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Holiday Themed Eggnog Waffles (Gluten-free)

With this Easy gluten free Eggnog Waffles recipe you’ll learn a hack to have eggnog in (and on) your waffles, it’s pretty simple. Holiday themed gluten-free waffles with oat flour, eggnog, nutmeg, cinnamon and banana make a decadent healthy breakfast treat.

Eggnog Waffles on a plate with butter on top and cinnamon at the side

I love the holidays and the fun foods that go along with it. Some of my winter favorite flavors are hot chocolate, peppermint, cranberry, rosemary, and of course eggnog. My mother would often make her own eggnog from scratch, but store-bought works perfectly fine for this recipe.

What makes the holiday even more fun is recipe hacks like these healthy and gluten-free Eggnog Waffles. Eggnog isn’t just for drinking and dessert anymore. Breakfast is a perfect time to enjoy eggnog now thanks to these waffles. The eggnog is cooked right into them instead of milk, with added holiday spices of nutmeg and cinnamon.



An overhead shot of pouring eggnog over some Eggnog Waffles

Top tips for making Eggnog Waffles

  • Make sure to preheat you waffles iron before pouring the batter into it
  • Let the batter rest for 10 minutes before cooking. This helps the oat flour soak up the mixture making them soft and fluffy.
  • If you’re making a large batch keep the cooked waffles in a preheated oven at 170 F. to stay warm and crisp while you make the rest
  • Homemade eggnog will make these waffles extra special, but thick store-bought eggnog will also work great

A process shot of making the batter for Eggnog Waffles

Key ingredients for Eggnog Waffles

  • Eggnog: These wouldn’t be eggnog waffles without it. Adds important moisture and lots of flavor.
  • Oat flour: Holds waffles together and keeps them gluten-free. Can sub with almond flour, whole-wheat or regular flour
  • Baking powder: Helps them rise a bit while cooking to create soft, fluffy insides
  • Eggs: Helps with waffle consistency and adds protein.
  • Olive oil: Oil helps with moisture, holds ingredients together and creates crisp waffles
  • Ripe banana: Adds natural sweetness, no added sugar needed
  • Nutmeg and cinnamon: Classic holiday flavors to compliment eggnog
  • Maple syrup and vanilla extract: Adds additional sweetness and flavor

Eggnog Waffles on a plate with eggnog getting poured over the top

How to make Eggnog Waffles in advance

Can you freeze waffles for leftovers? Yes! The great thing about waffles is that they freeze really well. You can make a big batch of these then store them in the freezer. Bring one or two out when you need them and you’ve got yourself a delicious, festive and super quick breakfast for weekdays!

Crisp them up in a hot oven for a couple of minutes and they’re ready, there’s no need to thaw them first.

Eggnog Waffles on a plate cut in half

These contain no butter or added sugar, and are naturally sweet and healthy waffles. To top it all of, instead of syrup go ahead and drizzle with more eggnog. Go ahead and try it, you’ll thank me later.

Topping ideas for Eggnog Waffles

  • Eggnog – a must for this recipe
  • Butter
  • Maple Syrup
  • Sliced Banana
  • Honey
  • Chocolate or Caramel Sauce
  • Pomegranate seeds for even more holiday charm

An overhead shot of Eggnog Waffles on a plate topped with butter

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Eggnog Waffles recipe at-a-glance:

Flavor profiles: Eggnog! (that’s a flavor profile right?). Holiday spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, with slightly sweet and savory waffles.
Texture: Fluffy, moist eggnog waffles with just a bit of crunch. Thick and creamy eggnog as topping.

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Holiday Themed Eggnog Waffles

Easy gluten-free holiday breakfast treat. Eggnog in your waffles!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword eggnog pancakes, gluten-free pancakes, gluten-free waffles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Calories 468kcal
Servings 6 waffles
Author: Matt Ivan
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  • 2 ¼ cups oat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup eggnog, thick, plus extra for topping
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup ripe banana, mashed
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  • In a large bowl, combine oat flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Whisk together to combine.
  • In separate medium bowl, whisk the eggs. Add eggnog, olive oil, banana, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Whisk until completely combined. Pour into flour mixture. Stir with spatula or spoon until just combined. Let the batter sit for 10 minutes for oat flour to soak up moisture.
  • Plug in and preheat your waffle iron. Gently stir the batter one more time to combine. Pour desired amount of batter (mine iron is ½-cup) into center of heated waffle iron. Cook each waffle according to waffle iron directions (usually 3-5 minutes), until crisp and golden brown. Serve right away or place waffles in oven at 200º F. to keep warm and crisp until serving. Spread with butter if desired and pour additional eggnog over as a syrup.


  • Make sure to preheat you waffles iron before pouring the batter into it
  • Let the batter rest for 10 minutes before using this helps the oat flour soak up the mixture making them soft and fluffy
  • If you're making a large batch keep the cooked ones in a pre-heated oven to stay warm and crisp while you make the rest
  • Homemade eggnog will make these waffles extra special but store bought will also work great
  • These waffles can be frozen. To cook from frozen heat them in a hot oven for a couple of minutes until hot and crispy
Nutrition Facts
Holiday Themed Eggnog Waffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 468 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 361mg16%
Potassium 562mg16%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Vitamin C 2.2mg3%
Calcium 195mg20%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. Love the sound of this recipe! I’m trying to cut the gluten a bit from our diet so these waffles will be the perfect weekend breakfast! Thanks!

  2. First off these photos are breathtaking! But I’m even more excited that they are gluten free. My boyfriend has an gluten allergy so I’m always trying to find good recipes that he can eat and I’ll actually enjoy. 🙂

    1. Well that’s perfect and glad he found a new waffle recipe! I think most grocery stores have it now-a-days, otherwise a healthy market would. Thanks Hil!

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