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This is one of my favorite ways to use up some of that eggnog that inevitably ends up in my refrigerator each holiday season. French toast is always a winner in my house and eggnog and seasonal spices add a festive touch.
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 gazillion things you can do with it besides drink it. French toast is one of those things – and a very, very good one.
The thick texture of the stuff, which is precisely what makes my husband gag (sorry), also happens to make it perfect for coating your slices of bread. The unique eggnog flavor comes through and makes it a little different than your average French toast. Eggnog French Toast tastes like the holidays.
The ingredient list – eggs, ground nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla extract, thick sliced bread, and good old eggnog. My store carries this Texas Toast which is a really nice choice when making French Toast but you can use whatever you like. I’d go with a thick sliced bread or a loaf that you can slice up yourself.
Whisk together two eggs, a cup of eggnog, 1/2 cup of milk, a teaspoon of vanilla, and a 1/4 teaspoon each of nutmeg and cinnamon in a shallow dish like this pie plate.
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 non-stick cooking spray. Cook over medium heat for a couple of minutes, until nicely browned on one side. You can also do this in batches, in a pan on the stove, but I love my electric griddle for making a lot all at once.
Flip ’em over and cook for two or three more minutes on the reverse side. And, that my friends is all there is to it!
Serve with powdered sugar, warm maple syrup, and berries if you can get them. We still have some pretty nice berries available here in California which I realize is not the norm for many parts of the country at this time of year. Aaahhh, California.
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 way to consume it.
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup eggnog
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 8 pieces of thickly sliced bread Texas toast, French bread, brioche, challah
- Powdered sugar
- Maple syrup
- Coat griddle with non-stick cooking spray or butter.
- Whisk together all ingredients through cinnamon in a shallow dish or pie plate. Lay a piece of bread in the egg mixture, turning over to coat both sides. Allow excess to drip off back into dish and then transfer the coated bread to prepared griddle. Cook for a couple of minutes on each side till lightly browned and toasted.
- Serve with powdered sugar and warm maple syrup.