Holiday Brunch Delight: Eggnog French Toast Recipe
Welcome to a festive twist on a breakfast classic that will make your holiday mornings or any chilly day feel extra special—Eggnog French Toast! Whether you’re looking to spruce up your Christmas day brunch with something uniquely delicious, or searching for a creative way to use up leftover eggnog, this recipe is a delightful solution. Combining the rich, comforting flavors of eggnog with the beloved texture of French toast, this dish promises to bring smiles and warmth to your table.
So, grab your apron, and let’s dive into the sweet, eggnog-infused world of French toast making, complete with easy-to-follow steps, tips for the perfect toast, and serving suggestions to impress your guests.
What You’ll Need
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup eggnog
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon (optional, but recommended for that extra holiday spice)
- 6 slices of regular white bread (day-old bread works wonders)
- Butter or margarine for cooking
- Syrup and additional margarine for serving
- A shallow bowl for dipping
- A skillet or griddle
- A spatula
Step-by-Step Eggnog French Toast
Preparing Your Dip
- Mix the Magic: In your shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, eggnog, vanilla extract, and cinnamon until well combined. If your eggnog is particularly thick, feel free to thin the mixture with a few tablespoons of regular milk for optimal bread saturation.
Dipping and Cooking
- Dip It Right: Heat your skillet or griddle over medium heat and add a dab of butter or margarine. While it’s heating, dip each slice of bread into the eggnog mixture, ensuring both sides are well coated but not overly soggy.
- Golden Perfection: Place the dipped bread slices onto the hot skillet. Cook each side for about 2-3 minutes or until each side is golden brown and slightly crispy. Repeat with the remaining slices, adding more butter to the skillet as needed.
- Sweet Toppings: Serve your Eggnog French Toast hot from the skillet, topped with a pat of margarine and a generous drizzle of syrup. For an extra festive touch, sprinkle with powdered sugar or a dash of cinnamon.
- Fruit Companions: Fresh berries, sliced bananas, or a dollop of apple sauce can add a refreshing contrast to the rich flavors of the eggnog.
- Creamy Additions: A scoop of whipped cream or a side of vanilla yogurt can complement the toast’s eggnog flavor beautifully.
Tips for the Perfect Eggnog French Toast
- Bread Choice Matters: While regular white bread is a classic choice, feel free to experiment with brioche, challah, or any sturdy bread that can hold up to the eggnog dip without falling apart.
- Don’t Overcrowd the Skillet: Cook in batches if necessary to ensure each slice has enough room to cook evenly.
- Keep It Warm: If cooking for a crowd, keep your finished French toast warm in a low oven until ready to serve.
Conclusion: A Toast to Tradition with a Twist
Eggnog French Toast is more than just a recipe; it’s a celebration of holiday flavors and cozy mornings spent with loved ones. This simple yet delightful dish offers a unique way to enjoy the season’s signature drink beyond the glass. Whether you’re gathering for a festive brunch or savoring a quiet, snowy morning, this eggnog-infused treat is sure to fill your home with holiday cheer and delicious aromas.
So, here’s to creating new traditions, one slice of Eggnog French Toast at a time. Happy holidays and happy cooking!
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1/2 cup eggnog
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon optional
- 6 slices of regular white bread
- In a small bowl that will allow easy bread dipping, combine eggs, eggnog, vanilla, and cinnamon. Depending on your eggnog consistency, you may want to add a few tablespoons regular milk.
- Dip each slice of bread in the mixture on each side.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat with a small amount of butter/margarine and cook each side about 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve with margarine and syrup if desired.