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Eggnog Waffles with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

5-10 min
20 min
6-8 waffles

Breakfast is getting festive. This easy Eggnog Waffles recipe is so good and full of that classic eggnog flavor we love. There’s no major production to make these either. Basically, you’re just switching out milk for the eggnog.

My favorite eggnog is from Hiland Dairy and it helps make these waffles fluffy and light. Don’t forget that nutmeg flavor in eggnog that comes out in these delicious waffles too.

And because I love the holiday season (and holiday flavors) so much, I couldn’t stop at adding eggnog to waffles. I also create a delicious cinnamon whipped cream topping that brings out even more holiday flavor!

There is nothing better than homemade waffles and whipped cream. Perfect combo!

You can make these into pancakes too if you are feeling in a pancake mood. They’ll still have that classic eggnog flavor. Mix these up for a holiday weekend breakfast, Christmas morning, New Year’s or a fun breakfast for dinner too!

Ingredients for Easy Eggnog Waffles with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

We’re making these eggnog waffles from scratch, so make sure to check your pantry for all of the ingredients:

All-Purpose Flour

To make waffles, we need plenty of flour. Flour is the foundation of the quick and easy eggnog waffle recipe we’re using. You’ll need 3.5 cups of it to make about 12-14 waffles.

Hiland Dairy Eggnog

These aren’t called eggnog waffles for nothing! We’re using three full cups of Hiland Dairy Eggnog in this recipe! These waffles have a strong eggnog flavor that make them one of the best Christmas morning breakfast recipes.


We can’t make a sweet holiday breakfast without sugar! Sugar will be used in the waffle batter and in the cinnamon whipped cream.

Baking Powder

Baking powder is an important ingredient in light and fluffy waffles. Baking powder is used to increase the volume and lighten the texture of waffles and other baked goods. It releases carbon dioxide gas into the batter, making bubbles that help expand the mixture.

Kosher Salt

Even sweet dishes need a bit of salt to help highlight their flavor. Adding some Kosher salt to your waffle batter will help bring out the taste of the eggnog even more.


Cinnamon and eggnog just go perfectly together. Cinnamon will be used both in the waffle batter and in the cinnamon whipped cream.


Nutmeg is another spice that goes especially well with eggnog. We’ll add a pinch of nutmeg to this easy eggnog waffle recipe for an extra dose of holiday magic.


This recipe uses four large eggs. You can use any kind of egg you want, from large white eggs to organic, free-range eggs. While using high-quality eggs can make a big difference in a dish like quiche or frittata, it’s not as important for waffles.

Hiland Dairy Butter

You can use whatever butter you have in the house, but I absolutely love Hiland Dairy’s butter. Their products are made from small, local farmers and you can really taste the difference in quality.

Hiland Dairy Heavy Cream

We’ll use HIland Dairy Heavy Cream to make the delicious cinnamon whipped cream that tops this dish. The whipped cream is so good you won’t even need to put maple syrup on these waffles (although you totally still can).

Vanilla Extract

I like to add vanilla extract to whipped cream for another layer of sweet flavor. It helps bring out the spice of the cinnamon and complements the eggnog waffles perfectly.

What can I put on waffles instead of syrup?

In this dish, I like to skip the maple syrup and use just the cinnamon whipped cream. Between the whipped cream and the eggnog waffles, there is plenty of sweetness. My guess is you won’t miss the maple syrup at all!

easy eggnog waffles on a plate with cinnamon whipped cream

How to Make Eggnog Waffles

When you’re deciding on a Christmas morning breakfast recipe, you’re probably going to want something that is simple and quick to make. After all, you want to take time out of opening presents to work in the kitchen?! Not me, that’s for sure!

These easy eggnog waffles can give you the best of both worlds: delicious holiday flavor for Christmas morning (or any other day during the holidays) and a fast, easy recipe.

Making Eggnog Waffles

To make the waffles, mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl. Then set it aside. In another bowl, whisk together the ggs, Hiland Dairy Eggnog and Hiland Dairy melted butter. Pour this mixture into the flour mixture and mix until just combined.

While you’re making your batter, heat up a waffle iron. Don’t add the batter until the iron is completely warmed up. Spray the waffle maker with nonstick spray and pour in about ¼ to ⅓ cup batter. Cook each side 2-3 minutes and then remove. Repeat this process again until you’ve used up all the batter.

Making Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Combine the Hiland Dairy heavy cream, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla to a large bowl. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to whip the ingredients up until soft peaks form. Top the waffles with the whipped cream and any other toppings of your choosing before serving.

What is the secret to making good waffles?

Making waffles from scratch is surprisingly easy, but it never hurts to have a few extra tricks up your sleeve for the best waffles ever. Here are some of my favorite tips and tricks:

  • Make sure your waffle maker is hot enough. If your waffles come out light in color and without a nice crisp on the outside, it’s most likely because your waffle maker wasn’t hot enough. Make sure to preheat your waffle maker for at least 10 minutes. Wait a few minutes in between batches, too, to make sure the temperature has time to come back up.
  • Know exactly when your waffles are done. Some waffle makers have doneness indicators or timers to let you know when to stop cooking your waffle. But if yours doesn’t, don’t stress. Simply watch the steam coming out of the waffle maker while you cook. At first, there will be lots of steam coming out of the waffle iron. Once the steam stops (usually after 5-6 minutes), the waffle should be done.
  • Finish the waffles in the oven. The best way to keep waffles warm while you cook up every batch is to keep them in a warm oven set to about 200° F. For best results, put the waffles directly on the oven rack to boost their crispness and keep them toasty warm.
easy eggnog waffles on a plate

Eggnog Waffle Alternatives To Try

These easy eggnog waffles are delicious just the way they are. But it’s always fun to make a recipe your own! Try some of these alternatives to play around with different flavors and put your own spin on this recipe.

Use waffle mix.

Want this recipe to be even easier? Skip the from-scratch batter and use waffle mix instead! Simply swap out the water called for in the mix recipe and use eggnog instead.

Use flavored eggnog.

There are so many flavors of eggnog on the market today. You can try using a flavored version in this recipe for a unique flavor. I’d especially love to eat these made with vanilla eggnog, pumpkin eggnog or gingerbread eggnog.

Add maple syrup.

While this eggnog waffles recipe doesn’t include maple syrup, they would taste so good with a touch of maple.

Try sautéed fruit.

I love the idea of adding apples or cranberries (or both!) to this dish. I’d make a homemade fruit sauce by sauteeing the fruit in butter and cinnamon and then pouring on top of the waffles.

Top with nuts.

Sprinkling some chopped nuts on top of the waffles and whipped cream would be so delicious! And it would add some really good texture. You could add slivered almonds or chopped walnuts. For an extra-special holiday breakfast, top these waffles with my candied pecans recipe.

How to Store Eggnog Waffles

Waffles are one of my favorite breakfast recipes to make for holiday mornings not only because they’re delicious and feel really special, but also because you can absolutely make these ahead.

The key to making waffles in advance is to freeze them. Storing waffles in the fridge overnight (or longer) is not the best option. They can lose a lot of their crispness and just aren’t as good the next day.

Instead, if you’re making these ahead of time or simply want to better enjoy your leftovers, freezing waffles is the way to go.

Arrange the waffles on a baking sheet and freeze until solid, which usually takes about two hours. Once they’re frozen, you can stack the waffles into a resealable plastic bag, separating each layer with a sheet of parchment paper or wax paper. Squeeze the air out of the bag and ensure the bag is closed tightly. The waffles can be kept in the freezer for several months!

To reheat the waffles, simply pop them into a toaster or wrap them in foil and put them into a 425-degree oven for a few minutes until they are heated through and crisp on the outside.

More Breakfast Recipes for Christmas Morning


Eggnog Waffles with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Breakfast is getting festive. These Eggnog Waffles are so good and full of that classic eggnog flavor we love. No major production to make these either, basically you’re just switching out the milk for the eggnog.

Prep time: 10 min  |  Cook time: 5-10 min  |  Total: 20 min

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3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

2 Tablespoons sugar

2 Tablespoons baking powder

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

4 eggs

3 cups Hiland Dairy Eggnog

10 Tablespoons Hiland Dairy butter, melted

Cinnamon Whipped Cream

1 cup Hiland Dairy heavy cream

3 Tablespoons sugar

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract



  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.

  2. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, Hiland Dairy Eggnog and Hiland melted butter. Pour the eggnog mixture into the flour mixture and mix together until just combined.

  3. To make waffles, spray the waffle maker with nonstick spray and pour about ¼ to ⅓ cup batter into the waffle maker. Cook each side 2-3 minutes and then remove. Repeat with remaining batter.

  4. Cinnamon Whipped Cream: In a large bowl, combine the Hiland Dairy heavy cream, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer and whip until soft peaks form.

  5. Top waffles with whipped cream (and butter and syrup if you’re feeling fancy) and enjoy!



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