip Uru

    These donuts look incredible and are flavoured to perfection :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  • Jackie @ The Beeroness

    These look great! I much prefer to eat my eggnog rather than drink it.

  • Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking}

    I die.

  • Lauren @ Gourmet Veggie Mama

    I could really get in trouble making these… but I think I might have to do it anyway.

  • Riley

    Yum yum! I need a donut pan!

  • Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies

    Yum!!! I love making baked doughnuts…so quick to whip up! This is a version I haven’t seen yet!

  • Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings

    I’ve never really tried eggnog before (gasp!) but I think the easiest way for me to break in to the eggnog scene is by baking a nice little doughnut treat like this! Sounds yummy to me…

  • K&B

    Eggnog on donuts ! That looks delicious :)

  • Laura Dembowski

    What a great holiday treat! I keep wanting to make both baked and fried doughnuts. They all look so yummy.

  • JulieD

    Oh my wow, these look like the perfect doughnuts!!

  • Lori Kennedy

    These are a ‘must make’ over the holidays!

  • Jennifer @ Mother Thyme

    You have given me reason to get out my donut pan this weekend! These look amazing!

  • Chung-ah | Damn Delicious

    I still haven’t tried eggnog yet! Ahhhhhh! Okay, my mission is to get a carton this weekend and make these donuts!

  • Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen

    Everything about these doughnuts sounds amazing! I just love eggnogg :)

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    These look incredible, Jen! Lovely recipe for a special holiday breakfast! Thanks for sharing.

  • john@kitchenriffs

    Eggnog doughnuts with eggnog and rum glaze? Yes, please. My wife is started to make doughnuts (she’s the baker in the family) – and eggnog is one of her favorite flavors. I definitely need to tell her about this. Good stuff – thannks.

  • Carol | a cup of mascarpone

    I’ve been thinking about getting a donut pan…one gadget not in my kitchen! This recipe has just swayed me in the must have direction. They look delicious!

  • Brenda

    I finally broke down and bought a donut pan. This will have to be the first recipe that I bake in it!

  • Ashley – Baker by Nature

    I really gotta get a doughnut pan… these are calling my name!

  • Carolyn Chan

    I honestly didn’t think donuts could get any better.

  • Yosef @ This American Bite

    I’m at a loss for words – those look simply delicious and a wonderful seasonal treat.

  • Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    I love eggnog doughnuts! I’ve made them before but I have to admit that yours look way better. :) Gonna go check out the recipe! And to all the people who mentioned not having a doughnut pan, find a 50% off coupon for Michael’s (Slickdeals usually has a link to one) and go spend $5 on the thing. You won’t regret it!

  • Kathleen

    Two words; OH MY!
    These donuts look SO YUMMY, I just have to have one! I’m afraid to make them because I might eat them all! LOL

  • Kathleen

    Oh Lord, I think I’ve died and gone to Heaven! Donuts AND eggnog in the same recipe? Is that even legal? LOL =) I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, eggnog!! I always have but it is sinfully high in calories. I have a feeling if I hang around on your blog too much, I will weigh 1,000 lbs before the end of the year. Your recipes look and sound AWESOME and you make it seem so easy, like even I could make them. THANKS for a great blog!

  • Kathleen

    hahaha…, after I posted my comment, I noticed I had already commented before. oops! I guess that tells you how drawn I am to this recipe! =)

  • Ava

    I wanted to sincerely THANK you for this wonderful recipe – I’ve made this so many times already this season and still am planning to make some more! The recipe is PERFECT – thank you!

    • Jennifer Farley

      This makes my day, thank you :) I’m so glad you liked them!

  • Lalita Malone

    This looks and sounds so good. Will have to try as a dessert during the holidays.