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French toast has been a family favorite, and often a Sunday breakfast for years. I’ve used the same french toast recipe since I can remember, but for the holidays, I wanted to give it a little twist. So I substituted milk for eggnog and made eggnog french toast.
We thought it was delicious and are planning on making it every year during the holidays. Since December 24th is National Eggnog Day, I wanted to share this eggnog french toast recipe so you can make it for your family too.
We usually buy the store brand egg nog, but this year I tried a new one, from Southern Comfort, that I found at Target. Holy YUM! Even my 8 year old loves it.
My other two, on the other hand, refuse to drink it. I tried to tell them that it tastes a lot like melted vanilla ice cream (because that was the only way I could explain it), but they won’t give me the benefit of the doubt. Maybe next year.
While you can use any type of bread you like, I always make french toast with challah. I buy it unsliced so that I can slice it as thick as we want it and it always comes out perfect.
If you choose to use another bread, the recipe will be exactly the same, so no changes needed. But if you’ve never made french toast with challah, I highly recommend it.
I have heard that a lot of people soak their bread in the refrigerator overnight in a covered dish, but I haven’t personally tried that myself. I like my french toast crispy so I’m afraid it might be too soggy. If you soak yours, I would love to hear how it turns out.
Equipment Needed for Eggnog French Toast
You can make this eggnog french toast in a pan, but I use this electric griddle that I found on Amazon. It’s incredibly lightweight, non-stick and fits lots of pancakes or french toast. We often use it to cook steaks as well. It’s definitely worth the money!
It’s made by DASH, the same company that makes the mini waffle maker that’s been all over TikTok lately. I bought one after seeing someone make a pickle and cheese waffle (yes, we did try it). Although I probably won’t make those again, the waffle maker is another must have for your kitchen!
You will also need a spatula and silicone tongs. Tongs make it easier to get it into your egg and eggnog mixture without getting it all over your hands (and the counter) .
I’ve tried to show the steps in photos above for you, to make it a bit easier.
Step 1: Sliced challah bread.
Step 2: Bowl with eggs, eggnog, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract.
Step 3: Mixture from step 2 after it’s been whisked.
Step 4: One slice of bread soaking in the mixture.
Step 5: Other side of the same slice of bread soaking in the mixture.
Step 6: Soaked bread browning on the skillet.
Now that you know a little bit about our eggnog french toast, I’m excited to share our recipe.
Eggnog French ToastPrint
A holiday twist on our favorite french toast recipe. Use your left over eggnog instead of milk and create the perfect holiday breakfast dish.
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cups eggnog
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 8 slices challah bread
- butter or cooking spray
- powdered sugar and/or syrup
- Lightly grease your electric griddle with cooking spray or butter and preheat.
- Whisk together eggs, egg nog, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract, in a shallow plate.
- Dip a slice of bread into the mixture, one at a time, making sure to soak both sides.
- Transfer to griddle and cook on each side until golden brown.
- Top with powdered sugar and/or maple syrup.
You can use any bread you’d like, but we find that thick slices of challah are the best for french toast!
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 10 min
- Category: Breakfast
Keywords: french toast, eggnog, breakfast
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