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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
- Maple Syrup
- Sliced Banana
- Chocolate or Caramel Sauce
- Pomegranate seeds for even more holiday charm
More Delicious Breakfast Recipes You Might Like:
- Homemade S’mores Frappe
- Gluten-Free Chocolate Almond Butter Breakfast Parfaits
- Chocolate Banana Mocha Smoothie
- Dairy Free Crepes with Strawberry Coconut Sauce
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
- 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
I’m so happy that it’s eggnog season. These waffles look amazing. I need to try this recipe!
I always make waffles on New Year’s Day for breakfast. Definitely plan on trying these!
My husband loves eggnog, I’ll be making these for him this holiday season!
Adriana Lopez Martin says
Nothing like homemade waffles so fluffy and good and then with eggnog, yummy!
Jacqueline Debono says
Eggnog waffles sounds like a scrumptious idea! This would be such a great breakfast treat!
Oh yum what a great idea! Lovely photos!
Thanks so much Claire!
I’m actually not a big fan of eggnog, but this recipe makes me think I might change my mind! It looks and sounds delicious
It’s mainly adds nice holiday spice and helps with texture. I’m pretty sure you’ll love these. Thanks Ashley!
I have never had eggnog but these look truly delightful, so golden!
Seems like a good time to start 😉 Thanks Carmella!
Wow, these waffles look amazing! Perfect for laid back mornings during holiday break!
They totally are. Thanks Emily!
Perfect!!! I will be trying these this weekend! I am pinning these!
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Oh my. I need to make these for my gluten-free husband. He loves waffles AND eggnog. Perfect!
This waffle recipe looks fantastic! I love the idea of using eggnog! Thank you for sharing!!
Thanks Ashleigh! It’s not just for drinking anymore. Of course you can serve it on the side with these still.
I love eggnog! I wonder what peppermint and eggnog combined would taste like?! Probably delicious:)
I’m posting a peppermint dessert next week. Bet they’d be amazing together as a warm drink. Thanks Joanna!
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!
They sure would be! Thanks Mary and have a wonderful weekend!
Firstly, your pictures are gorgeous. Secondly, YUM. Definitely trying this!
That means so much and thanks Chelsea! I’ve been working on improving my food photography and appreciate the feedback.
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. 🙂
Aw thanks Kelsey *blushing*. I guarantee you’ll both like this. Thanks for the nice comment!
Boastful Food says
Dang it, Matthew! I guess I’ll have to add waffle maker to my Xmas list. Love eggnog and these waffles! Awesome pics, too!
Haha sorry and you’re welcome. I got mine as a gift and love it. Be sure to get the thick Belgian-style one. Thanks Raquel!
These look absolutely delish! Fabulous photos as well!
Thanks so much Kimberly!
Christine | Vermilion Roots says
What a great idea! Truly answers the question – will it waffle? 🙂
Eggnog sure does waffle. Thanks Christine!
My husband just went gluten-free and we used to love waffles, I will have to try making these once I find oat flour!
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!