Eggnog Waffles with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

These fluffy eggnog waffles with cinnamon whipped cream are perfect for the holidays! Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside and filled with the flavors of the season. Vegetarian.

Two Eggnog Waffles on a blue plate topped with cinnamon whipped cream.

Note: This recipe is NOT dairy free. It was published before Cook Nourish Bliss transitioned to dairy free recipes and remains popular with long time readers. You can try using substitutions to make it dairy free, however I have not tested this myself and can’t say how it will turn out.

Recently, I wound up with quite a bit of extra eggnog.  I hate wasting ingredients but didn’t want to drink it, since that’s just not my thing.  

So instead I started brainstorming ideas to use up the remaining few cups that I had in my refrigerator.

And that’s how these eggnog waffles were born.  Oh and there’s a homemade cinnamon whipped cream that goes along with them.  It is so. stinkin. good.  Especially when it melts a little into the hot waffles.  

I’m getting hungry just thinking about these again.  Good thing I have the extras stashed away in my freezer for next weekend.  

Guess I’ll also have to make some more whipped cream to go with them.  You don’t have to twist my arm.

Two holiday Eggnog Waffles on a plate with cinnamon sticks.

These waffles were adapted from a basic recipe that I use whenever we are in the mood for a special breakfast.  They are slightly crispy on the outside but still chewy on the inside.  

These don’t have a strong eggnog flavor, just a hint to make them a little different.  

And then there’s the cinnamon whipped cream.  Goodness gracious, I am in love with this stuff.  

It goes perfectly with the eggnog flavor in the waffles and you definitely do not even need maple syrup.  I had a little extra leftover and put it on top of just about everything I could think of. 

Make these this holiday season – you’ll be glad you did!

Two Eggnog Waffles on a plate with cinnamon whipped cream.

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Eggnog Waffles with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Eggnog Waffles with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Yield: about 8 to 10 (4x4 inch) waffles
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These fluffy eggnog waffles with cinnamon whipped cream are perfect for the holidays! Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside and filled with the flavors of the season. Vegetarian.


For the waffles:

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups eggnog
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon, optional

For the whipped cream:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract


To make the waffles:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, eggnog, butter and bourbon.
  2. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. The batter will still be lumpy.
  3. Preheat a waffle maker. Pour the recommended amount of batter into the waffle maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Cook until golden brown.

To make the whipped cream:

  1. Add the heavy cream, granulated sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Start with the mixer on low (to avoid it going everywhere) and then increase the speed to medium high. Whip until stiff peaks form. Do not over beat, or it will look curdled.
  2. To serve, top the hot waffles with a generous dollop of whipped cream. Sprinkle with a dash of nutmeg and serve.


Waffle base adapted from Gale Gand's Brunch

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 362Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 501mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 8g

Nutrition data shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.