Eggnog Waffles: Classic waffles, creamy eggnog and nutmeg spice come together for a quick and easy holiday morning meal.
There is something about waffles that feels extra indulgent. Maybe it’s the way the butter melts and waits for you in all the little nooks, or the way the syrup clings to the texture so you get an extra sweet maple-drenched bite every time! Whatever it is, they are a perfect choice for a holiday breakfast or brunch and I was determined to create a way to make them extra festive on Christmas. Eggnog.
The past several weeks I have been testing several different egg nog recipes. If you haven’t already, you should definitely check out my classic eggnog recipe, eggnog cupcakes and eggnog cookies. With egg nog being a super delicious dessert drink, it is obvious to use it in dessert recipes. But, breakfast dishes have become my new favorite way to incorporate this yummy holiday treat!
What is egg nog?
Egg nog is a holiday drink made from eggs, milk, cream, sugar, vanilla and spices. It is smooth and creamy and tastes very similar to melted ice cream in a glass!
Is Egg Nog Easy To Make
Making egg nog yourself is super easy. You can check out the best homemade classic eggnog recipe right here.
But if you don’t feel like making it yourself, you can always use store bought! Store bought will save you a little mess in the kitchen and a little bit of time.
What is the best store-bought eggnog?
A while back, I did a eggnog taste test. I tested all of the major brands of store bought eggnog. I can’t wait to write a post about it soon, but until then I am more than happy to share the winner! Out of 10 major brands, Southern Comfort eggnog won! I suggest this brand for all of my eggnog recipes.
So, once you decide which kind of eggnog you are going to use … it’s time to get started!
Making Eggnog Waffles for a crowd
I love making waffles for breakfast when there is a large gathering. Waffles are the perfect self-serve breakfasts guests can get themselves. When you are hosting a house full of people, it is nice to allow people to serve themselves as needed.
How to make a DIY Waffle Station
Making a self-serve waffle station is super easy! Start by picking an area to transform into your serving station. It will need to be near a plug, so you can plug in your waffle iron. Make a double (or triple!) batch of batter. I like to keep the bowl chilled by placing it on a server with ice. You could also use something like this.
Place a 1/2 cup measuring cup into the batter bowl. Alternatively, you could use a pitcher and have your guests pour batter directly into the iron. I find a measuring cup is best. I have four children and it helps prevent little hands from pouring too much. Yikes! Plug your waffle iron in next to the batter station. You may want to check your manufacterers manual to see if the iron needs to be open or shut in between uses. Finally, place toppings such as whipped cream, berries or syrup near the iron and you have just made a DIY waffle station!
How to make eggnog waffles
To make eggnog waffles, you will need:
- baking powder
- oil of choice
To make eggnog waffles, you want to start by whisking together all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl. If you have a sifter, you can use that but I find a whisk is just fine for this recipe.
In a seperate bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the eggs. Then, add the vanilla, oil and eggnog.
Slowly add the dry ingredients to this mixture and mix just until incorporated. Do not overmix or your waffles will get tough!
Preheat your waffle iron and when it is ready, spray with a generous amount of cooking spray. Scoop about 1/2 cup of the batter into the iron and cook until no steam is escaping from the closed iron. Cooking times will vary.
When the waffle is cooked through, remove from the iron and serve immediately.
Toppings for Eggnog Waffles
I love whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg on my eggnog waffles. But these waffles are great with classic butter and syrup.
When it comes to fruit, the flavor profile of eggnog goes really well with bananas and blueberries!
Gluten Free Eggnog Waffles
These waffles can made gluten free by substituting the flour for your favorite gluten free brand. Make sure whatever blend you use is 1/1 replacement for wheat flour. I love Bob’s Red Mill brand! Some brands that use coconut oil will absorb moisture pretty quickly. You may find that you need to add a little bit more eggnog or plain milk to the batter to make it thin enough for cooking.
How to make Vegan Eggnog Waffles
If you are vegan, your eggnog waffle dreams can still come true. Just swap out the regular nog for your favorite vegan version. Since plant based versions are often a bit thinner, you may need to add just a little more than the recipe calls for.
Using a Waffle Iron
You can use any kind of waffle iron to make these! In these photos, I used this belgian waffle iron. It is super easy to use and I love the flip feature. I own this one and use it almost every weekend with my family!
If you prefer something a little more compact, you could go for something like this.
Here is a complete guide to choosing a waffle iron for more details.
- Waffle Maker
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 1/2 cups eggnog
- Preheat and lightly spray waffle iron with non- stick- spray. In a large bowl mix flour, cornstarch, baking powder, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.In a medium bowl beat together eggs, vanilla, vegetable oil and eggnog.Blend into dry ingredients until completely incorporated..Scoop batter by ½ cupfuls (or more for larger waffles) onto heated waffle iron and cook until no steam is escaping from the closed iron.
- These waffles don’t expand 50% like boxed mixes … so fill that waffle iron up!
- These taste wonderful sprinkled with powdered sugar with whip/nutmeg but also taste great with the classic butter/syrup topping.
- The eggnog makes these a little more dense, so you want to make sure you cook these until there is no more steam. Enjoy!
Have you tried our eggnog waffle recipe yet? Let me know what you think in the comments!
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