Christmas Eve Breakfast: Eggnog French Toast

Merry Christmas Eve all!

I started a new tradition this year, Christmas Eve Breakfast. Yes I know what you’re thinking, another family gathering to add to the list, but I’ve decided it is not one of those you dread. It is a drop in and eat, wrap some presents if you have to, drink all the coffee in the house if you please, spike the orange juice with champagne.

It is the last morning we can all admire the lit tree with the presents perfectly wrapped before the mass hysteria ripped wrapping paper and untied ribbon is strewn across the room. A set so perfect needs an equally as eloquent breakfast.

Whether it is for your Christmas Eve breakfast, or for your Christmas Day breakfast this is a festive treat that brings a little more joy to those you love.

eggnog french toast

1/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 French bread loaf sliced very thick
1 cup eggnog
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ground cinnamon
6 eggs, slightly beaten
assembling the french toast
  1. Combine brown sugar and melted butter and pour in a very thin layer on the bottom of greased a 9×13 pan. You may want to use two pans to keep the layers very thin.
  2. Arrange slices of bread in the baking dish in a single layer.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggnog,  vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Add the beaten eggs and whisk until combined. Pour the mixture over the bread slices.
  4. Preheat oven at 350*F. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let it cool slightly before serving. Top with your choice of fresh fruit, chocolate chips, icing sugar, syrups, candy canes.





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