Eggnog French Toast Casserole Recipe
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This Eggnog French Toast Casserole is a delicious holiday treat for clean eaters!
There are only a few dishes I can prepare that really, truly bring the entire family running to the breakfast table. Breakfast is one of those “hit-or-miss” meals around here. If one person is happy, the other is complaining and wants something else.
Typically, complaints doesn’t fly with me. What I make is what there is to eat. Period. And for the most part, everyone eats what I make pretty happily. But if there is ever any argument over what is available at the table, I can count on the fact that it will be at breakfast.
Mini Chef is getting to the point where he cares about the way his food LOOKS as much as how it tastes. So when I put a plate of this down in front of him, he was not impressed. In fact, I believe his exact words were, “Dry bread?? I don’t want that!“
Of course, once I added a touch of maple syrup, he was a little more inclined to give it a try. And once he had his first bite, he was hooked. In fact, he had two servings. And that was the end of all complaining for that morning (at meal time, anyway).
This is a great dish to serve for special occasions and holiday mornings.
NOTE: The casserole will be sweet already due to the eggnog. So go light on any sweetener you add when serving. Also, this is a dish you want to prep the night before. It makes for a very easy going morning when the whole thing just needs to be popped in the oven. You don’t have to let the eggnog thicken overnight, but your bread will be much drier after baking if you don’t. Also, on retesting this recipe, I found that it baked better if the bread is cut into cubes. So the recipe reflects that.
What You’ll Need
10 slices, or 8 cups cubed bread – You have two options. Leave the bread in thick slices, or cut the bread into whatever size cubes you prefer. Pack them loosely in the measuring cup.
2 cups eggnog – see recipe link above to make your own, clean and healthy eggnog
½ cup ground almonds – This is optional, but tasty!
How To Make Eggnog French Toast Casserole
Prepare the eggnog the night before you make this.
If cutting up the bread, do so and place it in your casserole dish. (you can do this the night before as well if you cover it with plastic wrap so it doesn’t dry out). If using slices, simply cut them in half and stack them, cut end down, in the dish as shown in the main photo.
Pour the eggnog over the bread and top with chopped nuts (if you are using them).Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes, or until the eggnog is sufficiently baked into the bread.
Cool slightly and serve with maple syrup, honey, fruit or nuts for topping.
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Eggnog French Toast Casserole
- A dish that is close to 9 x 13.
- 8 cups cubed bread (packed loosely for measuring – or 10 slices left whole)
- 2 cups eggnog (see recipe link above)
- ½ cup ground almonds (optional, but tasty!)
- Prepare the eggnog the night before you make this.
- If cutting up the bread, do so and place it in your casserole dish. (you can do this the night before as well if you cover it with plastic wrap so it doesn't dry out). If using slices, simply cut them in half and stack them, cut end down, in the dish as shown in the main photo.
- Pour the eggnog over the bread and top with chopped nuts (if you are using them).Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes, or until the eggnog is sufficiently baked into the bread.
- Cool slightly and serve with maple syrup, honey, fruit or nuts for topping.
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You must be tired and wanting to go to bed. Haha! You put bed instead of bread. Sounds delicious though!
Yes, my lack of sleep lately seems to be “affecting my work”. LOL
This is so simple, and since you are preparing everything the night before this would be a treat for breakfast on Christmas morning, Thanks!!!
You seriously just made my morning. I remembered you mentioning this and I was so hoping you would post before Christmas. This is a tradition in our house but I was going to skip this year. And now we get to keep the tradition! Thank you so much!!!
“…of your favorite clean eating bed” I think should say ‘bread.’ 🙂 Looks delish!
It’s been fixed. Thanks!
OMGosh sounds supper yummy! I love french toast and bread pudding, this sounds like a wonderful cross between the two!
Perfect for Christmas morning and the best part is I can make this the night before or in the crockpot!!!
I hope you get some sleep soon, and I hope I win the crock pot! 🙂
This sounds great!
I’m not really an egg nog fan, but I could use it for this! 🙂
My daughter doesn’t like French Toast because she doesn’t like syrup but this sounds really flavorful by itself. Definitely something I’m trying this weekend. But I have almond milk. Hope that’s ok to use.
Yes, almond milk will work. Let me know how she likes it. 🙂
I think this might win over my future father-in-law this Christmas! He’s a sucker for just about everything eggnog.
I’m so thankful for your blog! I’m gathering up Clean Eating recipes to keep the healthy habits going as we celebrate Christmas! Your recipes are perfect for our commitment to good health.
I can’t wait to try this on boxing day while my family is in town 😀 Thank you so much for sharing!
If there is any egg nog left, we might try this….. I am betting it would require making another batch of egg nog! 🙂
I’m still in the process of installing ziplist. Only the recipes with the blue save button are available to be saved. I have to install the button into each and every one of nearly 700 recipes. So I’m hoping to have it completed by next week or so. Hang in there with me.
Can I use pre made eggnog?
Tracy – Sure!