Eggnog French Toast is a tasty way to welcome the holiday season. It has all the best flavors of French toast with a Christmas twist. The eggnog soaks into the bread giving it a pudding-like texture that is to die for. Adults and kids alike will flock to the table to chow down! Each bite is perfectly sweetened with just the right amount of spices. You won’t be able to get enough!
This delicious breakfast is easy to put together, making it a good option for Christmas morning. Serve it on its own or with warm syrup. Either way, you have a delicious breakfast that will bring the whole family together.
Eggnog French Toast Tips & Tricks
French toast sounds fancy, but it couldn’t be easier to make. Holidays are a great time to cook with the kids, and this recipe is the perfect place to start. Even little ones can whisk together the egg mixture. Here are a few tips to help your French toast come out amazing every time.
- Blend the eggs into the eggnog mixture as much as possible. This prevents overly “eggy” toast. If you prefer, you can do this in your blender.
- Thick bread is best as it can hold the eggnog mixture without breaking. French bread, brioche, English muffin bread (used in these photos), and Texas Toast are all suitable options.
- You can make the eggnog mixture the day (or night) before you make your Eggnog French Toast. This allows for easy meal prep the next day. I don’t recommend dipping the toast in advance, though, because the bread breaks apart.
- If you don’t feel like using your stovetop, you can always cook your breakfast in a large baking dish. Set the oven to 350℉ and bake for 20-30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- Substitute the coconut sugar for whatever sweetener you have on hand. Honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, or stevia (to taste) are some of my favorites.
- Eggnog French Toast is one of the best ways to use up almost stale bread. Once it crisps, no one knows the difference!
- Cook the French toast on a hot, well-greased skillet. This step takes only a couple of extra minutes and can save you a lot of frustration. I have to re-grease between batches. You can use butter, coconut oil, olive oil, or cooking spray.
The best breakfasts come together with less than ten ingredients. Eggnog French Toast requires just 7, making it extra-fabulous. Here’s what you need to add to your shopping cart.
Many people shy away from French toast because they believe it’s too soggy. This is most likely because they’re using the wrong type of bread. For best results, choose thick, soft bread. Homemade bread is one of the best-tasting choices when sliced thickly.
Plenty of eggs give the Eggnog French Toast the perfect texture. French toast would be overly soggy without eggs, as cooked eggs soak up excess liquid. Beating the eggs before adding them to the rest of the liquid helps them incorporate better.
Use your favorite eggnog or even a homemade recipe. Even those who aren’t huge eggnog fans seem to love this recipe. Just don’t tell them what’s in it beforehand.
Pumpkin Pie Spice.
This ingredient is a game-changer for those who love warm flavors but don’t want to add three different spices. You can find pumpkin pie spice at your local grocery store or whip up your own. This mix of ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg is heavenly.
The vanilla extract gives the Eggnog French Toast a fun twist. Some say it’s the secret ingredient to a fabulous breakfast. I prefer using pure vanilla extract, but you can use whatever you have on hand. Rum extract is also an excellent option.
This decadent sweetener is made from coconut sap. It has a deep, dark flavor similar to brown sugar. It’s lower-glycemic, which balances out the French toast toppings. If you don’t want sweet French toast, eliminate the sweetener. The eggnog is sweet enough for some people.
A hint of sea salt balances the rest of the flavors and adds a savory note. You can also sprinkle a little salt over the top of the French toast for a gourmet touch.
How to Make Eggnog French Toast
Breakfast in under 30 minutes; what could be better? Serve Eggnog French Toast alongside bacon or sausage to add extra protein. Here’s how this delicious breakfast comes together.
Step One: Create the Custard Mix
Place the beaten eggs, eggnog, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, coconut sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk until smooth.
Step Two: Soak the Bread
Soak the bread slices in the eggnog mixture. The easiest way to do this is to use a fork or tongs. This allows the excess batter to flow off the toast while still coating it evenly. Set aside until ready to cook.
Step Three: Cook the Eggnog French Toast
Preheat a large skillet over medium-low heat and grease with butter or coconut oil. Lay 2-3 slices of prepared bread in the pan and fry for 1-2 minutes on either side until golden and crisp.
Place in a warm oven while you make the rest of the batch.
Step Four: Serve and Enjoy
Serve warm with syrup and butter. Add whipped cream and berries if desired. Enjoy!
Additional Breakfast Ideas
Want more delicious breakfasts? Try one of these tasty recipes.
Pistachio Cinnamon Rolls. These fun cinnamon rolls are a unique twist on a classic recipe. A crunchy pistachio filling, fluffy dough, and sweet, creamy icing. Heaven on a plate. My family enjoyed these for Easter, but they’re great all year.
Pecan French Toast Casserole. If you like Eggnog French Toast, you’ll love this nutty French toast casserole. It’s easy to make and looks, gourmet.
Peanut Butter Overnight Oats. Overnight oats are a healthier option that always tastes great. Serve warm or cold; the choice is yours. Many kids say this tastes like pudding.
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6-8 slices of Texas toast, homemade bread, or English muffin bread
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups eggnog
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
⅛ teaspoon salt
- Place the beaten eggs, eggnog, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, coconut sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk until smooth.
- Soak the bread slices in the eggnog mixture and set aside.
- Preheat a large skillet over medium-low heat and grease with butter or coconut oil. Lay 2-3 slices of prepared bread in the pan and fry for 1-2 minutes on either side until golden and crisp.
- Place in a warm oven while you make the rest of the batch.
- Serve warm with syrup and butter. Add whipped cream and berries if desired. Enjoy!