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



  • 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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Posted on November 17, 2011

Comments & Reviews

  1. 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.


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

    Thanks again,

    Sharon Anne @

  3. 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. 🙂

  4. 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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