Eggnog Chocolate Chip Waffles
There’s something so comforting about traditions. For instance: breakfast on Christmas morning. I grew up eating overnight breakfast strata; my guy’s family does blueberry muffins. So this year, we’re going to do both, along with eggnog lattes brewed up in the Crock Pot. Can’t wait.
Creating brand new traditions is fun, too. A couple of years ago, my guy and I decided we would mark winter solstice with a movie night. We whip up a big bowl of popcorn, cozy up on the couch with a big blanket, and watch a mushy Christmas movie.
This year, hopefully our daughter will be sleeping – molars and croup have made this a challenge these past few days – but in a couple of years, she can join in.
Thanks to Pinterest, a gazillion ideas are at our fingertips – and it’s tempting to start up several more traditions. People out there have such amazing ideas! I do try to be selective as to avoid being traditioned-out, but I couldn’t resist this pickle and pepper ornament idea. We’re going to try this one at my extended family Christmas gathering this year. I mean, I’ve always wanted an excuse to buy a pickle ornament.
Another new tradition I might insist on squeezing in somewhere? These bad boys: eggnog chocolate chip waffles. Maybe they’ll be Christmas Eve breakfast. Maybe Christmas Eve Eve. Maybe a breakfast for dinner tradition. I don’t even know, I just want them to be a part of every December from here to eternity.
I adapted this recipe, Waffles of Insane Greatness, from Food Network. Which, by the way, is a bit of a revelation as far as waffle recipes go. I admit I wasn’t sure about that much cornstarch or vegetable oil in my waffles, but after trying it, I’m totally a convert. These waffles don’t over-swell or under-rise or stick to the waffle iron – they just come out perfect every time. Eggnog, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla give them that distinctive holiday flair; chocolate chips make them extra special.
Eggnog Chocolate Chip Waffles
Eggnog, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla give these waffles that distinctive holiday flair; chocolate chips make them extra special.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (freshly ground if possible)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 cups eggnog
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- Butter and maple syrup for serving
- In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon until combined.
- In another medium bowl, beat together the eggnog, eggs, vegetable oil, sugar, and vanilla.
- Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and mix until combined (do not overmix). Let the batter sit for 30 minutes.
- With a wooden spoon, gently stir in the chocolate chips.
- Preheat your waffle iron. No need to butter or spray the waffle iron, as the oil in the batter will help the waffles to release from the iron.
- Following the instructions for your particular waffle iron, cook the waffles. My waffle iron takes about 1/2 cup of batter and takes about 3 minutes per waffle. Serve immediately with butter and maple syrup.
Adapted from the Waffles of Insane Greatness recipe from Food Network// All images and text © for Kitchen Treaty.