The holidays are upon us, so don't just serve up any old pancake. These vanilla and nutmeg Eggnog Pancakes are simply delicious from beginning to end and only take a few minutes to whip up.
A hint of nutmeg coming off a stack of fresh Eggnog Pancakes will be enough to have your kitchen table packed with hungry bellies.
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And with a cup of batter and a hot electric griddle, you can have these plated just in time for the Christmas morning rush.
No sugar is necessary for these eggnog pancakes.
All you'll need is 2 cups of store-bought eggnog and a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Or homemade eggnog if you prefer.
The pancakes have a subtle sweetness to them.
Allowing them to be paired with a cup of hot cocoa and grits without much concern.
Plus, there's no need for milk or butter (except for prepping the griddle).
This means, with a few minor tweaks, they'll make a great low-carb meal or suitable for pre-workout snacks.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE EGGNOG PANCAKES
- Mildly sweet
- No added sugar or butter
- Perfect for brunch
- Low carb
The flour is where you can get creative.
For this recipe, I chose an all-purpose white flour.
However, if you are gluten-sensitive or want to use something else, King Arthur, Arrowhead Mills, and Immaculate flours are excellent alternatives.
Especially King Arthur, because their flour blend has a nutty flavoring at the base, perfect for pairing with the eggnog and nutmeg.
A lovely holiday treat to start your day off with, these Eggnog pancakes are sure to bring on the laughter and joy.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED EGGNOG PANCAKES
- Baking powder
- Vegetable Oil
And finally, grab the eggnog, nutmeg, and vanilla extract to create that spice that makes the whole thing worth it.
HOW TO MAKE EGGNOG PANCAKES
Before getting started, make sure you have a few mixing bowls and an electric griddle on hand.
- In a bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder first.
- Next slowly pour in the eggnog, eggs and vegetable oil. Allow this to blend well before adding in the nutmeg and vanilla and continue to stir. Set aside.
- Take your electric griddle and grease the unheated pad with butter. Once greased, heat to 350 degrees.
- Pour ¼ cup batter onto the hot girdle and cook for 2 minutes or until small bubbles form on top.
- Flip and cook for 1 more minute or until done.
Repeat the process with the rest of the batter.
CAN I USE VEGAN EGGS IN EGGNOG PANCAKES?
Yes. If you want to use vegan eggs in pancakes, I suggest a brand used for baked goods and pastries. Vegan Easy Egg, Follow Your Heart, and Zero Egg are all great substitutes that won't completely change the taste of the pancake.
HOW TO MAKE EGGNOG
For a simple homemade eggnog recipe, you'll need eggs, sugar, milk, heavy whipping cream, as well as nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla extract. Note that if you are looking to use homemade eggnog in this recipe, prepare your eggnog a few nights before and allow it to sit in the fridge until ready.
You start by mixing your egg yolks and sugar until fluffy. Because two cups of eggnog are needed in this pancake, six (6) eggs and 1 cup of sugar will be OK.
Once your mix is complete, set aside and grab a large measuring cup and mix your remaining ingredients until they are well blended. Next, heat your liquid mixture in a saucepan for approximately 10 to 12 minutes (or until it has reached 70 degrees) and slowly add in the egg yolk blend. Small lumps may appear, so continue to whisk until the mix is smooth and lump-free. After 12 minutes, remove from heat and cool for 4 minutes before transferring to an air-tight jar and sitting in the refrigerator overnight.
TIPS FOR MAKING EGGNOG PANCAKES
- This Eggnog Pancake mix is perfect for waffles too!
- Plus, with the flour and vegetable mix this batter is capable of being stored overnight to make morning breakfast a breeze.
- You can top these pancakes with butter, whipped cream, cinnamon or maple syrup- the options are limitless!
FRUIT TOPPINGS FOR EGGNOG PANCAKES
Blueberries, Bananas, Strawberries, and Raspberries are all excellent topping choices! I particularly enjoy the walnut and blueberry combination because it merges well with the nutmeg. You can also try a strawberry drizzle on top of banana chunks and then sprinkle on a few walnuts too.
And lastly, a chocolate drizzle would earn you a first-place prize with the kids, so consider adding it for the big day!
ADDITIONAL RECIPES TO TRY
- Christmas Tree Cinnamon Rolls
- Cream Cheese Frosted Chocolate Cake
- Crockpot Spiked Mulled Wine
- Chocolate Chip And Coconut Magic Bars
- Candy Cane Frosting