Thursday, December 27, 2012

Spelt eggnog pancakes


Do you have a container of eggnog still hanging out in your refrigerator? Don't waste it - use it to make some pancakes! Readers of this blog know that I enjoy making pancakes and when I saw this post featuring eggnog pancakes I was kicking myself for not thinking of it on my own! We are lucky to have access to a really tasty eggnog from a local dairy farm that doesn't contain artificial flavors, high fructose corn syrup, and other nasty ingredients that lurk in many commercial eggnogs. I was going to make some homemade eggnog this Christmas, but never got around to it (next year!). When I see this yummy eggnog in the store, I always end up buying a few containers - probably more than we will drink - so this recipe is a great way to use up some (last year I made some eggnog glazed nutmeg cookies).

These pancakes are perfect for a lazy snowy (we finally have snow!) weekend morning or New Year's brunch. They have a hint of eggnog flavor with cinnamon and nutmeg coming through. I used spelt flour, but you can use whole wheat or even all-purpose flour if that's what you have around. This recipe will make about 10-12 pancakes and serve about four people.

Spelt eggnog pancakes
1 cup spelt flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1-1/2 cups well-shaken eggnog
1 large egg
2 teaspoons sugar
butter, for cooking

Heat a griddle or cast iron skillet until hot.

Whisk together the dry ingredients (spelt flour through sea salt) in a medium bowl. Whisk together the eggnog, egg, and sugar in a large bowl until well-combined. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined (there should be lumps).

Butter the griddle/skillet. Pour the batter 1/4 cup at a time onto the pan. Cook until golden and bubbly, then flip and cook until the other side is golden. Repeat until all the batter is used.

Serve immediately topped with your choice of warmed pure maple syrup, extra ground cinnamon, and/or powdered sugar.

    
What was I cooking one year ago?: sweet and spiced glazed mixed nuts
Two years ago?: cranberry-almond couscous salad 
Three?: carrot soup with orange  

28 comments:

  1. That's a great way to use eggnog! The pancakes look absolutely mouthwatering! Have a Beautiful and Prosperous New Year full of Love and Joy!

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  2. Love the idea of an eggnog pancake - one of my favorite flavors of the season! Happy New Year!

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  3. Eggnog pancakes sound perfect for the holidays. I wish I have a stack right now :) Happy New Year!

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  4. What a delicious way to use eggnog. The pancakes look fantastic. Happy New Year!

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  5. Such an perfect idea! I LOVE eggnogg but can never find it where I live so I always feel a tiny bit deprived during the holidays. :) This recipe makes me want to make a batch and try these gorgeous looking fluffy pancakes!

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  6. Wow! This is so interesting! Love the idea & look so tasty too! I just LOVE pancakes & made some too! YUM! :)

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  7. Oh, yum! We still have leftover eggnog, too, and this is a great use of it. Delicious!

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  8. Wow. Spelt and egg nog - I LOVE EGG NOG! And think spelt is a great "alternative grain". I am so jealous that you have egg nog from a local farmer! This is my first time checking you out, and when the first thing I see is a delicious pancake made with my favorite holiday drink, I can't help but think you may just be one of my new faves.

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  9. I am sad to say I've never actually tried eggnog but these look delicious - I love spelt! I think I need to give in and finally try eggnog!

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  10. My friend once made me eggnog waffles with no eggnog, lol..what gives? These sound delicious and authentic! Happy Holidays, my friend!!!

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  11. I have a whole bunch of spelt flour and I didn't know what to do with it--now I do! I will use it in pancakes! I love the idea of using eggnog in them too. :)

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  12. I just made eggnog crepes myself! With regular flour though. Should try spelt next time. There's really so many things to do with eggnog. Muffins, cookies, bars, cakes - I've seen them all in blogs :) Yours look delish!

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  13. If I can do it with non-spelt flour, I am so in. I need to use up all my excess nog!

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  14. I love the idea of eggnog flavors in pancakes! What a yummy idea!

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  15. What a great idea to use up leftover egg nog!! :O

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  16. Oooo, I am pinning these to try later! I just refilled my spelt bin, so now I need to find some decent eggnog... ;)

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  17. Haha! Funny you should mention that tub of nog! I do. Tyler insists he is going to drink it though.. :(

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  18. Yum! I actually do have a container of eggnog sitting around that I never used over the holidays!

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  19. Oh, I have not had this before. I would love to try some. Happy New Year to you and family.

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  20. Eggnog + pancakes = my two favorites in one treat! What a picture perfect stack.

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  21. YUM! These look great and I love that there's eggnog in them.

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  22. Oh my gosh these look awesome! I love pancakes! I've been wanting to use spelt flour for a while now!

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  23. what a great way to use up eggnog, and love the spelt flour here, too! happy new year :)

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  24. So glad I found this recipe! I've been wanting to make some eggnog pancakes. They look delicious!

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  25. This sounds great! I love baking with eggnog, yum!

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  26. This is some good food right here. I am going to have to try the carrot cake pancakes and the coconut brownies.

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