A Santa-approved breakfast: Eggnog Waffles. Festive and off-the-charts delicious, these waffles are great to make ahead and freeze for those busy weekday mornings or for a fuss-free breakfast on Christmas morning.
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How to Make Toaster Waffles
I always make extra waffles to freeze (or simply refrigerate if using that week) for busy mornings. Simply store these Eggnog Waffles (or any waffles you make) in a resealable bag or container in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 1 month and pop frozen into the toaster to reheat. Morning magic!
The Best Waffle Iron
I have two waffle irons, and love them both equally. One is a heart-shaped waffle iron that I picked up at a flea market when I was about 16 years old and it’s still ticking along. While they don’t sell the exact model any longer, here is basically the same one. The other one I have is more traditional, the Breville Waffle Maker (this one linked is a great price), and it really lives up to its name. It has multiple settings depending on the type of waffle you make, and churns out perfect waffles every single time.
Sweet or Savoury Waffle Recipes
We have no lack of waffle recipes on the blog, both sweet and savoury. Here are some of my favs to add to your brunch list:
- Carrot Cake Waffles
- Healthy-ish Chocolate Waffles
- Potato Cheddar Chive Waffles
- Vanilla Buttermilk Waffles
These festive waffles are so delicious and filled with the flavours of eggnog. Store extras in the fridge or freezer for a quick fuss-free gourmet breakfast, simply reheat in the toaster. Beating the egg whites is an extra step that makes the waffles fluffier, but you can skip this step and simply add the whole beaten eggs to the wet mixture if desired.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- pinch cloves (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, separated
- 2 cups eggnog
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt.
Separate the egg white from the yolks and place the egg whites in a medium bowl. Beat on high with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form and set both the yolks and egg whites aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, eggnog, melted butter and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just to combine. Fold in the beaten egg whites just to combine.
Cook the waffles according to the manufacturer's directions in your favourite waffle iron and serve with maple syrup.