Eggnog French Toast

Eggnog French Toast

My first Christmas back in the US last year I went a little crazy and over dosed on eggnog. This year I did better and only bought 2 cartons. Eggnog has gained in popularity in the UK but it’s the homemade variety and is often served a little too boozy for my liking.

Eggnog French Toast

I like the sweet creaminess of the kind that’s already made. If you have any leftover nog hanging around in the back of the fridge use up all your leftovers for a new year’s breakfast treat!

This is the best french toast I’ve ever made. I think it tastes better since I let the egg mixture soak for a full 10 minutes rather than giving it a quick drench. I also used homemade brioche that I made in my bread maker (it was so good but the recipe is a little tricky).

The recipe is from the new Back in the Day: Made with Love cookbook.

Eggnog French Toast


6 eggs

1 1/2 cups eggnog

1 tbs vanilla

2 tsp orange zest

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

pinch of salt

6 slices crusty bread (I used a homemade brioche loaf)

4 tbs unsalted butter

1/4 cup olive oil

Powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs, eggnog, vanilla, orange zest, cinnamon, nutemg and salt.
  2. Place the bread in a single layer in a large baking dish. Pour the egg mixture over the bread and leave to soak for 10 to 15 minutes. Flip the bread over so both sides are soaked.
  3. In a heavy bottomed skillet heat half the butter and olive oil over medium heat until it begins to sizzle. Place 3 slices in and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  4. Place the rest of the butter in the skillet and cook the remaining bread. Serve with maple syrup and dusted with powdered sugar.

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1 Comment

  1. I love eggnog and it’s the US version I prefer too. Like you say, sweet and creamy. This French toast looks so good I wish I had some nog left over!
    Happy New Year when it arrives Kelly x


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