Eggnog Pancakes with Eggnog Syrup

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It’s the last day of November, which means Christmas is almost here! I can’t wait to bring on the holiday traditions. My dad is a firm believer in getting a real Christmas tree and I have never had a Christmas without one. I wasn’t about to let that end when I got married, either! Our only problem? We don’t have a truck to transport said Christmas tree. So we had to get a little creative this year. First, we found the perfect tree. {Even if it was at Lowe’s and not all nestled happily in the woods.}
Then things got super redneck as we tied it to our ’96 Honda Civic with twine. Yeah. We felt pretty high class.

Now it’s sitting all pretty-like in our living room, waiting to be decorated on Monday when we get back from our trip to Utah this weekend. I’ll be sure to show ya the finished product! It’s going to be epic. I just love this time of year and all the joy and happiness that comes with.
Now, how does all this Christmas talk relate to today’s recipe? Well, I’ll have you know that I’ve teamed up with 11 other bloggers for a ’12 Days of Christmas’ recipe sharing extravaganza, where we all share some of our favorite holiday recipes! So for my entry, I came up with these Eggnog Pancakes with Eggnog Syrup!
Let’s talk about eggnog for a minute. Either you love it or you hate it, right? I, for one, have to be in the right mood to be able to gulp down a glass of it. I like the taste, but its thick texture sometimes makes me feel like I’m pounding a cup  of lard. There is something to be said about these Eggnog Pancakes though. How about holy-freaking-delicious? I seriously could not get enough of them. And that syrup? Mm-hmm. It just as delightful {if not more} as the pancakes themselves. The whole meal was perfect for this holiday season!

Ingredients:

Pancakes:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup oil or melted butter
  • 1/4 cup milk {optional}

Syrup {adapted from Taste of Home}:

  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup eggnog
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 Tbsp. corn syrup
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Whipped topping {optional}

Directions:

  1. Pancakes: In a medium size mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  2. In another small bowl, mix eggnog, egg, and oil. 
  3. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir just until blended. {At this point, you may need to add the milk, depending on how thick or runny you want your pancakes to be.}
  4. Preheat griddle or skillet to medium high and grease with oil.
  5. Pour approximately 1/4 cup batter on hot griddle.
  6. Let cook for 2-3 minutes until bubbles begin to form and edges are set.
  7. Flip and let cook for 1-2 minutes on other side, until golden and center is no longer runny. {Unless you like it runny because let’s be honest – it’s rather delicious.}
  8. Syrup: In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, eggnog, milk, butter, corn syrup, and baking soda. 
  9. Bring to a boil and let boil for 5 minutes.
  10. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. 
  11. Pour warm syrup over hot pancakes and top with whipped topping.
I hope you enjoy this delicious Christmasy treat!
-Sarah
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