Yankee Ingredients – Eggnog French Toast

French Toast

My first memory of Egg Nog is not related to any experience of my own. I saw Cousin Eddie drink an Egg Nog filled moose glass on Christmas Vacation and that was that. I remember it looked like thick milk sprinkled with something brown and not very appetizing. I also know that there was more than likely some adult beverage mixed in with the Nog.  My own family never has had Egg Nog around the holidays for some strange reason, nor have I ever been to a party that served the creamy drink, so I haven’t had the chance to try it.  I guess I also never felt the desire to go out to purchase a carton of Egg Nog because the main ingredients are things that make my tummy sing a very angry version of Jingle Bells – cream, eggs, and milk – and I like to avoid angry Christmas songs.


I truly love mostly anything dairy, but as you might have figured out by now, this Yankee doesn’t have the stomach of a normal Yankee. When THS told me my challenge ingredients were to be egg nog and cinnamon, I decided I would make it work for my tummy so I could taste the mysterious drink without harming my belly. Thankfully, someone else out there in the world wanted to be able to enjoy Egg Nog lactose-free – and that person worked for Lactaid! I scurried off to the grocery store in search of this delightful drink and was so excited with what I found. Egg Nog is DELICIOUS!! So sweet, creamy, vanilla-y, and definitely tastes a bit like melted French vanilla ice cream.


For some reason French toast popped into my head. I already had some thick Italian style sandwich bread, eggs, and lots of cinnamon. I used the recipe my mom always uses for French toast. My husband and I inhaled the Egg Nog French Toast and both stared longingly at the skillet when we were done hoping that another piece would magically appear. It was warm, sweet, and oh so pleasant to eat. I wouldn’t change the recipe in any way, shape or form, because it was perfect. I can’t wait to make it for my Yankee family this upcoming Christmas morning!

Cailtlin “The Yankee”
Twitter: @bearytastyfare


Eggnog French Toast

  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ c milk (in my case, Egg Nog)
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 6 slices bread
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Butter
  • Syrup

Combine these ingredients in a pie dish. Use a fork to beat the eggs and make sure the ingredients are all incorporated. Soak a slice of bread on both sides for at least 10 seconds. Over a warm skillet on medium heat, sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, gently place the egg soaked bread.  Cook bread for 3 minutes on each side. Place bread on a plate, top with a bit of butter, and cover with tin foil to keep warm (or put it in a warming drawer if you have one). Continue to cook the rest of the slices of bread once they have been soaked in the Egg Nog mixture. If you run out of the egg/Egg Nog mixture, add a bit more of the Egg Nog. Top each slice with butter and syrup and eat quickly – French toast is best when its still warm!


Filed under Food, Southern Food, Yankee Recipes

17 responses to “Yankee Ingredients – Eggnog French Toast

  1. I love that you finally tried some nog and liked it…..in your toast that is! I never grew up drinking it much…my granny made homemade boiled custard that was much more delish in my humble opinion…..but anything made by a sweet southern granny is always better! I’d still like to enter for the t-shirt though! thanks!

  2. Gina Fiore

    My family created a cocktail called the “Dirty Siberian.” It is our holiday, egg nog take on the White Russian 🙂 It is sooooo delicious!! I will be serving it in my restaurant in the furture!

  3. Todd Reddeman

    We make a white chocolate eggnog mocha that fills you with holiday cheer! Topped with real whip cream and a dusting of nutmeg powder. Yum!

  4. Aras N

    I have made eggnog muffins using this recipe and they taste great. Tis the season!

    2 c. flour
    1 tbsp. baking powder
    3/4 c. prepared eggnog
    5 tbsp. butter, melted
    2/3 c. sugar
    1/2 c. dark rum
    1 egg, beaten
    1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
    Preheat oven 400 degrees F. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin.
    Sift together the dry ingredients. Stir in wet ingredients and mix well. Spoon into prepared tin. Bake until tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. (Makes 1 dozen.)

  5. Liza Cardona

    My “eggnog” version is made with coconut milk, coconut cream, Don Q rum, almonds, and almond extract. It’s freaking good!!!

    You can freeze it and shaved it like ice cream.

  6. I love to use eggnog in my coffee – MMMMMM. My eggnog is homemade with raw milk & farm fresh eggs (uncooked of course). I’d love to try Liza’s coconut milk version. And eggnog french toast – sounds heavenly!

  7. doria

    i don’t need a t-shirt (cuz i already have one) but i make eggnog flan with rum caramel since the ingredients are pretty much the same

  8. Got milk?

    I discovered I ran out of milk once while making mashed potatoes. But it was the holidays, so I grabbed the eggnog instead. Can’t say my husband was too impressed with dinner, but I can say that this incident has become one of our favorite eggnog memories. Always good for a laugh.

  9. ishould3

    Always a good use for eggnog during the holidays. Thanks for posting.

  10. I use egg nog to stop the begging for egg nog by my teenage son!! LOL!! the kid loves this stuff!!

  11. K

    I add a little extra dash of nutmeg on top and enjoy!!

  12. One of our friends brought homemade eggnog to our Christmas Eve party. It was sooo thick….and need I mention KY bourbon? Beats the carton off prepacked stuff…but I never made it from scratch.

    I read somewhere that the Southern Living test kitchens buy up the packaged eggnog and freeze it so they can do holiday recipe trials all year long. Smart thinking!

  13. Eggnog French Toast makes perfect sense! We’ve never included eggnog in our Christmas tradition. I’m not even sure why it never made the cut.

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