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.
More Breakfast Recipes You’ll Love
- Eggnog French Toast Casserole – just as delicious as this eggnog french toast but as a make-ahead casserole version.
- Crockpot Breakfast Casserole – eggs, hash browns, bacon, and sausage, all in one easy breakfast that cooks overnight in the slow cooker.
- Mexican Breakfast Casserole – prep this zesty breakfast casserole with chorizo the night before, then bake in the morning.
- Homemade Peppermint Coffee Creamer – perfect for a festive coffee on Christmas morning!
- Chocolate Pancakes – quick, easy, classic, and delicious!
Eggnog French Toast
- 8 slices bread
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup eggnog
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 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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