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A stack of eggnog donuts with a bite taken out of the one on top

Baked Eggnog Donuts

  • Author: Leslie Kiszka
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 minutes
  • Total Time: 19 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 donuts 1x


These eggnog donuts are baked, made with real homemade eggnog, and topped with a sweet and shiny eggnog glaze.



Eggnog Donuts

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon rum (or 1/2 teaspoon rum extract)
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup eggnog

Eggnog Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 23 tablespoons eggnog, as needed for a pourable consistency
  • 1 teaspoon rum (optional, but encouraged)
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt, if needed
  • Assorted festive sprinkles


Eggnog Donuts

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a donut pan (aff link) with nonstick baking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl using a hand mixer (aff link) or stand mixer, combine butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar and beat on medium-high speed until combined and creamy.
  3. Add egg, yogurt, vanilla and rum and beat again to combine.
  4. In a separate medium bowl, whisk to combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the bowl of butter mixture and beat to combine – the batter will look like large crumbs.
  6. Add eggnog and beat on low speed to combine completely.
  7. Place a pastry bag in a pint glass with the edges pulled down over the side. Now use a spatula to spoon the batter into the bag. Twist the top of the bag to keep it closed, then cut off the bottom tip – you want the hole to be large enough to pipe into your donut pan (aff link).
  8. Pipe batter into prepared donut pan (aff link), filling each cavity about 3/4 full. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the top edges start to turn golden brown.
  9. Let cool in pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack (aff link) to cool completely.

Eggnog Glaze

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk to combine powdered sugar, eggnog, rum, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. Add a pinch of salt if it’s too sweet for your liking, additional eggnog if it’s not thin enough, or additional powdered sugar if it’s too thin.
  3. Immediately spread on the tops of cooled donuts, and add sprinkles – the glaze will set quickly!
  4. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container until ready to serve. Enjoy!


These donuts are best served same day.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: eggnog donuts, baked eggnog donuts, christmas donuts, holiday donuts, boozy donuts

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