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Eggnog Waffles Recipe
Eggnog Waffles are crunchy and fluffy, the perfect dish to serve on Christmas morning or anytime during the holiday season. Or for any festive Sunday morning breakfast with the family. The richness of the eggnog with the spices and vanilla is the perfect blend of flavors.
If you are a true nog lover, try this creamy indulgent Eggnog Cheesecake made with a gingersnap crust. To keep with your holiday theme, add our scrumptious Gingerbread Cheesecake to your dinner table. Or for a lighter dessert, our Gingerbread Cookie Bars with molasses and brown sugar are mouthwatering.
What did you have for Christmas breakfast last year? Try these amazing waffles this year instead. These delicious eggnog waffles have all my favorite flavors in them.
This will be your new favorite way to spend holiday mornings because these are the best waffles you have ever had.
You can use this recipe for Belgian waffles (also known as liege waffles) or traditional waffles or even make eggnog pancakes or French toast.
The best part about this recipe is that it can pass as breakfast or as dessert. If you plan a skiing vacation, once you get inside the cabin, a warm batch of these would make the perfect snack!
This is also a perfect way to get rid of any leftover eggnog you have when the holidays are over.
Our recipe card below has all the instructions and measurements, but here are the main ingredients you need for this eggnog waffle recipe:
- Flour: We used all-purpose flour, but you can use your favorite.
- Cornstarch: For thickening.
- Baking powder: Don’t use baking soda.
- Sugar: Granulated white sugar.
- Spices: We used salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
- Eggs: Large eggs at room temperature.
- Vanilla: Pure vanilla extract.
- Vegetable oil: You can also use canola or olive oil.
- Eggnog: Try our recipe for homemade creamy eggnog or you can use your own eggnog favorite.
How do you make eggnog waffles from scratch?
- Preheat: First, preheat your waffle iron and lightly spritz it with non-stick cooking spray.
- Mix: Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix dry ingredients together.
- Wet ingredients: Then, beat together the wet ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Combine: Next, blend into flour mixture until completely combined.
- Scoop: Last, pour approximately ½-cup of waffle batter onto the heated waffle iron and cook until the steam stops.
- Serve: Finally, serve warm with maple syrup, whipped cream, cinnamon, and orange zest.
- Egg whites: Alternatively, just use the egg whites for extra fluffy eggnog waffles with less cholesterol.
- Holiday flavor: Get more holiday flavor by adding some peppermint extract to the mix.
- Chocolate: In addition, you can make these even better by mixing some chocolate chips into the batter. Another option is to add a few tablespoons of cocoa powder and serve them topped with chocolate sauce.
- Nutella: Also, stir in some melted Nutella and pile some on top on serving these.
- Berries: As an alternative, add some berries to the batter, blueberries or raspberries would work great.
- Fruits: Another option is to add some chopped banana or cranberries, for some extra flavor.
- Dried fruits: Alternatively, stir in some dried fruits, like dried kiwi, papaya, mango, or raisins.
- Healthier: Make this breakfast healthier by using skim milk and an egg substitute like applesauce or mashed bananas.
- No gluten: Make gluten-free eggnog waffles by using almond flour.
- Buttermilk substitute: If you do not have buttermilk, just use milk with a tablespoon of vinegar.
How to serve:
Serve these homemade waffles with maple syrup, whipped cream, cinnamon, and a little bit of orange zest. Or try one of these serving suggestions:
- You could also add a dollop of homemade ice cream on top for a sweeter treat.
- Spread a little butter on top of hot waffles making sure the melted butter gets into all the nooks and crannies.
- Add some of our cornflake-crusted French toast to your plate for a full breakfast.
- These also go great with some fried eggs and bacon.
- Another great breakfast to eat with these is air fryer egg cups.
Frequently asked questions
What is eggnog?
Eggnog is a holiday drink made with egg yolks, milk, cream, sugar, and holiday spice.
A lot of people only drink it during the holiday season but some drink it all year long. There is nothing wrong with having an eggnog waffle in July.
Who invented eggnog?
According to historians, this delicious and creamy holiday drink was invented in the 1500s in Britain.
However, back then they called it posset and it was used as a remedy for colds and insomnia. The original was made with hot milk, wine or ale, and spices.
Is eggnog healthy for you to drink?
Being made with heavy cream, egg yolks, and sometimes liquor, many people say that eggnog is not healthy to drink. And it is true, just one cup of the store-bought stuff has 350 calories and 150 milligrams of cholesterol.
However, making it at home means you can adjust it by using skim milk and egg substitute.
How to store leftovers:
- Store: If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container for up to four days in the fridge.
- Freeze: You could also freeze them for up to three months in freezer bags.
- Thaw: Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving for best results.
- Reheat: To reheat, simply put them in the microwave for about 30 to 45 seconds.
More Christmas breakfast recipes:
- Go ahead and fill the waffle iron because these do not expand as typical waffle mixes do.
- Make sure to cook these until there is no more steam because the eggnog makes them denser than regular waffles.
- Place paper towels or napkins under the waffle iron to catch any batter that may overflow.
- Make sure your waffle maker is hot before using it.
- Here is a little trick: Separate your eggs. Add the yolks to the wet ingredients and fold in the egg whites at the end.
- Increase the amount of oil you put in your batter to keep your waffles from sticking.
- Do not overmix or your waffles will be chewy.
- Don’t scrimp on the vanilla. Get the good stuff for the best vanilla flavor.
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 4 tablespoons white granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 2 cups eggnog
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- Preheat and lightly spray waffle iron with non-stick spray.
- In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients: flour, cornstarch, baking powder, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- In a medium bowl beat together the eggs, vanilla, vegetable oil, buttermilk, and eggnog.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until completely incorporated with no clumps.
- Scoop batter by 1/2 - 2/3 cupfuls onto the heated waffle iron and cook until no steam is escaping from the closed iron.
- Serve thee waffles with syrup, whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg, and freshly grated orange zest.