Eggnog Donuts With White Chocolate Glaze

by lisa on December 11, 2012 · 8 comments

I always have a quart of eggnog sitting in my fridge during holiday season. I don’t drink eggnog but I buy it for guests. My brother loves eggnog so I usually keep some for him. The problem is I forget that we have it and it sits in the refrigerator long after my guests leave. Since I hate to waste anything, I just can’t pour a perfectly good container of eggnog down the drain. And no matter  how much rum I add to it, eggnog just doesn’t seem drinkable to me. I’m not sure why but I have no problem with the taste of eggnog in baked goods.

So after finding the leftover eggnog in the fridge, these baked doughnuts were invented. I love making them because they bake up quickly and require only a few other ingredients. My family doesn’t like to drink eggnog either but they didn’t mind having a batch of these for breakfast.

I made a small batch of six doughnuts but the recipe can easily be doubled.  I will have no problem using the leftover eggnog after Christmas.

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Eggnog Donuts With White Chocolate Glaze
Recipe type: Dessert/ breakfast
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Serves: 6
These are perfect to make if you have leftover eggnog.
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup eggnog, plus 2 TBS extra for glaze
  • 2 ounces of white chocolate
  • sprinkles for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  3. Stir in 1 cup of eggnog and mix well.
  4. Grease a doughnut pan and pour the mixture evenly into the wells.
  5. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes or until donuts are golden. Cool on a baking rack.
  6. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or the microwave and stir until creamy. Add the eggnog and mix to make a glaze. Dip the donuts in the glaze and dust with sprinkles.


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Ramona December 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Those looks perfect for the season.


Mary@OnePerfectBite December 11, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Lisa, this is such a good idea. They look delicious as well and sound like a perfect holiday treat. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary


Beth @ Hungry Happenings December 11, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Great use for left over eggnog. I just had to throw some out yesterday. I love to drink it, but only allow myself very small servings. I’ll have to try out the doughnut recipe to see if all the non eggnog drinking family members will eat them.


Danielle December 11, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Sometimes I wonder if we’re food twins. I made these last weekend with a rum glaze. Delicious!!!!


ciaochowlinda December 11, 2012 at 11:38 pm

You were very inventive with your leftover eggnog. I wouldn’t have any trouble eating a few of them. Here’s a technique to maybe get you to like eggnog – after you put some booze in it, put it in the freezer. The alcohol keeps it from freezing solid, but it will get ice crystals in it. Bring it out of the freezer and give it a good shake before pouring into a glass. The texture is delightful. But you’ll need that booze for it to work!


Kate December 13, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I just bought eggnog for the husband yesterday! We’ll see if he eats the whole thing or I end up with leftovers.


vanillasugarblog December 13, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Ohhh girl you know I love these!
Eggnog, yes please.
Fun to get creative with it isn’t it?
Excellent idea here kiddo!


Susie (The Esthetic Goddess) December 3, 2013 at 6:18 pm

I will have to give these a try. My hubby loves eggnog and of course doughnuts too!!


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