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
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup eggnog
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons eggnog
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered 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.


For some more baked doughnut recipes, check out these links:

Cookie Butter Doughnuts
Baked Lemon Doughnuts
Baked Caramel Apple Doughnuts
Baked Coconut Doughnuts
Confetti Cake Baked Doughnuts

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

  2. Those look perfect!

  3. Eggnog doughnuts – amazing!

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

  5. Wow! These look incredibly enticing! :)

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

  7. 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 ;)

  8. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

  14. These donuts look incredible and are flavoured to perfection :)

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

  16. I die.

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

  18. Yum yum! I need a donut pan!

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

  20. 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…

  21. Eggnog on donuts ! That looks delicious :)

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

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

  24. These are a ‘must make’ over the holidays!

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

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

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

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

  29. 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.

  30. 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!

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

  32. Ashley - Baker by Nature says:

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

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

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

  35. 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!

  36. 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

  37. 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!

  38. 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! =)

  39. 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!

  40. Lalita Malone says:

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

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