Eggnog French Toast is a holiday classic. An easy breakfast that takes minutes to prepare with egg, nutmeg and eggnog. Make this extra special with brioche as a holiday treat!
Eggnog French Toast is a holiday favorite at my place. A Christmas morning breakfast that we all enjoy after opening up our presents. Christmas Day is a day of eating. After opening the presents (and breakfast), we go to church then start preparing our Christmas feast! Always a food coma at my house! I love this Eggnog French Toast recipe because it reminds me of the holidays.
I recently discovered that not everyone knows what eggnog is! While it's very popular in North America, here in Australia, it's just starting to get more popular. When we first moved here, we had to hunt to find supermarkets that sold it and if it was in stock. I'm so glad I can find it almost anywhere now.
Eggnog is a sweet dairy beverage made with milk, cream, sugar and eggs, and served with nutmeg and cinnamon. Homemade eggnog will often have brandy or rum added into it. For this recipe, I use non-alcoholic eggnog bought from the store. Check out my non-alcoholic homemade Eggnog recipe which works great as well!
What Do They Call French Toast in France?
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.
How to Make Eggnog French 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, sometimes I use an Italian bread. But it tastes best using sliced Brioche bread, light and fluffy, great for soaking up the egg to make French Toast. Brioche has a high butter and egg content, which complements this recipe perfectly.
- Whisk together the eggs, nutmeg and eggnog.
- Dip bread into egg mixture until it's completely covered.
- Cook the bread for about 2 minutes per side on medium heat until golden brown.
- Repeat until all the egg mixture is used up. Serve immediately.
- Add ½ teaspoon of vanilla extra in the egg batter
- Day old bread is best for French Toast
- Substitute nutmeg with Pumpkin Pie Spice or Ground Cinnamon
How to Serve French Toast
You can sprinkle with cinnamon sugar when serving Eggnog French Toast, but I prefer maple syrup and fresh whipped cream. Some people add cinnamon to the whipped cream, but I think that's cinnamon overload. A sweetened whipped cream balances out rich flavor of this holiday breakfast treat. Living in Australia, our Christmas is in the summer, which I serve this with fresh berries.
Holiday Recipes You'll Love
- Homemade Eggnog without Alcohol
- Australian Recipe: White Christmas Slice
- Citrus Roast Turkey
- Glühwein - Mulled Wine
Eggnog French Toast is the perfect Christmas morning breakfast. Delicious and easy to make. Made with cinnamon and nutmeg, served with maple syrup and whipped cream. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
- 6 eggs
- 2 teaspoons Nutmeg or Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 ½ cups eggnog
- 1 loaf of Brioche 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 a piece of bread into the egg mixture until covered on both sides. Cook the bread for about 2 minutes per side until golden brown.
- Serve with maple syrup and whipped cream or fresh berries.
Peter, my mouth is watering ! This looks so delicious. This is a winner 🙂 Happy New Year to you and yours 🙂 Hope it will be a good one.
Thanks Lynne for your kind words! Happy New Year to you as well, hoping for a fantastic 2016! 🙂
Thank you so much 🙂
This looks absolutely delicious and yum..
Thanks Neethu! Happy New Year!
Oh wishing you a very very happy new year..????????????
Wow I have never had eggnog French toast..they sound delicious!! Even I remember questioning the origin of French toast as a Kid ???? thanks for the info.
You're welcome. It's so tasty, as a food with humble peasant beginnings to a meal that's become little bit fancy with adding eggnog! 🙂
Yes please, YUM!! French toast and bread pudding are my favorite way's to use leftover egg nog.
Cooking For The Time Challenged
How you make this into a work of art, I do not know. Gorgeous!????
Wow, thanks for your kind words! Some days I really struggle to take a nice photo! Great feedback! 🙂 Happy New Year!
Cooking For The Time Challenged
I love your photos. No joke, I was just thinking about how great they are! Happy New Year!
Sounds delicious! I've never had egg nog French Toast ... would love to make this! 🙂
Thanks Anna! You need to try this while they still sell egg nog during the holidays in stores!! 🙂
Yes, that's very true! Thanks, Peter! All the best to you and your family for a beautiful New Year 2016!
Thanks Anna, and to you and yours as well! 🙂