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Eggnog Pancakes


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5 from 17 votes
Cook Time : 20 mins
Total Time : 30 mins
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Last Updated on November 16, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt

These Eggnog Pancakes are the perfect holiday breakfast! They’re fluffy, moist, and full of eggnog flavor. Serve them with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon for a festive morning treat.

If you love apple pancakes then this is the recipe for you.  This kid-friendly recipe is a festive way to start off the day, and a great way to get into the holiday spirit. 

a stack of Eggnog Pancakes topped with maple syrup.

Fluffy Pancakes

Pancakes are an old-fashioned breakfast item that is so easy to change the flavors of. When you add eggnog to your pancake batter you get pancakes that are full of protein and still taste amazing.

Why I Love This Recipe

The holiday spirit is in the air, and you can taste it! These Eggnog Pancakes are a perfect way to celebrate this joyous time of year. 

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you love to try new breakfast ideas then next time you may want to give this Giant Instant Pot Pancake recipe a try.

Ingredients

You only need a few simple ingredients to help you make this delicious breakfast recipe. Gather these staple ingredients and get ready to enjoy this easy recipe. The full list of ingredients can be found in the recipe card below.

Flour – You will need all purpose or plain flour.

Baking powder – Any brand of baking powder is okay for this recipe, but it’s important to check the date on your baking powder to make sure it’s fresh so your pancakes rise.

Eggnog – Plain eggnog can be found at your local grocery store, I don’t recommend using spiked eggnog in this recipe.

Substitutions

Gluten Free Flour: You can use gluten free flour to make this recipe, but make sure that it measures cup for cup.

Spices: If you don’t have the single spices on hand you can use pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Pancakes are always a great base recipe to experiment with. Here are some of my favorite variations:

Chocolate Chip Pancakes: Add 1/4 cup of chocolate chips to the batter.

Blueberry: Add 1/4 cup of blueberries to the batter.

Strawberry: Add 1/4 cup of diced strawberries to the batter.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this recipe. Gather these tools and get ready to enjoy these sweet pancakes. 

  • skillet – I used a medium sized skillet so that I have room to flip the pancakes.
  • large bowl – A glass or stainless steel mixing bowl works well for this recipe.

How to Make Eggnog Pancakes

Making these pancakes is simple, just follow the instructions below and you will have a tasty holiday breakfast that your family will enjoy in no time at all. 

Step 1: Heat your pan and grease it with butter and oil 

Place a frying pan or skillet over medium heat and add a tablespoon of oil or butter to the pan.

Step 2: Mix together the dry ingredients

In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients.

flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg in a large bowl.

Step 3: Whisk together the wet ingredients

In a separate bowl, mix eggs, egg nog, and butter.

Step 4: Stir together the wet and dry ingredients

Slowly add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until combined.

Wet ingredients being poured into dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Step 5: Cook the pancakes 

Using a 1/4 cup measure, portion out the batter into your pan – about 2-3 pancakes at a time – and flip when the tops begin to bubble and the underside has turned a toasted brown color, about 2 minutes.

Step 6: Flip the pancakes 

Cook for 2 more minutes on the other side and then remove to a warm plate as you repeat with the rest of the batter.

Step 7: Garnish and serve

Serve with powdered sugar or maple syrup.

a stack of Eggnog Pancakes topped with maple syrup.

Serving Suggestions

I like to serve these with high protein breakfast items like these Air Fryer Egg Bites, or these Instant Pot Egg Bites. Eggs are a great way to sneak in a little extra protein for your picky eaters. 

closeup of a stack of Eggnog Pancakes topped with maple syrup.

Pro Tips

Here are a few tips to help ensure these turn out perfectly for you every time. 

  • If you want to make multiple pancakes at one time, you can grease a large electric griddle so that you have more room for multiple pancakes. 
  • Mix your batter until there are no lumps, but be careful not to overmix though, as that can cause them to become tough.
  • Don’t keep your heat too high or your pancakes will burn before the inside is cooked completely. 
  •  You can tell they are ready to flip when the top bubbles burst and sink in and the edges are golden brown.
  • Add more flavor to this recipe by adding more nutmeg if you like more spice. 

FAQs

Do you have questions about this Christmas morning breakfast recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe. 

How to store

These pancakes are best served fresh, but you can store them in the fridge for up to two days. 

How to reheat

Reheat in a skillet for two minutes on each side or in the microwave for 45 seconds or until warm. 

Can I freeze pancakes?

Yes, you can freeze pancakes for up to three months. Make sure to store them in a freezer-safe container. 

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Eggnog Pancakes

Corinne Schmitt
These Eggnog Pancakes are light and fluffy and make a perfect holiday themed breakfast.
5 from 17 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Pancakes
Calories 139 kcal

Equipment

  • skillet
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk

Ingredients
  

  • cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • ¾ cup eggnog

Instructions
 

  • Place a frying pan or skillet over medium heat and add a tablespoon of oil or butter to the pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients.
  • In a separate bowl, mix eggs, egg nog and butter.
  • Slowly add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  • Using a 1/4 cup measure, portion out the batter into your pan – about 2-3 pancakes at a time – and flip when the tops begins to bubble and the underside has turned a toasted brown color, about 2 minutes.
  • Cook for 2 more minutes on the other side and then remove to a warm plate as you repeat with the rest of the batter.
  • Serve with powdered sugar or maple syrup.

Notes

  • If you want to make multiple pancakes at one time, you can grease a large electric skillet so that you have more room for multiple pancakes.
  • Mix your batter until there are no lumps, but be careful not to overmix though, as that can cause them to become tough.
  • Don’t keep your heat too high or your pancakes will burn before the inside is cooked completely.
  • You can tell they are ready to flip when the tops are bubbly and the edges look cooked.

Nutrition

Calories: 139kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 285mgPotassium: 107mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 227IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg
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