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!
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.
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.
Next, whisk in the eggnog. Keep whisking until all of the ingredients are well blended and smooth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eggnog French Toast
- 4 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- pinch salt
- 1½ cups eggnog
- 1 loaf brioche bread 8-10 slices
- 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
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
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.