Eggnog French Toast ~enjoy the warm flavors of egg nog in the form of delicious french toast, topped with cranberry syrup.

eggnog french toast stacked on a white plate topped with cranberry syrup and powdered sugar.

Eggnog French Toast

This time of year, I’m crazy for cranberries and eggnog. Why not try them out together? This would be a perfect Christmas morning breakfast. Let me introduce you to Eggnog French Toast with Cranberry Syrup!

artisan bread, bowl with cracked eggs and egg nog, pan of cranberry syrup.

I never realized how easy it is to make different sauces from scratch until I tried my hand at jellied cranberry sauce. That inspired me to try more. 

This syrup is super easy to make. All you do is combine your cranberries with some real maple syrup and warm it up. If you want to, you can add a little cornstarch slurry to thicken it, totally preference.

Jam jars are the perfect way to store the syrup, um, if you have any extra. 😉  Better make a double batch because it’s good on pomegranate ice cream too!

Tips & Tricks~

  • Use nice thick slices of bread. You want a little chewy crust and a soft inside.
  • Soak those slices well! Really give the mixture a chance to soak in.
  • The secret to perfectly cooked French Toast is using a good amount of fat. Butter makes everything better. That’s what the experts say. Just make sure the bottom of the pan is more than covered. We’re not deep frying here, but definitely pan frying.
eggnog french toast on a white syrup topped with whole cranberry syrup and powdered sugar.

Variation~

  • Turn this Eggnog French Toast into a make-ahead casserole! Just layer the bread in a 9×13 and pour the eggnog mixture over the top. Make sure it’s all covered well. You may need extra for this version because the bread will have more time to soak it up.
  • Let it sit in the fridge overnight, then bake it up the next morning. Drizzle with Syrup after baking.
stack of eggnog french toast topped with cranberry syrup and powdered sugar.

This is so good, your mouth will be dancing my friends!

If you’re crazy for eggnog like I am, you’ll love this Eggnog Dip!

Do you have a favorite Christmas Breakfast or tradition? I would love to hear from you in the comments below!

eggnog french toast with cranberry syrup

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📋 Recipe

eggnog french toast with cranberry syrup

Egg Nog French Toast with Cranberry Syrup

Warm flavors of egg nog like vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg surrounding thick slices of french toast, topped with cranberry maple syrup.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 209kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of fresh cranberries rinsed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1 loaf of thickly sliced bread
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4-1/2 cup butter

Instructions

  • Place cranberries, water and syrup in a small sauce pan and heat until cranberries ‘pop’ and are softened.
  • optional: add cornstarch slurry to thicken.
  • Keep warm until ready to use.
  • Whisk 6 eggs, eggnog, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg in a shallow bowl.
  • Heat butter in a frying pan on medium heat.
  • Working in batches, place the bread in the eggnog mixture and coat both sides well.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown.
  • Serve immediately topped with Cranberry Syrup

Make ahead variation

  • Make sauce and reserve until serving.
  • Place bread slices in a greased 9×13 inch pan.
  • Pour eggnog mixture over the top, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Top with warmed cranberry sauce.

Notes

To freeze:
Prepare according to the Make-ahead variation but don’t cook it. Cover and freeze. Thaw in the refrigerator before cooking.

Nutrition

Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 197mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 528IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg
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11 Comments

  1. Gooo oooo oodness! This is insanity at it’s absolute best 😉 Thanks for sharing it with us at Funtastic Friday! Pinned!

  2. Hi Amy! Thanks for your sweet words. Be sure to let me know if your daughter likes it. Checked out your blog, what an adorable family! Loved reading about you. See you around on the web! 🙂

  3. Oh my gosh. This looks amazing! I will definitely be trying this at some point this holiday season. I’m pretty sure even my picky toddler would love it. 🙂 I’m so glad I found your blog. I’ve followed you on Instagram and Bloglovin’, and I’m excited to look through all your fabulous recipes.

  4. I wish I had a good gluten free bread recipe. My daughter was gf for about 6 months and then we stopped because she didn’t really need to be. If I ever come across one, you will be the first to know! You’d be the best tester!! Thank you for your sweet words, you are so encouraging!

  5. Chellie, your images are always so gorgeous, I want to eat this directly off my screen! I made a french toast casserole with egg nog and dried fruit, and it was delicious. But it’s always better when it’s in singles and the cranberry syrup looks so good. A bit of sweet and tart. I need to figure out how to make a good gluten free bread, I can’t seem to find one that has good flavor and will stand up to the soaking! When I figure that out I’m going to use your recipe. Pinning!

  6. Hahahah! Hang in there, January is all about healthy stuff! I’m surprised to hear you haven’t tried egg nog. Maybe it’ll be your New Years Resolution? 🙂

  7. I have never tried egg nog! but this seems like a fun twist! if I keep looking at your recipe’s I am going to end up a bajillion pounds! (that is an official weight measurement :p) #WAYWOW