Breakfast Recipes

Perfect Eggnog Pancakes

A few months ago, Bart mentioned to a co-worker that we’d had pancakes for dinner and his co-worker apparently responded with a serious lack of love for pancakes (for dinner or otherwise).

And I can’t blame him – I’ve had so many bad pancakes in my life. Pancakes where you try to cut them with a fork and they are so rubbery that your fork bounces back off them. Pancakes that manage to both be dry AND undercooked in the middle at the same time. Pancakes that you basically have to smother in toppings to be at all edible.

Those are not the pancakes we eat at our house.

I make really killer pancakes, if I say so myself (and since this is my blog, I do).

I haven’t made another pancake recipe in three years because this one is so absurdly delicious, totally easy, and works perfectly every single time.

And when the holidays roll around, I use eggnog instead of the milk and buttermilk, add a little nutmeg, and my year-round pancakes get a little dash of festiveness.

Easy and festive eggnog pancakes. Perfect for Christmas Eve or Christmas morning!

Perfect Eggnog Pancakes

Makes 12-15 average-sized pancakes

5 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup eggnog
2 eggs
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
4 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter, eggnog, eggs, oil and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients on top and whisk until combined and smooth.

Pour a scant 1/4 cup batter on a griddle over medium-high heat, cooking until bubbles form and pop on the batter’s surface. Flip and cook another 2-3 minutes, until both sides are golden brown.

Repeat with remaining batter. Serve with maple syrup.

Easy and festive eggnog pancakes. Perfect for Christmas Eve or Christmas morning!

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  • Reply Alysa Stewart December 22, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Wow, this is a great idea! Does it make them taste much different? I'm craving egg nog this season, but last year when I tried it, it upset my stomach. See, a couple years ago I switched from regular milk to almond milk. Now, I can't stand the bovine variety. But I miss egg nog.

    • Reply Brenda S. December 22, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      I'm going to try this with a Dairy Free Egg Nog. We found it in our Safeway. I think the brand was SoDelicious, but not 100% sure.

  • Reply Landen December 22, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    I wish Adam liked egg nog more, but I usually get myself a little to drink alone. Also, I whole heartedly agree with your pancake recipe being the best out there. I didn't used to like pancakes either, but now we eat them regularly!

  • Reply wtiger9 December 22, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Yum! I am thinking this will be Christmas breakfast!

  • Reply Paige Flamm December 23, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Derek has been making pancakes for the last year in our house and he would never tell me what recipe he was using because he liked having the power of making the better pancakes… and last week I finally saw what recipe he was using on his phone, and it was yours! I said, "You realize that's Janssen's blog right?", and he responded, "Oh, I just found it on pinterest…" I almost dropped dead from shock and laughter… that he found your recipe… and that he apparently uses pinterest.

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