Spice up your breakfast with this Gluten-Free Eggnog Waffles recipe. The addition of eggnog to this waffle recipe gives it all the holiday feels. The flavor isn’t super intense if you don’t happen to like eggnog. I love the taste of this and it was a great hit over breakfast this past weekend.
Why this is so good
- Gluten-Free: Made with gluten-free baking flour, these are delicious!
- Perfect For The Holidays: With just a subtle hint of eggnog, these waffles are great for the festive season.
- Easy: Light, fluffy, and lightly spiced waffles ready in around 20 mins, simple to make with many ingredients you’ll already have nestling in your kitchen!
Ingredients for Gluten-Free Eggnog Waffles:
- Eggs: Fresh eggs are best, ideally free-range/organic
- Eggnog: You can use store-bought, Eggnog is perfect for the batter, as it’s sweet, creamy and lightly spiced
- Banana: Mashed. Use ripe bananas for the best results.
- Honey: Adds a naturally sweet flavor.
- Olive oil: You can use butter, but olive oil adds a lovely depth to the batter.
- Gluten-free baking flour: If you don’t happen to have gluten allergies you can use whole wheat or oat flour.
- Baking powder: This helps with the fluffy batter
- Vanilla extract: You can use almond extract, but it has a much stronger flavor, so use sparingly.
- Spices: Cinnamon and nutmeg
How to make these Gluten-Free Waffles
- Prep: Mash bananas. Then beat together with eggs eggnog, honey, olive oil, and vanilla until smooth.
- Make the Batter: Add in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, and mix until batter forms.
- Cook: Pour batter into waffle iron and cook until golden brown.
What does Eggnog taste like?
While a lot of people have heard of eggnog, many people don’t actually know exactly what it is, or what eggnog even tastes like. The name suggests they might taste “eggy,” but in reality, its flavor profile is much more sweet than savory. Eggnog has a flavor of sweet, creamy milk, a bit like melted ice cream, but with spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, it’s really delicious!
This Gluten-Free Eggnog Waffles recipe will blow your mind away I promise. We love eggnog (well except for Marc ) and when I added it to this waffle recipe my kids were skeptical at first. But after they all tried it lets just say I happy when they asked if I can make it every weekend!
They are slightly crispy on the outside but still chewy on the inside, they don’t have a strong eggnog flavor, just a hint to make them a little different.
Can you make waffles ahead of time?
Although waffles taste best straight out of the waffle iron, you may want to prep ahead, especially during the festive season!
Store leftover waffles in an airtight container. They’ll be good in the refrigerator for 2-3 days, or you can freeze for up to 3 months.
If you’re making the waffles more than a day in advance, once the waffles are completely frozen, wrap each waffle individually in waxed paper, then stack in servings of 3 or 4 and wrap the stack in foil for easy grab-and-go reheating. Alternatively, you can store them unwrapped in airtight freezer bags.
It is so easy to reheat waffles, and you can choose to reheat your leftover waffles in the oven, the toaster, or even in the microwave. … Make a double batch of waffles next time you have them for breakfast, and freeze the leftovers to be reheated at a later stage for an easy-fix meal.
Recipe Notes and Tips
- Non-Stick Waffles. The amount of oil or butter in your batter will determine whether or not your waffles will stick to your waffle maker. If you are consistently making waffles that stick, try increasing the oil or butter.
- For Super Fluffy Waffles. If light and fluffy waffle interior is important to you, separate your eggs. Add the beaten yolks to the wet ingredients of your batter. Then, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold the eggs whites gently into the final batter using a spatula.
- Don’t Lift The Lid Too Early. If you lift to peek at the waffles too early you may rip them. Wait until the light goes off. If your waffle maker doesn’t have a doneness indicator, watch the steam coming out of the unit as you cook.
- Serving Waffles At The Same Time. Unless you have half a dozen waffle makers, you’ll find it hard to serve them all at the same time! Make your waffles and store them in the oven to 250 degrees. A short time in the oven also helps crispiness!
Other Delicious Breakfast Recipes
- Apple Cinnamon Muffins
- Cranberry Almond Breakfast Cookies
- Blueberry Banana Pancakes
- Chocolate Protein Pancakes
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Gluten Free Eggnog Waffles
- 2 Eggs Large
- 1 Cup Eggnog
- 1 Ripe Banana Mashed
- 1/4 Cup Honey
- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
- 2 Cup Gluten-free Baking Flour
- 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 Tsp Nutmeg
- 1/8 Tsp Salt
- Prepare a waffle iron with non-stick spray and turn on high heat.
- In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, mashed banana, eggnog, honey, olive oil, and vanilla until smooth.
- Add in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, and mix until batter forms. If the batter is too thick to pour, add another 2-3 tablespoons eggnog, this will depend on the brand of flour.
- Pour the batter into the center of the waffle iron use a spatula to spread the batter evenly.
- Cook until golden brown. Repeat until you have used all the batter.