How do you know when the Christmas season has begun?
Some of you might say its when the stores start selling Christmas decorations and new toy commercials start popping up everywhere.
But let’s be real, stores go into full-on Christmas mode as soon as Halloween is over, which is still a fair ways off from Christmas!
So how do you really know when the Christmas season has begun? When the grocery stores start selling 2 things:
Clementines and eggnog!
Eggnog was always a novelty in our house growing up, and you had to act fast if you wanted to get any (especially when you have an older brother who can down an entire carton in one sitting… <cough, cough>).
But now that we’re living on our own, our eggnog lasts more than 20 minutes, which, of course, leaves plenty of time for a little kitchen experimenting!
And where else would we begin but with pancakes!
Mmmmm… what’s better than a stack of spicy, fluffy, eggnog-y pancakes to start off your day?
We understand, though, that eggnog is one of those you love-it-or-hate-it type things, so if you’re in the love category, this is for you. If you’re in the hate-it group, maybe these pancakes would be a better option if you’re trying to get into the festive spirit at breakfast?
But we should point out that this particular stack has an eggnog drizzle. Eggnog drizzle, people! How does anyone say no to that?
We should also remind you that this is only our first eggnog recipe- so you should probably plan ahead and go out and buy a carton of eggnog. Or three
Whole Wheat Eggnog Pancakes
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
2/3 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 egg whites (or 1 egg)
2/3 c. liquid (1/2 c. eggnog, then fill to the 2/3 c. line with water or milk)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
For the Drizzle:
2 tbsp plain yogurt
2 tbsp eggnog
1 tbsp maple syrup
pinch cinnamon and nutmeg
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
water, as needed
Spray a skillet with non-stick cooking spray and begin heating over medium heat.
Combine dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Spoon onto the hot pan and cook until bubbles start to form on the tops. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes, until lightly golden.
For the Drizzle: In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and whisk until everything is combined and smooth. Ad water slowly, until you reach your desired thickness.
Do you like eggnog? What are your favourite holiday foods?