Christmas Eggnog Waffles
Indulge in the creamy, festive delight of Christmas Eggnog Waffles – crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside. An easy six-ingredient, crowd-pleasing treat for a cozy, holiday breakfast or brunch.
This recipe has been created and written by Jordan Friendly, blog author and food enthusiast creator.
If you’re looking for a fun, festive and easy breakfast to make this holiday season, these Christmas Eggnog Waffles are it!
Eggnog is an old-fashioned drink commonly made with milk, cream, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, alcohol (like rum, bourbon or brandy), vanilla and eggs (both the yolks and whites). It originated in Britain back in medieval days and was not a Christmas tradition for all to begin with! It used to be exclusively a beverage for the wealthy since the ingredients were not cheap, but now it’s a classic around the world that’s served either warm or cold and is sometimes even made without eggs or dairy for those following a plant-based diet.
The flavor of eggnog is creamy, rich, warming and tastes much like vanilla custard. It’s a delicious addition to a festive, winter breakfast – just imagine sitting by the fire on a cozy morning enjoying these Christmas Eggnog Waffles, perhaps with a hot cup of coffee and a holiday movie on the television. That’s my personal favorite way to enjoy them!
And while I love St Pierre Brioche Waffles in my household just on their own, the eggnog batter will turn the outside of them crispy once cooked on a skillet, while keeping the center moist, flavorful and perfectly gooey. What a treat!
You can think of these Christmas Eggnog Waffles like an elevated version of Eggnog French Toast since you’ll be using St Pierre Brioche Waffles as the base. They’re buttery, sweet, decadent and an absolute crowd-pleaser, which makes them perfect for breakfast or brunch to feed your family and friends over the holidays. Prepare to make a second batch, I promise these will be devoured quickly!
This recipe uses only six ingredients, and the batter can be made ahead of time. You can also use store-bought eggnog in this recipe to save on time like this recipe does, but you can absolutely make your own if you’d like! It’s easy – simply follow the recipe below.
HOMEMADE EGGNOG RECIPE
- 6 egg yolks
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups milk (whole or 2%)
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- Ground cinnamon to taste
- Optional: ¼ cup brandy, bourbon, rum or whisky
- Whisk the egg yolks and sugar together in a medium bowl until light and creamy
- In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the cream, milk, nutmeg and salt. Stir continuously until the mix begins to simmer
- Add a large spoonful of the hot milk to the egg mixture, whisking rapidly, and adding spoonful by spoonful (to temper the eggs)
- Once most of the hot milk has been completely added to the eggs, pour the mix back into the saucepan on the stove
- Whisk constantly until the mixture has thickened (3-4 minutes), then remove from heat and stir in the vanilla, and alcohol, if using
- Pour the eggnog through a strainer into a bottle and cover. Refrigerate at least one hour until chilled. The mixture will thicken as it cools! For a thinner, smoother consistency, you can add the mix to a blender with one or two more tablespoons of milk and blend until smooth.
- Serve chilled or warm with a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg, and fresh whipped cream, if desired. Store for up to one week in the fridge.
Feel free to use any variety of eggnog that you prefer. There are so many great options these days with different ingredients, and each will be a 1:1 swap for this Eggnog Waffles recipe.
To help you make the most of this magnifique recipe, here are some top tips.
- Make ahead instructions: the batter can be made up to 24 hours in advance as long as it is stored in the refrigerator.
- Freezing instructions: waffles can be stored in the freezer for up to three months once completely cooled and in an airtight container.
- Ingredient swaps: feel free to use St Pierre’s range of brioche products instead of the Brioche Waffles with Butter.
- To bake in an oven instead of cooking on the stove: evenly layer the battered waffles in a greased, oven-safe dish and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes.
CHRISTMAS EGGNOG WAFFLES RECIPE
- 6 St Pierre Brioche Waffles with Butter
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup eggnog
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Optional toppings: whipped cream, maple syrup
- Heat a skillet over low-medium heat and grease with butter or any non-stick spray like avocado oil
- In a flat-bottomed bowl, whisk together the eggs, eggnog, spices and vanilla until completely combined
- Dip each waffle into the batter, coating each side generously
- Place the waffles onto the hot skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes each side, or until the tops turn golden brown
- Serve warm with whipped cream, more cinnamon and/or nutmeg and maple syrup if desired