Eggnog Donuts

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Eggnog.

Do I like it? Do I not like it?

Every year, I cannot seem to remember whether I actually like eggnog or not.

I do like Starbucks Eggnog Latte – that’s for sure. But eggnog itself? 

So this year – I bought some and would decide once and for all!

The verdict???

Sip #1: DELICIOUS!

Sip #2: Wow, this is pretty heavy stuff.

Sip #3: Okay, I’m done.

And now, I have a liter of eggnog in my fridge – and no desire to take a fourth sip… what to do?

Eggnog Donuts

Prep Time: 40 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes | Yield: 8 donuts & 8 donut holes

Ohhh yeahhh – that’s right, I said what you think I said. And I’ll say it again, eggnog donuts!!! Donut These donuts are AMAZING! Much better than eggnog sip #4 would have ever been! Donut7 Here’s an analogy for you…

Apple Cider donuts are to Apple picking season as Eggnog donuts are to the Holiday season! Donut5 You just can’t have one without the other!! Donut9 Soft and warm on the inside, yet with a crisp outer layer – these donuts are best when coated with cinnamon sugar.

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But quite honestly – they are good no matter how you have them! Donut1 The flavor of eggnog seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg – rich and delicious!

Try them for yourself!

Ingredients

1 cup eggnog

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 egg, beaten

2 tablespoons butter, melted (warm not hot)

3 cups flour, plus flour for dusting

1 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Canola or vegetable oil for frying

Cinnamon sugar for dusting (1 cup granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons cinnamon)

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk eggnog and sugar. Whisk in egg, then melted butter.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet, and whisk until full combined. Add butter (should be melted and warm, not hot – hot butter will cook the batter).
  4. Lightly flour a clean, dry surface. Use hands to knead dough into a large ball. Use as much flour as need to prevent sticking (this might be more than you’d expect).
  5. Use hands to pat out dough until about 1/2-inch thick. Use donut cutter to cut out as many donuts as possible! (With each donut, you’ll get one donut hole – yum!) Knead, pat and cut remaining dough. (Have some extra dough but not enough for a full donut? Feel free to make a few donut holes as well!).
  6. In a large, deep, skillet or fry pan. Pour enough oil to cover and fill pan about 1/2 inch deep with oil. Turn heat to medium-high. 
  7. While oil is heating – prepare a wide, shallow bowl with cinnamon sugar. Also prepare a donut cooling station – clear counter space and lay down a few sheets of paper towel, set a wire rack over paper towel.
  8. Once oil is hot – use a slotted spoon to drop two donuts and two donut holes into the oil. Allow to cook on one side until donut becomes golden brown (1-2 minutes). Use slotted spoon to flip donuts and donut holes – cook for an additional 1 – 1 1/2 minutes on second side.
  9. Once fully cooked, flip donut once more (to coat in oil) then drop in cinnamon sugar to coat on both sides. Move to wire rack.
  10. Repeat until all donuts have been cooked and coated in cinnamon-sugar.
  11. Enjoy warm with milk or coffee!

Storage: Best enjoyed fresh! But if you have leftovers, store in loosely covered container with a paper towel under and over donuts to absorb any excess moisture. 

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Eggnog Donuts
Yields 8
Soft and warm on the inside, yet with a crisp outer layer - These donuts are the perfect blend of eggnog, nutmeg and cinnamon sugar! Eggnog donuts are to the holiday season as cider donuts are to apple-picking season! Irresistible!
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Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup eggnog
  2. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1 egg, beaten
  4. 2 tablespoons butter, melted (warm not hot)
  5. 3 cups flour, plus flour for dusting
  6. 1 teaspoons baking soda
  7. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  10. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  11. Canola or vegetable oil for frying
  12. Cinnamon sugar for dusting (1 cup granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons cinnamon)
Instructions
  1. In a medium boil, whisk eggnog and sugar. Whisk in egg, then melted butter.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet, and whisk until full combined. Add butter (should be melted and warm, not hot - hot butter will cook the batter).
  4. Lightly flour a clean, dry surface. Use hands to knead dough into a large ball. Use as much flour as need to prevent sticking (this might be more than you'd expect).
  5. Use hands to pat out dough until about 1/2-inch thick. Use donut cutter to cut out as many donuts as possible! (With each donut, you'll get one donut hole - yum!) Knead, pat and cut remaining dough. (Have some extra dough but not enough for a full donut? Feel free to make a few donut holes as well!).
  6. In a large, deep, skillet or fry pan. Pour enough oil to cover and fill pan about 1/2 inch deep with oil. Turn heat to medium-high.
  7. While oil is heating - prepare a wide, shallow bowl with cinnamon sugar. Also prepare a donut cooling station - clear counter space and lay down a few sheets of paper towel, set a wire rack over paper towel.
  8. Once oil is hot - use a slotted spoon to drop two donuts and two donut holes into the oil. Allow to cook on one side until donut becomes golden brown (1-2 minutes). Use slotted spoon to flip donuts and donut holes - cook for an additional 1 - 1 1/2 minutes on second side.
  9. Once fully cooked, flip donut once more (to coat in oil) then drop in cinnamon sugar to coat on both sides. Move to wire rack.
  10. Repeat until all donuts have been cooked and coated in cinnamon-sugar.
  11. Enjoy warm with milk or coffee!
Notes
  1. Storage: Best enjoyed fresh! But if you have leftovers, store in loosely covered container with a paper towel under and over donuts to absorb any excess moisture.
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