Eggnog and seasonal spices add a holiday twist to classic French toast. Eggnog French Toast is a great way to use up some of that eggnog!
My husband despises eggnog. I don’t think it’s the flavor, but more of a texture thing for him. Nonetheless, for some odd reason I can’t stop myself from buying it every year. When there’s eggnog in the fridge, you really know it’s Christmas time. It’s just so darn festive.
Thankfully, there are a many other things you can do with eggnog besides drink it. This Eggnog French Toast recipe is one of those things – and a very, very good one.
The thick texture of eggnog, precisely what my husband dislikes, makes it perfect for creating a rich French toast batter.
With the addition of some cozy spices and a little vanilla, Eggnog French Toast tastes like the holidays. The perfect choice for Christmas morning.
- Eggnog – Smooth, creamy, with a slightly thicker texture than milk. Eggnog has a rich custard flavor with a hint of nutmeg. It’s a really yummy base for French toast. Store-bought eggnog is just fine but if you’ve got homemade eggnog on hand, fantastic!
- Milk (not pictured) – I like to thin the batter with a little milk.
- Thick sliced bread – Texas Toast is a really nice choice when making French Toast. You could also use sliced brioche or buy a loaf of soft French bread or challah and slice it up yourself.
- Pure vanilla extract
- Spices – Cinnamon and ground nutmeg.
How to Make Eggnog French Toast
- Whisk together the eggs, eggnog, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg in a shallow dish. A pie plate works great!
- Coat each side of a slice of bread in the eggnog mixture, allowing the excess to drip back into the dish.
- Transfer the coated bread to a griddle that has been coated with nonstick cooking spray. Cook over medium heat for a couple of minutes, until golden brown on one side.
- Using a spatula, flip the French toast over and cook it for two or three more minutes on the other side.
You can also cook the French toast in batches in a skillet on the stove. But, I love my electric griddle when I’m cooking for a crowd.
To keep batches of French toast warm, preheat your oven to 200 degrees. As the batches cook, transfer the French toast to a rimmed baking sheet and transfer it to the oven until ready to serve.
Serve Eggnog French Toast with powdered sugar, warm maple syrup, and fresh berries. For a special treat, you can serve it with a dollop of freshly whipped cream.
Round out your breakfast or brunch menu with these recipes.
- Oven Roasted Breakfast Potatoes
- Ham and Cheese Crustless Quiche
- Pecan Sticky Buns
- Smoked Salmon Platter
Grab that eggnog and give this a try! I bet even your most determined eggnog haters will love it.
And, your eggnog lovers… well forget about it! Eggnog French Toast could be their new favorite breakfast!
Eggnog French Toast
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup eggnog
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 8 slices thickly sliced bread, Texas toast, French bread, brioche, challah
- Powdered sugar, optional
- Maple syrup, optional
- Fresh berries, optional
- Coat an electric griddle with nonstick cooking spray or butter.
- Whisk together all the ingredients through the cinnamon in a shallow dish or pie plate. Lay a piece of bread in the egg mixture, turning it over to coat both sides. Allow the excess to drip off back into dish and then transfer the coated bread to the prepared griddle.
- Cook for a couple of minutes on each side or until golden brown and toasted.
- Serve with powdered sugar, warm maple syrup, and fresh berries, if desired.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated using generic ingredients, and is an estimate not a guarantee. For more accurate results, please refer to the labels on your ingredients at home.