Consider making these Eggnog Pancakes for a special weekend breakfast. You’ll be glad you did!
My family bugs me for pancakes every weekend. The scenario looks like this: I get up earlier than anyone else in the house and scurry about… fiddling with things on the computer, doing laundry, making tea and eating a bowl of cereal. My husband gets up next and makes his coffee and watches TV. My son meanders out of his bedroom late morning and snuggles on the couch with Dad. They both look at me with sad puppy-dog-eyes and ask if I’ll make pancakes. How can I resist the two boys I love most in the whole world?! So, of course, I head into the kitchen and figure out what kind of pancakes I’m going to whip up for my boys.
About Eggnog Pancakes:
These eggnog pancakes are a nice, fluffy pancake with a base of eggnog instead of buttermilk or milk. The flavor of the eggnog comes through in the pancake, and then we top them with a warm (real) maple syrup.
Sidenote: I used to buy the store-brand maple syrup or whatever. One day I was reading the label out loud and it said that the syrup contained 2% maple syrup. What?! What the heck is the other 98%?? My husband and I decided right then and there that we would spend the big bucks on the real stuff from here on out. It tastes much better. It has way more calories than the light crud that I was buying, but I’m finding that a little kind of goes a long way… so you don’t use as much.
So back to these pancakes! >> My boys love them. The recipe makes quite a few (small pancakes), so we freeze some in little stacks for later. They’re a nice holiday season breakfast treat- perfect for a cozy, lazy weekend. Enjoy!
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 cups eggnog
- ¼ cup vegetable or canola oil
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, eggnog and oil. Pour this mixture into the dry mixture and stir together until slightly lumpy.
- Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat, then spray with nonstick spray. For each pancake pour ¼ cup batter onto the griddle. Cook until golden; turn when tops are bubbly and edges are slightly dry (1 to 2 minutes per side). Serve with warm maple syrup.
- *Depending on how thick your eggnog is... you may need to add a little more eggnog or a little bit of milk to thin out the batter if it appears to be too thick.
I halved the recipe. The batter was a bit thick even with 1 cup of egg nog, so I added a splash of almond milk. The pancakes were a bit dense but overall, nevertheless the flavor was appropriately balanced. I would definitely make these again.
Just made these and used butter before even reading the comment against using oil.
They are as delicious as they look. Light, flavor ful, and fluffy and my husband loved them. Just put the left overs in the freezer for a future meal. 😉
Just made these using the exact recipe but subbing Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Baking mix for the flour and adding a 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. They were perfect!!! Thank you!
The fluffiness! I can hardly handle it. I love a good pancake and these look perfect to me!
These are so holiday-full!! I love it. and if I add a touch of rum…that will be totally holiday-appropriate, don’t you think? 😛
sooo yummy! my boyfriend loves eggnog and french toast so you can imagine he just about lost his mind when I made these for him 🙂
These look so fluffy and perfect! Would love to be eating a stack of these right now!
I want these so freaking bad!! I just made eggnog today too!
Isn’t that crazy about store bought syrup?? I stopped buying it a few years ago and never looked back.
I am only just getting into cooking with eggnog since I do not like to drink it. I am quickly learning that it is delicious in baked goods and apparently pancakes too! These look so fluffy and just plain awesome!
Pancakes are my favorite and egg nog is my hubbies favorite…so these look like everything right in the world for my fam jam! Definitely making an appearance for breakfast…and lunch…is dinner too much? Thanks for sharing!
Omg they are fluffy, noggy, perfection 🙂 I would love a warm stack of these on this freezing cold morning! 🙂 pinned