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This easy Eggnog French Toast Recipe is packed with holiday flavor! The perfect Christmas or New Years breakfast recipe.

Eggnog french toast stacked on a white plate

Christmas may be over, but New Year’s is just around the corner. Take advantage of that leftover Eggnog and whip up this incredible breakfast!

This recipe is so many things, but above all it is delicious. We actually aren’t even eggnog fans, but this makes its way to our brunch menu every year!

Recipe Features:

  • Quick and Easy: Comes together in under 30 minutes.
  • Minimal Ingredients: Six total.
  • Full of flavor: Even the pickiest of eaters will fall in love with this treat.
Eggnog being poured into a glass

What You’ll Need:

Every year, never fail, we are given eggnog as a gift. This year was no exception. I opened our door to find a care package from my parents with the beverage nestled safely in the middle. THIS is one of may ways to help you use up leftover eggnog.

Special thanks to my friends at St Pierre who sent me a box of their INCREDIBLE bread just before the holidays! (Not sponsored. Just love their breads).

For a full list of ingredients and measurements see the recipe card below.

Ingredients for eggnog french toast

Step by Step Instructions:

  1. Whisk together the eggs, eggnog, and spices in a shallow bowl (affiliate) that is wide enough to dip your bread. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet (affiliate) over low/medium heat. You want it to be right around, or just below, 300 degrees. Melt 1/2 tablespoon of butter or mist with cooking spray- I recommend coconut oil spray (affiliate).
  3. Dip one slice of bread into the egg mixture and turn to coat fully. Lift out of the egg mixture allowing excess to drip off.
  4. Place in your preheated pan. Cook 1 to 2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Continue with the remaining slices.
  5. Serve immediately with warmed syrup or fresh fruit.

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Eggnog french toast on a white plate surrounded by cinnamon sticks

Tips and FAQs:

Tips for Amazing Eggnog French Toast:

  • Use day old bread. This sounds odd, but day old bread will be a little dryer and able to soak up the custard. It is delicious.
  • Add grated orange zest for a pop of freshness. We do this for all of our French toast and pancake recipes during the holiday season.
  • Cook on a lower temperature. This might take a tad longer, but the French toast will cook perfectly all the way through.
  • Get creative with your toppings! Use warm maple syrup, whipped cream, or fresh fruit!

Best bread for French toast:

Really, you can make French toast with almost any bread type. Our personal favorites are challah or brioche. Both are slightly sweeter and a little more dense. Which allows them to soak up the custard and flavor.

How to make eggnog French toast overnight:

  1. Spray a 9×12 baking pan with non stick spray.
  2. Arrange the bread slices in the pan in an even layer.
  3. Whisk together the eggs, eggnog, cinnamon, and spices. Pour over the top.
  4. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  5. In the morning, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  6. Bake 30 to 40 minutes, or until golden on top.
French toast being drizzled with syrup

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Eggnog French Toast

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This easy Eggnog French Toast Recipe is packed with holiday flavor! The perfect Christmas or New Years breakfast recipe.

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch nutmeg

Instructions

    1. Whisk together the eggs, eggnog, and spices in a shallow bowl that is wide enough to dip your bread. Set aside.

    2. Heat a large skillet over low/medium heat. You want it to be right around, or just below, 300 degrees. Melt 1/2 tablespoon of butter or mist with cooking spray- I recommend coconut oil spray

    3. Dip one slice of bread into the egg mixture and turn to coat fully. Lift out of the egg mixture allowing excess to drip off.

    4. Place in your preheated pan. Cook 1 to 2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Continue with the remaining slices.

    5. Serve immediately with warmed syrup or fresh fruit.

Notes

Overnight Bake instructions:
1. Spray a 9x12 baking pan with non stick spray.
2. Arrange the bread slices in the pan in an even layer.
3. Whisk together the eggs, eggnog, cinnamon, and spices. Pour over the top.
4. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
5. In the morning, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
6. Bake 30 to 40 minutes, or until golden on top.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 2 slices
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 387Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 149mgSodium: 70mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g

Calories are an estimate provided by a third party.

This easy Eggnog French Toast Recipe is packed with holiday flavor! The perfect Christmas or New Years breakfast recipe.
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