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Eggnog French Toast

Eggnog French Toast is the perfect breakfast for any holiday morning.  All the great flavors of eggnog in a delicious breakfast.  

Do you have a traditional breakfast you do every Christmas or for the holidays? In my family it this French Toast Recipe. But after making it with eggnog, I feel like we need to rethink going forward. Cooking with eggnog just takes things to a whole new level!

I am not a fan of drinking it at all! But make Eggnog Muffins or Eggnog Coffee Cake and I can’t get enough!

a plate of french toast topped with whipped cream, syrup, and cinnamon

 

What You’ll Need

  • Eggnog
  • Eggs
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Thick Cut Bread
  • Butter
eggnog and egg mixture for french toast

What Kind Of Bread For French Toast

What kind of bread you use is entirely up to you. You just want to us something that is thick, not your traditionally sandwich bread.

  • Brioche Bread
  • Sourdough Bread
  • Thick Cut Italian or French Bread
  • Texas Toast

The bread is obviously what makes French Toast delicious, so you want to use something high quality that tastes great. About 1 inch thick is what you are looking for, much thicker and it will just be dry and “bready” in the middle, thinner and it is kind of mushy.

french toast cooking on a griddle

How To Make Eggnog French Toast

  1. Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat. You want to make sure whatever surface you are using to cook your French Toast on is nice and hot when you start cooking. If you are making a lot, and want to keep it warm while you cook the rest, preheat your oven to 250º as well.
  2. In a large bowl beat together eggnog, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until very well combined.
  3. Slice French bread into 1 inch thick slices. Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture to coat both sides.
  4. Melt some butter over the surface of the griddle, and place dipped pieces of bread on the hot griddle. Cook for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until it is golden brown.
  5. Repeat with remaining bread. Place cooked slices on a baking sheet and keep them warm in the oven if necessary.
  6. Serve topped with maple syrup and whipped cream if desired
pouring syrup over french toast

Recipe Tips

  • You want to use bread that has been around for a couple days. If you have super fresh bread doesn’t soak up the egg mixture as well. So if you have a few slices at the end of your loaf they are perfect!
  • Save slices of bread whenever you are getting to the end of a loaf. Start a freezer safe bag with a couple slices, and keep adding to it. You cut down on waste, and will have the perfect bread on hand when you need it!
  • I love using an electric griddle for French Toast. It gets super hot, and you can cook a lot at one time. I have on like this Electric Griddle I got over 20 years ago when we got married, and still use it today.
  • Make sure to let your bread soak in the egg mixture for a little while, to really soak up the flavor. Depending on how thick your bread is will determine how long you let it sit. For about 1 inch thick pieces, I leave it in there for maybe 2 minutes.

Trust me, even if you don’t think you like Eggnog, you are going to want to give this recipe a try. You would have to pay me quite a bit of money to actually drink it, I am not a fan! But once you add it to baked good or start cooking with it, it turns into something magical!

cropped plate of french toast with whipped cream and cinnamon on top

More Delicious Breakfast Recipes

Yield: 6

Eggnog French Toast

cropped plate of french toast with whipped cream and cinnamon on top

Eggnog French Toast is the perfect breakfast for any holiday morning. All the great flavors of eggnog in a delicious breakfast.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Eggnog
  • 5 whole large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12-16 slices thick cut bread
  • 1 Tablespoon butter

Instructions

  1. Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl beat together eggnog, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until very well combined.
  3. Slice French bread into 1 inch thick slices.
  4. Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture to coat both sides.
  5. Melt about half of the butter over the surface of the griddle.
  6. Place dipped pieces of bread on the hot griddle. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining bread.
  7. Serve immediately topped with maple syrup and whipped cream if desired

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 356Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 235mgSodium 624mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 2gSugar 14gProtein 17g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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katerina @ diethood.com

Friday 23rd of December 2022

The perfect holiday breakfast! This looks and sounds incredibly delicious!

Tisha

Friday 16th of December 2022

This french toast sounds so good Love that it is made with eggnog

Catalina

Friday 16th of December 2022

Mmmmm..... what a great idea to make these French toasts during the winter vacation!

Sandra McCollum

Friday 16th of December 2022

Wow! I can't wait to try thus recipe! Really love eggnogs!

Beth

Thursday 15th of December 2022

OMG, I need these in my life! I love eggnog,and I make French toast all the time. Perfection!

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