One of my favorite things about the holidays are the seasonal beverages.  There is something so incredibly festive about watching the snow fall while enjoying a nice cold glass of delicious eggnog.  Especially if the eggnog is homemade!  Given that my recipe calls for at least a liter of rum, I like to keep a carton of the store-bought stuff in the fridge for day to day to use.  You know, for things like my morning coffee and this recipe for incredibly simple and festive Eggnog French Toast with Homemade Cinnamon Whip Cream.

Eggnog French Toast

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I love recipes that are easy to adapt and French Toast is at the top of my list.  All it takes to make Eggnog French Toast out of a traditional recipe is a few small tweaks.  Instead of milk I used Eggnog, substituted regular sugar for cinnamon sugar, and I used rum extract instead of vanilla.  Three simple ingredient changes and you’ve turned a Saturday Morning favorite into an easy holiday treat!

Now this recipe could easily stand on its own, but to me, no breakfast is complete without a balance of sweet and savory.  Home fries prepared in bacon grease, maple sausage, or just plain good old fashion bacon would all make a perfect side to this festive breakfast dish.  You could even make all three!

I did, and it was delicious! 

Of course what really completes this recipe is the cinnamon whip cream.  It’s pretty much the cherry on top.  It also happens to be a great addition to that cold glass of eggnog I mentioned earlier (or that morning cup of coffee). Add a few sprinkles of cinnamon sugar and you have yourself a very nice treat!

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Simple and Festive Eggnog French Toast with Cinnamon Whip Cream

Your favorite Saturday morning meal with a Festive Twist. This Eggnog French Toast with Cinnamon Whip Cream is sure to become a new holiday favorite! 

Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

Eggnog French Toast

  • 1 Loaf of French Bread, Sliced
  • 3/4 Cup Eggnog
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 TBSP Cinnamon Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Rum Extract (or Vanilla)
  • 1/8 Tsp Salt

Cinnamon Sugar

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Cinnamon

Cinnamon Whip Cream

  • 1 Cup Heavy Whip Cream
  • 1 TBSP Cinnamon Sugar

Instructions

Cinnamon Sugar

  1. Combine ingredients and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Cinnamon Whip Cream

  1. Combine ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and using a hand mixer, mix until stiff peaks begin to form. Careful not to over mix. 

Eggnog French Toast

  1. In a medium-sized bowl beat eggs. Add in Eggnog, Cinnamon Sugar, Rum Extract, and salt and mix well. 

  2. Heat a Skillet or Griddle over Medium heat. Grease your skillet/griddle with vegetable oil, butter, or non-stick cooking spray if necessary. 

  3. Once your griddle is hot enough (you can test by sprinkling a few drops of water onto the skillet, if they bubble/bounce your skillet is ready) dip your slices of french bread into the egg and eggnog mixture, and make sure it is coated well. Place into skillet and cook for 4 minutes on each side, until nice and golden brown. 

  4. Serve with Maple Syrup and top with Cinnamon Whip Cream. 

Recipe Notes

For oven baked French Toast, preheat your oven to 450˚F. Generously grease a 10 x 15 pan with butter and heat in the oven for 2 minutes. Place your dipped slices of bread onto heated pan. Pour remaining egg mixture over top of bread slices and bake for 6-8 minutes, until bottoms are golden brown. Flip bread and continue to bake for an additional 3-5 minutes. 

 

10 comments on “Eggnog French Toast with Cinnamon Whip Cream”

  1. This looks delicious! Will be given this recipe a try. I love Christmas mince pies, and wish I could eat them all year round! It’s probably a good thing I can’t! 🙂

    • I know exactly what you mean! There are so many Christmas specific recipes that I would eat all year if I could. But you are so right, it is probably a very good thing that I can’t! Do you have a favorite Mince Pie Recipe? I would love to check it out!

    • Pumpkin Spice Candles? I didn’t even know those were a thing?! We have about a million (OKay that is a huge exaggeration) Spruce and Fir scented candles in our place to try and make it smell like the forest. It makes me so warm and happy! I will have to check out that pumpkin spice candle though – even though I don’t love how it tastes, I do like how it smells!

    • I don’t love eggnog nearly as much the bearded one does, but this recipe works! If eggnog isn’t your thing, just use regular milk and the cinnamon sugar for a small change to your traditional french toast recipe! You won’t regret it, I promise!

  2. I can just imagine the smell, the aroma the toast will give while cooking. Cinnamon sugar always add an extra touch to a sweet dish. I have never used rum extract; however, I am very much interested in using it. Pinning to make for the holidays instead of monkey bread.

    • I use cinnamon sugar for EVERYTHING. It is especially delicious with pancakes. My grandma introduced me to rum extract years ago while we were Christmas baking and I now use it with so many different recipes. I would love to read your favorite monkey bread recipe. I have been looking for a new one for AGES!

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