Baked Eggnog Donuts

Baked Eggnog Donuts are cake-like and fluffy. Surprisingly easy to make, they are so perfect for the holidays. Enjoy with your morning coffee or an anytime treat.

eggnog donuts with text

While I’m not a fan of the winter months, I have to admit, I do love eggnog. Not necessarily the drink, as I find it way too thick and rich for my liking. Yet eggnog desserts are a seasonal favourite flavour of mine.

I can’t go a Christmas season without making my Cranberry Eggnog Bread, and Eggnog Cookies. They have a hint of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove taste. So comforting and in par with the season.

eggnog donuts stacked

Years back I’d never think of making my own donuts. I assumed they’d have to be deep fried and complicated, so it was a treat I had always purchased.

For those that also assume, they really cannot be easier to make at home. All you need is a 6-well Doughnut Baking Pan.

eggnog donuts on a red plate

How to Make Eggnog Donuts

To make eggnog donuts at home, all you need is a few key ingredients.

  • flour
  • granulated sugar
  • 1baking powder
  • salt
  • eggnog
  • rum extract
  • an egg
  • vegetable oil
  • powdered sugar
eggnog donuts on a cooling rack

Instructions to Make Eggnog Donuts

The simplicity of this recipe is in the fact that it takes about 5 minutes to make the batter, and in just one bowl. My tip is to pipe the batter into the donut wells, it makes it way easier and creates less mess.

Baking time is just 10-13 minutes, and then once cooled, glaze with a powdered sugar, eggnog and rum extract frosting.

That’s right, these Baked Eggnog Donuts have eggnog both in the batter and in the frosting.

The result is fluffy cake-like donuts that are baked and not fried. Full of taste on their own but made better by a delicious glaze.

eggnog donuts on a plate

Feel free to decorate these donuts as you wish. I like seasonal sprinkles, yet you can also pipe designs or use candies as well. You can also add food colouring to the glaze to create a frosting in another colour.

This makes for a nice treat on a cold winter day, to a morning kick-start with coffee. Perhaps you have our recipe for Powdered Eggnog Creamer?

eggnog donut on a plate

Another idea is to allow the kids to decorate their own donuts, making for a fun seasonal afternoon, or a personalized gift to friends and family.

Either way, I know you’ll enjoy this recipe!

stacked eggnog donuts

Other Recipes to Try:

stacked eggnog donuts

Baked Eggnog Donuts

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

BAKED EGGNOG DONUTS are cake-like and fluffy. Surprisingly easy to make, they are so perfect for the holidays. Enjoy with your morning coffee or an anytime treat.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp eggnog
  • 1 tsp rum extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil

Eggnog White Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp eggnog (depending on thickness of glaze)
  • ¼ teaspoon rum extract


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and prepare a donut pan with non-stick cooking spray

In a large bowl, mix together: eggnog, rum extract, egg, oil and sugar. Once combined, add the flour, baking powder and salt.

Place batter into a piping bag and cut off a small corner. Pipe dough into your prepared donut pan. 

Bake for 10 to 13 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Allow it to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then cool for another 5 minutes on a cooling rack.

Prepare the glaze by mixing together the powdered sugar with 2 Tbsp. eggnog; you can add more to reach your desired thickness for the glaze. However be sure, as you don’t want it too thick.

Dip donuts into glaze and place on a wire rack.  Feel free to add sprinkles to make them more festive!


Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 274Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 305mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 1gSugar: 27gProtein: 5g

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