When you’re done opening presents, treat yourself and your loved ones to some homemade Eggnog French Toast on Christmas morning! Thick slices of bread are soaked in a delicious eggnog mixture that’s sweet, spiced, and downright delectable. Fire up the griddle and start flippin’!

Syrup is being poured on top of a stack of french toast.

Eggnog French Toast

There’s an age old Christmas question – will you be having hot cocoa or eggnog?! I think I’ve finally created the perfect solution if you’re anything like me and can’t possibly choose between the two. Why not make french toast that’s rich with deliciously spiced eggnog flavor, and enjoy a hot mug of Homemade Hot Cocoa! That way you get the best of both worlds, and all those cozy Christmas feelings first thing in the morning.

Eggnog isn’t the only ingredient this french toast is dipped in before being cooked to golden brown perfection. Cinnamon and nutmeg compliment the classic spiced flavor of eggnog, while maple syrup enhances the sweetness even further.

Just make sure you buy real maple syrup, not that artificial pancake syrup in the plastic bottle! Real maple syrup does wonders for the overall flavor of the french toast, and perfectly compliments the eggnog.

I know what you may be thinking, too. On Christmas morning, you’re going to be way too busy tossing out ripped up wrapping paper and assembling new toys for your kids to make a homemade breakfast!

But that’s where you’re delightfully wrong. This festive french toast is SO easy to make, and it’s not time consuming at all. Simply dip the bread, fry it, then flip it. It’s an easy way to make Christmas morning even more special!

We love to make this French toast recipe with this homemade Brioche Bread Recipe and fresh eggnog but your favorite store-bought products work equally well.

A dollop of whipped cream and cranberries are placed on a stack of eggnog french toast.

How to Make It

Make the eggnog mixture. In a wide shallow bowl, whisk together the eggnog, eggs, syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and salt.

Dip the bread. Dip each bread slice in the egg mixture and allow to soak for 30 seconds on each side. Transfer to a baking sheet to allow the mixture to soak all the way through the bread.

Melt that butter! Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a non-stick griddle pan over medium high heat.

Cook and flip. Place four slices of dipped bread in the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2-3 minutes. Flip the bread over and continue cooking for an additional 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.

Keep warm. Transfer to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm or transfer to a warmed oven. Repeat with remaining bread slices.

Enjoy! Serve immediately with powdered sugar, fruit or maple syrup, if desired.

A stack of french toast is presented with cream and berries on a white plate.

What kind of bread should I use?

Thick sliced bread is the way to go! When you have a good, thick bread slice, it’ll actually soak up the eggnog mixture without getting soggy. Brioche or challah are always great choices when making french toast.

Why is my french toast burning?

If your french toast is burning, there could be a few reasons why. First off, make sure your heat is set to medium high heat. If it’s too hot, it’ll burn the soaked bread before it has a chance to cook through. Also, if you don’t butter the pan before frying up your french toast, it could burn because of that as well. With that being said, wipe the pan carefully with a paper towel and add more butter as needed – if the butter burns into little black bits, those will attach to your french toast and give it a burned flavor.

Can I freeze eggnog french toast?

Yes, you sure can! To freeze this french toast, make sure it’s first completely cooled to room temperature. Then, layer each individual slice with wax paper and keep it all stored in an airtight freezer bag. It’s important to use wax paper (or aluminum foil if that’s what you have on hand) to place between each slice of bread, because you don’t want the slices to stick together.

A stack of french toast is presented on a round white plate with berries and cream.

Enjoy all of the BEST breakfast recipes this holiday season!

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A stack of french toast is presented on a round white plate with berries and cream.

Get the Recipe: Eggnog French Toast

The perfect, easy breakfast for the holiday season! Eggnog French Toast is simple to make and tastes just like the spices you'll find in your favorite eggnog recipe.
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 8 1/2- inch slices hearty, sturdy bread (Brioche and Challah work well)
  • 1 cup Eggnog
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Equipment

  • skillet

Instructions 

  • In a wide shallow bowl, whisk together the eggnog, eggs, syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and salt.
  • Dip each bread slice in the egg mixture and allow to soak for 30 seconds on each side. Transfer to a baking sheet to allow the mixture to soak all the way through the bread.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a non-stick griddle pan over medium high heat.
  • Place four slices of dipped bread in the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2-3 minutes. Flip the bread over and continue cooking for an additional 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Transfer to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm or transfer to a warmed oven. Repeat with remaining bread slices.
  • Serve immediately with powdered sugar, fruit or maple syrup, if desired.
Calories: 150kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 128mg, Sodium: 218mg, Potassium: 116mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 413IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 80mg, Iron: 1mg