I love lazy mornings. Lazy mornings are complete with snuggling with puppies, staying in your PJs, and lingering over breakfast. This is the time of year for festive, cozy breakfasts, which are my ideal lazy morning. These Spiced Eggnog Waffles make for the best breakfast fare.
These thick, spiced waffles are perfect for dunking in coffee or cocoa in the morning and give that subtle taste of holiday eggnog. You can dust them with a light coating of powdered sugar, cinnamon, and/or a drizzle of warm maple syrup. If you’re looking for the ultimate lazy morning, make these waffles in advance. Store the eggnog waffles in ziplock bags in the freezer and reheat in a toaster or oven until they’re warmed through. You can even double (or triple, depending on how many people you’re feeding) the batch to freeze. By doing so, you’ll take out all the work for your lazy morning, which is especially crucial if it’s Christmas morning. There’s nothing better than a breakfast that only takes five minutes to prep so you can get the most joy out of your Christmas morning.
Even if you do decide to make these on your lazy morning, don’t fret, they’re still easy as can be. It goes something like this: mix the dry ingredients, mix the wet ingredients, combine the two mixtures, but don’t overmix. Pour on the waffle maker, wait until they’re crispy and perfect. Repeat. While you’re repeating, you can pop the finished waffles in a 200-degree oven to keep nice and toasty. Top with your favorite toppings, and you’ve won the day. It’s as simple as that folks.
Spiced Eggnog Waffles
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup whole-grain pastry flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
- ⅛ tsp. ground cloves
- 5 tbsp. unsalted butter melted
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ cup eggnog
- ¼ cup milk
- Powdered sugar cinnamon, and/or pure maple syrup for topping
- Preheat the waffle iron, and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Mix together dry ingredients in a large bowl – both flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.
- Whisk together wet ingredients in a separate bowl – butter, egg, vanilla extract, eggnog, and milk. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredient bowl and mix together until just combined. It’s ok if there are a few lumps.
- Ladle waffle batter onto hot waffle iron in about ¼ cup increments, and cook waffles according to your waffle maker instructions (timing will vary).
- Serve with powdered sugar, cinnamon, pure maple syrup, and/or toppings of your choosing.
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