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Baked Eggnog Donuts

These Baked Eggnog Donuts have eggnog (of course) and warming spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.  Topped with an eggnog infused icing sugar glaze and sprinkles, they make for a delicious, festive holiday treat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Keyword baked donut recipe, dessert with eggnog, recipe using eggnog
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Cooling 30 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 6 donuts
Author Dawn Coombs

Ingredients

Baked Eggnog Donuts

  • 1 cup cake flour -or all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup eggnog
  • 1 egg -I used 'large'
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter -melted
  • 1.5 tsp rum extract -or vanilla extract
  • sprinkles -garnish (optional)
  • baking spray -to grease pan

Icing Sugar Glaze

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 4 tsp milk
  • pinch freshly grated nutmeg

Instructions

Baked Eggnog Donuts

  • Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Lay to one side and preheat oven to 425 F.
  • In a bowl whisk eggnog with egg, melted butter and rum extract.  
  • Pour eggnog mixture over flour mixture, whisking until combined.
  • Spray 6 unit donut pan with baking spray and distribute donut mixture into.  Bake 6-7 minutes or until wooden skewer comes out clean when inserted. Let rest in pan for 10 minutes before removing and allowing to fully cool on a rack before icing.
  • When cool, invert donuts, one at a time, into icing sugar mixture.  Place on wire rack and garnish with sprinkles immediately before icing sugar dries.  Enjoy!

Icing Sugar Glaze

  • Whisk all ingredients until smooth.  

Video

Notes

  • Cake flour was used here, but all purpose will work in a pinch.
  • Rum extract was used, but if you don't have that on hand, no worries! Use vanilla extract.
  • Regular eggnog was  used (aka not 'light').  Use whichever variety you prefer.
  • If you want to add another element of flavour to these baked donuts, brown the butter.
  • Let the donuts cool completely before glazing. Otherwise, the glaze will 'melt' into the donut.
  • Garnish with sprinkles as soon as you ice the donuts so those suckers will stick.
  • These donuts are best enjoyed the day they are made.
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