Eggnog French Toast

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  • This easy eggnog french toast is the perfect recipe for your Christmas morning or holiday brunch! It’s golden, rich and full of delicious eggnog flavor.

    While I love classic french toast, it’s fun to enjoy other variations…especially during the holidays! This french toast using eggnog is always on rotation during the Christmas season, as well as my overnight french toast with berries. Both are so delicious!

    eggnog french toast topped with butter and syrup on a white plate

    With Christmas right around the corner, I wanted to share a delicious Christmas morning breakfast idea with you. This eggnog french toast is simple to make and tastes so rich and delicious! It’s the perfect way to incorporate a popular seasonal flavor that everyone goes crazy for.

    We love eggnog at our house and always make a few eggnog flavored recipes during the holidays, like eggnog fudge or eggnog cookies. I always seem to have leftover eggnog and this recipe was the perfect way to use it up!

    This dish is perfect to add to your Christmas morning menu and has all of the delicious flavors that everyone loves….eggnog, cinnamon and nutmeg. To top it all off, drizzle some maple syrup, cinnamon pancake syrup or even buttermilk syrup. Seriously so delicious!

    ingredients for eggnog mixture in blender

    Ingredients

    No complicated ingredients needed for this recipe. Just use your leftover eggnog and other simple pantry staples to get started.

    • Eggnog
    • All-purpose flour
    • Eggs
    • Brown sugar
    • Vanilla extract
    • Ground cinnamon
    • Nutmeg
    • Salt
    • Butter
    • Bread

    dipping bread into eggnog mixture for eggnog french toast

    How to make eggnog french toast

    Step 1: Combine eggnog mixture

    Add eggnog, flour, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a blender and pulse until smooth. You can also whisk together the ingredients in a bowl until smooth.

    Step 2: Dip bread into mixture, then cook 

    Dip the thick bread into the eggnog mixture and flip evenly to coat. Then place the bread on a buttered griddle (preheated to 350°F) or buttered skillet over medium-high heat. Cook for 2 minutes per side, or until lightly golden brown.

    Step 3: Serve and enjoy! 

    Serve immediately with all your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

    pouring syrup on top of french toast using eggnog

    To keep warm for a crowd

    If making a big batch for a crowd, you can easily keep this dish warm by popping it in the oven. Simply transfer the cooked eggnog french toast to a baking sheet and place in the oven at 175°F until ready to serve. This helps keep it warm, but won’t dry it out or overcook it.

    Optional toppings

    Just when you thought this french toast using eggnog couldn’t get any more delicious, try adding on your favorite toppings! I like to keep it classic with butter and syrup, but there are so many yummy options to choose from.

    eggnog french toast on a white plate

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    Eggnog French Toast Recipe

    Course: Breakfast
    Cuisine: French
    Keyword: Eggnog French Toast Bake, french toast using eggnog
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 15 minutes
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 304.93
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    This easy eggnog french toast is the perfect recipe for your Christmas morning or holiday brunch! It's golden, rich and full of delicious eggnog flavor.

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup eggnog
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 4 large eggs
    • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1 Tablespoon butter
    • 12 slices thick bread (I prefer brioche)

    Optional toppings: berries, fresh fruit, powdered sugar, nutella, caramel, whipped cream, jam, syrup

      Instructions

      • Place the eggnog, flour, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a blender. Pulse until smooth. Alternatively place in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
      • Preheat a griddle to 350°F or a skillet over medium-high heat. Butter before placing the bread on. 
      • Dip the bread into the egg mixture and flip to evenly coat. Then place the bread on the griddle and cook 2 minutes per side (or until lightly golden brown). Whisk the egg mixture as needed. 
      • Serve immediately or place on a baking sheet in the oven at 175°F to keep it warm. Top with your favorite toppings. 

      Nutrition

      Calories: 304.93kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.61g | Protein: 13.06g | Fat: 9.27g | Saturated Fat: 3.96g | Cholesterol: 170.61mg | Sodium: 434.2mg | Potassium: 231.91mg | Fiber: 2.63g | Sugar: 12.94g | Vitamin A: 349.64IU | Vitamin C: 0.64mg | Calcium: 160.97mg | Iron: 3mg
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