Tuesday, December 29, 2020

New Year's Brunch: Eggnog Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup

Soft and fluffy pancakes laced with the flavors of eggnog and nutmeg are doused with the most sinful cinnamon syrup.  The perfect way to start off a New Year!

Eggnog Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup

Truth be told every Sunday is brunch day around our house.  MGG and I love to have a leisurely brunch with eggs, bacon, toast, fruit, and yogurt most weekends but we also love to throw in a wonderful treat of pancakes or waffles every now and then.  Pancakes are a favorite of ours and these eggnog pancakes are something special.  The eggnog and a hint of nutmeg give these pancakes such a delightful flavor.  Top them with a cinnamon syrup and you have one comforting dish!

The perfect way to ring in the New Year by serving these during a holiday brunch!  They would be equally special during the winter months while eggnog is still available.  

Soft and fluffy Eggnog Pancakes – worth waking up for!

What goes in eggnog pancakes?

  • flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • store bought eggnog
  • vegetable oil
  • egg
  • freshly grated nutmeg
  • sugar

Pancake Toppings, Substitutions and Variations

  • Butter and maple syrup – the classic!
  • Drizzled with honey
  • Dusting of cinnamon and sugar
  • Fresh fruit –  piled over pancakes with whipped cream!
  • Rich sauces – like caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, butterscotch sauce...

Kitchen Tips and Notes

  • Stir the batter until just combined.  The batter will be lumpy, so don't over mix!
  • Whisk your dry ingredients together to distribute them evenly before adding the wet ingredients.
  • Use a 1/4 measuring cup to scoop batter out of the bowl and onto the skillet or griddle.  Makes for even pancakes, and is handy too!
  • Watch for the bubbles!  That's the sign of when to flip.
  • Keep you heat on medium - medium-low to ensure they don't brown too quickly.
  • To avoid keeping them warm in the oven, get two skillets going!
  • If you are making a lot, keep the finished ones warm in a low oven.  Place them on a sheet pan, don't stack them or they will become soggy, until you are ready to serve.


In case you bought several cartons of eggnog because they were on sale and you couldn’t resist… (oh wait, that’s me!)

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Eggnog Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup

1 cup flour
2 Tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup eggnog
2 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

In a medium bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and the nutmeg. Stir to combine. Make a well in the middle and add the oil.

In another bowl whisk together eggnog and egg. 

Add to dry ingredients and mix together until just moistened. Batter will be lumpy.

On a preheated skillet, ladle batter onto skillet for each pancake. Cook until golden brown and holes begin to appear on top. Turn on the second side and cook until golden brown

Meanwhile pour the syrup into a microwave proof bowl and add the cinnamon.  Stir until combined.  Microwave in 30 second increments until warm.

Serve pancakes with butter and drizzled with warm syrup.

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