Monday, January 4, 2010

Eggnog for Breakfast

Holiday travels have kept me from blogging about my eggnog breakfast craze, but, now that I'm home, here are some simple breakfast recipes that incorporate eggnog! I was inspired to put eggnog in my pancakes and muffins one night when I fell in love with eggnog after knocking back a few with bourbon.

The first recipe is really easy: I just put eggnog in my coffee. No cream or sugar necessary! I filled my mug about halfway up with coffee and half way up with eggnog.

The next recipe is eggnog pancakes. Delightful! The about of eggnog I suggest give the pancakes just a hint of eggnog, which really compliments the traditional taste of pancakes. If you want a stronger eggnog flavor, you could add 1/4 cup more eggnog.

2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup eggnog
2 tablespoons melted butter

Sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, milk, and eggnog; add to the dry ingredients, stirring until smooth. Stir in melted butter. Using a hot greased skillet, pour a 1/4 cup of batter at a time per pancake. Once the edges are a little dry, flip and cook other side until it is browned. Enjoy!

My final recipe is quick and easy eggnog muffins. They're mini because that's the way I like my muffins!

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup eggnog
1/3 cup oil
1 egg


Heat oven to 400 degrees and grease muffin tins. In a medium bowl combine your dry ingredients; mix well. In a small bowl, blend eggnog, oil, and egg; add to flour mixture all at once. Stir until dry ingredients are moistened. Evenly divide batter between greased muffin cups at bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Enjoy!


  1. I used to think eggnog was just for throwing back with bourbon too but, I think I have been converted-that good old fashioned egg nog is good in a lot of new ways. I really like the idea of adding a bit of egg nog to pancakes-YUM!

    Happy New Year to you!

  2. That's very creative!Eggnog and coffee sounds perfect to me.I saw your site from the foodieblogroll and if you won't mind, I'd love to guide foodista readers to your site.Just add a foodista widget at the end of this blog post and it's ready to go.Thanks!

  3. Thanks, Velva! Happy New Year to you too!

    Alisa, sure! I'll add the widget!