Eggnog For Breakfast: 7 Holiday Recipes
In this era of extreme political correctness, one is never sure when it’s okay to say “Merry Christmas” versus “Happy Holidays”. Thankfully, there is one holiday greeting we can all agree on… Joyous Eggnog Season! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
I always get excited when my local grocery stores start stocking eggnog in late fall. That first swig of the year is liquid magic. The creamy, rich taste of the holidays puts a smile on my face. And you should see how happy I look when I add brandy.
When it comes to cooking with eggnog, we become like Santa Claus in the the kitchen. You know those cartoons where he wrinkles his nose and a regular space becomes a holiday wonderland? That’s what eggnog does to ordinary recipes. It’s like adding a pinch of Christmas to whatever you’re making. In most cases, all you need to do is replace the milk in a recipe with eggnog.
These are some of my favorite breakfast recipes that use eggnog as a key component.
Have a very Joyous Eggnog Season!
Eggnog Pancakes – This is a recipe is for making pancakes from scratch. They come out very flavorful and surprisingly fluffy considering eggnog’s thicker-than-milk consistency.
Here’s a quick tip: You can take commercial pancake mixes and replace the milk or water in the instructions with eggnog…. Easy Eggnog Pancakes!
Eggnog Smoothie – Blending eggnog with a banana (or other fruit of choice) is a fun way to turn an indulgent holiday treat into a (mostly) healthy holiday treat. Add a shot of rum or brandy and it’s even more fun!
Eggnog Coffee – The easiest way to add holiday flavor to your breakfast is to stir a couple Tablespoons of eggnog into your morning coffee. It turns a cup o’ Joe into a cup o’ Nick. Saint Nick. Get it?
Eggnog Muffins – If you want to share joy of Eggnog Season with others, these muffins are perfect little presents. They’re portable and pretty. Enjoy one on your way to work. It’s like a Christmas party in your car.
These are jumbo eggnog muffins I made from the same batter. I crushed gingerbread cookies to make a crumb topping – an idea Pepperidge Farms called “amazing”.
Here’s 3 more eggnog breakfast recipes I think you’ll like:
Pumpkin Spice Eggnog French Toast
For more holiday breakfast recipes, please visit the page on this site called Christmas Breakfast Recipes & Traditions.
Eggnog is pure happiness. Have to try ALL these recipes. Just wish Eggnog was available all year long.