Tis the season for Christmas trees, crazy uncles, and (spiced) eggnog.
Alright, I have a confession to make. I’ve been listening to Christmas music since August. There, I said it. I know, I’m an absolute nut. Christmas music just puts me in a good mood. It makes me feel good. It reminds me of family, snow and unbelievably good comfort food.
Let me tell you what else is good; eggnog. Seriously, one of my absolute favorite drinks. Don’t look at the nutrition facts, you’ll want to run a marathon to justify one glass of this nectar. Don’t sweat it, New Year’s resolutions are right around the corner, indulge a bit. It’s got to be ice cold though. And even better if you can drink it out of the moose glass like Cousin Eddie in Christmas Vacation (you’ll see the moose glass in the pictures 🙂 ). If you don’t know what I’m talking about, put down whatever it is you’re doing and go watch that movie. It’s a classic and one of my all time favorites.
Anyways, I’ve whipped up one of my all time favorite stacks. EGGNOG PANCAKES! They’re similar to buttermilk but you’ll get the hint of eggnog flavor (soooo good) and the warming tones of nutmeg. Top with some butter and syrup and you’ve got yourself a North Pole breakfast. Don’t forget the large glass of eggnog to boot, or a splash of eggnog in your coffee, or some spiced rum eggnog. There’s something seriously wrong with me, I’m obsessed. I REALLY enjoyed these eggnog pancakes and I hope you do as well. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
- 1 cup flour (I used whole wheat white flour!)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ tablespoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1½ cups eggnog
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1½ teaspoons rum extract (vanilla extract ok too!)
- 1 egg
- Preheat griddle to 350 degrees
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients
- Whisk together all wet ingredients in a separate medium mixing bowl
- Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and whisk until just combined
- DON'T OVERMIX. Pancakes won't be nice and fluffy!
- Let batter rest for 5 minutes
- Using a ¼ measuring cup, scoop out batter and pour onto hot greased griddle
- Flip when bubbles form, about 3-4 minutes
- Serve immediately when underside is golden brown. Add butter and maple syrup