Eggnog French Toast with Maple Butter is made with delicious challah bread and dipped in an eggnog batter. It’s browned to perfection and topped with homemade Maple Butter. Finish it off with a drizzle of pure maple syrup and you’ve got yourself a breakfast treat that will delight your loved ones this holiday season.
I so love the holidays because it means time spent with family and friends, and my favorite pastime, baking!
Ever since I can remember, baking and the holidays have gone hand in hand. There was never a Thanksgiving or Christmas when there weren’t cookies, pie or some kind sweets on the dessert table. We often spent both of those holidays at my Grandmother’s, surrounded by family with the smells of cinnamon, vanilla and lots of delicious food filling the air.
This recipe has been created with the eggnog lovers in mind, and might just become a Christmas morning tradition. It’s a great way to use up leftover eggnog for the perfect holiday breakfast.
McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract is something I grew up with. There’s something comforting about that brown bottle with the red and white label sitting on the counter. It’s like an old friend and something that generations of women in my family have used, and no doubt will use for generations to come.
What do I need to make this easy French toast recipe?
- Challah bread – cut into 1-inch slices
- Large eggs
- Store-bought eggnog or you can make your own homemade eggnog
- McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
- Cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice is a good substitute
- Kosher salt
- Optional – add a teaspoon of dark rum or rum extract to the French toast batter.
- Top it with fresh berries or pomegranate arils, and whipped cream!
- Butter, room temperature
- Pure maple syrup
- McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
How do you make French Toast with egg nog?
- In a shallow dish, beat the eggs.
- Whisk in the eggnog, McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
- Mix until thoroughly combined.
- Preheat a large skillet or griddle over medium high heat. Add one tablespoon of the 5 tablespoons of butter to the pan / griddle to start melting.
- Take the bread slices one at a time, and dip into the egg mixture for a few seconds on each side.
- Allow excess batter to drip off before placing into the skillet or on the hot griddle.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes before turning over to cook on the other side for an additional 2-3 minutes until golden brown.
- Repeat process by adding about one tablespoon of butter to skillet each time before cooking remaining slices.
- Top slices with Maple Butter and pure maple syrup before serving.
Make the Maple Butter
You can make the maple butter ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator when ready to serve. This is delicious not only on this Eggnog French Toast, but on regular toast, crepes, baked French toast, French Breakfast Puffs, and more!
- In medium bowl, cream the butter until smooth.
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract and maple syrup. Mix until completely combined.
How do I store Baked Eggnog French Toast?
Leftover slices of French toast can be placed into an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 3 days.
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Depending on my mood, I’ll gladly take either, but there are times when I’d prefer a low carb breakfast with a smoothie bowl.
I really enjoy a stuffed French toast like this Banana Nutella Stuffed French Toast and Strawberry Stuffed Mocha French Toast.
But the best part is that I can make breakfast the night before, refrigerate it overnight and then put it into the morning the next day.
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If you like preparing food ahead of time for an easy morning, then a Blueberry Baked French Toast is definitely the way to go.
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If you want a taste of the Mexican cuisine in the morning, try this Mexican Breakfast Casserole that you can make the night before or these Loaded Huevos Rancheros which are my husband’s favorite. Every single bite is filled with so much flavor!
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Enjoy this festive breakfast with a delicious eggnog flavor, and warm spices. It’s the perfect Christmas morning breakfast when accompanied by a fresh fruit salad.
Eggnog French Toast with Maple Butter
Delicious challah bread dipped in an eggnog batter, browned to perfection and topped with homemade Maple Butter. Finish it off with a drizzle of pure maple syrup and you’ve got yourself a breakfast treat that will delight your loved ones this holiday season.
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In a shallow bowl or baking dish, beat the eggs.
Whisk in the eggnog, McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
Mix until thoroughly combined.
Maple Butter – can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated
in a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter until light.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract and maple syrup.
Mix until thoroughly combined.
Preparation of Eggnog French Toast
Preheat a skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Add one tablespoon of the 5 tablespoons of butter to the pan / griddle to start melting.
Take one slice of the Challah bread and dip into the eggnog batter for a few seconds on each side.
Allow excess batter to drip off before placing into the skillet.
Cook for 2-3 minutes before turning over to cook on the other side for an additional 2-3 minutes.
Repeat process by adding about one tablespoon of butter to skillet each time before cooking remaining slices.
Top slices with Maple Butter and pure maple syrup before serving.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 692kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 349mg | Sodium: 651mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1429IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 231mg | Iron: 5mg
I used to rate everything I make on a scale of 1 – 4 with 4 being the best and this Eggnog French Toast with Maple Butter earned 4 rolling pins!
This is not your typical French Toast!
It is soooooo very perfect for the holidays with the eggnog and enhanced with McCormick’s Pure Vanilla Extract.
It’s so festive and delicious that it’s sure to become a holiday tradition.
Exceptional flavor. Exceptional aroma. And exceptional Ingredients. McCormick gives you premium quality extracts in a wide variety to encourage your creativity this holiday season! I know you’re going to have lots of fun with it!!
Tell me, what products will you be using this year to make your holidays extra-special?
This is a “sponsored post” and in exchange, I have been compensated by McCormick and Company with a monetary payment. I only endorse or recommend those products I personally use and feel will best benefit my readers. It is written by me and all opinions expressed are my own.
This post was originally published 11/17/14. It has been updated in format and with pics on 12/30/22.
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