I don’t know about you guys but I still have a lot of food leftover from Christmas. All sweets, of course, since it’s been hard to keep up with them. Christmas cookies, candy from stockings, stollen, sparkling grape juice and eggnog. I’ve chucked the cookies and stollen in the freezer for later, I’m slowly but surely eating the candies (some while writing this) and I’m adding the sparkly to my morning cup of grapefruit juice. But the eggnog expired a week ago and so neither husband nor I are drinking it anymore.
As with milk, expired eggnog can be used in baking. You can use expired milk for biscuits, pancakes, and waffles. Out of these three, I figured waffles would taste the best made with eggnog. Plus, husband has been begging me to make waffles for weeks (it’s his favorite breakfast and always outranks pancakes in his book). So here’s my recipe based on allrecipes.com.
By the way, in the feature photo (above) you’ll see homemade berry jelly as the dip (recipe to come soon); but honey and syrup are great pairings for the waffles, too!
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (or 3/4 white flour + 3/4 wheat flour)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 - 2 cups eggnog
- 2 TBS melted butter or oil
- 1 egg
- Preheat your waffle iron.
- In a bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, and baking powder together. In a different bowl, whisk 1 cup eggnog, butter (or oil), and egg until well combined; then add to dry ingredients. Stir ingredients together until no more flour can be seen but don't overmix. Add the rest of the eggnog (half a cup at a time), if needed, to make a pourable batter.
- To make each waffle, lightly grease the waffle iron with cooking spray, pour some batter onto the preheated waffle iron (my iron takes about 3/4 cup of batter), close the top and cook until golden brown and crispy on both sides. When the steam subsides the waffle should be done. Transfer waffles to a serving plate, and keep warm in a warm oven. Or on a rack to cool before bagging for the freezer.
- Store leftover waffles in the fridge for a few days or the freezer for a few months. To reheat, place waffle in toaster oven for 3-4 minutes.