These homemade eggnog pancakes are made with all the basic pancake ingredients plus some eggnog and a few festive spices. It makes for a wonderful Christmas breakfast.
If you love the taste of eggnog, then you'll love these eggnog pancakes!
They are perfect for Christmas breakfast or any other time during the holiday season.
Although we also love some Eggnog French toast as well.
This recipe creates fluffy pancakes made with our homemade eggnog (it's an alcohol free version) and it adds the perfect amount of holiday spice.
Of course, you could easily sub it out for your favorite eggnog recipe, or even cheat a bit and use store bought!
The first time I ever heard about eggnog pancakes was at IHOP, and must admit, I found the concept brilliant!
Although I've never eaten them from IHOP, the idea of making our own homemade eggnog pancakes was calling.
But, this recipe has an extra special ingredient that just begs for Christmas attention.
Eggnog of course!
This gives the pancakes a delicately delicious hint of the rich and spice-filled flavors of eggnog.
In other words, you have to try these!
They make an incredible breakfast for Christmas morning and gets everyone in the holiday spirit.
For the eggnog in this recipe, we used our favorite, homemade eggnog recipe.
It's non-alcoholic and cooked, so it's completely safe for anyone to drink, or in this case, eat!
You should also check out our delicious eggnog cupcakes as well!
Why You'll Love these Eggnog Pancakes
- It's easy to follow and yields delicious results every time.
- This pancake recipe creates soft and fluffy pancakes. Just like a perfect pancake should be.
Some of the star ingredients of our eggnog pancake recipe include:
Eggnog: We used our homemade eggnog recipe. But you can easily use your favorite recipe or a store bought version.
Spices: We used both ground nutmeg and cinnamon in our pancakes to give an extra holiday flavor that makes the eggnog really shine.
Pancake ingredients: We also use plenty of the typical pancake batter ingredients just like you'd use in regular pancakes:
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Granulated sugar
- Melted Butter
- Whipped cream or Maple syrup to top (Or both!)
How to Make Eggnog Pancakes
Luckily, these eggnog pancakes are really easy to make!
That is of course if you already have the eggnog made. If you don't, you can follow our amazing homemade recipe for eggnog.
Or you could buy a store-bought eggnog from the store.
Now, homemade eggnog is head over heels better than store-bought. They are two very different experiences.
That being said, the difference isn't as noticeable in this pancake recipe, as there are so many extra ingredients added.
So it'll all boil down to your personal preferences on which eggnog you use.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all of your dry ingredients including the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and sugar.
After your dry ingredients are mixed well, create a well in the center and pour in the eggnog, the egg and melted butter.
Using an electric mixer, mix the batter until it's free from lumps and smooth.
Heat up your frying pan or griddle and add butter or oil to the hot pan to prevent the pancakes from sticking.
Using extra butter or oil will also help the edges of the pancakes crisp up, which makes the pancakes extra delicious.
Using a ladle or measuring cup and spoon out about ¼ cup of the eggnog pancake batter and pour out onto a hot griddle for each pancake.
Cook the pancakes until small bubbles appear on the surface and then flip your pancakes.
Cook the pancake for one more minute or until no more steam rises from the pancake and remove the warm pancakes from the pan.
Stack your pancakes and serve hot with a dollop of whipped cream and a tiny sprinkle of nutmeg.
You can also top with maple syrup or a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
But matter how you top them, these eggnog pancakes will taste great!
If you are making these pancakes Christmas morning, you can prepare the batter the night before!
This will save quite a bit of time in the morning.
If you like thicker pancakes, add a little less eggnog. If you prefer thinner pancakes, add more eggnog!
Eggnog: The eggnog is a big competent to these fluffy eggnog pancakes. There isn't much you can swap it out with.
But you're welcome to make your own homemade eggnog or use store bought.
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 ¼ cups eggnog
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoon melted butter
- In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients including flour, baking powder, salt, sugar.
- Make a well in the center of flour mixture and pour in eggnog, egg and melted butter. Use an electric mixer or whisk and mix until smooth.
- Warm up a griddle or frying pan to medium heat and add a little butter until melted. Scoop out about ¼ cup batter onto the griddle for each pancake.
- Cook pancake until the edges become bubbly and then flip over. Cook for an additional minute our until no more steam is rising from the cake then remove.
- Serve you pancakes while still hot. Top with a dollop of freshly whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg if desired.
If you want to save time, you can whip up the batter the night before and store in the fridge. Then in the morning just cook the pancakes. It'll make breakfast a breeze.
If you find that your pancake mixture is too thick, you can thin it out a bit with an extra splash of eggnog or milk.