Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Eggnog Pancakes

Trying to get back into the kitchen has been difficult with a new baby, to say the least. I've been cooking a lot of recipes that we are familiar with, so there hasn't been much to post on the blog. However, this morning I got the itch to cook something new, so I decided to try this recipe for eggnog pancakes. I'm not a fan of eggnog myself, but the hubby loves it and we found some pumpkin eggnog that I actually really like, so I used it in this recipe. The pancakes turned out really yummy, but are very thick and cake-like. Next time I will thin the batter with a little bit of plain milk, but Hubby loved the cakey, fluffy texture. These would be a great Christmas breakfast if you are going for something simple and quick!

Eggnog Pancakes
*Adapted from Taste of Home

2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups eggnog (I used pumpkin eggnog)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Milk, for thinning

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

Whisk the eggs, eggnog, and butter in a small bowl. 

Stir wet ingredients into dry and mix until just moistened. Add milk to thin if necessary. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a lightly greased griddle. Turn when bubbles form on top and cook until second side is browned. If the batter is thick, bubbles will not form, so watch the pancakes closely while cooking.