These eggnog waffles are probably one of the easiest holiday breakfast ideas you could carry out, prepped in just 5 minutes!\nHomemade Waffles\nAs much as I love classic homemade waffles, these eggnog waffles might be my new favorite way to enjoy a good waffle.\n\nWhen you're typically making a holiday breakfast of eggnog waffles, or even eggnog pancakes, you have to make a flour-based batter that will cook and rise into waffled cakes or pancakes.\n\nMaking a waffle batter isn't difficult, but isn't it always a perk when you can find shortcuts in the kitchen that make a yummy meal that much easier?\nEasy Waffle Recipe for Waffle Maker\nWell, this eggnog waffle recipe is one of those awesome recipe hacks that makes your morning plate of waffles just a little bit easier and quicker to make!\n\nThe inspiration behind these eggnog waffles comes from the idea of a waffled brioche.\n\nI was doing some online shopping for the holidays and looking at waffle irons, specifically ones that could produce some gorgeous Belgian waffles.\n\nWho doesn't adore the irresistible flavor of a Belgian waffle coupled with those deep crevices, ready to capture a pool of maple syrup?\n\n\n\nIf you're wondering what the difference between a Belgian waffle and a regular waffle is, then let me briefly break it down. A Belgian waffle, also known as a liege waffle (the kind used in a French gaufre recipe), not only has deeper cavities or crevices than a regular American waffle, but it's also made with a yeasted batter.\n\nRegular American waffles typically rely on a leavening agent like baking powder to get their rise, whereas Belgian waffles rely on the yeast in the batter.\nWaffled Brioche Makes for Easy Eggnog Waffles\nRather than make a Belgian waffle mix from scratch to get that delicious yeasted flavor and deep waffle squares, I rely on brioche!\n\nYep, a loaf of brioche comes to the rescue to make this simple waffle recipe.\n\nImagine making eggnog French toast, but instead of placing your brioche in a pan to fry, you put the brioche inside a waffle maker. I know, it sounds interesting, right?\n\nI don't know why this isn't more common than it is. I use brioche for French toast, or pain perdu, all the time. Not only that, I love making the yeast-formed,\u00a0li\u00e8ge waffles from scratch because of that extra fluffy interior and crispy edges.\n\nYou'd think this shortcut idea to Belgian waffle batter would have come to me far sooner in life.\n\nWhen you think about it, brioche is truly the perfect shortcut to a yeast-y waffle. If I hadn't told you that I used brioche for this recipe, you might truly think that these eggnog waffles were made 100% from scratch, yeast granules and all.\n\n\nEggnog Waffles with Cinnamon Syrup\nSo, how do you make waffle mix or a waffle batter recipe when you're using brioche? Easy! It's just like making a batter for French toast.\n\nI usually make the batter for French toast with eggs, milk, sugar, a dash of vanilla extract, and a smidgen of salt. If I've got an orange on hand, I'll also add a little bit of orange zest.\n\nMaking the batter for these eggnog waffles was as simple as swapping out the milk for some eggnog. You can either use store-bought eggnog or a leftover homemade eggnog recipe if you've got any on hand.\n\nAn extra pinch of nutmeg helps enhance the eggnog flavor and really drive this holiday flavor home.\n\nOnce the eggnog waffles are ready, you can drizzle cinnamon maple syrup all over the top!\n\nCinnamon maple syrup is simply just maple syrup infused with the flavor of cinnamon. You can either buy the maple syrup like that, or you can make your own by dropping a cinnamon stick into your maple syrup jar.\n\n\nBest Waffles for Entertaining\nI love that these eggnog waffles are easier to make than both French toast and traditional waffles.\n\nFrench toast requires a bit of concentration, as you need to stand over the frying pan and flip at the right time so the bread doesn't burn. Yeast waffles, of course, require the work of any yeast dough that's being made from scratch.\n\nWhen you're entertaining, you don't always have the time to prep a yeast dough or be hovering over the stove with a watchful eye. Using a waffle maker and this quick waffle recipe truly makes for some of the best waffles when you're hosting guests.\n\nBy using a good bakery loaf of brioche, all you have to do is whisk the aforementioned batter ingredients together, dip the brioche slices in this delectable batter, then stick them in a waffle iron.\n\nOnce the waffle iron's ready light turns on, all you need to do is plate them and pour your maple syrup over those beauties!\n\n\n\n\nAnd you're not really missing out by using brioche rather than homemade, li\u00e8ge waffle dough. These eggnog brioche waffles capture the essence of classic yeast waffles with the fluffy interior and crispy exterior.\n\nThey also taste just as amazing as fried French toast but include all the beautiful crevices of a waffle to capture all that glorious maple syrup.\n\nPerhaps, best of all, you get that hint of nutmeg and holiday flavor with the use of eggnog, making these a lovely breakfast this time of the year.\n\n\n\n\n\tEggnog Waffles Recipe\n\t\t\n\t\tWaffles made with eggnog batter and slices of brioche bread. \t\n\t\n\t\t8 slices of brioche (cut about 1 inch thick)2 eggs1\/2 cup eggnog2 tbsp granulated sugar1\/4 tsp nutmeg1\/8 tsp salt1 tsp vanillaoil to grease waffle iron withpowdered sugar and maple syrup for garnishing\t\n\t\n\t\tPreheat your waffle iron. Grease the iron with a non-stick spray or by brushing the iron with some oil.Whisk the eggs, eggnog, granulated sugar, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla together until combined well.Dip each side of the brioche slices in your batter before placing them in the iron.Close the iron lid and cook according to your waffle iron\u2019s instructions. For example, with my iron, it\u2019s about 3 minutes.Dust the waffles with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup.