These glazed eggnog doughnuts are the perfect holiday treat and the best part about it is that they come together in under an hour!
It’s official! I am on vacation mode. That means binge-watching Project Runway and true crime documentaries, playing video games for hours on end, and of course.. baking. I’ll basically be living in my pajamas for the next week. If you need proof that I am unwilling to change out of my pajamas, know that I am ordering dinner from Seamless at this very moment.
Isn’t winter great?
So I know that Christmas is just a couple of days away, but it’s never too late to share a holiday recipe, especially one that is so easy to make! You can totally forgo the electric mixer here (though I used one today because I was feeling lazy). From start to finish, you can whip these babies up in under an hour. If you’re an eggnog fan, I highly recommend giving these a shot — these doughnuts are not only eggnog-flavored, but they are also topped with an eggnog glaze.
Another big plus about these doughnuts is that they are baked, not fried! That means they’re a bit healthier for you and you don’t have to worry about heating and monitoring oil temperature. Personally, I also prefer baked doughnuts because they have a more cake-y texture. Long live baked doughnuts!
FYI, you can find my go-to doughnut pan on Amazon for around $10!
Before we wrap up here, you should know that before I tried eggnog, I was kind of freaked out by the idea of it. In fact, I didn’t have my first sip of eggnog until just a couple of years ago! I never bothered to look up what it looked like, so I just imagined that everyone was drinking something that looked like a glass of whole eggs. Vivid imagination? I think so.
Thankfully, Frank makes it a point to get eggnog every holiday season, so I gave it a shot. Never in a million years did I imagine that eggnog was such a delightfully creamy and cinnamon-y drink. I’m sorry for ever doubting you, eggnog.
If you give these a shot, let me know how they turn out — I’d love to hear from you. 🙂
Merry Christmas, everyone! I’m off to watch The Great British Bake Off.
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Double Eggnog Doughnuts
These eggnog doughnuts are super moist and come together in under an hour. Get creative with your decorations! I garnished my doughnuts with ground nutmeg, nonpareils, sparkling sugar, crushed candy canes. The possibilities are endless here!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup eggnog
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons vegetable/canola oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
- 4 tablespoons eggnog
- 1/2 teaspoon rum extract optional
Preheat the oven to 425F and grease the doughnut pan.
In a medium bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and whisk until combined.
In a separate bowl, add the eggnog, egg, vegetable oil and vanilla. If using an electric mixer, beat on low speed using the paddle attachment until combined.
Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredient mixture and beat until just combined.
Transfer the batter into a piping bag and fill each cavity 3/4 of the way.
Bake for 7 minutes. Allow doughnuts to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack. Bake the remainder of the batter.
Add the confectioner's sugar to a small bowl and pour the eggnog and rum extract on top. Whisk until combined.
Dip each doughnut halfway into the glaze. If decorating, make sure to add the decorations right away so that the glaze doesn't set on you. Store the doughnuts in an airtight container at room temperature.