I made homemade eggnog the other day and there was one problem! As good as it was, there was no way I was going to drink it all! I didn’t want it to go to waste so I put it to good use….I made eggnog doughnuts! I love eggnog and I love doughnuts even more, so it was perfect! I used my apple cider doughnut recipe as a start, and made adjustments. Of course, eggnog (homemade) and nutmeg were the obvious adjustments.
I’m not gonna lie….I pretty much ate all of them! My son had a few, but I ate the rest! The gym is where I should have been after eating them all, but what did I do?!? I cooked more! It’s what I do….
Here’s how to make them…
Start off by combining all of your dry ingredients…flour, brown sugar (you can use regular sugar as well), baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Set aside.
Using a mixer, combine 1 egg yolk, vanilla and butter. Mix until it’s smooth. Add some eggnog and milk, and combine well.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
I spoon the batter into a Ziploc bag, cut off one of the corners and pipe the batter into a greased doughnut pan.
Stick them into the oven for about 13 minutes.
Turn them out on a wire rack to cool. I place the wire rack on a sheet pan to avoid a mess from the glaze. To make the glaze you can simply mix eggnog with confectioner’s sugar and vanilla. I don’t like the glaze too thin, so I use 2 tbsp. of eggnog for 1 cup of confectioner’s sugar.
I let the doughnuts cool for just a few minutes before adding the glaze. I then dip one side of the doughnut in the glaze.
They are sooooo good!!! Before the glaze dries, grate fresh nutmeg over each doughnut.
These eggnog doughnuts are so good! Even if you’re not an eggnog fan, I think you’ll still love these doughnuts! Enjoy!
- 2 cups flour
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 & ½ tsp. grated nutmeg
- ½ stick of butter, softened
- 1 egg yolk
- ½ tsp. vanilla, plus another ½ tsp. for glaze
- 1 & ½ cups eggnog, plus 2 tbsp. for glaze
- ¾ cup of milk
- 1 cup of confectioner’s sugar
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Grease a doughnut pan with cooking spray.
- Combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg in a bowl. Set aside.
- With a mixer, combine the softened butter, egg yolk and vanilla. Beat until well combined. Add the eggnog and milk. Mix until smooth.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until smooth.
- Pipe or spoon the batter into the doughnut pan.
- Bake for about 13 minutes.
- While the doughnuts are baking, make the glaze by combining the confectioner’s sugar, 2 tbsp. of eggnog and ½ tsp. of vanilla.
- When the doughnuts are done baking, turn them out on a wire rack with a sheet pan underneath it.
- Let the doughnuts cool for about 10 minutes. Dip one side of the doughnuts in the glaze and sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg (or ground nutmeg).
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