Eggnog could very well be one of the most controversial of seasonal flavors. While some people detest the sweet beverage, others simply can’t get enough recipes using eggnog to fully satisfy their cravings. I tend to fall into the second camp, but I like to satisfy my eggnog fix in the most creative ways.
While it’s important to have some easy eggnog recipes on hand to make your winter soirées as festive as possible, it’s worth a shot trying to use eggnog in baked goods as well. It could add some oomph to your morning coffee, and add some extra richness to cookies and cakes. Plus, this ingredient isn’t around all year — so you might as well make the most of it while you can. Seasonal recipes are an important part of our diet, especially when it comes to the sweeter things in life.
Instead of just settling with a carton of ‘nog, try something new! ‘Tis the season to get cozy with plenty of desserts and a treat yo-self attitude. Whether you’re planning on hosting a major holiday bash or you’re just trying to Netflix and chill all through the season, any night can be made a little more festive with one of these treats.
1. Eggnog French Toast
Yes, you can have dessert for breakfast — especially with this easy recipe by A Beautiful Mess. Incorporating some 'nog into your diet doesn't have to be hard.
2. Fudgy Eggnog Bars With Eggnog Glaze
Skip the blondies in favor of a different non-chocolate treat. These fudgy bars by Averie Cooks make a great gift for a host.
3. Eggnog Cheesecake Pie
Skip out on the cheesecake, and whip up something that's even better. Thanks, Inside BruCrew Life!
4. Overnight Eggnog French Toast Bake
Having guests over for brunch? No worries! Make Table for Two Blog's eggnog French toast bake the night before, and pop it in the oven before people arrive.
5. Eggnog Fudge Brownies
Christmas cookies aren't the only holiday dessert I'm coveting. These brownies by A Spicy Perspective may just become an annual favorite.
6. Spiked Eggnog Muffins With Streusel Topping
Who knew that a muffin could land on the naughty list? These spiked treats by A Farmgirl's Dabbles pair perfectly with an after-dinner coffee.
7. Spiked Eggnog Marshmallows
That cup of cocoa is about to get way better, thanks to Half Baked Harvest.
8. Eggnog Dark Chocolate Chunk Almondmeal Cookies
For a subtler use of 'nog, try out these cookies by Ari's Menu. They're like your favorite chocolate chip cookies, but a bit richer.
9. Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls
You thought that cinnamon rolls couldn't possibly get better, but A Beautiful Mess has proven otherwise.
10. Frosted Eggnog Bread
This eggnog bread by Inside BruCrew Life is a versatile treat. It's sweet enough to be a dessert, but it makes a tasty breakfast, too.
11. Eggnog-Scented Sugar Cookies With Easy Vanilla Icing
Traditional-looking sugar cookies taste even more like the holidays with Half Baked Harvest's addition of eggnog.
12. Baked Eggnog Custards
For a small get-together, try making The Kitchn's individual custards. Guests can feel free to add the toppings they desire.
13. Eggnog Cookie Bark
Peppermint bark isn't the only prized dessert of the season. Taste and Tell's eggnog version is a tasty contender.
14. Eggnog Macarons
These petite cookies by Simmer & Boyle may just be the most elegant of all eggnog desserts.
15. Eggnog Breakfast Pudding
Who needs a figgy pudding when you can have The Kitchn's sweet breakfast bread pudding?
16. Baked Vanilla Eggnog Doughnuts With Eggnog Rum Glaze
Want to really impress your guests? Serve up some homemade doughnuts with the perfect eggnog glaze, courtesy of Averie Cooks.
For more cool holiday ideas, check out Bustle on YouTube.
Images: A Beautiful Mess (2); Averie Cooks (2); Inside BruCrew Life (2); Table for Two Blog; A Spicy Perspective; A Farmgirl’s Dabbles; Half Baked Harvest (2); Ari’s Menu; The Kitchn (2); Taste and Tell; Simmer & Boyle