Cinnamon Egg Nog French Toast

Last holiday season, I had some egg nog left over after Christmas.  I wanted to do something special for a New Year’s day breakfast and just thought eggs, french toast, why not try using the egg nog?  Of course, knowing that DH is a cinnamon hound, it wasn’t hard to figure out what to add.

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We like the light egg nog, a lower fat variety.  Buttermilk bread is wonderful here, or the Italian style is great too.  Either way, use a thicker sliced bread that can stand up to the egg nog mix.  Even a multi grain would be good, and maybe add a bit of texture to the toast and you could tell yourself it is more healthy, LOL!!

Cinnamon Egg Nog French Toast at From My Carolina Home

Before you start mixing, set out the butter so it can soften, and warm up the syrup in the microwave.

Cinnamon Egg Nog French Toast at From My Carolina Home

Pour some egg nog in a bowl, add cinnamon and vanilla to taste. I used two teaspoons of cinnamon to one and a half cups of egg nog, with just a few drops of vanilla.

Cinnamon Egg Nog French Toast at From My Carolina Home

Quickly dip both sides of the bread and add to a medium high skillet.  Don’t move it around, let it cook. As the slices brown, they will release from the skillet.

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A larger skillet can handle two slices, just be sure they have room. For DH, two is better than one.

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Flip over and let the other side cook.

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Serve hot. I actually like mine with just a touch of butter.

Cinnamon Egg Nog French Toast at From My Carolina Home

DH likes his with syrup.

Cinnamon Egg Nog French Toast at From My Carolina Home

This year, I bought the egg nog earlier than usual just so I could make it Thanksgiving weekend. Easy and fast, but very special breakfast for holidays!

Cinnamon Egg Nog French Toast at From My Carolina Home

Cinnamon Egg Nog French Toast

1-2 cups of egg nog, light or regular
1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
4-8 slices bread, thick sliced buttermilk or your favorite

Mix egg nog with cinnamon and vanilla in a wide bowl. Preheat skillet on medium high heat and spray lightly with cooking spray or brush thinly with butter. Quickly dip bread slices in mixture, and place in hot skillet. Cook 1-2 minutes, until lightly browned, or darker as you prefer. Flip bread slices and cook other side. Repeat with additional slices of bread. Serve hot with softened butter and warmed syrup as desired. One cup of mixture will make about 4 slices of french toast, serving 2 people.

Breakfast always looks more festive on a Christmas plate, doesn’t it?

Cinnamon Egg Nog French Toast at From My Carolina Home

Are you making a special breakfast this weekend?

14 thoughts on “Cinnamon Egg Nog French Toast

  1. Carol

    Yummy! Carole I have made French Toast out of egg nog for years for my grandkids! After its cooked I sprinkle it with powered sugar, that is a favorite with them!
    I even buy extra during the holidays & freeze it for the kids later on in the year.
    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Looking forward to your Christmas Posts!
    God Bless!

  2. I have never tried that before – always have beaten eggs and milk – I guess I never thought there was enough eggs in egg nog to use it for French Toast – I like mine with butter and syrup

  3. Friday afterThanksgiving….pumpkin pie for a very late breakfast!😱 I think it started because we were are so sleepy and my dad had been up working since 5am. He had long since had his breakfast, so he was ready for 9:30 coffee…the joys of growing up on a dairy farm!!! Silly, but it only happens once a year!

  4. I love your eggnog French toast. We had guests who had come for Thanksgiving, and I served yeast coffee cakes this morning. Using the same dough that could be made ahead, I had cardamom roll, chocolate chip swirl, and marzipan. Surprisingly, the chocolate was the least favorite. Maybe it’s because they’ve had that one before. I’ll definitely repeat the cardamom this month.

  5. Phyllis Smith

    Hello Carole,
    Hope your Thanksgiving was a great one. Ours was good. The Eggnog French Toast sounds great, If I’m not mistaken our chef friend has one in his group of recipes. I myself bought some eggnog on special at Publix 2 for 1 special so I could make some eggnog cookies to give to a couple of neighbors as Christmas gifts and my insurance dealer, its his favorite, gave him and his boss some for Christmas last year and they were thrilled. Will be trying your recipe as well since there is a lot of nog here right now. Have a great weekend,
    Phyllis

  6. dezertsuz

    Sounds and looks yummy to me. I like both egg nog and French toast. We always use almond instead of vanilla here. Such a lovely clean flavor! Now I’m adding egg nog to the shopping list!

  7. sharon schipper

    I’ve started the past few years baking my french toast. Do it the same way, being careful not to turn it into bread pudding! but I can put it in oven for 20 minutes and not stand over it… I have some nog this year too! sorry this posting is late, catching up on my emails from time off, so no reply necessary 🙂 but I need to make french toast this weekend methinks

  8. Okay, we had this today for Christmas breakfast. I used homemade thick bread slices, and I also cut some orange rolls in half cross-wise and did those. All delicious and now I have some in the freezer I can just pop into the microwave or toaster.

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