Eggnog french toast is a delicious, cozy breakfast that fits the flavor and feel of the holidays.
The rich flavor of eggnog adds that cinnamon-nutmeg flavor we all love and gives each slice a fluffy interior with golden, crisp edges. It’s exactly what everyone will want to wake up to on Christmas day.
Christmas French Toast
Eggnog is a staple around the holidays and using it to make Christmas french toast is a great idea! I guarantee you will love this eggnog french toast since it’s a festive breakfast that’s downright dreamy with melted butter and maple syrup.
This recipe is also made with simple and minimal ingredients: eggnog, thickly sliced bread, eggs, extra cinnamon, and butter (for grilling). It’s all you need for a perfect batch of french toast.
Each bite tastes like a treat and if you’re looking for more delicious recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth, check out my Clean Treats Cookbook. It’s full of no-bake recipes, chocolate galore, and baked goods made with healthier ingredients.
Eggnog French Toast
This french toast is a perfect way to get your eggnog fix or use up any leftovers, and you can make this recipe with homemade eggnog, storebought, or a dairy-free option.
To make sure your slices of french toast are crispy on the outside and the centers are cooked through, you’ll want to use thick sliced bread, like brioche, challah, or Texas toast. Here’s a post on the best bread for french toast and the list includes a gluten-free option.
Otherwise, if you make this recipe with regular sandwich bread, don’t let the slices soak as long, about 30 seconds to a minute for each side.
Make this eggnog french toast dairy-free by using store-bought or homemade dairy-free eggnog.
How to Make Eggnog French Toast
Are you ready to make some incredible french toast for breakfast on Christmas? Good! Here’s what you need to do:
Make the liquid mixture
In a shallow dish, whisk the eggnog, eggs, and cinnamon until combined.
Get the skillet hot
In a large nonstick pan or pancake griddle, melt the butter over medium heat if using a pancake griddle that’s about 350F.
Place the slices of bread into the eggnog mixture long enough to soak the side, then flip the bread and allow it to soak for an additional 30 seconds.
Cook the french toast
Place the slices of bread in the hot pan or onto the pancake griddle and cook on one side for 3 to 4 minutes. Using a spatula, flip, and brown the other side for an additional 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown and the centers are fluffy.
Grab a plate
Stack the french toast onto a plate and top with butter and maple syrup.
Watch how I make this recipe from start to finish in the video below:
Eggnog French Toast Topping
Below are a few syrup and topping ideas you can serve with eggnog french toast that will make it an incredible holiday breakfast without taking away from the eggnog flavor.
- maple syrup
- Homemade Cinnamon Syrup
- Homemade Brown Sugar Syrup
- whipped cream
- sliced bananas
Easy Eggnog French Toast Recipe
Eggnog french toast has golden, crispy exteriors and fluffy centers with the flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 4 slices
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Stove-top
- Cuisine: American
- ½ cup eggnog
- 2 eggs
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, optional
- 4 slices thick white bread
- 2 tablespoons butter, for grilling
- In a medium bowl, combine the eggnog, eggs, and cinnamon. Whisk until everything is combined and cohesive.
- In a large nonstick pan, melt the butter over medium heat.
- Place one slice of bread into the milk mixture long enough to soak the side, then flip the bread and allow it to soak for an additional 3 seconds.
- Melt 1 tablespoon butter in the pan and place 2 slices of bread into the center of the pan. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown.
- Using a spatula, flip the French toast pieces and brown the other side for an additional 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the pan and repeat with remaining bread slice and butter.
Make this recipe dairy-freeby omitting the butter and using cooking spray to grease the pan, and use a store-bought or this homemade dairy-free eggnog recipe.
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 204
- Sugar: 6.8 g
- Sodium: 288.7 mg
- Fat: 7.9 g
- Saturated Fat: 3.8 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 28.7 g
- Fiber: 0.9 g
- Protein: 4.6 g
- Cholesterol: 119.8 mg
Keywords: french toast, eggnog, eggnog french toast
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