Eggnog French Toast Bake

Oh hi! How’s your black friday going? I’m cozied up at home enjoying lots of snuggles from my little ones… and totally avoiding the craziness that is today! Instead we’re digging into leftovers of this dreamy french toast bake for breakfast. It’s kind of auhmazing! Did I mention it’s a cinch to make?! Yesss ????

Eggnog French Toast Bake

Today’s recipe is one that we’ll make time & time again. It’s a holiday classic. You can whip it up the night before and then toss it in the oven while the rest of the festivities are happening. Pretty awesome, right?! It also just happens to be dairy-free thanks to Silk’s Nog Original. It’s creamy, perfectly spiced and works great in this eggnog french toast bake.

Eggnog French Toast Bake

You can use any kind of bread you want for the base. I prefer using a loaf of french bread or brioche. It’s nice and dense and can soak up all of that nog goodness. Cube the loaf into 2″ chunks and stick them into a lined or greased 9×13 baking dish. In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the nog, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, rum extract (optional but delicious), cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Pour the mixture over the cubed bread. Cover with with foil and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours or overnight. <- definitely overnight if you making this for a holiday, trust me, you’ll thank me later.

Eggnog French Toast Bake

Before turning on the oven, whip up the crunchy topping. In small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and nuts. Pour the melted coconut oil (to keep it dairy-free) or butter and mix until small clumps form. Sprinkle over the top of the french toast bake.

Eggnog French Toast Bake

Place in the oven and turn oven on to 350 degrees. This is necessary if you’re using a glass dish so that it doesn’t shatter going into a hot oven! It’s happened to me before- learn from my mistake people. If you’re using a metal pan you can place it directly into the hot oven, no worries. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until cooked throughout. Place a piece of foil over the top (you can reuse the one from before) at the 30 minute mark to prevent over-browning. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes, then dust with powdered sugar, slice and serve with lots of syrup! Mmmm…

Eggnog French Toast Bake

If you’re looking to make breakfast extra special for the holidays, then you’ve gotta make this eggnog french toast bake. It’s easy to make, can feed a crowd and will leave smiles on everyone’s faces ????

Eggnog French Toast Bake

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Eggnog French Toast Bake
 
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This quick & easy eggnog french toast bake can be made ahead of time and baked for breakfast or brunch! It's the perfect thing to make for holiday mornings!!
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Yield: 8-10 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 loaf of french bread or brioche, cut into 2" cubes
  • 3 c. Silk Soy Nog (or eggnog)
  • 6 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. rum extract (optional)
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. salt

  • For the topping:
  • ¼ c. all-purpose flour
  • ¼ c. brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • ½ c. chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • ¼ c. melted coconut oil or earth balance (or butter)

  • powdered sugar for dusting
Directions
  1. Line or spray a 9x13-inch baking dish. Place the cubed bread inside, set aside.
  2. In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the nog, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, rum extract, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Pour the mixture over the cubed bread. Cover with with foil and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Before turning on the oven, in a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and nuts. Pour the melted oil or butter and mix until small clumps form. Sprinkle over the top of the french toast bake.
  4. Place in the oven and turn oven on to 350 degrees. This is necessary if you're using a glass dish so that it doesn't shatter going into a hot oven. If you're using a metal pan, place it directly into the hot oven. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until cooked throughout. Place a piece of foil over the top (you can reuse the one from before) at the 30 minute mark to prevent over-browning. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.
Notes
-I made a smaller version of this recipe since we have such a small little family, you can halve everything without any funky conversions. Bake for the same amount of time in an 8x8 dish.
-Gluten-free bread & flour can be used in this recipe.
-Fresh cranberries would make a great addition to this bake.


Recipe source: Life Made Simple

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