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These Easy Eggnog Pancakes are light, fluffy and so delicious that they deserve a spot on your holiday breakfast or brunch menu!

I hope you don’t mind another eggnog recipe. I know I just shared a recipe for glazed eggnog cookies, but I did tell you how much my family absolutely loves eggnog. The kids would have it everyday if possible. The Hubs even asked if I would make eggnog Alfredo — seriously!

And, he was only half joking.

I haven’t decided what to do about that one. I’m not sure that I want to waste a perfectly good bottle of eggnog in a dish that may or may not taste that great, so we’ll see.

Anyway, after we made the cookies, we decided to make pancakes with the leftover eggnog — nothing strange about that!


These pancakes are super easy to make! Basically, you just make a few changes to your favorite pancake recipe and use eggnog instead of milk.

Actually, because eggnog is so much thicker than milk, I used more liquid than I normally would. You could probably even add more, but I like pancakes to be just slightly on the thick side. And these have plenty of of that awesome eggnog flavor!

You can top the pancakes off with syrup, or even better, butter and honey — yum!


And for and extra special finish, add a generous helping of whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg on top!

This recipe makes about 10 large pancakes or 24 smaller ones. Personally, I like the smaller ones better — they’re fun to stack.


How to Make Easy Eggnog Pancakes

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Easy Eggnog Pancakes

By: Dee
Light and fluffy pancakes made with eggnog and perfect for holiday breakfast or brunch
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24 small pancakes


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or oil
  • 1 ¼ cup eggnog
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  • In a large mixing bowl, beat egg until slightly fluffy 
  • Add the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, sea salt, nutmeg and cinnamon, butter and mix well
  • Stir in the eggnog, and mix until combined
  • Grease and heat a griddle, and drop batter in small amounts to form roughly 2-inch circles
  • Cook pancakes on one side until bubbles form and begin to pop, flip over, and cook on other side until light brown


You can add more eggnog to thin out the batter if you want.
You can sub vegetable oil for the butter.


Calories: 90kcal

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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Easy Eggnog Pancakes

These easy eggnog pancakes were a big hit with my family, and they would be perfect for Christmas breakfast or brunch. But don’t wait until then! Make a batch this weekend — your family will definitely thank you!

Happy Holidays!


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  1. Colette says:

    Hello, I am just wondering if it’s 3 tablespoons or teaspoons of baking powder. I started with tablespoons but I thought it seemed like too much so I switched to teaspoons. They came out tasting great! I used vegan eggnog and it worked just fine 🙂

    1. Dee says:

      It should be teaspoons. Thanks so much, Colette. Glad you liked the pancakes. 🙂

  2. Jen says:

    When does the melted butter get mixed in? It wasn’t mentioned in the directions. Thanks.

    1. Dee says:

      Hi Jen. I’ve updated it. The butter goes in before the eggnog gets added.

  3. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Dee,
    Your Pancakes look awesome, I would love that stack of Pancakes! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen5 stars

  4. Lauren says:

    I love eggnog, and I love pancakes, and these look great.

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Lauren. It’s a wonderful combo! 🙂

  5. Michelle | A Latte Food says:

    What a great idea! I bet these taste absolutely amazing!

  6. Sharon @What The Fork says:

    This recipe looks like an instant classic to me! LOVE it

  7. Sandi G says:

    I love eggnog and I bet it would taste great in these pancakes 🙂

    1. Dee says:

      You can really taste the eggnog flavor!

  8. Erin @ The Speckled Palate says:

    Mmm. ALL the eggnog! This is a delightful recipe for Christmas morning… or any December weekend. 🙂

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Erin. We’ve made these twice already, and we love them!

  9. Cookin Canuck says:

    This just screams Christmas! I adore the flavors of eggnog and nutmeg, and can practically taste these pancakes.

    1. Dee says:

      I love nutmeg and eggnog together — I think we’re slightly obsessed!

  10. Des @ Life's Ambrosia says:

    If this doesn’t scream Christmas morning breakfast, I don’t know what does!

    1. Dee says:

      I think we’re definitely having these for Christmas!