Eggnog French Toast

Sometimes you need a sugar rush to get your morning started which is why French toast easily makes my top 5 favorite breakfast foods list. It's perfect for Sunday brunch, dinner, any time you need comforting, or as is often my case, when I need to feed a large crowd. The recipe scales easily to accommodate larger groups or you can make enough for an individual serving or two if you're cooking for one. If you don't have eggnog on hand you can substitute milk, half and half, or heavy cream for the eggnog. If you aren't going to make this with eggnog, try adding a teaspoon of vanilla to the batter before cooking to give it a little extra flavor. As you can see this recipe is flexible, which is one of the reasons I love it so much.

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Eggnog French Toast
makes approximately 6-8 servings

Ingredients

2 large eggs
1 cup eggnog
6-8 pieces of Texas toast, or bread of your choice
Real maple syrup (don't skip this, you'll thank me later for forcing you to use the real stuff!) 

Optional:

butter
powdered sugar
ground nutmeg

Directions

  • Preheat a non-stick electric griddle to 300°F or melt butter in a skillet with heat set to medium.
  • In a bowl whisk together eggs and eggnog until well combined.
  • Soak both sides of the bread in eggnog mixture, making sure both sides are well coated. Cook until golden brown, then flip and cook second side. 
  • Place cooked French toast on a baking sheet covered with foil to keep warm while cooking the other pieces. Sprinkle with nutmeg (optional), then serve.