Eggnog French Toast


Some of you may be thinking it’s a little early to be getting out the eggnog but I think November safely qualifies for serving up eggnog. This Eggnog French Toast makes for the perfect holiday breakfast, Thanksgiving or Christmas. Not only does it taste truly delicious but, just like other french toast recipes, it is unbelievably easy to make. It only requires 5 ingredients! Those are my kind of breakfasts because I’m not a morning person, so when I have guests to feed I’m all about easy breakfast recipes. I’d like to start sharing more overnight recipes, I’m sure there is someway this could be turned into an overnight eggnog french toast casserole.

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Really it’s not best with pomegranate arils (kind of an odd flavor combo to do pomegranate and eggnog) I only added them to make it look more festive and fancier, sparkling cranberries would be good for decoration too.

I’m sure I will be turning to this french toast recipe many times this season. It tastes just like eggnog but in perfectly golden and buttery french toast form. Serve this up with sweetened whipped cream (a holiday must right?) and those irresistible slices of salty, crisp bacon we all crave, and you’ve got a holiday meal worth remembering.Enjoy!


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Eggnog French Toast

Yield: About 12 slices

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups eggnog
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp rum extract
  • 12 slices Texas toast (or other white bread like challah or french bread)


  1. Preheat an electric griddle to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together eggnog, eggs, nutmeg and rum extract until very well blended. Pour mixture into a 11 by 7-inch baking dish (or other similar sized shallow baking dish) and dip bread 2 slices as a time into mixture, then rotate and coat opposite side (I also like to gently squeeze to soak to the center, then lift and gently squeeze again to remove excess). Transfer to buttered griddle and cook until bottom is golden brown then flip and cook opposite side until golden.
  2. Serve warm with maple syrup and sweetened whipped cream if desired.
  3. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

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  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: I want to come to your house for breakfast! Okay actually for any meal :) Beautiful, and this will be a hit just like your pumpkin french toast! Such great step shots and just so pretty! November 10, 2014 at 4:41pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Averie! November 10, 2014 at 8:15pm Reply

  • Leslie: Yum, I love French toast! I made some this morning. I think your might be better though. Thanks for sharing! November 10, 2014 at 6:32pm Reply

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.: This is the perfect Christmas morning breakfast! November 10, 2014 at 9:19pm Reply

  • Sam @ PancakeWarriors: Eggnog is my holiday weakness. I simply cannot resist it or recipes made with it. I can only guess how good this is with the rum extract – I’m coming to your house for breakfast! YUM. Thanks for sharing. November 10, 2014 at 11:16pm Reply

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet: I am all about Christmas flavors already! This French toast sounds amazing! Such a pretty breakfast! November 11, 2014 at 7:27am Reply

  • Abbie @ Needs Salt: There’s nothing quite like homemade french toast on Christmas morning! These look so festive and stellar. Pinning! November 11, 2014 at 8:47am Reply

  • Matt Robinson: I could literally drink eggnog all year long, love it. And these are so awesome, can’t wait to make these for my boys! November 11, 2014 at 9:47am Reply

  • Tea Yoga Me: This looks incredible!!! I love eggnog anything and can’t wait to try this out – thanks!

    xx November 11, 2014 at 3:27pm Reply

  • Melissa: Brilliant idea! I will totally save some eggnog to make these! November 11, 2014 at 4:41pm Reply

  • Ambar: Its never too early!! Great recipe! November 11, 2014 at 6:28pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): Gorgeous, this would make a perfect Christmas morning breakfast! November 11, 2014 at 6:43pm Reply

  • Krystle(Baking Beauty): It’s never too early for Christmas/eggnog recipes. Hope I can find it at the store to try this looks yummy. Pinned! November 11, 2014 at 8:43pm Reply

  • Chichi: Looks really delicious November 12, 2014 at 3:54am Reply

  • Natasha of Jaclyn that looks crazy yummy! Loving the eggnog version. That with my morning coffee = bliss :) Pinned! November 12, 2014 at 1:51pm Reply

  • Alana: Love the addition of the pomegranate seeds. Looks delicious! November 12, 2014 at 3:07pm Reply

  • ATasteOfMadness: I only know of one other person, apart from myself, who likes eggnog. Oh well, more for me! November 12, 2014 at 9:47pm Reply

  • lindsey: YUM. These look amazing & perfect for the holidays! November 22, 2014 at 5:33am Reply

  • Lena: My man and I don’t have much but on Christmas morn I am going to prepare this scrumptious looking eggnog French toast. I am sure it’s going to be a hit. I can taste it already! Thanks so much for sharing.

    I hope you will have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. December 23, 2014 at 8:46am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you both love it! Happy Holidays to you! December 23, 2014 at 3:20pm Reply

  • Leslie: I made this for my family the first Sunday after I saw Eggnog in the store and my husband has requested it every Sunday since (we eat breakfast for dinner on Sunday). So tasty! He is really sad that this will be our last batch for a while since the eggnog has disappeared from the shelves. Thanks so much for the recipe. January 4, 2015 at 6:55pm Reply

  • Krista: I just found this recipe via pinterest, a year later, and I am including this in my meal prep for the week ( breakfast IS the most important meal of the day, even if it is in bed on Sunday). Burning question: where did your plates come from? November 5, 2015 at 8:32pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I got them at Pier 1 two years ago but it was during the holidays so maybe they’re selling them again. November 6, 2015 at 9:38am Reply

      • Laura Townsend: I have these same plates from Pier 1 two years ago during Thanksgiving. I am sure I will love the french toast just as I do my plates. 😊 December 25, 2017 at 7:08am Reply

  • Monica: How can I make this for 2 people? December 1, 2015 at 5:39am Reply

  • Jennifer: I make easy “flavored” French toast year round! Use liquid coffee creamers. Blend eggs and creamer and a smidge (enough of each per how much toast you are making). If you are making a lot of toast you can you half-and-half or milk to make the creamer go further.
    I used to make this for my boys when they were toddlers. We used Hawaiian rolls for the “toast”, cut into thirds horizontally (top to bottom). You could even cut them after supper the night before and leave them covered with parchment paper.
    Very easy recipe to make and clean up. And, very easy to change up the flavor any time you want to. This is my favorite way to make French Toast! December 1, 2015 at 12:53pm Reply

  • Joyce: Very very soggy! Did not come out good. Did not let it soak and it still was very mushy. Don’t know what was wrong. March 25, 2016 at 7:34am Reply

  • Patti: Can I use straight rum or spiced rum in lieu of extract? September 25, 2016 at 2:21am Reply

    • holly: Did you try it? Using straight rum?…I was wondering the same thing! December 23, 2016 at 4:47pm Reply

  • Theresa@aloveafare: I’m looking forward to showing this to my taste testers. They’ve been on a french toast kick lately and I’ve been the lucky recipient of their efforts. They’ll love to try this. I ‘m pining immediately! November 1, 2016 at 12:34pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope they love it- thanks Theresa! November 1, 2016 at 2:13pm Reply

  • Wendy: What would happen if I put the slices in a waffle maker to cook????? November 13, 2016 at 11:51am Reply

  • Lucia Rosan: We prepared your Eggnog French Toast and our Washington DC bed and breakfast this morning and our guests fell in love with it and the cook.

    Thanks for sharing this amazing and easy to make recipe! December 7, 2016 at 9:45am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sounds lovely! So glad you loved it Lucia! December 7, 2016 at 10:59am Reply

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