Eggnog French Toast

Eggnog French Toast is deliciously creamy and puffy, topped with syrup and fresh berries. This recipe has a Christmas spirit in it, thanks to the eggnog, and is ready in just about 15 minutes.

What I love about this Eggnog French Toast is the holiday flavor and simplicity to make. It can be served as dessert, or for a brunch party and it’s a great way to use some Challah bread. For other great dessert ideas, check out the Best Snickerdoodle Muffins and Pineapple Upside Down Cakes.

Eggnog French Toast

Eggnog French Toast

Eggnog French Toast is hands down one of my top favorite breakfast dishes to make. The French toast is super easy to make, and it tastes way better than the restaurant version. Since we are in the holiday season, I decided to twist a bit the classical French toast by adding the seasonal flavor – eggnog. It really brings up the holiday spirit, and gives the bread a nice and flavorful aroma. 

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I used Challah bread in this recipe, as it’s puffy and works best for the French toast. However, if you are short of Challah bread, you can use your favorite type of bread. First, the crusty Challah bread is soaked in a sweet eggnog, nutmeg and cinnamon based mixture. After that, it is toasted to golden perfection and served with maple syrup and berries on top. Similarly, you can top it with your favorite toppings such as chocolate chips, whipped cream, or sprinkles.

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Eggnog French Toast

What do you need to make Eggnog French Toast?

  • 1 loaf French or Challah bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, for cooking

How to make the perfect Eggnog French Toast?

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, eggnog, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. Place a large non-stick skillet over medium heat and add the butter. When the butter is melted, dunk the bread slices in the eggnog mixture, and soak well both sides in it. After, place them in the heated skillet.
  3. Cook until golden (about 2-3 minutes each side), then flip and cook until golden on the other side too. 
  4. Serve the Eggnog French Toast slices topped with maple syrup, berries and some powdered sugar.

What is the best bread for French Toast?

While you can use any bread you prefer, the optimal one would be Brioche or Challah bread. Both types are buttery, and makes a nice foundation for the French toast.

Do you use stale bread for Eggnog French toast?

Traditionally you want to use stale bread for French toast. Making French toast with fresh, soft bread usually means you end up with soggy slices. Therefore, is best to let the bread stale, this way the moisture in it will decrease and cook up well.

How do you stale bread for French toast?

If you have fresh bread on hand, and want to stale it quickly, I recommend you slice the bread and bake in the oven on a wire rack for about 8 minutes each side at 300 F. This prevents excess moisture in the bread while keeping the breads flavor.

Eggnog French Toast

How to best serve Eggnog French Toast?

Eggnog French Toast is best to be served warm or room temperature. In addition, for extra flavor, you can add some whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream on top.

Can you freeze the Eggnog French Toast?

Yes. Cool the French Toast completely and fully wrap it in plastic wrap, tightly. After that, wrap in aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 2-3 month.

How do you reheat Eggnog French Toast?

Remove plastic wrap, but cover with foil and then reheat in oven at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until warmed through.

Eggnog French Toast Recipe Tips:

  • Best to use Challah or Brioche bread for this recipe. Because it is a sweet egg based bread, and is topped with a shiny, golden brown braid, which is perfect for this dish.  Similarly, the bread’s texture is denser, and it gets to absorb more of the milk mixture.
  • Cut the bread into thick, large pieces. This will prevent the bread from getting too soggy and breaking into small, wet pieces.
  • Additionally, you can add raisins or chocolate chips into the mixture. Best to soak the raisin in boiling water for 25-20 minutes then drain, before tossing them into the mixture.
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Eggnog French Toast
Eggnog French Toast
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Eggnog French Toast is deliciously creamy and puffy, topped with syrup and fresh berries. This recipe has a Christmas spirit in it, thanks to the eggnog, and is ready in just about 15 minutes.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Eggnog French Toast, French Toast
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 265 kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet
Ingredients
  • 1 loaf French or Challah bread thickly sliced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons butter divided, for cooking
Garnish:
  • Berries
  • Maple syrup
  • Powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, eggnog, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. Place a large non-stick skillet over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of butter. When the butter is melted, dunk the bread slices in the eggnog mixture, and soak well both sides in it. After, place them in the heated skillet.

  3. Cook until golden (about 2-3 minutes each side), then flip and cook until golden on the other side too. Add the remaining butter and cook the remaining slices.

  4. Serve the Eggnog French Toast slices topped with maple syrup, berries and some powdered sugar.
Nutrition Facts
Eggnog French Toast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 296mg 12%
Potassium 126mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 6g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 8.2%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 10.2%
Iron 10.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Eggnog French Toast

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