You’re just 15 minutes of prep away from the most delicious, I-can’t-believe-it’s-this-easy eggnog french toast. Serving a crowd? Just double this recipe for a 9″x13″ casserole size breakfast.
Author:The Simple, Sweet Life
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:50 minutes
Total Time:1 hour 5 minutes
For the french toast:
1/2 loaf challah or brioche
1 3/4 cup eggnog
1 tsp cinnamon
Optional: 2-3 tbsp brandy
For the streusel:
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 cup sliced almonds
For the glaze:
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp eggnog
Cut your bread into 1″ thick cubes and arrange in a 10″ skillet.
In a bowl, whisk together the eggnog, eggs, brandy (optional) and cinnamon.
Pour over top of the bread and toss until completely coated.
Cover the skillet with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight, or for at least 4 hours.
To make the steusel topping, combine the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or a fork. Can be made the night before and refrigerated.
Remove the skillet from the refrigerator, sprinkle with the streusel and chopped almonds and bake at 350F for 45-50 minutes, or until no longer soggy.
In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and eggnog. Drizzle over the french toast and serve, preferably warm.
Serving a crowd: If a 10″ skillet that makes 10 slices isn’t enough, you can double this recipe and make it in a 9″x13″ casserole dish.
Choosing your bread: When choosing your bread, you want a bread that’s sturdy (since it’s going to be soaking overnight) and that you can buy by the loaf. Challah is my favorite, but you can also use brioche.
Dairy free: If you need a dairy free version of this dish, you can easily swap out the eggnog for an almond milk eggnog. The measurements will be the same.
Shelf life: This french toast bake will keep for approximately 3 days in the refrigerator or 3 months in the freezer. Make sure it’s covered with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to keep it from drying out.
Serving Size:1 slice
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