Go all out for breakfast with a stack of these Gluten Free Cinnamon Eggnog Pancakes that are reminiscent of the festive yuletide drink. Santa will want to join you for breakfast with these on the griddle!
The first family member has arrived! WAHOO!!!
Bring on Hawaii Christmas 2015!!!
I can’t tell you how exciting it is to have some family visiting on our home turf. It’s so fun to chauffeur them around to all the local hot spots, showing them what we get to do on a daily basis. Life here is pretty amazing.
Today alone we took my brother to eat a poke bowl (Warning: this is NOT a teriyaki bowl like I imagined, but instead contains chunks of RAW FISH. Eck!), broke in our new boogie boards at Waimanalo Bay Beach, hit up the local Ross for some genuine Hawaiian shirts, and then made our way into Honolulu to watch the Friday night fireworks, see Santa Claus at the Ala Moana Shopping Center, and take a trolley ride into Waikiki.
Needless to say, my brother was snoring on the drive home. Day 1: Mission Accomplished.
Between dragging him all over town and my girls demanding 100% of his attention, I’d say my brother is going to need A LOT more energy to get through the next 13 days. And don’t worry, Braelyn is counting down, already disappointed that an entire day has gone by, meaning it’s that much closer to saying goodbye to Uncle Landon.
So I’m thinking tomorrow I may have to bring out the big guns and whip up a batch of these Gluten Free Cinnamon Eggnog Pancakes. That oughta give him a boost!
I already know my brother approves of my gluten free baking. I gave him a piece of cream cheese swirled banana bread (recipe coming soon) and he asked me with a very perplexed look on his face if it was gluten free.
I wasn’t sure if he was asking because he thought it was gross, or if he thought it was so good that he couldn’t tell the difference. To my relief, it was the latter. He loved it!
I’m hoping these eggnog pancakes will get the same review.
As with all my pancakes, they are pleasantly light and fluffy, not tough, gritty, or gummy like some gluten free pancakes tend to be. Nope, these are spot on with perfect pancake texture.
But aside from the texture, let’s talk about the taste! Holy goodness, if you like the flavor of eggnog, you will LOVE the flavor of these pancakes. There is no other way to describe this pancake other than it being a delicious pancake with all the flavor of eggnog you could ever love.
Well, that and cinnamon. I love amping up the cinnamon flavor in my eggnog. My favorite way to drink eggnog is warm or cold mixed with equal parts milk and a dash of extra cinnamon. Yummy!
And if you really want to be festive and give your guests a real morning treat, whip up some homemade whip cream to plop on top. Combined with some pure maple syrup, you have a Christmas breakfast made in heaven.
So get on the holiday train and serve up some festive breakfasts this season…starting with these eggnog pancakes. They may just make it into your list of family traditions.
What is your favorite holiday breakfast?
- 2 eggs
- ⅔ cup eggnog
- ⅓ cup milk
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1½ tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum
- ¼ cup gluten free oat flour
- ¼ cup sweet sorghum flour
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup potato starch
- 2 tablespoons tapioca starch
- Heat skillet over medium heat or a pancake griddle to 350 degrees.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, eggnog, milk, and sugar. Add remaining ingredients and whisk until smooth.
- Spray skillet with cooking spray and drop ¼ cup batter at a time 2" apart. Once edges are set and centers are bubbling (about 2-3 minutes), flip pancake and cook other side until cooked through (about 1-2 minutes). Repeat cooking pancakes until batter is gone.
- Serve with a dollop of whipped cream, a drizzle of pure maple syrup, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
- Store extra pancakes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.