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Eggnog French Toast: Imagine the warm, spiced flavor of eggnog meeting the golden brown goodness of classic French toast. If you ask me, it’s a match made in heaven. 

eggnog french toast slices on a white plate

Today, I’m thrilled to share a recipe that’s going to make your holiday mornings extra special: Eggnog French Toast.

Doesn’t that sound amazing? These are two flavor profiles that are made to be together! Perfect for Christmas brunch, this recipe is my new favorite breakfast for when the days get colder.

I don’t know about you, but when it gets to this time of year, I start looking for eggnog. 

My husband thinks I’m a nut, haha! It’s like a sixth sense. The first time a carton of eggnog hits the shelves, I’m there.

So trust me when I tell you that this breakfast is just right for any eggnog lover out there. It takes one to know one!

I love to let the bread soak up as much of that egg mixture as possible before letting it sizzle on the pan. The more egg nog, the better!

Whether you’re looking for a Christmas breakfast or you just want more of that wonderful eggnog flavor, this recipe for Eggnog French Toast has you covered.

Some of our other favorite breakfast recipes we have on our site include: Christmas Breakfast Casserole (Overnight Recipe), Beautiful Easy Nutella Braided Bread Recipe, and Sausage, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sliders Recipe.

a table set with eggnog french toast on plates

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Perfect Holiday Breakfast: Combining eggnog and French toast makes it the ultimate festive breakfast for Christmas morning or any special occasion.
  2. Easy and Quick: With a prep time of just 10 minutes and a cook time of 8 minutes, it’s a great way to start a morning without much fuss.
  3. Kid-Friendly Delight: Its sweet and creamy taste is a sure hit among the little ones, making it a family favorite.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Eggnog
  • Large eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Fine sea salt
  • French bread (or any good French toast bread like brioche, Texas toast)
  • Unsalted butter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Maple syrup
ingredients needed for eggnog french toast

HOW TO MAKE EGGNOG FRENCH TOAST:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the eggnog, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt, until well combined.
  2. Place a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  3. Place 1 tablespoon of butter into the pan once hot. Dip a piece of the bread into the eggnog mixture, soaking both sides, and let any excess drip off.
  4. Place the piece of soaked bread into the hot pan. Do not crowd to pan, you will have to cook in batches.
  5. Cook until golden brown on both sides, 3-4 minutes per side. Place on a sheet tray while you cook the remaining pieces. You can place the sheet tray into a warm oven to keep them hot.
  6. Add another tablespoon of butter before adding the next pieces of bread.
  7. Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar and maple syrup if desired.
steps on making eggnog french toast

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

WHAT EGGNOG IS BEST TO USE?

The best eggnog to use for French toast is one that’s rich and creamy. Store-bought eggnog is perfectly fine and convenient, but if you want an extra special touch, homemade eggnog can elevate the dish.

Look for eggnog that has a good balance of spices and sweetness. If you’re adventurous, you might even try eggnog varieties that include flavors like vanilla or cinnamon.

Remember, the quality of your eggnog will significantly influence the flavor of your French toast.

WHAT KIND OF BREAD IS THE BEST TO USE?

The ideal bread for French Toast is thick and sturdy, capable of absorbing the eggnog mixture without falling apart. Brioche is a top choice because of its rich, buttery flavor and soft, pillowy texture.

Challah, another excellent option, is slightly sweet and eggy. Texas toast and French bread are also good choices due to their thickness and ability to hold up to the egg and eggnog mixture.

The key is to use bread that is a day or two old as fresher bread tends to become too soggy when soaked.

maple syrup being poured on eggnog french toast

CAN I TOP WITH SOMETHING ELSE?

Absolutely! While powdered sugar and maple syrup are classic toppings, there are plenty of other delicious options. Here are a few ideas:

  • Fresh Fruit: Sliced strawberries, bananas, or a berry mix can add a fresh and slightly tart contrast to the rich toast.
  • Whipped Cream: A dollop of whipped cream can add a light and airy sweetness.
  • Nut Butters: Almond or peanut butter can offer a nutty flavor and a creamy texture.
  • Caramel or Chocolate Sauce: For a decadent twist, drizzle some caramel or chocolate sauce over the top.
  • Nuts: Chopped pecans or walnuts can add a satisfying crunch.
  • Spiced Apples or Pears: Cooked in a little butter and cinnamon, they make a warm and comforting topping.
  • Yogurt: A spoonful of Greek yogurt can add a tangy note, balancing the dish’s sweetness.
  • Bacon Crumbles: For a savory contrast, sprinkle some crispy bacon over the top.

Experiment with different combinations to find your favorite way to enjoy this perfect Christmas morning breakfast.

ANY ADDITIONS?

As always, I’ve got plenty of options here. Take a look!

  • Sliced strawberries for a fresh twist
  • A sprinkle of brown sugar for extra sweetness
  • Rum extract for a unique flavor
  • Chopped pecans for a crunchy texture
  • A scoop of eggnog ice cream for indulgence
  • A drizzle of caramel sauce for richness
  • A pinch of pumpkin pie spice for extra warmth
  • Dollops of whipped cream for creaminess
  • A spread of cream cheese for tanginess
  • A handful of chocolate chips for a sweet surprise

ANY SUBSTITUTIONS?

It’s a simple recipe so substitutions are a snap.

  • Gluten-free bread for those with dietary restrictions
  • Coconut oil or vegan butter for a dairy-free version
  • Honey or agave syrup as an alternative sweetener
  • Egg substitutes for a vegan option
  • Spelt or whole wheat bread for a healthier twist
  • Cinnamon sugar instead of plain sugar for extra flavor
overhead image eggnog french toast on white plates

HOW TO STORE:

Refrigerator: Keep in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap for up to 3 days.

Freezer: Wrap individual slices in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Let the bread slices soak in the eggnog mixture just long enough to absorb the flavors without becoming soggy.
  • Use a large skillet or griddle at medium heat for even cooking.
  • Experiment with different types of eggnog – store-bought, homemade, or even eggnog with a hint of rum extract.
  • For an extra special touch, serve with a side of eggnog muffins or eggnog cookies.
  • If you have leftover eggnog, consider making eggnog cinnamon rolls or a baked eggnog French toast casserole the next morning.
  • Always keep an eye on the toast while cooking; it should reach a perfect golden brown without burning.
a bite of eggnog french toast on a fork being held up in air

This Eggnog French Toast recipe is a celebration of the holiday season. It’s the perfect way to bring some festive cheer to your breakfast table.

Whether you’re a morning person or not, this dish is sure to start your day in the most delightful way. Enjoy the creamy eggnog, the spices that remind you of Christmas, and the golden brown perfection of this classic French toast with a twist. Happy Holidays and happy cooking!

If you’ve tried this EGGNOG FRENCH TOAST, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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5 from 1 vote

Easy Eggnog French Toast Recipe

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Eggnog French Toast: Imagine the warm, spiced flavor of eggnog meeting the golden brown goodness of classic French toast. If you ask me, it’s a match made in heaven. 
Servings 8 pieces

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the eggnog, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt, until well combined.
    3/4 cup eggnog, 3 large eggs, 1 & 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, pinch salt
  • Place a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • Place 1 tablespoon of butter into the pan once hot. Dip a piece of the bread into the eggnog mixture, soaking both sides, and let any excess drip off.
    4 tablespoons unsalted butter for cooking, 8 slices thick-cut French bread
  • Place the piece of soaked bread into the hot pan. Do not crowd to pan, you will have to cook in batches.
  • Cook until golden brown on both sides, 3-4 minutes per side. Place on a sheet tray while you cook the remaining pieces. You can place the sheet tray into a warm oven to keep them hot.
  • Add another tablespoon of butter before adding the next pieces of bread.
  • Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar and maple syrup if desired.
    powdered sugar for serving, maple syrup for serving

Notes

Nutrition is calculated without powdered sugar or maple syrup.
  • Let the bread slices soak in the eggnog mixture just long enough to absorb the flavors without becoming soggy.
  • Use a large skillet or griddle at medium heat for even cooking.
  • Experiment with different types of eggnog – store-bought, homemade, or even eggnog with a hint of rum extract.
  • For an extra special touch, serve with a side of eggnog muffins or eggnog cookies.
  • If you have leftover eggnog, consider making eggnog cinnamon rolls or a baked eggnog French toast casserole the next morning.
  • Always keep an eye on the toast while cooking; it should reach a perfect golden brown without burning.

Nutrition

Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 422mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 314IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition Disclaimer
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

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