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How to Make French Toast With Eggnog

How to Make French Toast With Eggnog

Last Updated on 2nd February 2023 by

Eggnog, cinnamon, brown sugar: just the sound of these ingredients remind me of the best Christmas morning breakfast I would have every year at my grandma’s countryside cottage. French toast with eggnog are typical winter morning breakfasts.

Eggnog toasts are delicious quick meals. Eggnog is extremely nutritious and beneficial for health. It is high in calcium, protein, and vitamins. Today, it is sold on all supermarket shelves in Canada and the United States.

So if you have a day-old Portuguese bread lying in your fridge, and some eggnog, why not make French Toast with eggnog. The rich dressing makes the toast spicy and delicious. 

Greek yogurt, smoothie, scrambled eggs, frittatas, sausages all complement this perfectly sweet French toast breakfast. 

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French Toast With Eggnog Recipe

This recipe takes 15 minutes of preparation time and 5 minutes of cooking time. It makes five to six servings.  


  • 1 ½ cups Eggnog
  • 1 ½ tbsp ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin pie
  • 2 whole eggs, beaten
  • 10-12 slices French bread
  • Unsalted butter


  • Step 1: Mix eggnog, cinnamon, eggs, pumpkin pie spice together in a mixing bowl until blended. Then, pour the mixture into a shallow plate. One egg for a quarter cup of eggnog is the ideal ratio to achieve a desirable consistency. Too much dairy can ruin the dish and can result in soggy French toasts. 
  • Step 2: Heat a pan and lightly grease it with unsalted butter. You can also use an electric skillet. 
  • Step 3: Dip the bread gently into the shallow plate. Ensure both sides of the bread get coated evenly with the mix.
  • Step 4: Place the bread slices into the pan. Let cook until light brown on each side and remove from the skillet. Keep warm in a serving dish until the rest is cooked. 
  • Step 5: Serve hot with maple syrup or berries.

Tips For Making French Toast With Eggnog Recipe Great

If you don’t feel like using rum in eggnog recipes, you can substitute with vanilla extract. 

The bread slices must be thick. Slices must be strong enough to support the weight of the dressing you prepared. Slices that are too thin can’t hold on to the mixture and may shatter to pieces.

You can use any bread – Portuguese or Italian – as long as the thickness is right. You can also buy the loaf and slice it into pieces with adequate thickness when you get home. All you need to do to make perfect French toast is to ensure the bread is slightly stale.

It would help if you don’t use fresh bread. Bread should be left out on a baking sheet overnight to give it time to be stale just in time for breakfast. If you use fresh bread, your French toast will turn out soggy.  It is the bread that is the star of this recipe. 

You should also try flavored eggnog, for example, pumpkin eggnog. However, since I did not have it, I ended up using pumpkin pie instead. 

You can also top Eggnog toast with berries, maple syrup, or powdered sugar. Those of you who are wondering about the size of the dish should know that it is about 9 “x13”. 

Pro tip: Predetermine when you make eggnog toasts for breakfast. Put some more effort into the dinner and the next morning, do little to nothing to prepare your delicious breakfast. Thank me later!

Alternative Recipes

Oven-Baked Eggnog French Toast Recipe

The eggnog French toast casserole recipe is easily the best breakfast for days when you want to have something sweet, but do not feel like having pancakes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Using a brush, grease a casserole dish with unsalted butter. Arrange bread slices on the dish. Whisk together eggnog, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, cloves. Now that you are done, pour the mixture on top of each bread slice.

Carefully pour the mixture and ensure all of the bread is covered with the mix—Bake for thirty minutes. Let the toast cool down. Finally, serve the baked French toast warm with maple syrup. 

Rum Eggnog French Toast Recipe

Let us look at the eggnog French toast recipe that uses rum. Place a large cast-iron skillet on the burner and it warms up on medium flame. Whisk rum, spices, eggs, sugar, and eggnog in a bowl. When you know the pan is hot, add butter onto it.

Soak each bread slice into the whisked mixture before placing them onto the pan. Let both sides turn into a shade of brown before you remove the bread slice from the pan. Repeat this for the rest of the bread slices and serve with maple syrup. Enjoy your ten-minute delicacy. 

Let me also walk you through another version of this recipe which you can try when you have pre-decided your breakfast menu the previous night. This one calls for refrigeration.

Place bread slices in the tray and drizzle the eggnog mix atop it generously. You will see the mixture overflowing but luckily it will get absorbed by the bread when refrigerated overnight. Cover the tray and refrigerate and leave overnight.

Take the tray out of the refrigerator and prepare it for baking—Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Prep a jelly roll pan with butter. Place the bread slices into the pan. Arrange them in a layer. Send the pan into the oven.

Let bake for fifteen minutes until the color changes to a beautiful crisp brown. Carefully remove the tray from the oven. The golden beauties are ready to be served. Complement the freshly basked toast with your favorite berries. Enjoy!

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Pauline Loughlin
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I'm Pauline, a mother of four grown children, my passion for cooking stemmed from the joy i get cooking for my family. I love to try new dishes, especially when dining out but creating and sharing my own recipes is my favourite thing to do!

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