Eggnog Waffles with Cinnamon Syrup

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Eggnog Waffles! Light and fluffy waffles made with eggnog and drizzled with a homemade cinnamon syrup. 

Light and fluffy waffles in a stack with syrup drizzling down on them.

Hey everyone! Serene from House of Yumm back with a seasonal breakfast for you. Eggnog waffles! Drizzled with a homemade cinnamon syrup. One of my favorite things about the holiday season is that it’s acceptable for me to be buying eggnog! Anyone else have a love for the rich, creamy drink? Did you know it’s so easy to swap out milk for eggnog in some recipes?! Which is why I am here with these Eggnog Waffles. A simple swap to my all time favorite waffle recipe turned something basic into what is possibly the best holiday themed breakfast.

2 Light and fluffy waffles on a white plate.

The trick to making the fluffiest waffles on the planet is a little trick I learned from a friend of ours. You need to separate the eggs and whip the whites to stiff peaks and fold them into the batter. Now, if you’re short on time, sure you can just put the whole egg in and mix the batter as you might be used to. But if you have a few minutes and want to experience life changing waffles, then whip up those egg whites! Just trust me.

A bite on a fork of light and fluffy waffles.

And if you’re looking for some other breakfast recipes make sure you check out these Sweet Potato Pancakes, Eggs Benedict Quiche, and Slow Cooker Overnight Breakfast Casserole.

Light and fluffy waffles made with eggnog and drizzled with a homemade cinnamon syrup. 

Eggnog Waffles with Cinnamon Syrup

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Light and fluffy waffles made with eggnog and drizzled with a homemade cinnamon syrup.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Serene Herrera
Servings: 8


Eggnog Waffles

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 cups eggnog
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs separated

Cinnamon Syrup

  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Eggnog Waffles

  • Heat your waffle iron while preparing the batter.
  • In a medium size bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt and light brown sugar. Stir together with a fork to mix.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine the eggnog, oil and vanilla extract. Separate the eggs adding the yolks to the wet ingredients and putting the whites into another small mixing bowl.
  • Using a hand mixer beat the eggs until stiff white peaks form. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir together. Then fold in the egg whites. (this keeps the waffles super fluffy!)
  • Spray your waffle iron with non stick cooking spray then cook the waffles according to your waffle makers instructions.

Cinnamon Syrup

  • In a small saucepan add the light brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir together. Whisk together the water and cornstarch together, then pour into the saucepan. Heat over medium heat stirring occasionally bringing the mixture to a simmer.
  • Once simmering allow to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes while stirring. This will allow the mixture to thicken. Then remove from heat and add in the butter and vanilla extract. Stir until the butter is melted. Allow the syrup to cool for several minutes prior to using. Can be used warm or cold.


Serves: 8

Calories412kcal (21%)Carbohydrates60g (20%)Protein8g (16%)Fat16g (25%)Saturated Fat11g (55%)Cholesterol86mg (29%)Sodium378mg (16%)Potassium341mg (10%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar35g (39%)Vitamin A278IU (6%)Vitamin C1mg (1%)Calcium186mg (19%)Iron2mg (11%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
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Serene Herrera

Home cook, photographer, mother and lover of food. I love taking simple ingredients and creating delicious meals or sweet treats that the entire family will love, all with a hint of Texas charm.

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