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I made something today that kind of blew my mind. In fact, after it was done cooking, I stuck a spoon into the pot, took a lick and “mmmmmmmmm’d” so loud my 2 year old came running into the kitchen saying, “Is good, mama? Is good?” I continued to spoon the golden goodness into my mouth, ignoring her pleading eyes and simply answering her inquiry by nodding my head and saying “mmmmmmmm”.

This golden goodness that rendered me almost speechless is Eggnog flavored pancake or waffle syrup! Indulgent, right? Even though I’m not a huge eggnog fan, I do love eggnog flavor. I also really enjoy flavored pancakes, but often am disappointed when the flavor doesn’t come through loud and clear. My solution to my dilemma was to make a syrup so rich and tasty, you’d have no doubt what flavor it was.

I will say… this isn’t your everyday, head off to school, healthy morning pancake syrup. This is your indulgent, let’s celebrate the holidays, special treat kind of breakfast. And speaking of celebration…is Tuesday a good enough reason to celebrate? I think so. Let’s breakout the Eggnog Pancake Syrup! Enjoy!

(Don’t forget – I’m participating in a #KitchenAidHoliday Giveaway where combined we are giving away over $1600 worth of KitchenAid products. Head over to this blog post to enter!)

I played around with this recipe all morning trying to get exactly what I wanted when I remembered the very indulgent buttermilk syrup recipe from Chef Brad at Thermador. Reducing the quantity and substituting eggnog for the buttermilk created exactly what I was hoping for!

Recipe: Creamy Eggnog Syrup for Pancakes or Waffles (or ice cream!)

  • 1 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup commercially prepared eggnog (full-fat version)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  1. In a large pan (make sure it is large, this syrup will grow when you add the vanilla and soda), place the butter, eggnog, and sugar.  Bring to a boil, stirring continuously.
  2. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla and soda (it will foam)
  3.   Serve over hot pancakes or waffles. Enjoy!


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  1. Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet says:

    Ohhhhh. Mmmmmyyyyy gggoooooosssshhh. Seriously…I just mmmmmm’d reading this. Decadent! Wow

  2. I’ve just been working on an eggnog glaze, but I think I might have to ditch it and go this route! Goodness gracious!

  3. Butter, eggnog, vanilla… its all good. And sounds perfect for a Holiday morning breakfast or all of December. ;) Looks delicious!

  4. Eggnog Syrup for Pancakes or Waffles <– or how about for coffee, dipping other things into, or just eating with a spoon at midnight in front of the fridge :)

    Sounds fabulous!

  5. Ooh, sounds decadent! What a great idea for the holidays.


  6. Want! I love eggnog and simply an awesome recipe to slather the pancakes with! Lovely Kristen!

  7. Wow what a crazy good idea you had!

  8. Oh my goodness, this sounds amazing and the perfect start to a day of feasting!

  9. Kristen, you are awesome! I cannot wait to try this. Actually, I am going to the store to buy the eggnog today so that I can make it tomorrow. Super excited!!

  10. Holy yummm! Just when I thought eggnog couldn’t get any better… ;-)

  11. Woah — that looks out of this world!! Mmmmm

  12. Whaaatttaaaa! Okay, I might just make a batch of this to pour all over my head. Freaking wow.

  13. Beautiful photos! What a great holiday breakfast treat!

  14. I’ve never been an eggnog fan……….but OMG this sounds AMAZING!!

    DELICIOUS pictures too Kristen!

  15. oh my goodness! i dont eve want to try to make that healthy, it looks perfect just the way it is!! I am a eggnog fanatic! have you had shattos…so good!

  16. THAT looks spectacular! I can’t even wrap my brain around the goodness at this very moment. IS GOOD!!!! Sums it up perfectly.

  17. This sounds delish! And yes, ice cream would be fabulous. Or pie. Or pound cake. Or my finger. ; )

  18. Seriously amazing. I am so blown away by how you think!! My family is going to love this!

  19. Sounds perfect for my Eggnog Pancakes. I’ll be trying this out!

  20. Oh my goodness, this is pure breakfast genius!!


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