Eggnog pancakes make for a delicious holiday brunch or breakfast, and when you put them on a board loaded with toppings and other treats, it becomes an Eggnog Pancakes Board and a show-stopping treat for all your guests!

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Spiced with cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, and the subtle but unmistakable flavor of eggnog, these scrumptious pancakes are fluffy and delicious!

Eggnog Pancakes Board

I love serving brunch on a big board. For this feast, I use my 26-inch round board with a big pile of pancakes in the center. These boards are sturdy, food-safe, and have a lip around the side to keep your food from sliding off!

Eggnog pancakes board

This eggnog pancake recipe is fabulous on its own, but when you pair it with syrup, butter, jam or jelly, whipped cream, fresh fruit, and more, it becomes a decadent and irresistible holiday brunch!

eggnog pancake stack

Why I love this recipe

  • The pancakes are amazing, but the assembled board is always a shows-stopping treat that’s perfect for casual entertaining.
  • Make other baked goods in advance – or buy premade – to cut down on the work of assembling and serving this breakfast board.
  • Eggnog pancakes are so festive! This is the best Christmas breakfast recipe and you can scale the recipe to feed as large a group as you need food for!

ingredient to make eggnog pancakes

Gather these ingredients

  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Granulated sugar
  • Salt
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground cardamom 
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Eggnog (any brand works)
  • Eggs 
  • Butte
  • Almond extract

ingredients to make an pancake board

For the board:

how to make eggnog pancakes

How to make the eggnog pancakes

  1. Preheat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, ground cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Whisk the eggnog, eggs, melted butter, and almond extract in another bowl.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just mixed. Don’t overmix – small lumps are okay.
  5. Grease the griddle with nonstick spray or butter, then use a measuring cup to add ¼ cup of batter to the griddle in several circles, giving each a bit of room to expand.
  6. Cook the pancakes until you start to see bubbles forming on the top and the bottoms are slightly brown.
  7. Transfer the cooked pancakes to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.

making pancakes

To assemble the board:

  1. Add a large plate of pancakes to the middle of the board. Keep them covered loosely with foil until ready to serve.
  2. Pour warmed syrup into a small spouted container for easy pouring.
  3. Add a bowl of the spiced whipped cream – or regular whipped cream – to the board.
  4. Add a small bowl of jam or jelly to the board.
  5. Add about ¼ cup of butter to a small plate with a small spreader.
  6. Arrange the cinnamon rolls, fruit slices, bacon, sliced banana bread, and whatever else you like on the board to fill in the gaps.
  7. Remove the foil from the pancakes, sprinkle them with ground nutmeg, and serve!

stack of pancakes and bacon

Tips & substitutions

  • Don’t overmix the pancake batter! Some small lumps are okay and will disappear as they cook.
  • Have fun assembling the board. Strawberries, your favorite pastries, sausage, other toppings, and whatever you like can be added to customize it.
  • Use store-bought cut fruit and pastries to cut down on the prep time, or make the pastries ahead of time and freeze them until needed.
  • Don’t forget to have plates, utensils, napkins and serving spoons and forks nearby so your guests can dig in! 

stack of pancakes

Serving suggestions

The brilliant thing about boards like this is that they’re a complete meal all served on one giant board. I will serve these pancakes with a pitcher of Christmas Morning Punch or a festive sangria and let everyone help themselves.

round plate of pancakes with cream and nutmeg


Store any leftover pancakes in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Re-package any pastries and pop leftover fruit into the fridge, too.

a eggnog pancake board

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Eggnog Pancakes

Flavored with seasonal spices and creamy eggnog, this impressive Eggnog Pancakes Board is as delicious as it is fun to make! 
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 10
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  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 TBS baking powder
  • 2 TBS granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 ½ cup eggnog
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 TBS butter, melted
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • Sprinkle the plate with nutmeg


  • Syrup
  • Small butter plate, 1/4 cup butter (half cube)
  • Small bowl jam or jelly
  • Small frosted cinnamon rolls
  • 1 loaf banana bread
  • Slices of apples
  • Slices of oranges
  • Red grape clumps
  • 2 cups Spiced Whipped Cream


Make the pancakes:

  • Preheat the griddle to medium high heat.
  • Add the dry ingredients to a large bowl: flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg. Mix together.
  • In a medium bowl add the eggnog, eggs, melted butter, and almond extract and whisk until combined.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Don’t over mix, as you will have small lumps.
  • Grease the griddle with nonstick spray or butter.
  • Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, pour batter onto the griddle. Cook the pancakes until they start to bubble the bottoms are slightly brown; flip the pancakes over.
  • Cook the pancakes an additional 1 to 2 minutes until both sides are golden brown and the pancakes are cooked through.
  • Serve with spiced whipped cream.

Build the board:

  • Add a giant plate in the center of the BIG BOARD for the pancakes and cream.
  • Pour warm syrup into a small spouted container.
  • Add a half cube of butter on a small plate (or set on the board) - 1/4 cup with a tiny spreader.
  • Around the plate add mini frosted cinnamon rolls, apple slices and orange slices. Add sliced banana bread.
  • Add cooked bacon.
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast
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eggnog pancakes with cream