Eggnog Pancakes: The holidays wouldn’t be the same without the perfect eggnog. However, you can’t kick off the day with your standard alcoholic drink. On this bright and cheerful Christmas morning, how else can you enjoy the flavor and aroma of eggnog? Eggnog pancakes are an option, for sure.
Now, with eggnog pancakes, you can experience the real deal of eggnog, in all its alcohol-free splendor, while also feasting on a phenomenally easy and delectable morning meal. That’s why we made this blog for all you pancake and eggnog fans out there! In this post, you’ll learn how to make the best eggnog pancakes ever—just in time for Christmas morning! Okay, let’s just jump in!
- How to Cook Eggnog Pancakes?
- How Long Does it Take to Fully Cook Eggnog Pancakes?
- How to Store Fully Cooked Eggnog Pancakes?
- How to Serve Eggnog Pancakes?
- Tips To Make Eggnog Pancakes
- FAQs About Eggnog Pancakes With Pancake Mix
Now, our objective here is to learn how to cook eggnog pancakes right from scratch. Obviously, that includes understanding how to prepare eggnog! So, below, we have included a recipe for eggnog too!
Gather the following ingredients and get to work!
- 4 egg yolks
- 1/3rd cup of granulated sugar
- 2 cups of whole milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
- Half a teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- A quarter of a teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/8th of a teaspoon of ground cloves
- Half a cup of heavy cream
You’ll need to get your hands on all the right stuff before you can pour yourself a satisfying glass of eggnog. When you’re ready to get started, simply follow the instructions we’ve laid out for you!
- Get the largest vessel you own to use as a mixer. Put the egg yolks and granulated sugar in the basin. Give it vigorous whisking until the mixture is light and airy. You should aim for a satisfyingly smooth texture.
- Now, while still using the same mixing bowl, gently pour in the milk along with the rest of the ingredients. Don’t leave out the cloves, cinnamon, vanilla extract, or nutmeg powder. Whisk constantly as you go. If you don’t want lumps to develop, here’s a helpful hint: whisk constantly as you add these components.
- The next step is to activate the cooker and adjust the heat to medium. The eggnog pancake batter must not be overcooked. Put the contents of your mixing bowl into a suitable saucepan and set it over medium heat. The purpose of this step is to thicken the batter a little bit. If you cook it for around 10 minutes over medium heat, you should have the desired thickness.
- When the timer goes off, gently take the pan from the burner. The heavy cream should be added to the eggnog mixture while it is still hot and stirred gently. Be sure the cream is well incorporated. Any clumps in the mixture may be easily removed by straining.
Voila! You may now drink your eggnog in comfort. We suggest putting it in the fridge to cool down for a bit once all your hard work is done so you can enjoy it at the ideal temperature.
Here is a list of items you have to gather to prepare the pancakes with eggnog. So, let’s do that first:
- All-purpose flour – 2 cups
- Melted and unsalted butter – 2 tablespoons
- Ground cinnamon – 1 teaspoon
- Granulated sugar – 2 tablespoons
- Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
- Ground nutmeg – 1/2 teaspoon
- 2 large whole eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- Baking soda – 1 tsp
- Whipped cream and nutmeg for topping
- Homemade or store-bought eggnog – 2 cups
Follow these instructions to the t and you will be able to enjoy your fresh batch of eggnog pancakes in no time!
- The very first step will need you to bring out your largest mixing bowl. Add the flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt into the bowl and mix it all together really well. Make sure that the entire powder has a uniform consistency all throughout.
- In another bowl, add the eggnog, whole eggs, and unsalted melted butter. Whisk these ingredients together extremely well and gradually pour the dry mixture into the bowl. Make sure that you do this very slowly to ensure that there are no lumps in the final pancake batter.
- Once the batter is ready, place your skillet on a flame and set the flame to medium heat. Grease the skillet with the unsalted butter and then pour the batter into a neat circle on the skillet. Cook each side for about three minutes and then flip it! A great visual indicator to rely on while making pancakes is the golden brown coloring on its surface. When you observe this color, it means that the pancake needs to be flipped onto the uncooked side!
- When you have stacked up a bunch of pancakes, top it off with whipped cream and a little nutmeg powder!
All in all, preparing eggnog pancakes for one person should take a total of 20 to 25 minutes. This is, of course, only possible when you have prepared the eggnog beforehand and stored it in your refrigerator!
If, however, you are preparing eggnog also from scratch and then cooking the pancakes, it could take you from 45 to 50 minutes to cook a stack of eggnog pancakes. This also depends on how proficient you are in the kitchen. Therefore, expect a variation of 5 minutes whenever you decide to cook eggnog pancakes!
Knowing how to store eggnog pancakes is crucial, particularly if you want to have a cold, premade breakfast on the go. The flavor and consistency of eggnog pancakes should be OK if you store them properly.
The pancakes need to cool completely before you can begin storing them. Pancakes should be allowed to cool to room temperature and not be giving off any vapours. There will be no pooling of moisture or steam that might otherwise make the pancakes mushy.
Now that you know the key to keeping your eggnog pancakes from becoming mushy in storage, you can go on with your day. You may use any kind of sealed container to complete the job. Make use of a plastic bag, ideally one with a closure.
Try to stack the pancakes with a sheet of parchment or wax paper in between each layer. You can separate them without difficulty before reheating them since they won’t stick together.
The pancakes can keep for a few days if you put them in the fridge. Once again, an airtight container is required for the pancakes. If you keep the pancakes in the fridge, they will last for approximately 4 days. Your eggnog pancakes will keep for approximately a month if you freeze them.
Eggnog pancakes would probably steal all the thunder at your breakfast table anyway. However, we are big fans of mixing up our breakfasts from time to time. And we assume you would like variety as well. Therefore, here are some of our favourite ways to serve eggnog pancakes.
Serving eggnog pancakes with whipped cream and fresh fruit, such as strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries, is a simple and traditional option. You can also serve eggnog pancakes with a generous amount of maple syrups and crushed nuts if you enjoy sweet crunchiness.
One of our personal favourites is a syrup that is essentially an eggnog concentrate. Just top off your eggnog pancakes with a small drizzle of this syrup and feel your senses get enthralled with the overpowering taste of eggnog! If you want to deviate from conventional tastes, you can also opt for a gathering of cinnamon cream cheese for a slightly savory taste instead of a sweet one!
Eggnog pancakes are somewhat complex to cook. However, it is a delicious preparation to eat. That said, here are some tips and tricks that will make the process of cooking eggnog pancakes substantially easier!
- If your goal is to cut into the fluffiest and airiest pancakes in the world, we can make that happen. But, not with only all-purpose flour. Rather, we would have you mix some all-purpose flour with cake flour and then prepare the pancake batter as you would normally.
- This probably will not come as a surprise to you but you can consider this as a nagging reminder to prepare every aspect of eggnog pancakes at home. And that, naturally, would include the eggnog. Even though preparing the eggnog itself takes about 20 minutes, we have never regretted the extra wait time for the improved taste!
- At no point during the time that your skillet is on the flame should the flame be set to high. We promise you that if you keep the heat set to medium throughout the time that your pancake is cooking, you will be able to enjoy extremely uniformly cooked pancakes that have caramelized just ever-so-slightly.
- As much as you may feel the urge to stack your pancakes on top of each other, we would advise against it, especially if your pancakes are fresh off the skillet. The reason?
- Stacking the pancakes on top of each other prevents the release of the vapor. On the contrary, all the vapor percolates in the stack of pancakes itself, leading to soggy and soft pancakes. And that is something that we certainly do not want!
Yes, you can use pancake mix to cook eggnog pancakes as it makes your job done so easily. Keep the rest of the efforts in making eggnog, if you prefer homemade eggnog.
Yes, you can add alcohol to your eggnog pancakes but in making the eggnog because traditionally eggnog recipes use alcohol.
In order to prevent the eggnog pancakes from sticking to the skillet, you should first heat up the skillet sufficiently. Once you have done that, you can spray some cooking oil or unsalted butter onto the skillet and then pour the batter over that! Your pancakes will not stick to the pan after this.
And that is everything you need to know about eggnog pancakes. Just remember that while you can source store-bought versions of every aspect of this pancake recipe, you will be able to enjoy a much better taste if you make the eggnog and the pancake batter at home itself! Happy cooking with other recipes too like IHOP Pancakes, Coconut Flour Pancakes, and more.