These Glazed Eggnog Donuts bake up soft, fluffy and are filled with sweet eggnog and hints of nutmeg. They’re easy to whip up and make the perfect breakfast or dessert for the holidays!
Eggnog. Most people either love it, or hate it. It’s one of those flavors that seems to pop up around Thanksgiving and sneak into those tasty baked goods.
I am definitely on Team Eggnog. Although I can’t drink too much of it because of its rich flavor, I love to sip on a glass during the holidays.
I also love using it in baked goods, such as these White Chocolate Dipped Eggnog Cookies. I made these cookies last Christmas and they quickly became a popular holiday recipe on Pumpkin ‘N Spice. Plus my Glazed Eggnog Bread — it’s too good not to mention.
And then there are these Glazed Eggnog Donuts. Everyone loves donuts, so now you can enjoy the classic flavor of eggnog packed into a delicious treat.
And even if you don’t like eggnog, I guarantee you’ll love these donuts. The flavor is subtle and not overpowering, so you taste the sweetness from the eggnog and warm spices from the nutmeg. Combine that with a delicious eggnog glaze, and these donuts were made for you.
What Makes These Eggnog Donuts So Great
- These Christmas donuts can be made in one bowl, which means it’s easier on clean-up, and less dishes!
- They bake up soft and moist, and are perfect for Christmas morning or dessert!
- The glaze lends a little extra eggnog flavor – enough to taste it, but not enough to be too much!
What’s in Eggnog Donuts?
These Christmas donuts don’t call for any special ingredients (besides eggnog, that is!). Here’s all you’ll need to make this recipe:
- All-purpose flour
- Granulated sugar
- Baking powder and baking soda
- Salt and nutmeg
- Coconut oil
- Vanilla bean paste (or extract)
- Powdered sugar
How To Make Eggnog Donuts
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg.
- Slowing beat in the eggnog, egg, coconut oil, and vanilla extract using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer with fitted paddle attachment.
- Spoon the mixture into a large ziplock back and cut the tip of one of the bottom corners. Pipe the mixture into the prepared donut pans.
- Bake until donuts are slightly firm.
- Remove the pans from the oven and let the donuts cool completely.
- Take each donut out of the pan and dunk it halfway into the glaze. Repeat with the rest of the donuts and let glaze set.
Can I Freeze Eggnog Donuts?
I haven’t tried freezing these before, so I’m honestly not sure how they would turn out. The donuts might not have the exact same texture but I don’t think the taste would be affected. If freezing, omit the glaze and add it once the donuts have been thawed.
Can I Use Non-Alcoholic Eggnog?
Of course! Use whichever kind you prefer.
- Replace 1 cup of all purpose flour with 1 cup of whole wheat flour to give these Christmas donuts a healthy twist!
- Add a little rum extract to the glaze to bring in even more holiday flavors!
- Sprinkle some finely chopped nuts on top of the donuts while the glaze is still wet to give a little crunch to this treat! Pecans or walnuts would work well.
Tips for Making Christmas Donuts
- Spray the donut pans with non-stick spray really well. You may also want to add a little flour on top of the spray to help the baked donuts come out easier.
- Spooning the batter into the bag makes it easy to pipe it into the pan, with less mess than using a spoon. Don’t snip the corner of the ziploc bag before spooning the batter in though! Otherwise it will spill out.
- Hang on carefully to the donuts while dipping them in the glaze, otherwise they’ll fall in!
One bite of these Glazed Eggnog Donuts and you’ll love the sweet taste and soft texture. These goodies are perfect to enjoy throughout the holiday season and will be the hit of your breakfast or dessert table!
Looking for more donut recipes? I’ve got you covered!
- Cinnamon Vanilla Glazed Apple Cider Donuts
- Baked Red Velvet Donuts
- Chocolate Peppermint Donuts
- Baked Oreo Donuts
- Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes
Glazed Eggnog Donuts
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking power
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup eggnog
- 1 egg
- 4 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
FOR THE EGGNOG GLAZE
- 1½ cups powdered sugar
- 5-6 tablespoons eggnog
- ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
- Dash of nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease two (6 count) donut pans with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg.
- Slowly beat in the eggnog, egg, coconut oil, and vanilla extract using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer with fitted paddle attachment.
- Spoon mixture into a large ziplock bag and cut tip of bottom corner. Pipe mixture into prepared donut pans.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until donuts are slightly firm. Remove from oven and cool completely before adding glaze.
- To prepare the glaze, whisk the powdered sugar, eggnog, vanilla, and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Take each donut and dunk halfway into glaze. Repeat with rest of donuts.