12 Days of Recipes: Waffled Eggnog French Toast

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I was going to tell you all about how to cook a goose, but while I tend to be great at starting things, I’m not so great at finishing them. Especially when I’m running out the door in the dark with the finished goose in question, and don’t get a photo of it. Does Instagram count?

Waffled Eggnog French Toast 1 12 Days of Recipes: Waffled Eggnog French Toast

At any rate, I wanted to tell you about waffled eggnog French toast. It is exactly what it sounds like – French toast made with glugs of eggnog in place of milk; often recipes call for cream and sugar, and this just streamlines the process by incorporating Christmassy spices into the mix in one pour. Is it weird that I buy eggnog to bake with, rather than drink?

And you cook it in a waffle iron to create those little golden divots that hold on to the syrup. Fun!

Waffled Eggnog French Toast

4 large eggs
1 ½ cups eggnog
1 tsp. vanilla
½-1 loaf crusty French bread

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, eggnog and vanilla. Pour into a pie plate or shallow dish and slice the bread into 1-inch thick slices.

Preheat your waffle iron and spray it with nonstick spray. Dip two pieces of bread into the egg mixture, letting them sit for a minute and turning to coat both sides. Place one or two (whatever your iron will accommodate) into the waffle iron and gently close the lid. Cook until the steam slows down, or until golden.

Repeat with remaining bread and egg mixture. (French toast can be kept on a wire rack set on a baking sheet in a 250F oven while you cook the rest – the rack will keep them from getting steamy and soggy on the bottom.)

Serve warm, with maple syrup. Serves 6-8.

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December 19 2013 05:40 am | breakfast

11 Responses to “12 Days of Recipes: Waffled Eggnog French Toast”

  1. NurseJennifer on 19 Dec 2013 at 6:22 am #

    Looks delicious! Might have to pull out my waffle maker to try.

  2. Lily @ Life, Love, and Cupcakes on 19 Dec 2013 at 7:21 am #

    I love the idea of making french toast with a waffle iron! The boyfriend doesn’t like egg nog but I could still make some for myself and make his plain :)

  3. Julie @ WolfItDown on 19 Dec 2013 at 7:41 am #

    I have actually never tried eggnog, but now I want to eat it rather than drink it, that French toast looks divine!
    I remember mum would make me French toast as a treat some mornings in the weekend, sooooo good! :D

    I hope you have a happy holiday :) Thanks for always inspiring x J

  4. Jill on 19 Dec 2013 at 8:05 am #

    The waffle iron is my favourite way to cook french toast!

  5. Carla on 19 Dec 2013 at 8:44 am #

    So we made your mincemeat — I have never even eaten mincemeat much less MADE it!! We made a few tarts as we were already making butter tarts…3/4 of my kiddos LOVED it — much to my surprise! (The 4th might have but she wouldn’t taste it –party pooper!) I have been dreaming about the cinnamon buns with mincemeat, so that’s on the agenda this morning!
    We also made the cranberry orange chutney and it is amazing – we have been nibbling it with laughing cow on those cracked pepper triscuits!! Thank you for making our Christmas fruitier!!

  6. stacey on 19 Dec 2013 at 2:58 pm #


    What kind of waffle iron do you use? Will any of them work?

  7. vanillasugarblog on 19 Dec 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    My waffle iron died!
    So far we’re having winter without one–this shall be hard. LOL
    But yes eggnog french toast is just as good!

  8. Laurie from Richmond on 19 Dec 2013 at 9:13 pm #

    But please tell us how you cooked the goose

  9. Brenda on 20 Dec 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    I would like to make one of your scone recipes for breakfast on Christmas day but do you think they could be made ahead, frozen then baked from frozen that morning?

  10. Linda on 21 Dec 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    Hi Julie,

    I just added this recipe to my pre Christmas brunch menu for tomorrow. Due to the fact I can’t seem to find the end of my to do list, I think a yet to be determined amount of rum might make it into the recipe and perhaps a glass. Thanks for all the great recipes this year. Merry Christmas and the very best in 2014.

  11. Kate on 25 Dec 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    Another great recipe. Made it for Christmas breakfast this morning and it was delicious. Merry Christmas from my appreciative family to yours!

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