Eggnog French Toast is a super easy and festive breakfast for Christmas. It makes a delicious stress-free Christmas morning breakfast, and it's a perfect way to use up holiday eggnog.
Eggnog French Toast
Amidst the chaos on Christmas eve with last minute wrapping and baking and planning, I almost always forget to make breakfast the night before. So my favorite holiday breakfast is the Eggnog French Toast.
Eggnog French Toast is easy to make with just 5 ingredients.
It's also super festive for Christmas morning. It's made with creamy eggnog and spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. You can use store-bought eggnog or homemade eggnog, like this one.
Best Bread for Eggnog French Toast
My favorite breads to use for eggnog french toast are French bread or Brioche. I love the thickness and density of French bread, and I love the slight sweetness of Brioche. The photos of this recipe I've used Brioche.
You can also use Pullman loaf, which is actually just the fancy name for traditional sandwich bread. A thick cut, such as Texas Toast works really well.
In general, the best bread to use for French toast is dense and/or thick so that it absorbs the egg mixture well, but still maintains its structure.
How to Bake Eggnog French Toast
To bake French toast, follow the recipe to prepare. After soaking bread, place bread on a buttered baking sheet. Bake at 325°F for 30 minutes, until cooked through, flipping halfway through.
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Eggnog French Toast
- 8 slices bread
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup eggnog
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- Preheat griddle or skillet to medium heat.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, eggnog, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Whisk until everything is combined and the mixture appears creamy.
- Dunk a bread slice or two in the egg mixture, soaking each side for about 1 minute.
- Place soaked bread on a skillet or griddle over medium heat. Cook, flipping half-way through until golden on each side. Repeat until all bread has been cooked.
- Use a dense, thick bread. It will hold its shape better.
- Top your French toast with maple syrup, whipped cream, vanilla yogurt, fresh berries, banana slices, or even cranberry sauces.
- Serve your French toast with yogurt, a fresh fruit salad, bacon or sausage.
- Freezer Instructions: After cooking, place on a baking sheet, and freeze 4-6 hours. Then transfer to a freezer bag. Store for up to 4 months. To eat, place in the toaster, and toast until thawed.
Update Info: This recipe was originally published in December 2014. It has then been republished with new pictures, video, and more detailed instructions in December 2019.
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Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says
There is seriously nothing as amazing as eggnog french toast during this time of year. I crave it for breakfast all holiday season long.
Helen @ family-friends-food.com says
This looks delicious! Always important to start a special day with a special breakfast 🙂
I love this spin on French toast. Making it this weekend for sure!
I love the idea of making French Toast with eggnog! And the taste was phenomenal! It's like Christmas wrapped up on your breakfast plate. We topped ours with some fruit and whipped cream and every last bite was scarfed up. Now I'm ready to make this all season long.
Jacqueline Debono says
French toast with eggnog, yes please! This is a fabulous Christmas breakfast idea!
oh this french toast looks SOOO good! the eggnog flavor works so well with eggy delicious french toast
Renee | The Good Hearted Woman says
Talk about kicking French Toast up a notch! This Eggnog French Toast looks fabulous!
Kelly Anthony says
I've never thought to freeze french toast but that is such a great idea to have on hand ready to go at any time.
Eggnog is always fabulous when they are available and to celebrate the holiday season. And using them in french toasts is pure genius. 🙂
What a great idea to use eggnog in french toast! I can't wait to try this with my leftover eggnog from December!
We love French toast, and this festive twist on it looks amazing. I can't wait to try it.
This is the perfect breakfast option for Christmas morning. Looks delicious! I'm making eggnog for Christmas so I will give this a try. My family loves Franch toast. I bet they will enjoy this too.
I'm a big fan of french toast at any time of year. But especially for a quick breakfast during all the holiday stress. Love the whipped cream on top!
I LOVE that I can bake this in the oven and not stand over the stove flipping pieces of bread one or two at a time!
Andrea Metlika says
Oh my, this sounds delightful! Can't wait to make this delicious breakfast!
This looks amazing! Can't go wrong with French Toast. Excited to make this one with eggnog. Love that Holiday vibe.
I love anything with eggnog, so this French toast sounds good to me.
The best way to have French toast during the winter season. Yummy!
Every year we buy a little eggnog to drink and never finish it all. This is the perfect use for the leftovers!
Claudia Lamascolo says
I just found the perfect Christmas Day Breakfast thank you!
Sofia Graf says
Eggnog French Toast is a baking recipe and I have tried with ghee. Baking with ghee is alwys a better option for ghee flavor and a high smoke point. I always use grass-fd ghee, which is nutritious also.
This is a fantastic recipe! I made it Christmas morning & everyone loved it. I will definitely be making it again!
Sherry Delmenico says
I first made this on Christmas morning! Everyone loved it! I’ve made it several times since then. It’s easy & delicious, it’s a keeper! Thank you!