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Eggnog French Toast

This Eggnog French Toast is the perfect festive holiday breakfast or brunch treat - and it's super easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. Try it, and it might just become a Christmas morning tradition in your house too!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 495kcal
Author: Michelle / Now Cook This!


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch salt
  • cooking spray
  • 8 slices challah or brioche bread, ½ to ¾ inch thick
  • butter, for serving
  • maple syrup, warmed, for serving


  • Preheat electric griddle to 350°F.
  • In a large baking dish, whisk together the eggs, eggnog, nutmeg, and salt until well combined.
  • Add as many slices of bread to the egg mixture as you will be able to cook with your first batch (I can usually fit 4 slices on my griddle at a time). Gently press the bread down into the egg mixture with your hand, and then let the bread soak, flipping once or twice, until it is saturated but not falling apart.
    Note: Soaking time will vary depending on the bread you are using. If you are using a thinner, lighter bread, you will not need to soak the bread as long as a thicker, denser bread. When I use homemade challah, it could take 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • Lightly spray the hot griddle with cooking spray.
  • Gently remove each piece of bread from the egg mixture, allowing any excess to drip off, and place on the hot griddle. Cook until the bottom is golden brown, about 3 minutes.
  • Flip the bread and cook until golden brown on the other side, about another 3 minutes.
  • Repeat procedure with remaining bread slices and egg mixture. To keep your cooked French toast warm while you finish cooking the rest, place the cooked pieces on a wire rack set on a baking sheet in a 200°F oven.
  • Serve with butter and warm maple syrup.

Recipe Notes

  • I prefer to use challah or brioche bread for French toast for it's sturdy, more dense texture and richer, sweeter, egg-y flavor, but you can use a hearty sliced white bread, Texas toast, or thick-sliced French or Italian bread. Bread that is thinly sliced or that is very soft is not recommended, as it may fall apart.
  • If you do not have an electric griddle, you can use a frying pan over medium heat.
  • Estimated calories are for 2 slices of French toast per serving and do not include butter or maple syrup. 
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