Breakfast recipes with leftover eggnog

The holiday parties are mostly over, and eggnog season is just about passed. Are you nogged out yet? Hopefully not! There are some fun things you can do with leftover eggnog – breakfast in particular is a great meal for using up the rich and creamy holiday drink.

Egg Nog

Special breakfast recipes made with eggnog

My sons just love eggnog. This year my older son asked to fore go his allowance one week this last month in favor of two quarts of eggnog from the local dairy to call his own. As such, there is rarely any leftover eggnog in our house. But when there is, we make special breakfast treats with it. Or, we make eggnog specifically for our breakfast treats.

Homemade Eggnog

Serves 6

People rarely make homemade eggnog anymore for fear of the raw eggs. However, you can mitigate the risk by using pasteurized eggs. This particular recipe is lighter in feel than store bought eggnog due to the separately beaten egg whites. (Rather simmer your eggnog? Try these cooked eggnog recipes.)

6 eggs, separated
6 tablespoons sugar
1-1/2 cups light cream
Rum, brandy or whiskey to taste (optional)
Freshly grated nutmeg

Beat the egg yolks, sugar, light cream and alcohol (if using) until well-blended. Separately, whip the egg whites until stiff. Fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture and serve immediately with grated nutmeg on top.

Eggnog Pancakes

Makes about 12 pancakes

1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1-3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 egg
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup eggnog (without alcohol)
1/2 cup milk

Sift together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, butter, eggnog and milk. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients, bringing the batter together with several quick strokes. Be careful not to over mix. Cook as you would other pancakes.

Eggnog scones

8 to 12 scones

1-3/4 cups flour
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces.
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup eggnog
Sugar and freshly grated nutmeg for sprinkling on the surface

1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.2. Sift the dry ingredients together. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients using two forks, a pastry cutter, or in the bowl of a food processor. Mix together the eggnog and the egg. Reserve a tablespoon or two for later.

3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients, bringing the batter together with several quick strokes. Turn out onto a floured surface and form into a large disk about 3/4-inch thick. Try not to overwork the dough.

4. Place the disk on a baking sheet and use a bread knife to cut the disk into wedges. Gently separate the wedges so there is a little – but not much – space between them.

5. Brush the surface with the reserved egg mixture and sprinkle with sugar and nutmeg. Bake 15 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

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