Cappuccino Eggnog Donuts

Celebrate all season long with these amazing cappuccino eggnog donuts.

Celebrate all season long with these amazing cappuccino eggnog donuts. These are a must make!
I’m not sure what kind of person you are – are you going to join the masses and go black friday shopping or are you going to stay all snug inside your house, listening to Christmas music and eating leftover turkey?

Whichever you choose, I bet there will be room in your schedule for a donut break! At least, I sure hope so! If you’re going shopping, I recommend bringing 2 dozen of these donuts and you will become instant friends with the people in line around you :)

Celebrate all season long with these amazing cappuccino eggnog donuts. These are a must make!
It’s weird how you can bond with compete strangers while waiting in line. It’s like you develop this comradery and by the end, you’re all like “we survived black friday 2014!

Last year Ryan and I went to Walmart on Black Friday to buy an iPhone. We were 5th in line, so our chances of bringing home a phone were pretty good. 3 hours later.. we were still standing in line because the first person in line was still trying to complete their transaction and activate the phone. To make the black friday shoppers less disgruntled, Walmart staff brought us benches, donuts, and milk! We were practically best friends with the people in line with us by that time. But did I get to leave with my iPhone? No!!! Their system was down for 9 days!

Celebrate all season long with these amazing cappuccino eggnog donuts. These are a must make!
Some of you might be looking for breakfast recipes that will help you use up your leftover turkey. If you’re really desperate, you could always add a piece of turkey between 2 donuts and call it a breakfast sandwich, but I think you can find better things to do with your leftover turkey :)

I’ve already seen some neat ideas swirling around pinterest, like using it in quesadillas, on pizza, or creating a turkey lasagna!

Celebrate all season long with these amazing cappuccino eggnog donuts. These are a must make!

Cappuccino Eggnog Donuts

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 donuts

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp espresso grounds
  • 6 tbsp eggnog
  • 1 tsp Eggnog Flavor
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 whole rectangles of vanilla candiquik

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a donut pan with cooking spray, use a paper towel to lightly spread/remove excess spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and espresso grounds, set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the eggnog, eggnog flavor, egg, and oil. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, stir until combined and no flour remains.
  4. Transfer the batter to the donut pan, either using a large piping bag or a ziploc bag with one corner cut off. Or you can spoon the batter into the pan using 2 spoons. Fill each donut hole about 2/3 full - but not completely full.
  5. Bake the donuts for 10-13 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let the donuts sit in the pan for 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack.
  6. Melt 2 rectangles of vanilla candiquik in the microwave. I like to microwave mine with a little bit of crisco for 2 minutes on 50% power. Continue to microwave on 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds until the chocolate is melted.
  7. For dipping, it's easiest to transfer the chocolate to a small shallow dish, but large enough to fit a donut in. While hanging onto the edges of the donut, dip each donut into the chocolate and pause for a few seconds while the donut is upside down to allow to excess to fall off. Allow the donuts to cool on a tray for a few minutes.
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Celebrate all season long with these amazing cappuccino eggnog donuts. These are a must make!
So am I going black friday shopping this year? Yes. We are looking to buy an artificial christmas tree. Has anyone seen ads for stores that will have them on sale? I’m sure hoping that I will be in and out, and won’t have to wait in line for 3 hours and then leave with nothing this year!

42 Responses to “Cappuccino Eggnog Donuts”

  1. kita — November 24, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Im all about Christmas music and leftover t-day nibbles. These doughnuts sound pretty killer too!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 24, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      No black friday shopping?!

  2. CakeSpy — November 24, 2014 at 8:20 am

    OMG. Nomsies, big time. I Love the flavor combo here, because coffee and donuts is classic…so why not up the ante!? Love.

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 24, 2014 at 8:25 pm

      If you are a coffee and donut fan, you’ll drool over our coffee lover’s donuts!!

  3. Christie - Food Done Light — November 24, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Oh my gosh! So brave to go to Walmart on Black Friday. I can’t believe you didn’t get the phone after all of that. At least you had donuts!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 24, 2014 at 8:31 pm

      Luckily, my town is kind of small so there wasn’t much of a crowd!

  4. Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen — November 24, 2014 at 8:47 am

    I play to stay home all cozy in my house on Black Friday! I just can’t face the crowds. :) I will try to take advantage of some online sales this year, though.

    Love the flavor combination in these donuts! They’re kind of like an eggnog latte, but in donut form. :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 24, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      You could have a cappuccino eggnog donut while drinking an eggnog latte! WIN!

  5. Tonia from The Gunny Sack — November 24, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Since I am sitting here with a cup of coffee, I could really go for one of these!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 30, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      :) :)

  6. Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads — November 24, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Oh my goodness! Can we say delicious?? What an amazing sounding recipe. Pinning!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 24, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      :) Very delicious!! Thanks for pinning!

  7. Trish - Mom On Timeout — November 24, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Eggnog AND cappuccino?? I’m in heaven Beth! These look incredible! Pinned!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 24, 2014 at 8:32 pm

      Trish, thank you!! I’m in donut heaven too!

  8. Connie | URBAN BAKES — November 24, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Beth, these look amazing!! Would have never thought to mix espresso with eggnog. I’m dying to try this. Pinned.

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 24, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      If you like these flavors, you’ll love these for sure!!

  9. Ginny McMeans — November 24, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Your photos are beautiful and the donuts look perfect!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 24, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      Ginny, thank you, you make me smile!

  10. Danae @ Recipe Runner — November 24, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    I’ll probably do a little shopping on black Friday, but then spend the rest of the day putting up Christmas decorations. I’ll definitely need to have some of these delicious looking donuts on hand!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 30, 2014 at 12:53 pm

      I hope you enjoyed your black friday, a little shopping and decorating is exactly what we did too!

  11. Melanie | Melanie Makes — November 24, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    I am hereby crowning you the queen of donuts, Beth!

    These look absolutely delicious – love the innovative flavor combo!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 24, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      I will proudly be the queen of donuts!!

  12. Jessica @ Sweet Menu — November 24, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Wow, talk about perfection! Bring on the donuts!!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 26, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      Awww :)

  13. Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen — November 25, 2014 at 12:48 am

    I will definitely be in those black Friday lines and I would positively flip if someone handed one of these yummies to me! I hope you have better luck if you’re headed out shopping this year, Beth!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 26, 2014 at 5:10 pm

      Thanks Ashlyn, we’re planning on doing a little shopping!

  14. I am definitely not going shopping on Black Friday! Well if I do, I go out around 3 pm when all the crazies are sleeping :) Andddd how much I would love to devour these donuts, I will have to wait a bit :( Unlesssss you can make them gluten and vegan! ha.

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 30, 2014 at 12:56 pm

      Yes, for you I will make them gluten free, diary free, egg free, pea free, and beef free :)

  15. Tonia from TheGunnySack — November 25, 2014 at 9:22 am

    I’m not sure that I am going to go but these donuts are perfect for me anyway! :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 26, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      hahaa, great choice!

  16. Jenn @ EngineerMommy — November 25, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Wow, these donuts look amazingly delish! Pinning!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 30, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      Thank you for pinning!

  17. Olivia - Primavera Kitchen — November 25, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Mmm yummy! Love your donuts recipes and your pictures are very pretty ;-)

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 26, 2014 at 5:07 pm

      *Blush* Thank you Olivia!

  18. Cate @ Chez CateyLou — November 28, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    There is always time for donuts! These look amazing – I love the flavors you used. What a fun treat for the holiday season!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 30, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      I love that, there IS always time for donuts!!

  19. Des @ Life's Ambrosia — November 29, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Yum! I didn’t go shopping on black friday and I’m pretty sure I didn’t even get out of my pjs. So much nicer that way! These are fantastic. And is that a marble lazy susan? I love it! I bought one at Cost Plus and use it all the time!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 30, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      I’ve had a few other people who mentioned the same thing about the marble lazy susan! I got mine from a Kitchens store :)

  20. Sarah @ Sarah Cooks the Books — December 1, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    What a great flavor combo! These look awesome.

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 2, 2014 at 10:01 am

      Thank you Sarah!

  21. Kathrina — October 5, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    I always look forward to this time of year when eggnog is available. It’s one of my favorite holiday flavors, and I can’t wait to try it in this recipe. Gorgeous photo as well!

    • Beth @ The First Year — October 5, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      Thank you Kathrina! I’m getting really excited for eggnog season too!

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