Eggnog French Toast is a holiday favourite at my place. As kids, we would joke about French toast. We’d ask if it was simply known as toast in France? The answer obviously is no. In France it’s known as pain perdu.
French toast isn’t necessarily French either, and is known by many different names across Europe. It’s known as eggy bread, Spanish toast, gypsy toast and even German toast. It’s simply slices of bread that are soaked in beaten eggs, then fried. Day old bread is better to use than fresh bread, as it will soak up more egg without falling apart. You can use any bread, but I like the density of Pane di Casa, and Italian loaf with a chewy centre and a crunchy crust, perfect for French Toast.
I love drinking egg nog at Christmas time, my kids say I go too crazy for eggnog. My wife makes Eggnog French Toast during the holidays for years now. It’s a quick, filling and easy breakfast, with a subtle hint of eggnog flavour. Only 5 ingredients.
You can sprinkle with cinnamon sugar when serving Eggnog French Toast, but I prefer maple syrup and fresh whipped cream. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
Eggnog French Toast
- 5 eggs
- 2 teaspoons Nutmeg or Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 1/2 cups eggnog
- 1 loaf of Pane di Casa bread
- 2-3 teaspoons butter
Whisk together the eggs, nutmeg and eggnog until combined.
Melt 1 teaspoon of butter in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Dip 3-4 pieces of bread into the egg mixture, one at a time, until soaked. Cook the bread for about 2 minutes per side until golden brown. Repeat process until all the bread and egg mixture is used up.
Serve with maple syrup and whipped cream.
Optional: add ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract for a flavor boost