Homemade Eggnog French Toast

This easy Homemade Eggnog French Toast is the holiday breakfast you’re looking for. Kind of like the classic french toast you know and love, but most importantly… with a much needed holiday twist! This light, buttery, super soft, and spiced treat is soaked in delicious eggnog, topped with chantilly cream, some syrup, and a dusting of sweet powdered sugar. It makes for the most delicious, a dash fancy, and super cozy addition to all of your winter days. This french toast is definitely great on its own, but equally delicious when served with a large scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream…because it also makes for a great dessert (or just because it’s totally acceptable to have ice cream for breakfast during the holiday’s)! It’s best enjoyed warm, in a large stack, and shared with friends and family…any time of the day. Breakfast, brunch, dessert – the options are endless! An added bonus? Making this delicious french toast is so easy and uses up any left over eggnog!

french toast on a white plate with greenery, more toast behind, fairy lights, and cranberries

About The Recipe

With the holiday’s, there is inevitable going to be a lot of leftovers. We tend to have quite a bit of our homemade eggnog left. Not because it’s not delicious, but because it’s rich, creamy, and really filling. It only takes about one glass to understand that. But, it’s still oh so delicious. We didn’t want to waste it!

So, we put our heads together and thought about it. It’s cream, sugar, milk, eggs, and nutmeg… It’s the perfect base for french toast! We had some leftover buttermilk sandwich bread in the fridge, too. It was perfect!

At first, I was a little skeptical. I like eggnog as much as the next person, but I’m not the biggest fan.

stacked french toast with fairy lights, glasses, and flowers behind

Now, my mind has been totally changed. This french toast is the only breakfast to be eating during the holiday’s… even past the holiday’s! It’s sweet, soft in the middle, crunchy on the outside, creamy, perfectly spiced, and so. good.

Did I mention it takes less than an hour to make? That’s right! There’s no need to let the bread soak overnight, no waiting involved. Just pour you a cup of your favorite coffee, slice some bread, dip it into eggnog, and fry.

It’s that simple!

The hardest part is gonna be keeping everyone out of it in time for you to finish it. It will instantly be a hit amongst your whole family and your friends. Just make sure you have some toppings to go with it!

Equipment Needed

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Frying Pan
  • Spatula

Ingredients

  • Sandwich Bread
  • (Non-Alcoholic) Eggnog
  • Chantilly Cream, for topping
  • Powdered Sugar, for topping
eggnog, nutmeg, and toast slices on marble counter

Instructions

In a small casserole, dip each slice of bread in the eggnog. Sprinkle with nutmeg.

Place a slice in a hot frying pan. Let brown on each side. About 2-3 minutes on each side.

five pieces of french toast on white plate

Serve with chantilly cream, powdered sugar, and a glass of eggnog!

five pieces stacked french toast with cranberries, glasses, flowers, and pitcher

What To Serve With Eggnog French Toast…

Have a crowd this holiday season? No worries! Here are a few things you can serve with this to make it taste better, but also to give you a few options with breakfast (or brunch)!

For Topping:

To Serve With:

How To Store

This recipe doesn’t store very well. You can store any leftovers in a container and heat it up the next morning, but it won’t be as good. It’ll be a bit soggy. This french toast is best when fresh!

The best way to store this is to keep everything separated, then make the day you need it!

Substitutions

  • You can use your favorite store-bought eggnog.
  • You can also use store-bought bread!
  • We used nutmeg, but cinnamon would be equally good.
french toast on a plate with glassed behind and cranberries

Expert Tips

  • Be sure to use a non-stick frying pan for the best results.
  • If you’re using homemade eggnog, don’t whip the cream, use whole milk instead of bourbon, and add vanilla!
  • Make sure your pan doesn’t get too hot! You don’t want to burn the grease or the bread.
  • This recipe doesn’t keep well.
  • Make sure the bread is thoroughly soaked before frying.

When you make this Homemade Eggnog French Toast, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

french toast on a white plate with greenery, more toast behind, fairy lights, and cranberries

Homemade Eggnog French Toast

Traci
The best winter treat! This Eggnog French Toast is so easy to make and so delicious. It's guaranteed to be your new favorite breakfast!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 180 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 quart eggnog
  • 8 slices thick cut bread
  • ground nutmeg

Instructions

  • Spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over low heat.
  • In a small square dish, pour 1 cup of egg nog.
  • Place one piece of bread in eggnog. Allow to sit 1 minute.
  • Turn over.
  • Sprinkle soaked side with nutmeg.
  • Place in preheated skilled, nutmeg side down.
  • Sprinkle nutmeg on the side that is up in the pan.
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Using a thin spatula, flip toast over and continue to cook 1-2 minutes, until golden.
  • Remove to plate, and serve immediately.

Notes

Substitutions:
  • You can use your favorite store-bought eggnog.
  • You can also use store-bought bread!
  • We used nutmeg, but cinnamon would be equally good.
Expert Tips:
  • Be sure to use a non-stick frying pan for the best results.
  • If you're using homemade eggnog, don't whip the cream, use whole milk instead of bourbon, and add vanilla!
  • Make sure your pan doesn't get too hot! You don't want to burn the grease or the bread.
  • This recipe doesn't keep well.
  • Make sure the bread is thoroughly soaked before frying.

Nutrition

Serving: 1SliceCalories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 8gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 209mgPotassium: 246mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 244IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 192mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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