Eggnog for Breakfast: 5 Festive Recipes

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There are elements to the holiday season in which I consciously practice a great deal of restraint. Holiday music? Gotta' go easy on it. Mail-order desserts from Aunt Linda? Ditto. And eggnog usually falls in that category as well. While quite tasty, it can be a heavy finish to an evening meal. However, used sparingly, it can be a wonderful way to begin the day.

There's no way I could sit down and actually drink a cup of eggnog first thing in the morning, but using it in baked goods gives your breakfast that warmly-spiced flavor without the commitment of ounces upon ounces of the decadent beverage. Here are a few recipes we're excited to try, from scones to oatmeal to waffles.

Try a Recipe:
Cinnamon Eggnog Waffles - The Family Kitchen
Eggnog Scones - Recipe Girl
Easy Eggnog Holiday Muffins - King Arthur Flour
Eggnog Oatmeal - The Corner Kitchen
Eggnog Latte - Savory Sweet Life

Related: DIY Eggnog Latte

(Images: Kathryn Hill and The Family Kitchen)