Tender baked eggnog donuts are made with real eggnog and topped with sweet white chocolate and eggnog glaze for a warm and delicious holiday treat. Serve these Christmas donuts for a holiday breakfast or anytime you need a bit of sweetness.
I always have a quart of eggnog sitting in my fridge during the 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 that there is always a large amount left over and I just can't pour a perfectly good container of eggnog down the drain.
So after finding the leftover eggnog in the fridge, these baked holiday doughnuts were invented. I love making them because they bake up quickly and require only a few other ingredients. While I don't love to drink eggnog, I don't mind having a batch of these for breakfast. And you could eat them with a glass of eggnog.
I made a small batch of six doughnuts but the recipe can easily be doubled. I will have no problem using the leftover eggnog to make these Christmas donuts.
Ingredients For Eggnog Donuts
- Flour – Use regular all-purpose flour.
- Baking Powder – Baking powder adds lift to these donuts. Be sure to check the date on your container and always use fresh baking powder.
- Salt – Salt enhances the flavor of the other ingredients.
- Cinnamon – This warm spice enhances the holiday flavor of these donuts.
- Eggnog – Rich and creamy eggnog adds flavor and makes these donuts moist and tender.
- White Chocolate – The melted white chocolate glaze makes these donuts extra sweet.
- Sprinkles – Garnish with red and green sprinkles to make these festive Christmas Donuts. Be creative and use sprinkles shaped like Christmas trees, candy canes or your favorite Christmas sprinkle mix.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Stir in eggnog and mix well.
- Pour the mixture evenly into the wells of a greased donut pan.
- Bake for 9 to 12 minutes or until the donuts are golden brown. Cool on a baking rack.
- Melt the white 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.
- Spray your donut pan with nonstick spray so the donuts release easily after baking.
- Allow the donuts to cool slightly and they will come out of the pan much easier.
- Don't use old baking powder. Replace your baking powder every six months if possible but at least once a year. The holiday season is a good time to restock your baking pantry.
- Pour the batter into a zip top bag or pastry bag and pipe it into the donut pan.
- Donuts are cooked when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days.
- Swap The Cinnamon – Use pumpkin pie spice in place of the cinnamon or eliminate the cinnamon altogether.
- Swap The Eggnog – When eggnog isn't in season you can swap the eggnog for any liquid such as flavored coffee creamer, apple cider or hot chocolate.
- Swap The Sprinkles – Use any color of sprinkles for other holidays or occasions besides Christmas donits. Blue and white sprinkles are perfect for Hanukkah or a winter theme. You can also use crushed up peppermint candies for a minty explosion.
- Make it Boozy – Are you a fan of spiked eggnog? You can easily spike these donuts to for a boost of flavor. And since the alcohol cooks out, the whole family can enjoy.
Donuts are considered a treat that should be enjoyed in moderation. Since these donuts are baked rather than deep fried they could be considered somewhat healthier because they do not contain a large amount of oil.
If you are lucky enough to have any leftovers, these baked donuts should be stored in an airtight container. They will last for 2-3 days at room temperature. Even if they start to dry out, stick them in the microwave for about 10 seconds and they'll be almost as delicious as they were when you first served them.
These donuts will bake for 9-12 minutes. When a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, the donuts are done.
More Holiday Sweets
- Peppermint Oreo Stuffed Brownies
- Soft Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles
- Saltine Toffee Christmas Crack
- Reindeer Chow from Swirls of Flavor
- Easy White Chocolate Fudge
If you like these Eggnog Donuts, please leave a 5-star rating.
Eggnog Donuts With White Chocolate Glaze
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup eggnog plus 2 TBS extra for glaze
- 2 ounces of white chocolate
- sprinkles for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
- Stir in 1 cup of eggnog and mix well.
- Grease a doughnut pan and pour the mixture evenly into the wells.
- Bake for 9 to 12 minutes or until donuts are golden. Cool on a baking rack.
- 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.
Thanks for stopping by! Subscribe to Jersey Girl Cooks if you would like more recipes and cooking tips sent to your email. You can also order my Super Easy Cookbook for Beginners and follow me on social media - Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
Those looks perfect for the season.
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
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.
Sometimes I wonder if we're food twins. I made these last weekend with a rum glaze. Delicious!!!!
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!
I just bought eggnog for the husband yesterday! We'll see if he eats the whole thing or I end up with leftovers.
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)
I will have to give these a try. My hubby loves eggnog and of course doughnuts too!!
Can you use a nut flour in place of regular flour?
I have not tried it with nut flour so I am not sure what the texture would be like.