Eggnog French Toast is extra fluffy with golden edges, a hint of nutmeg and a delicious eggnog flavor. Served with maple syrup and whipped cream – it’s the perfect breakfast for Christmas morning.
This eggnog French toast combines turns my favorite French toast recipe into the perfect breakfast recipe for the holidays. It’s fluffy and soft in the middle with golden edges and a hint of nutmeg. Just by changing the milk to eggnog makes the French toast even more delicious for Christmas morning.
Even if you aren’t a fan of drinking a glass of eggnog by the fire – I still recommend trying eggnog in desserts and treats. The flavor isn’t overwhelming or too rich. Instead, there’s a delicious hint of nutmeg and creamy taste that’s comforting and luxurious all at the same time without being overly eggnog-y. (If that makes sense….???)
Making Eggnog French Toast
This recipe is adapted from a basic French toast recipe with a few key substitutions and alterations.
- First, the milk is replaced with eggnog.
- We add nutmeg in addition to cinnamon.
- We skip adding sugar to the batter since eggnog is already sweetened.
- And there’s rum extract for a little extra holiday goodness.
I also like to add a little melted butter to my French toast batter because it creates more golden edges and adds flavor. Seriously, it’s totally worth the extra calories. (Although I’m definitely not counting over the holiday season). If you don’t have rum extract on hand, feel free to leave it out.
Pro Tip: Whenever making French toast, use bread that’s a little stale or day old. Stale bread can soak up more of the batter without getting soggy. You can also leave your bread out on the counter on a plate loosely covered overnight to help dry out the bread. I like using a thick-cut, extra fluffy white bread – such as brioche or challah for even more flavor.
We absolutely loved the flavor of this Eggnog French Toast – and if you’re looking for an easy Christmas breakfast recipe, it’s the perfect thing!
If you love eggnog, I recommend also checking out these eggnog recipes too:
Or for an easy, make-ahead version, try this overnight eggnog French toast casserole.
Eggnog French Toast
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup eggnog
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon rum extract optional
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 8-10 slices white bread thick-cut preferred
- oil or non-stick cooking spray for frying
- In a large shallow-bottom bowl, whisk together the eggs.
- Whisk in the eggnog, melted butter, vanilla extract, rum extract, ground nutmeg and ground cinnamon. If your butter forms clumps, it's ok - it'll melt when you fry the French toast.
- Heat an electric griddle to 350F degrees, or heat a large frying pan to medium heat. Drizzle with oil or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Submerge a piece of bread in the batter, then flip and submerge the other side. Shake off any extra batter and place on the heated griddle or frying pan. Fry on one side until golden (about 2-3 minutes), then flip to the other side and continue frying until golden. Repeat with the process with all of the bread.
- Serve warm with maple syrup, whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.