Eggnog Donuts (Baked)

Baked Eggnog Donuts: perfect for Christmas morning breakfast

Usually when I create a recipe, I don’t blog about it for a week or so. But these eggnog donuts? I made them yesterday! I couldn’t wait to share the recipe with all of you. I mean, what if you needed a breakfast recipe for this weekend? Or Thanksgiving? Or Christmas?

You’re welcome. No trust me on this. You. Are. Welcome. These taste like a jug of eggnog. Seriously. Fortunately they are baked, so that’s something healthy, right?

 See those tiny specks? Yeah. That’s nutmeg. In my house we don’t all drink our eggnog with nutmeg sprinkled on top. Of course I do…and my son does…but that’s it. My husband *GASP* doesn’t even drink eggnog.

Baked Eggnog Donuts: perfect for Christmas morning breakfast

I have more eggnog recipes planned for all of you, and I’ll try to show some restraint and wait until December (or at least after Thanksgiving). As you can see from the photos I’ve already pulled out my Christmas decorations. Would it be wrong to serve our turkey dinner on Christmas china? Just wondering.

Eggnog Donuts

Eggnog Donuts



  • 2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup eggnog
  • 1/4 cup applesauce


  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp eggnog
  • 1 tsp rum flavoring
  • pinch of nutmeg


  1. In a large mixing bowl, blend flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Beat in egg, applesauce and eggnog.
  2. Grease and flour donut pan. Pour batter in large ziploc. Snip the corner (big snip) and squeeze batter into the donut pan evenly. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, until donut springs back when lightly pressed.
  3. Remove from pan immediately and allow to cool.
  4. To make glaze, beat powdered sugar with eggnog and rum flavoring for about 2-3 minutes. Dip tops of each donut into glaze. Immediately sprinkle with a TINY pinch of nutmeg. Enjoy!



Baked Eggnog Donuts: perfect for Christmas morning breakfast

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33 comments on “Eggnog Donuts (Baked)”

  1. I should have known you were an eggnog fan…I mean we are about hitched at the hip:-) Eggnog is one of my top favorite things about the Christmas season! And in a donut, yummo!!!! I am the same way…I make things and then post them like a week or two…sometimes three weeks later!!! Your excitement for Christmas is getting me ready to unpack all my decorations!!!

  2. How ’bout breakfast for today?! YUM, these look delicious!

  3. I can’t be trusted around eggnog… can you imagine how I would be around eggnog donuts?


  4. my husband is an eggnod freak I should totally make these for him I’d love it if you add this to my link party over at

  5. I’m the same way when I’ve baked something spectacular…it moves to front and center in the blog queue! And I can see why you posted these donuts immediately…I’m craving them something fierce now!!!

  6. I love eggnog and these sound very good! I just posted an eggnog frosting – you should check it out!

  7. I really need to make donuts! Maybe tomorrow morning I’ll whip up a batch. I’m not the biggest Egg Nog fan, but my Husband and Step-daughter are, so I shall make your recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Crave worthy! I love eggnog and any eggnog flavored treat is a winner in my book. I would love to give these a try sometime. Great recipe.

  9. oh dear…I love ALL THINGS EGGNOG! and who doesn’t love a BAKED donut?? AWESOME..can’t WAIT to make these! (and ps-Christmas china is NEVER wrong! 🙂

  10. Would you believe I’ve never had eggnog? Thanks for linking up at A Little Nosh this week!

  11. Honest to goodness, woman!
    YESTERDAY I was walking through the grocery store thinking how I needed to make some doughnuts for the kids and eggnog goodies for us 😉

    LOL Kindred Spirits, indeed!

  12. Rachel- how funny is that? These donuts were pretty amazing!!

  13. I can see why you’re so excited to share these! They look absolutely amazing!

  14. These look pretty darn amazing!

  15. These look great! I really want to make donuts sometime. Donut molds are on my Christmas list

  16. Great recipe and it’s a keeper. The eggnog frosting tasted so good on the donuts!

  17. These look amazingly delicious! 🙂

  18. Hi! Came over from Sumo Sweet Stuff…This looks really yummy. Would love for you to come over and share at my Tasty Tuesday Party going on now!

  19. Oh heck, yeah! Definitely featuring your post on my Facebook page today!

    Thank you for being a part of making last week’s “A Little Birdie Told Me…” at Rook No. 17 so rich in creativity and inspiration! Today’s party is in full swing, so please feel welcome to drop by and share your talent.


    P.S. I’m following you on Twitter!

  20. Who’d thought of Eggnog Donuts; you did! Saved this one too.

    Thanks again,

    Sharon Anne @

  21. I found these through Tracey’s Culinary Adventures. Thanks so much for creating this recipe! It’ll definitely be a winter time favorite from now on! I’ve made them as written and they also come out wonderfully as whole grain donuts (which I just posted about). Oh and that donut with strawberry icing up at the top looks insanely amazing. I’m definitely craving a strawberry glazed donut now and I just finished making more eggnog donuts. Hmm… you seem to be some kind of evil donut genius. Thanks again. 🙂

  22. Jennifer

    So you used an actual pan for donuts? I don’t think ive ever seen one. .. can you buy them anywhere?!

  23. Jennifer

    Okay thanks! Ill have to go search for one

  24. Thank you for sharing your wonderful receipes. Want to make this donuts tomorrow (need to get some stuff first). My question is, I don’t have a donut pan,is there any way to make donuts with out the pan somehow and use something else? Thank you for any info.

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  26. Deanna

    How many donuts does this recipe make?

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