Just like regular eggnog, these pancakes are rich, big on flavor, and almost bread-pudding-like in texture. Enjoy them with friends and family and a nicely chilled mimosa.

Prep time: 1 minute

Total time: 15 minutes

Eggnog Pancakes with Bourbon-Maple Syrup


  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 1/2 cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder (I used 6 because I like them puffy)
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/2 shot bourbon (more depending on your relatives)

Cooking directions

  1. Add the three egg yolks and a whole egg to a small mixing bowl and beat them until they whiten and become somewhat stiff.
  2. Add the half and half, sugar, vanilla and nutmeg and mix well.
  3. In a large mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to dry, mixing well.
  5. Heat the skillet until a drop of water dances on the surface, then coat with butter or a non-stick cooking spray.

Pancake batter bubbles on a hot skillet When you see bubbles on the edge of your pancake, it's time for a flip. (Photo: Jerry James Stone)

  1. Ladle some batter onto the pan and flip with spatula when bubbles start to form and they get dry around the edge.
  2. Add the maple syrup and the bourbon to a small sauce pot and warm the mixture over a low heat.

A stack of eggnog pancakes A bit of bourbon maple syrup, and you're good to chow down on these eggnog pancakes. (Photo: Jerry James Stone)

This story was originally written for Treehugger. Copyright 2011.

Recipe: Eggnog Pancakes with Bourbon-Maple Syrup
These pancakes are rich and big on flavor — just like regular eggnog. And they are almost bread-pudding-like in texture.