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Eggnog Pancakes with Cranberry-Orange Syrup

by Laura

As part of this Christmas breakfast week, I decided to create something that would incorporate some of the festive flavors.  I decided to create eggnog pancakes with cranberry-orange syrup.  This was simple to do.  I took my favorite pancake recipe and used eggnog in place of the buttermilk.  The  pancakes were perfect.  They had a slight hint of that yummy eggnog flavor. Not too much, but enough.

Then I decided to pair them with a cranberry-orange syrup.  The syrup is simple.  Just a runnier version of my homemade cranberry sauce.  It paired well so with the eggnog pancakes.  These Eggnog Pancakes with Cranberry-Orange Syrup was a great balance of flavors.

Here are a few other ideas for you that also incorporate full seasonal flavors. Any would be excellent to serve for Christmas breakfast. I am a little partial to the pumpkin versions.

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Eggnog Pancakes with Cranberry-Orange Syrup

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Eggnog Pancakes with Canberry-Orange Syrup

  • Author: Laura
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1012 servings 1x



Cranberry-Orange Syrup:

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp of orange zest
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup



  1. Put all the syrup ingredients into a sauce an and mix well.
  2. Cook over medium heat and bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer 5-10 minutes until the cranberries pop.  Stir while simmering.
  4. Remove from heat, set syrup aside to cool slightly and prepare pancakes.
  5. For pancakes, mix dry ingredients together in medium bowl.
  6. Add all wet ingredients (eggs, egg nog, and oil)  to a separate bowl and stir just until blended.
  7. Add the wet ingredient to the dry ingredients just until combined.   Do not over mix, batter will be slightly lumpy.
  8. Lightly coat skillet with oil.  Heat to medium low (I do one notch below medium or you pancakes will burn).
  9. Drop 1/4 cup of batter onto heated skillet.  Use the back side of a spoon to help even out the batter.
  10. Cook on first side until bubbles begin to form on surface and underside is golden, about 2 minutes.
  11. Flip over and cook another 2 minutes until golden brown and center springs back when lightly touched.
  12. Serve warm with  butter and cranberry orange syrup. Makes 10-12 pancakes.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Holiday
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Joanne December 17, 2010 - 9:10 pm

Reading this post has made me realized that I really need to incorporate some egg nog into my life before the big day hits! These look delicious!

Lindsay December 16, 2010 - 1:17 pm

I absolutely adore egg nog and pancakes, so together they must be delicious!! I will be making these on Sunday for sure!


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