No-Roll Eggnog Doughnut Holes with Butter Rum Glaze

An easy to make fried doughnut that requires no rolling or rise time. Perfect recipe to use up that last bit of eggnog or perhaps to enjoy on Christmas morning! 

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I have an obsession with eggnog. The extra pounds I put on through the holidays can solely be blamed on my nog consumption. Funny part is, I never tried eggnog until two years ago. I went years without trying it. The idea always gave me the willies. I like so many others assumed it was gross. 

Then one day my sisters boyfriend (now ex) talked me into trying a sip of his. Boy am I glad I did. It tastes like ice cream you guys! Imagine my surprise when I realized I had been missing out for close to 30 years.

My obsession has now passed on to my three kids. They all call it "Ice Cream Milk". When I told them I was going to make homemade doughnuts with eggnog in them, they were over the moon. Two of their favorite things all in one bite.

These doughnuts are pretty easy to make, you mix the ingredients in a bowl, and then deep fry the batter. Most doughnut recipes require floured surfaces, rolling, cutting and tons of mess. I love these because start to finish they take about 15-20 minutes to make. The quickest from scratch doughnuts ever. Now for the adults I made a butter rum glaze, but for the kiddos I substituted the rum for more eggnog. Either version is delicious.

Eggnog Doughnut Holes with Butter Rum Glaze

  • 2 cups eggnog ( I prefer homemade, recipe can be found on Safest Choice Eggs)
  • 2 Safest Choice Eggs
  • 1 stick of butter (8 tbs) melted
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 3 tbs baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
For the glaze:
  • 2 tbs melted butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbs spiced rum (Or eggnog if you prefer to not use rum)
  • 1 cup of confectioners sugar 
  • Freshly grated nutmeg for dusting
  1.  Heat frying oil to 350 degrees.
  2. Meanwhile in a mixing bowl, whisk together eggnog, eggs, and melted butter. 
  3. Mix in flour, baking powder and salt. Batter should be thick, but still too sticky to handle.
  4. Once oil has heated. Using a cookie scoop or spoon drop dollops of the batter into the hot oil.
  5. Fry  until they are golden brown on all sides. You may need to flip them half way through the cooking process. Total time should be about 4 minutes.  
  6. Using a slotted spoon remove doughnuts from hot oil and place on a paper towel until cooled.
  7. While the doughnuts are cooling, prepare your glaze.
  8. In a small mixing bowl whisk your glaze ingredients together. 
  9. Toss cooled doughnuts in glaze and place on a cooling wrack or parchment paper to dry. 
  10. After you have coated them all, grate fresh nutmeg over the tops.  
**This recipe calls for homemade eggnog. Eggnog is made with raw eggs, which can be very dangerous to your health if you are not careful. When making eggnog at home, I only use Davidson's Safest Choice Eggs. Their eggs are pasteurized, which kills off any harmful bacteria that can cause food borne illnesses. **
Disclaimer: Davidson's Safest Choice Compensated me for this post. However all opinions are 100% my own.  


  1. I have an obsession with eggnog and donuts, too. DOING THESE! Thanks Carrie :)

    1. Two of the greatest fattening things in the world. ;)

  2. That glaze is calling my name!! LOVE!

  3. Yum! I love how easy these are to make. & with eggnog? I bet they are amazing!

  4. These look amazing! I want to eat-eat-eat them all day :)

  5. Ahhh! These look amazing! I'm a sucker for doughnuts and eggnog, so these sound like perfection! 😊

  6. The fried variety is the best variety. I love everything about these doughnut holes. That butter rum glaze is seriously calling my name... Hear it?

    1. It's true, fried anything is always the best!

  7. Have I told you lately that I love you? Because of you, I just fried my first CRONUTS and I'm in love. Now you go and do this to me. Obviously these are going to happen, too.

    1. I saw the cronuts on instagram.... in love. I have never had one! Clearly I need one.

  8. I think these would give me the momentum to get my wrapping done!!!! And, it would just be between me and Santa!

  9. Have you tried baking these? Not as good, I presume, but is it possible?

    1. No I have not. I don't think they would turn out. The batter is very loose which is why it needs to be dropped into hot oil

  10. Eggnog doughnut holes with rum glaze...WOW! I need these asap :) love this recipe!

  11. YES! I love fried doughnuts. I'll make the baked ones, but only to post on the blog. ;)

    These sound so good! Love that you don't have to do the rolling and cutting out and all that business.