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Eggnog Waffles {Make Ahead Christmas Breakfast}

With crispy edges and soft fluffy insides, Eggnog Waffles are a perfect make-ahead Christmas breakfast. Enjoy this delicious holiday breakfast while spending more time with your family, and less time in the kitchen.

Maple syrup being poured over a stack of eggnog waffles

My mom hated eggnog. HATED it. Didn’t want to see it in a glass or even smell it.

So, naturally, my sister and I would pour ourselves a glass and slowly and methodically sip it while making direct “Children of the Corn” eye contact with her. I’m sure you’re thinking “man, kids can be so cruel”.

We were in our 30’s.

But eggnog in waffles? I think she totally could have gotten on board with that. The eggnog flavor in these amazing waffles is light and not overpowering. They taste like warm and cozy spiced waffles. They taste like the holidays.

They don’t taste like carby maternal torture devices.

The best part about these eggnog waffles is that you can totally make them ahead of time! Just like my Overnight Cinnamon Rolls, these waffles can easily be prepped a few days before a big event.

That means on Christmas morning you can chill in your jammies, casually pop a few homemade eggnog waffles in the toaster, and be on your merry way.

What Ingredients Are In Eggnog Waffles?

Hold onto your butts, but there is eggnog in these eggnog waffles. I know.

There is also:

What you won’t see is added sugar, because um, eggnog is already pretty loaded with it.

eggnog, flour, egg, butter, and other ingredients for making eggnog waffles

How to Make Eggnog Waffles

*Detailed and printable recipe at the bottom of this post

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk until mixed. Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl and whisk until well combined.

Make a well in the dry ingredients, and add the wet ingredients, and stir just a few times. There may still be some lumps. That’s ok. Set aside for at least 10 minutes and preheat your waffle iron. Oh, and this waffle iron has removable/washable plates. Hollah!

Two step process showing how to make the batter for eggnog waffles

Lightly spray the hot waffle iron with olive oil spray (I use a Misto so I can easily refill it which makes it a sustainable option), and pour batter into the waffle maker (See your manual because each model will recommend a different amount) until cooked through.

A stack of eggnog waffles on a plate with a bowl of fruit

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • For the fluffiest waffles, don’t overmix the batter!
  • No whole wheat flour? Use the same amount of all-purpose flour and leave out the vital wheat gluten.
  • Leave the batter in the fridge overnight if you’d like to make the waffles fresh in the morning.
  • No eggnog? You can make your own or simply use your favorite milk of choice.
  • For make-ahead options: allow the waffles to fully cool before storing in an air-tight container or freezer ziploc. To cook: pop frozen or fridge-temp waffles in your toaster for a few minutes.
  • Toppings: maple syrup, cinnamon maple syrup (add 1 tsp ground cinnamon to 1 cup maple syrup and heat over low until the cinnamon is incorporated), whipped cream, or vanilla Greek yogurt.
  • This fish spatula is surprisingly a bomb pancake flipper.

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Eggnog Waffles {Make Ahead Christmas Breakfast}
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

With crispy edges and soft fluffy insides, Eggnog Waffles are a perfect make-ahead Christmas breakfast. Enjoy a delicious holiday breakfast in a flash.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas morning breakfast, Eggnog waffles, make ahead breakfast
Servings: 6
Calories: 283 kcal
Author: Sarah Cook - Sustainable Cooks
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk until mixed. Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl and whisk until well combined.

  2. Make a well in the dry ingredients, and add the wet ingredients, and stir just a few times. There may still be some lumps. That’s ok. Set aside for at least 10 minutes and preheat your waffle iron.

  3. Lightly spray the hot waffle iron with olive oil spray and pour batter into the waffle maker (See your manual because each model will recommend a different amount) until cooked through.

Recipe Notes

For the fluffiest waffles, don't overmix the batter!

 

No whole wheat flour? Use the same amount of all-purpose flour and leave out the vital wheat gluten.

 

Leave the batter in the fridge overnight if you'd like to make the waffles fresh in the morning.

Nutrition Facts
Eggnog Waffles {Make Ahead Christmas Breakfast}
Amount Per Serving (1 waffle)
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 275mg 11%
Potassium 443mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 10.1%
Vitamin C 1.3%
Calcium 20.5%
Iron 9.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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One comment on “Eggnog Waffles {Make Ahead Christmas Breakfast}”

  1. I have a complicated relationship with eggnog. I love it, but it also grosses me out so much when I think too deeply about what I’m drinking. Eggnog in waffles though? I’m totally on board with that! I love that these can be made in advance and will be ready for me on Christmas morning. So good!