Eggnog French Toast is the holiday breakfast you don’t want to skip out on! Just imagine the best french toast you’ve ever had, except the milk is replaced with eggnog. If you’re stumped on what to make Christmas morning, this Egg Nog French Toast may be the perfect fit. It’s ready in under 30 minutes, simple to make, festive, and of course delicious!
Reasons You’ll Love This Recipe
Eggnog Lovers – If you love the taste of eggnog and anything eggnog flavored, this recipe was made for you! You get just enough of that eggnog flavor in every bite.
Simple and Easy – French toast is a super simple and super filling breakfast option. Perfect for a busy holiday morning because it comes together in under 30 minutes.
More Toppings Please! – You can top this Egg Nog French Toast with anything your heart desires!
Kid Friendly – Not only do kids love french toast, its a great beginner recipe to get those kiddos in the kitchen.
Crowd Pleaser – Whether you have a few to feed, or an entire crowd to please on Christmas morning, this is a recipe everyone will enjoy.
Be careful with this recipe. It is so good, you might start putting egg nog in everything! But seriously, if eggnog is a staple in your fridge during the holiday season, you HAVE to try this Eggnog French Toast at least once before the beloved beverage leaves the shelves.
Ingredients and Substitutions
Let’s discuss how to make this recipe, as well as the ingredients that are needed. Please take note that below you will find discussion, expert tips, and answers to frequently asked questions about this recipe to help you recreate it in your kitchen. If you *just* want the recipe itself, scroll down. The full printable recipe itself, with exact measurements and instructions, is found at the bottom of this page.
- Eggnog – Any brand of eggnog will work for this recipe.
- Eggs – You’ll need about 5 large eggs for this recipe. You can use small eggs too, but if this is the case, use 6.
- Brioche Bread – Each slice of bread should be about an inch thick. If you can’t find any brioche bread, challah bread is also a great substitute. While many people swear by stale bread for French toast, I honestly always use fresh. I like to stock up on brioche at Costco, and keep it in my freezer until ready to use.
- Butter – Salted butter is what I used for this recipe, but you can use unsalted butter as well. It doesn’t make a huge difference either way.
- Spices and Seasonings – For the wet mixture, you’ll need ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and salt.
- Optional Toppings – You can top the french toast with almost anything! Some great options for toppings are cranberries, pomegranate seeds, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, or most any kind of fruit. Maple syrup and honey are great to drizzle over the top. You can also dust the eggnog french toast with cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar.
How To Make Eggnog French Toast
- To a large bowl, add the eggs, eggnog, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
- Whisk the egg mixture together until it’s fully combined, and the eggs are as smooth as possible.
- Once the wet mixture is smooth and not clumpy, grab a medium skillet and start to heat it over medium high heat. Place about 1-2 tablespoons of butter on the pan, and let it melt and coat the pan.
- Once the skillet is hot, dip a slice of the brioche bread into the liquid and let the excess liquid drip off the bread before placing it on the pan.
- Allow each side of the toast to cook until it’s golden brown on each side, or about 2-3 minutes each side.
- Remove the toast from the pan and repeat steps 3-5 for each slice of bread. Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Recipe Tips and Advice
Storage – Store these in an airtight container or large freezer bag for up to 4 days in the fridge. To reheat, you can microwave them, bake them, or even pop them in the air fryer.
Equipment – For this recipe, you’ll need a large mixing bowl, a whisk, a medium sized pan, and a spatula or tongs to flip the toast with.
Doubling the Recipe – This recipe can also be doubled very easily or cut in half depending on how many people you are trying to feed, or how many leftovers you want!
Make it – Then Bake it
If you’d prefer, you can make the french toast batter, and dip the bread the same way, but instead of pan frying it, bake it in the oven! Just preheat your oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat, or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Place your batter soaked bread on the tray and bake for 10 minutes, then flip each piece and bake for an additional five minutes. This is a great method to use if you want all the slices to come out hot at the same time.
The egg nog french toast should not sit in the batter for any longer than a few seconds. Just quickly dip each side of the bread until it’s mostly absorbed the mixture and drain of any excess before cooking.
This all depends on preference, but this recipe comes out fairly soft and chewy with a little bit of crisp on the outside. If you want it crispier, you can try using a drier, less absorbent bread. If you want it softer, try cooking the french toast on a lower heat.
This may be because your brioche bread became too stale and didn’t soak up enough of the mixture. The eggnog you are using might not be the most flavorful. And if you like a LOT of spice, feel free to double the spices in the recipe if you like.
More Recipes to Try
If you enjoyed this Egg Nog French Toast, be sure to check out some more of these similarly delicious and festive recipes.
- Brioche French Toast
- Eggnog Pancakes
- Gingerbread Pancakes
- Pumpkin Pancakes
- Hot Chocolate Pancakes
- Eggnog Bread
- Easy French Toast
- Egg Nog Crumb Cake
- Eggnog Cupcakes
Eggnog French Toast
- 5 eggs
- 1 2/3 cups eggnog
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- pinch salt
- 6 thick slices of brioche bread approximately 1" thick
- 1 tablespoon butter additional butter for pan if desired
- syrup if desired
- Place eggs, eggnog, vanilla extract, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt into a large bowl and whisk until well combined.
- Place approximately 1-2 teaspoons of butter into a medium size skillet and heat over medium heat. Once skillet is hot, dip one piece of brioche bread into the egg and milk mixture, let extra liquid drip back into the bowl, then transfer to prepared pan.
- Bake until golden on each side, approximately 2-3 minutes each. Repeat with remaining slices of bread, adding more butter to the pan as needed. Serve hot with butter, syrup and berries.
Nutrition information is estimated as a courtesy. If using for medical purposes, please verify information using your own nutritional calculator. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.