Simplest Eggnog French Toast

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Adapted from "Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook", this recipe saves time on holiday mornings and makes for a delicious breakfast. Pairs up well with Sausage Links with Apricot-Mustard Glaze and a cranberry-apple compote.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour eggnog into a shallow bowl, and add grated orange and cinnamon.
  2. Dip bread slices into the eggnog mixture, turning to coat both sides.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat; add 2 or 3 slices of bread and fry until golden brown on both sides.
  4. Repeat with remaining bread and butter.
  5. Serve warm with powdered sugar, maple syrup, compote, or all three!
Most Helpful

Tasty! Loved the hint or orange. I used commercial eggnog which probably has minimal amounts of egg added, which made for soggy french toast. This recipe would be very different with a homemade thick eggnog. Next time I'd add 3 eggs to the mix so it would be a bit firmer. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama December 24, 2014

I've made this before and my husband loves it.

Chef busy bee November 03, 2007

We made Eggnog French Toast this year as our new breakfast treat. I make a new breafast recipe every year for our Christmas. It has become a tradition to see hour our recipe turns out. I decided to try this recipe with the grated orange rind and ground cinnamon. FANTASTIC! The only changes I made was to use low-fat Eggnog and Texas bread (a thick slice). We loved this recipe. Thanks for posting.

Audrey M January 09, 2005