November 16, 2011

Low-Fat Eggnog Pancakes with Creamy Eggnog Topping

A couple of days ago, I got a VERY tempting e-mail from my local iHop telling me about their new seasonal pancakes. Of all the pancakes to picture...their eggnog pancake was quite possibly the most tempting choice! I love eggnog... and thick creamy eggnog filling between two eggnog pancakes... how could I turn that down?! 

But, I'm on Weight Watchers, and I love to cook. So, of course I saw this as a challenge. Eggnog IN my pancake, that's easy enough... but thick, creamy, eggnogy filling that's low in points? That was going to be the challenge. And, moreover, this needed to taste real...and loaded with calories...without actually BEING terrible for me.

Well ladies and gentleman, here it is... quite possibly my favorite pancake ever. The Eggnog Pancake! Enjoy!

Eggnog Pancake

Yields: 9 servings
Serving Size: 1 pancake and 1/4 cup topping
PointsPlus per Serving: 1 pancake = 3P+, 1/4 cup topping = 2P+


1.4oz box of sugar-free fat-free instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup low-fat eggnog (I used Horizon Organic low-fat eggnog)
1 cup skim milk
1.5 cups Cool Whip Free
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg (or to taste)

2 cups Bisquick Heart Smart pancake mix
1 cup low-fat eggnog (I used Horizon Organic low-fat eggnog)
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg (or to taste)


In a bowl, combine pudding mix, 1 cup eggnog, and skim milk.

Mix until smooth and well-combined.

Refrigerate for at least 5 minutes. (I refrigerated mine overnight for pancakes the next day!)

Fold Cool Whip into the pudding mixture.

Add 1/2 tsp nutmeg (or as much as you want depending on your tastes), and mix until smooth and pudding-like

Put pudding mixture in fridge until ready to serve.

In a separate bowl, combine pancake mix, 1 cup eggnog, water, and 1/2tsp nutmeg (or more if you prefer).

Mix Well - until all pockets of pancake mix are gone and the mixture is smooth and well-combined.

(NOTE: The filling in and of itself makes a GREAT eggnog pudding!)

Spray a non-stick pan or griddle. Place on stovetop on medium heat.

Ladle 1/4 cup of pancake mixture onto the non-stick pan or griddle. Allow to cook until small bubbles begin to form on top of the batter (NOTE: Batter MAY not bubble - I had about 50/50 occurrence of bubbling like with a normal pancake. When pancake begins to rise and bubble on the edges, flip!)

Allow pancake to cook on griddle for about 1 more minute or until the underside is golden brown when lifted off of the pan.

Remove pancake and repeat process. Should make about 9 pancakes using 1/4 cup of batter each time.

Top your pancake with 1/4 cup of the pudding topping. I put mine in a baggie, cut a tiny piece of the corner off, and drizzled that way. But it works just as well as a dipping sauce or non-fancily spread across the top :)


P.S., A tablespoon of fat-free whipped cream doesn't add any PointsPlus, but somehow makes these pancakes taste even naughtier ;)


  1. holyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. you are soo smart. i will be making these at some point very soon!

  2. lol. More like stubborn! I refuse to believe iHop is the ONLY one who can make an eggnog pancake ;)

    My boyfriend tried these this weekend and approved, so I'm more confident now about the recipe lol. Let me know if you like them!

  3. This looks like the best idea for a pancake ever!

    Thanks for the recipe.

  4. If you decide to try them out, let me know if you like them, Jena! :)

  5. These were delicious! I made them for a brunch with my Grandma and family members and they were a huge success. As strange as eggnog pancakes may sound, they were definitely a fantastic surprise!! I've already made them 3 times. Great recipe!!

  6. Very good! Loved them! Great for anytime, but especially during the holidays!

  7. Aww, yay! I'm so glad you guys liked them :) Thanks for leaving a review!