I will preface this post by saying I’m not an eggnog fan. The name alone kind of turns me off but the thickness and the taste just doesn’t do it for me. BUT, I don’t mind using it in baking, especially when it’s in donuts.
The eggnog in this recipe provides a rich texture with just a bit of spice to make the donuts feel a bit more moist than other baked donuts I’ve had. The dough is quite thick so don’t be tempted to add more liquid before you put it into the tins.
You can decorate these however you wish, you could whip up a quick glaze by mixing a few tablespoons of Eggnog with icing sugar and vanilla or you can do what I did and just make a basic frosting from icing sugar and water and then pipe on snowmen decorations. Alternatively you could make a chocolate glaze and make reindeer too!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
- ¾ cup eggnog, at room temperature
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- Heat oven to 325º. Spray donut pans with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, eggnog and melted butter together, then add to the dry ingredients.
- Mix together until well mixed, the dough will be very thick. Fill the donut pans 1/2 – 3/4 cup full
- Bake the donuts for 10-12 minutes until slightly golden brown. Allow to cool in the pans before removing.
- While the doughnuts are cooling, prepare the glaze. Apply decorations once glaze is dried.