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christmas eggnog french toast

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Megan Todd
Warren, OH

When I became a mommy, it was important to me to carry on my family traditions for my children. 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!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We love traditions, especially if this French toast recipe is part of it. This is divine! The brown sugar mixture on the bottom gives the bread a buttery, caramel flavor. Mixed with the eggnog soaked into bread makes for a special treat. It's a super easy breakfast for Christmas morning since the work is done the day before. This is so good, it may become a Christmas tradition for your family, too.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 8 Hr 15 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For christmas eggnog french toast

  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 c
  • 8 lg
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
  • 1 1/2 oz
    rum, optional
  • 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • pinch salt
  • 1
    loaf French or Italian bread, cut into 1-inch slices

How To Make christmas eggnog french toast

  • Brown sugar and butter poured into the baking dish.
    In a small saucepan, add the brown sugar and butter. Cook over medium heat and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and pour into a baking dish, or any tempered glass 9x13-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Eggs, vanilla, milk, and rum mixed in a bowl.
    In a separate bowl, add the eggs, vanilla, eggnog, and rum, if using. Whisk together.
  • Flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt mixed into eggs.
    In a small bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Whisk into the egg mixture.
  • Bread and egg mixture added to baking dish.
    Dip bread into eggnog mix and place onto the brown sugar/ butter mixture. Pour any remaining eggnog mix overtop bread.
  • Baking dish covered with foil.
    Cover with foil, and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, remove from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature while preheating the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Drizzling syrup over the french toast.
    Bake while covered 25-30 minutes. Then remove foil and bake uncovered 5-10 minutes. Serve with warm maple syrup.