Christmas Eggnog French Toast
Eggnog was always a favorite holiday beverage of mine. My Papa always made it fresh. Rarely did we have store bought. As my kids got older, they too enjoyed this tasty treat that Great-Papa would make them when we visited for the holidays.
Christmas morning breakfast always consisted of "French toast bake." A dish you prepare the night before, then bake in the oven in the morning while the kids opened their presents.
Since eggnog was a favorite, I adapted for our new tradition!
Hope you enjoy!
1 cbrown sugar, firmly packed
1 1/2 tspvanilla extract
1shot rum (alcohol cooks out)
1loaf french or italian bread, cut in 1 inch slices
How to Make Christmas Eggnog French Toast
- *** If using glass, use a tempered glass 9X13 pan, spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a small saucepan, add brown sugar and butter. Cook over medium heat and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and pour into baking dish.
- In separate bowl, add eggs, vanilla, & milk, & optional Rum. Whisk together.
- In a small bowl mix together flour cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
Whisk into whisked egg mixture.
- Dip bread into eggnog mix & place over brown sugar/ butter mixture. Pour any remaining eggnog mix overtop bread.
- Cover with foil, and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, remove from refrigerator. Bring to room temp While preheating oven to 350 degrees F.
Bake @ 350 degrees F, covered 25-30 minutes. Then remove foil and bake uncovered 5-10 minutes.
Serve with warm Maple Syrup.