Baked Eggnog French Toast

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Cinnamon Baked French Toast is one of our favorite breakfast or brunch items-to serve and eat:) It is easy to make and our guests always rave about it. For the holiday season, I wanted to spice things up a bit so I made Baked Eggnog French Toast. I don’t like to drink eggnog straight up, but I like using it in recipes. I fell in love with it after I made my Mini Eggnog Doughnut Muffins. My dad and brother, on the other hand, drink eggnog by the gallon during the holiday season. They LOVE the stuff. They are coming to visit for Christmas so I think I will have to add this Baked Eggnog French Toast to our Christmas brunch menu. This recipe is right up their alley.

I love that you can make this Baked French Toast in advance. You can assemble everything the night before so don’t have to stress in the morning. I replaced the milk and cream with eggnog and added in nutmeg to bring out the eggnog flavor. Our house smelled like Christmas while it was baking:) The eggnog flavor isn’t overly strong, but nice. The sweet cinnamon and nutmeg streusel topping makes the French toast very decadent. Don’t skip the streusel. It really “puts the icing” on this French toast. You can serve the French toast plain, it is plenty sweet on it’s own, or you can add maple syrup.

Make your life easier this Christmas and make this Baked Eggnog French Toast. Your house will smell amazing, your guests will be impressed, and you won’t have to do any work. You can enjoy your time with family and friends…and figure out how to put together that new toy:)

Baked Eggnog French Toast

Baked eggnog French toast with a sweet cinnamon and nutmeg streusel topping. This easy French toast casserole recipe can be made in advance-making it the perfect recipe for Christmas brunch.
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Ingredients

For the French Toast:

  • 1 loaf French Bread
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups eggnog
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Streusel Topping:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter cut into pieces
  • Maple syrup-for serving optional

Instructions

  1. 1. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Tear French bread into chunks, or cut into cubes, and evenly place in the pan.
  2. 2. In a large bowl, mix together eggs, eggnog, sugar, vanilla extract, and nutmeg. Pour evenly over bread. Cover pan with saran wrap and store in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
  3. 3. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add butter pieces and cut into the dry mixture using a fork or your hands. Combine until the mixture resembles sand with a few pea sized chunks. Cover and store mixture in the refrigerator.
  4. 4. When you’re ready to bake the French toast, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove French toast from refrigerator and sprinkle crumb mixture over the top. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until the French toast is set and golden brown.
  5. 5. Serve warm with maple syrup, if desired.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I agree! I much prefer eggnog used in recipes vs. on its own. I had TJs eggnog covered almonds the other day- so good (I think I told you that on instagram ;)). This french toast looks amazing. I can almost smell it from here! And the make ahead factor gives it major bonus points

  2. Yum!!! I love french toast and this sounds like a great twist on one of my favorite breakfasts! I bought eggnog to bake goodies with. I am out, but this just might make me buy some more!

  3. I have a couple recipes set aside for baked French Toast that I wanted to substitute eggnog in. My plan is for Christmas breakfast and I will use challah bread. This makes it easier-thank you!

  4. Yummy that looks so good!! Both my husband and I love egg nog! Maria, question for you, is this soggy any? I’ve tried french toast casseroles in the past and they always seem soggy. It always seem they have too much liquid in them. Thanks!

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