Eggnog Pancakes


There’s nothing like cozying up in your pj’s and slippers and settling down to a warm holiday breakfast full of freshly squeezed orange juice, hot from the oven, perfectly crisp bacon, perfectly cooked scrambled eggs which are loaded with cheddar, and a tall stack of warm pancakes slathered with butter and drenched in maple syrup. One of my favorite parts of Christmas when I was younger was always the breakfast my mom made. She didn’t make a hot breakfast often, we were much more of a dry cereal family so a hot breakfast like this was a big deal to me. And bacon to this day still reminds me of Christmas morning, then I’m reminded of how many oranges it took me and my siblings to squeeze by hand with one of those twist to juice thingamathings (manual juicers) to get enough juice for my mom and all 6 kids. Good times though. Christmas morning is hands down my favorite morning of the year no doubt so a seriously incredible breakfast is a must!

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But really, don’t wait until Christmas to make these incredibly soft and fluffy eggnog flavored pancakes! You need to make a trial batch like three times before, right :)? With Thanksgiving coming up next week, if you are having guests stay this also makes for an impressive, yet unbelievable easy breakfast to make for them. Who wouldn’t love a tall stack of these? Me and my family were in heaven devouring them. 

Note that the recipe makes thick pancakes, at least mine were very much so. So you can add more of the eggnog if you want to thin them out which I think I may do next time because I’m somewhere in the middle of thick and thin. I used to be all about the extra thin pancakes when I was younger. I loved the thickness of say, McDonalds pancakes (which now I think are a waste of time btw, go fresh or go home. Literally though, and make a batch :)) but as I’ve gotten older I’ve realized that’s just going to leave me wanting about 4 or more. So as of now I’m right in the middle.


However you choose to make them, trust me, you are going to love these!

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Eggnog Pancakes

5 from 1 vote

Yield: About 10 pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups eggnog (use more for thinner pancakes)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp butter , melted
  • 1/2 tsp rum extract
  • Maple syrup , for serving


  1. Preheat and electric griddle to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Make a well in mixture then set aside.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together eggnog, eggs, butter and rum extract until well blended. Pour wet mixture into well in dry mixture and whisk just until combined (small lumps are fine). Pour about a heaping 1/3 cup onto buttered griddle (vegetable oil works fine too if you don't like the fact that the butter can burn quickly), spread batter into an even round (just using the bottom of measuring cup). Cook until bottom is golden brown then lift, butter griddle once more, flip pancake and cook opposite side until golden brown. Serve warm with butter and maple syrup.
  3. Recipe source: inspired by Taste of Home

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  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: This is the Christmas edition of your fall edition pumpkin pancakes! Love it and they have hit written all over them! :) Love the pom arils, too – great pop of color! November 22, 2014 at 11:34pm Reply

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar: These pancakes have my name all over them! I’m such an eggnog lover! November 23, 2014 at 1:18am Reply

  • Emily: Oh my goodness, if I had a stack of these right now, I’d be soo happy! November 23, 2014 at 6:31am Reply

  • Abbie @ Needs Salt: Your Christmas morning memories sound so magical! And you’re so right – a special breakfast is essential on Christmas morning. These pancakes look perfect! I need them in my life. Pinning for now! November 23, 2014 at 10:46am Reply

  • Kate @ Diethood: Swoon… Gorgeousness in every which way. I love this! November 23, 2014 at 2:37pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Kate! November 23, 2014 at 8:15pm Reply

  • Kenneth F: These sound Great and will be found in my kitchen morning routine. btw mcdonalds makes pancakes? I have not been in one of those since 1974. Like you say a waist of time I’m sure.
    I’ll be truthful here I like my pancakes thick at about 4 to 5 inches. I’ll have four with eggs and bacon. Thank You. November 23, 2014 at 2:38pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Like 4 – 5 inches, now that is a pancakes! :) And eggs and bacon are always a must! November 27, 2014 at 1:00am Reply

  • ATasteOfMadness: I have been drinking far too many eggnog lattes recently. I think it’s time for me to move on to these eggnog pancakes. These look so good! November 23, 2014 at 9:08pm Reply

  • Baby June: Oh wow those look awesome! Eggnog is probably one of my favorite holiday treats, so obviously there has to be some way to get it in for breakfast, right? :D TBH my family starts drinking the stuff before Thanksgiving, so I don’t think making these pancakes would be a stretch… :P November 24, 2014 at 4:17am Reply

  • Shari Kelley: These look wonderful! I can’t wait to try them. Your pictures are so pretty, too! November 24, 2014 at 1:40pm Reply

  • Tara: Pancakes are one of the things I tend to have issues photographing. Your photos are absolutely beautiful! I will definitely have to try these. December 3, 2014 at 8:41pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the compliment Tara! December 4, 2014 at 10:28am Reply

  • Jocelyn: These are delicious! I made a few small changes to suit our preferences (e.g., vanilla extract instead of the rum), but the recipe is pretty perfect just the way it is. I used lowfat eggnog so the batter consistency was just fine with 2 cups. Thanks so much! December 6, 2014 at 11:25am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked them Jocelyn! Thanks for your feedback! December 8, 2014 at 10:10pm Reply

  • Laura Dembowski: I love super thick, fluffy pancakes! They’re like eating layer cake for breakfast. These are perfect for me. December 20, 2014 at 6:40am Reply

  • J.Mo: I just tried these and they were so thick the bottoms burned before they were strong enough to flip. I added more egg nog so they were thinner and they now bunch up when I try to flip them… any thoughts on what I’m doing wrong? December 12, 2015 at 10:23am Reply

    • Hailey: Hello! I’ve had this issue before, try using a lower temperature. Hope this helps! November 20, 2016 at 10:59am Reply

  • Kay: This recipe is amazing! Thank you so much! I did not have rum extract, but made the pancakes anyway, and they were still amazing. :-) December 14, 2015 at 9:51am Reply

  • RLSCS: Your photos are beautiful and your recipe was a hit with the whole family! I wanted to try them out before making them for company on Christmas morning. I added slightly more eggnog to the mix so I could pour the batter in my waffle iron. Used vanilla instead of rum extract. They turned out wonderfully. Made 5 1/2 round waffles. This will be perfect for Christmas breakfast. Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe. :) December 22, 2015 at 3:44pm Reply

    • RLSCS: Just wanted to give an update on my comment from 2015. This is our third year making this recipe and has become a Christmas breakfast tradition in our home. They are simple to make and everyone always raves about them. I add a bit of ground cloves to the mix to make them extra special. Thank you for sharing this recipe. December 26, 2017 at 8:09am Reply

      • Jaclyn: I love this so much! Thanks for reporting back and Merry belated Christmas! January 2, 2018 at 4:30pm Reply

  • C.M: So, I tried these a few weeks back and they were amazing. The only I hanged was I made the eggnog from scratch, as I didn’t have any on hand! Omgosh, they were amazing… this morning I’m using store bought eggnog, and I’m sure they will be amazing as well! Thank for this wonderful recipe!!! December 22, 2016 at 5:48am Reply

  • Sandy: Just made these to use up eggnog left over from the holiday. Now I will BUY eggnog just to make these pancakes! Delicious!! Thank You! January 5, 2018 at 7:19am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Sandy! January 5, 2018 at 11:24am Reply

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