Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls – quick and easy cinnamon rolls that are perfect for the holidays. Eggnog are both in the dough and in the glaze!
When it comes to the holidays I am all about baking with Eggnog! I won’t touch a glass of it to drink, but put it in cinnamon rolls or Eggnog Muffins and I am a huge fan!
I first made this recipe years ago, and based it on my normal Cinnamon Rolls recipe. And it has been a huge hit in our family ever since. It is great for holiday morning breakfast or brunch.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- They take under 60 minutes from start to finish! Yep, you can fluffy and delicious cinnamon rolls in less than an hour.
- No yeast! Seriously, these are so easy, no yeast involved, but they are still fluffy, gooey, and all the things you want in a cinnamon roll.
- Tons of flavor. The eggnog in the dough and the icing gives them such great flavor. I don’t enjoy drinking eggnog, but the spices in there make it perfect for baking and adding to some of your recipes.
What You’ll Need
- Brown Sugar
- Granulated Sugar
- Ground Cloves
- All-Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
- Cream Cheese
- Powdered Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
How To Make Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls
Be sure to scroll to the recipe card below for the full recipe and measurements.
- First thing is to melt the butter. Melt a full stick, or 1/2 cup of butter in a bowl. As the recipe calls for butter in different steps, just measure from this bowl.
- Make the filling by mixing all of the ingredients together in a small bowl. Use your fingers or a fork to get the melted butter combined with the sugar and spices.
- Next make the dough. Whisk together the dry ingredients until they are combined. Mix together the eggnog and melted butter and pour into the flour mixture. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to mix until it comes together. It will be a very rough dough.
- Turn onto a flour surface and knead a couple of times until it comes together.
- Press into a 12×9 inch rectangle. Spread the butter over the surface and spread the filling within 1/2 inch of the edge.
- Start rolling from the long edge and roll into a log. Cut into 8 equal portions and arrange them in the cake pan or pie plate.
- Spread the rest of the melted butter over the top and bake for 20-25 minutes until they have puffed up and are golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and prepare the icing by mixing the ingredients together until it is smooth and a spreadable consistency. Adjust the eggnog and sugar to make it thinner or thicker if necessary.
- Spread the frosting over the cinnamon rolls and serve.
Eggnog cinnamon rolls are best served warm, but if you have leftovers don’t worry! Just cover them and put them in the fridge. You can re-warm one in the microwave to enjoy the next day.
More Great Holiday Breakfast Recipes
- Sheet Pan Pancakes
- Eggnog Coffee Cake
- Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
- Crockpot Breakfast Casserole
- Eggnog French Toast
- Pumpkin Pancakes
- Blueberry Breakfast Cake
Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls
Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls - quick and easy cinnamon rolls that are perfect for the holidays. Eggnog are both in the dough and in the glaze!
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon butter, melted and cooled
- 2 1/2 all-purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups eggnog
- 6 Tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
- 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tablespoons eggnog
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 425º F. Melt 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter in a bowl, let cool (use this bowl for each step when you need melted butter).
- Brush 1 Tbsp of butter into a 9 inch cake pan or pie plate. Set aside.
- Prepare the filling. In a bowl combine brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Add 1 Tbsp melted butter. Using your fingers or a fork stir together until is feels like wet sand. Set aside.
- Prepare the dough. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a liquid measuring cup mix together eggnog and 2 Tbsp melted butter. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon, until everything is combined (about 30 seconds). The dough will be very rough.
- Turn onto a floured surface and kneed until just smooth (handle as little as possible for flaky rolls).
- Using your hands, press the dough into a 12x9 inch rectangle.
- Brush with 2 Tbsp melted butter. Sprinkle the filling evenly over the dough, pressing gently into the dough. Be sure to leave about 1/2 in border around the edges. Using a scarper loosen the dough from the counter, and roll (starting from the long side), into a tight cylinder. Pinch to seal.
- Using a sharp knife, cut into 8 equal pieces. Slightly flatten each piece of dough, to try to keep the filling in. Place 1 roll in the center of the prepared pan, and arrange the other 7 around it. Brush with the last 2 Tbsp of butter.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Allow the rolls to rest for 5 minutes before frosting.
- Meanwhile, prepare the icing. In a small bowl mix all of the icing ingredients together. You can adjust the eggnog and sugar level to get the desired consistency. Drizzle the icing over the cinnamon rolls.
- Remove from pan to serve.
Amount Per Serving Calories 530Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 75mgSodium 496mgCarbohydrates 81gFiber 1gSugar 50gProtein 7g
Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.
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Lynn @ Order in the Kitchen says
LOVE this spin on traditional cinnamon rolls!
Oh, boy. I’d love to wake up to these babies on Christmas morning!
Cinnamon rolls are our family Christmas morning tradition, too! Love the eggnog twist!
These look incredible (including all that icing) and love the flavor of eggnog in it.
Amanda Paa says
i wish eggnog was popular at just one time of year. it’s so good! your cinnamon rolls look perfectly done.
These are the perfect holiday breakfast, Erin! I’ve been saying that a lot lately but it’s all true. I think we need to celebrate with a lovely breakfast, like your eggnog cinnamon rolls, for each of the 12 days of Christmas to get through them all.
I just drooled on my computer. This looks AMAZING! I love cinnamon rolls and anything with eggnog, so I know these would be a keeper! Pinned!
Danae @ Recipe Runner says
I love the tradition of cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning, especially these ones! Sounds like a tradition I need to start in my own home!
I heart eggnog baked goods too and these cinnamon rolls look out of this world. I am going to have to try these asap. Before you know it, there won’t be eggnog on the shelves anymore. Bummer. Pinned 😉
I saw the no-yeast eggnog cinnamon rolls on Recipe Girl the other day and these look just as amazing! I really need to try this no yeast thing, even though I did just get my first strip of Red Star Yeast.
Emily @ Life on Food says
I have enjoyed baking with eggnog this year. So festive!
These are so delicious! I came across this recipe a few days ago, and I whipped up a batch as test run for Christmas. They are fantastic!
This is definitely a must try! I have to make a bigger batch next time! They were gone in seconds!
Oh my goodness I am going to make these for christmas morning!
katerina @ diethood.com says
Oh my goodness, these cinnamon rolls are amaaazing!! LOVE the flavors!!
I would like to wake up with these cinnamon rolls tomorrow! They are the best!
These look absolutely tasty! I will definitely be giving these a try this Christmas!