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Eggnog French Toast is made with thick slices of bread dipped in an eggnog mixture and cooked until golden brown and delicious. Perfect for Christmas breakfast, brunch or special occasions during the holiday season!

eggnog french toast with cinnamon and whipped cream on plate

One of our favorite drinks to enjoy during the holiday season is eggnog, and when it starts popping up in the grocery stores, the kids get super excited.

We use eggnog in many delicious recipes, including Eggnog Pie, Eggnog Dip, Eggnog Cheesecake, eggnog pancakes, eggnog donuts, eggnog fudge and this easy homemade eggnog French toast recipe.

This easy French toast recipe is full of eggnog flavor and makes a fun, festive breakfast during this time of year. If you’re looking for a special breakfast for the holidays, this is it!


You only need a few simple ingredients to make this Christmas French toast recipe. They should be easy to find in your grocery store. This is also a great way to use up leftover eggnog!

  • Loaf of bread — French bread, Texas Toast, Challah bread or brioche bread are all good. Avoid thinly sliced white bread, like sandwich bread.
  • Eggs — large eggs
  • Eggnog — store-bought eggnog or homemade eggnog.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Spices — cinnamon, nutmeg and salt
  • Butter — for greasing the skillet

Pro tip – Use day old bread or leave slices out at room temperature for about an hour to dry a little. You can also dry bread in the oven on low if your bread is very fresh. This helps prevent soggy French toast.

How to Make French Toast with Eggnog

First, make the French toast batter. In a small shallow dish or large bowl, beat the eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.

beaten eggs with cinnamon and vanilla in baking dish

Next, whisk in the eggnog. Keep whisking until all of the ingredients are well blended and smooth.

whisk eggnog with eggs in baking dish

Heat a griddle, large nonstick pan, large skillet or electric skillet over medium heat until hot. We like to cook French toast on the Blackstone griddle since it cooks super fast.

Then melt a tablespoon of butter on the skillet.

Dip the bread into the egg mixture, and flip so that both sides are covered in batter. Let the excess batter drip back into the baking dish.

Cook Time

Then, place the dipped bread slices onto the hot griddle, and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes per side until both sides are golden brown.

Total cooking time depends upon how many slices of bread you are using and what size skillet or griddle you have.

cook french toast on griddle (blackstone griddle)

How to Serve

If you want to serve all of the eggnog French toast at once, place the cooked French toast on a rimmed baking sheet, and place uncovered in a 200 degree oven to keep warm until you are ready to eat.

Top your egg nog French toast with a favorite topping and add some crispy bacon on the side. A cup of coffee or hot chocolate completes this festive breakfast!

We set out butter, warm maple syrup, caramel sauce, whipped cream, powdered sugar, fresh berries and mini chocolate chips. People can pick their own toppings this way.

eggnog french toast with crispy bacon and cup of coffee on table

How to Store

Place leftover French toast in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. To freeze leftover French toast, place in zip top freezer bag or freezer safe container, and freeze for up to 3 months for best taste.


Can you reheat French toast in the toaster?

Yes. Pat it dry if there is any moisture on the toast, then heat in the toaster. You can also cook frozen French toast in the toaster. You can also reheat French toast in the microwave, air fryer or oven.

Can you save leftover French toast batter?

Yes. Place the batter in in an airtight container or cover the dish with plastic wrap and place in your refrigerator. Use within 24 hours.

5 from 3 votes

Eggnog French Toast

By: Dee
Eggnog French Toast is made with thick slices of bread dipped in an eggnog mixture and cooked until golden brown and delicious. Perfect for Christmas breakfast, brunch or special occasions during the holiday season!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch salt
  • cups eggnog
  • 1 loaf brioche bread 8-10 slices
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  • In a shallow bowl or baking dish, beat the eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt
  • Whisk in the eggnog until all ingredients are well combined
  • Heat a griddle or skillet until hot. Then, melt butter on skillet
  • Dip bread slices into batter, making sure both sides are well coated, and shake off excess batter
  • Place battered bread slices on griddle, and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until both sides are golden brown


Tip – Keep cooked French toast warm in oven on a baking sheet until all slices are cooked.
Total cooking time depends on how many pieces of toast you are making and the size of the skilled or griddle.
For best results, use thick bread like challah, brioche, Texas toast or French bread. You can leave bread out for about an hour before cooking so that it dries slightly.


Calories: 420kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.02g, Cholesterol: 310mg, Sodium: 409mg, Potassium: 184mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 957IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 165mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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This is my family’s favorite French toast recipe to enjoy during the holiday season. It’s a nice change from regular French toast and the perfect Christmas morning breakfast!

I hope you like this easy breakfast recipe as much as we do — it may become a new Christmas morning tradition! Please leave a star rating and comment if you try it!

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Recipe published in 2015 and updated in 2022.

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  1. Patrick says:

    Easy and what a great taste! Will make this often for the holiday season.5 stars

  2. Evany says:

    Yummy and a bit different than regular French toast! The kids loved it too! Yeah! More stuff to do with eggnog!5 stars

  3. Miz Helen says:

    Your French Toast looks delicious, thanks so much for sharing with us!
    Miz Helen

  4. Leigh says:

    Yum! This sounds and looks devine!

  5. Dee M says:

    That would be awesome, right?! 🙂

  6. Sagan says:

    This sounds AMAZING. Pinning – I have to try it! Why is French toast not made with eggnog ALL THE TIME?! Mmmmmmm.

  7. Dee M says:

    Aw, thanks Sandra! I love weekend breakfasts! 🙂

  8. Sandra Lee says:

    Weekend big breakfasts will soon make a return thanks to this delicious post!