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Eggnog French Toast

Enjoy a family holiday brunch with some eggnog French toast. Ready in 20 minutes with 14-16 servings!

Today we’ll be doing some breakfast or brunch. With the holidays fast approaching, you can already spy some eggnog on the shelves. And if your household is like mine, you typically won’t have any leftovers. But just in case you do, here’s an idea of a holiday brunch for the family. And even if you don’t have any leftovers, you can buy some eggnog specifically for this because everyone loves french toast.

Enjoy a family holiday brunch with some eggnog French toast. Ready in 20 minutes with 14-16 servings!

It’s a pretty simple recipe and there’s plenty of room for customizing it to your tastes. I used a whole crusty baguette but you can use other types of bread you’re used to. I’ve heard challah is wonderful for french toast. It takes about 15 minutes to cook about 14-16 slices. That’s plenty of food for everyone and you can top it with whatever you like: fruit, maple syrup, ice cream. And the best part is you get all that eggnog infused flavor.

Let’s start!

Enjoy a family holiday brunch with some eggnog French toast. Ready in 20 minutes with 14-16 servings!

Cut up your bread into thick 1″ slices because the thicker it is, the better. If you use a baguette, you should end up with about 14-16 slices, not including the end pieces. Mix your custard, which is basically some eggnog, eggs, some holiday spices and vanilla extract. Make sure to blend the egg whites well with the custard.

Enjoy a family holiday brunch with some eggnog French toast. Ready in 20 minutes with 14-16 servings!

Soak the slices for about a minute each while you’re pre-heating your pan. You can use butter, a combination of butter and oil or oil to pan-fry your french toast. Just make sure to adjust the heat as needed. If the pan starts smoking, reduce it. If it cooks too slow, up the heat.

Enjoy a family holiday brunch with some eggnog French toast. Ready in 20 minutes with 14-16 servings!

Then it’s pan-frying time! It should take about 3-4 minutes on each side. I used a regular non-stick skillet so I managed to fit about 6 slices in there and did it in batches. It’ll go faster if you have a griddle, so that’s always an option.

Enjoy a family holiday brunch with some eggnog French toast. Ready in 20 minutes with 14-16 servings!

I didn’t add any sugar to this so the french toast will be mildly sweet, a perfect vessel for some syrupy goodness. But just in case you don’t like syrup, add some sugar to the custard beforehand. You can also halve the recipe for a smaller batch for smaller families or couples.

And that’s all there is to it!

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Enjoy a family holiday brunch with some eggnog French toast. Ready in 20 minutes with 14-16 servings!

Eggnog French Toast


  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 14-16 slices

Ingredients

  • 1 baguette, sliced into 1″ slices
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Whisk eggnog with eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract and nutmeg until the custard is smooth
  2. Soak the bread slices in the batter for a minute and pan-fry in some oil or butter over medium heat until browned then flip to the other sides
  3. Dish and serve hot

Nutrition per slice with serving size of 16:

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Kelly Staple
    November 8, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    Very good! Found a whole wheat baguette and did the whole loaf so we can have it as a quick weekday breakfast as well. It will be great warmed up with some fruit after a run. Thank you!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      November 8, 2015 at 4:02 PM

      Happy you tried it, Kelly! I had tons of leftovers and my mother-in-law suggested to freeze it so I wrapped them up in foil and put them in a freezer bag. Haven’t taken them out yet but guides I’ve read said it can last up to a month in there.

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