Sunday, December 18, 2011

Eggnog Pancakes with Cranberry Maple Syrup

Do you know that I’ve never been a fan of eggnog? Hard to believe when you see me posting not one, but two eggnog recipes in one week and (hold on to your hat), a third one is in the works. It seems that something happened when I added eggnog to my cinnamon roll recipe. I guess the flavor is just a little more subtle, but I really, really liked it. So much so, that I couldn’t wait to try it in my pancakes. That’s right. Pancakes. I had the crazy idea of just subbing out the buttermilk in my favorite pancakes. And it was a good decision. Yes, it was. Of course, just like with the Eggnog and Cranberry Cinnamon Rolls, I wasn’t the first one to think of this combination. About 5 minutes after I licked the last morsel off of my plate, one of my Facebook foodie friends was posting her version of eggnog pancakes. At least my cranberry syrup is different. But then, who knows? I didn’t google it. J

Eggnog Pancakes


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3 cups eggnog
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for griddle


Heat griddle on medium high. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Add eggs, eggnog, and 4 tablespoons butter; whisk to combine. Batter should have small to medium lumps.

It's really important not to over-mix. Those lumps should be there.

Brush a little melted butter on the griddle. Pour the pancake batter by ¼ cups onto the griddle, keeping the pools of batter 2 inches apart.  When pancakes have bubbles on top and are slightly dry around edges, about 2 1/2 minutes, flip over. Cook until golden on bottom, about 1 minute.

They need just a little something....

Cranberry-Maple Syrup

2 cups fresh cranberries
1 cup real maple syrup
1 cinnamon stick

Place all of the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the berries are softened and the syrup is reduced. Add additional syrup if too thick. Serve warm.

I ended up adding more syrup to was good, but a little thick.

Can we say "Plate Lickable" ?

And now on to other eggnog delights. How does an Eggnog Cheesecake sound?


  1. wow!! What a great breakfast!!! And so beautiful. Love the idea of everything....the eggnog in the pancakes...the cranberry syrup!! I just wish I had the time on Christmas morning to make these :)

  2. I can so totally see eggnog in pancakes. I love the stuff personally, so this is a match made in heaven for me. Keep the recipes coming!

  3. These pancakes are making me wish I liked eggnog :)

  4. These pancake look amazing! I love, love that you used eggnog in them.

  5. Hi from the West Coast Cathy! I made these this morning for my husband with the last of the eggnog we had -- big hit! Happy New Year! Thanks for all the exceptional recipes.