I was surprised at how many recipes for leftover eggnog I found when I did a search. These are the ones that caught my attention. I know I won’t be throwing any eggnog away this year now that I know how much can be done with the leftovers. All of these recipes call for non-alcoholic eggnog.

Eggnog muffins – One and a half cups of eggnog are used in this moist muffin recipe that ups the nutrition factor by adding oats. There are suggestions for additions like white chocolate chips or dried sweetened cranberries.

Light and Fluffy Eggnog Pancakes – Eggnog is substituted for milk in one of Nigella Lawson’s recipes. The result is pancakes “with a hint of holiday cheer.”

Cinnamon Eggnog Scones – Cinnamon chips are added to an eggnog scone recipe for a breakfast treat that would be great on Thanksgiving, Christmas or any morning.

Eggnog Latte – Skip the lines and the price at Starbucks and create your own eggnog latte.

Eggnog Cupcakes – Dark rum or bourbon go into these cupcakes along with nutmeg for cupcakes that are frosted with an eggnog frosting. I think I’m going to have add these to the dessert tray I make for the annual neighborhood Christmas party.

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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Seasonal recipes: 5 for leftover eggnog
If you find yourself with more eggnog than you can drink, why not cook with it?