Thursday, December 22, 2011

Eggnog Pancakes

I can’t think of a beverage that signifies the holidays more than eggnog. It’s definitely one of Joe’s favorite things about the holiday season. As soon as eggnog starts appearing in the refrigerated dairy case at the grocery store, you can bet that there are at least two different kinds in our fridge. (Side note: This year we’re enjoying the heck out of this sugar cookie eggnog. Eggnog is typically too rich for me to drink from a glass, but I can definitely pound this version. If you see it at your grocery store, get it!)

In an attempt to get on Joe’s “nice list” (there are a few things I really want for Christmas this year!), I decided to make him some eggnog pancakes. And let me tell you, these pancakes got me on my own nice list. I want to buy myself lots of pretty things to reward myself for making them. They’re that good.

They’re soft and pillowy in texture on the inside, but they’re just shy of crisp on the outside, which is exactly the way I like my pancakes. The recipe contains no sugar, but the eggnog provides plenty of that sweet, custardy flavor. These pancakes really are perfection, and would be amazing for breakfast on Christmas Day!

Eggnog Pancakes
adapted from Allrecipes

2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash of ground nutmeg
2 eggs
2 cups eggnog
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

1. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. In another bowl, beat eggs, eggnog and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.

2. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot griddle. Turn when bubbles form on top; cook until second side is golden brown.


Courtney Foster said...

yum yum i love me some eggnog! I cant believe you normally dont like it! I still havent had any but its because I am an eggnog snob and a local milk place makes the best ever and I cant find it!!! I have my dad (who works for a grocery store in corp) calling all his dairy managers and making them save one as soon as they get in, or christmas will just be ruined :) okay not ruined but I will be sad!

Lisa K said...

Made this last week and loved them!

Anonymous said...

I noticed you added more eggnog than the original recipe calls for. Do you like your pancakes thin or was the batter too thick? Also, how many pancakes did the batch make. Thanks! I can't wait to try they look very tatsty!

Cassie said...

I added more eggnog based on the comments from the Allrecipes reviewers, who all said the batter was too thick with the amount indicated. The added eggnog didn't make the pancake batter too thin -- it was still thick, but pourable. I'm pretty sure that the batch made at least 12 pancakes, using the 1/4 measuring cup to pour the batter. I hope you like them!