Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
I made this up for Christmas breakfast one year. It's nice because you can prepare it the night before and have minimal work to make it the next morning. It also has a mild eggnog flavor, so if you prefer a stronger eggnog flavor, you may want to drizzle some on before serving instead of syrup. The prep/cook times do not include the 8 hour/overnight refrigeration period.
- 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup eggnog
- 1⁄2 teaspoon rum extract
- 1 loaf French bread, cut into 1-inch slices
- 2⁄3 cup butter, melted
- Combine eggs, sugar, nutmeg, eggnog, and rum extract, and stir well.
- Place bread slices into a lightly greased 9 x 13" pan in one layer.
- Drizzle egg mixture over each bread slice. There will be excess that will flow down to the bottom of the pan - it will be soaked up by the bread while in the refrigerator.
- Cover the pan and refrigerate. Turn once during an 8 hour or overnight period.
- When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400°F.
- Carefully pour the melted butter into a 15" jelly roll pan.
- Move the french toast into the newly prepared pan, still in a single layer.
- Bake 15-20 minutes, until golden.
- Serve with your favorite toppings - some ideas include syrup, extra eggnog, powdered sugar, nutmeg, or cranberries and cranberry sauce.
This recipe is deserving of 10 stars!!! The rum extract and eggnog puts it over the top. My guests "demanded" the recipe. This could also be a fun recipe to experiment with oatmeal bread or raisin bread. Thanks for sharing this winner, Starrynews, it's a keeper!!!
What I loved about this recipe the most was the distinct taste of the eggnog coming thru nicely. A lovely way to use up eggnog in a different way than the norm. I'll remember this one for next year when I again buy eggnog and then it pretty much runs it's course here with the MEN and then I"m left with what to do...what to do. I chose not to use french bread, but instead used cinnamon bread that I had on hand. I think it would be a good idea to remember to spray your pan that you're doing the final baking in. My bread stuck to my pyrex baking dish. It did come clean with little effort though and so not a real biggie. I made this the night b/f as directed and mine took about 25 minutes of baking on 400 degrees the following morning. Thanks Starry! Made for NewKids on the Block~