Spiked Egg Nog French Toast

Spiked Egg Nog French Toast

Get into the holiday spirit a little early this year with some quick and easy egg nog french toast for breakfast! Although drinking spiked egg nog for breakfast might be frowned upon, sneaking a touch of rum into your french toast won’t cause any harm. Don’t worry, it will be our little secret!

I was surprised to see egg nog for sale at our grocery store on base last week because it seems a little early. I don’t really drink the stuff but I picked up a quart when I saw because my husband loves egg nog! I like the flavor of it but it’s just too thick and rich for me. The way it coats my throat as I’m drinking it just reminds me how unhealthy it actually is!

But one day when I saw it sitting in the fridge it occurred to me that egg nog would be perfect in french toast! I usually add some cinnamon and vanilla to my french toast anyway so I figured that egg nog instead of milk would just make it that much better! The rum was an afterthought but it really adds a great flavor!

If you’re making this for kids or if you don’t have any rum on hand, just omit it and add half a teaspoon of vanilla in it’s place.

I used texas toast style bread for this recipe which is basically just white sandwich bread that has been sliced thicker than normal. I get it in the grocery store but I don’t think it’s available everywhere. Feel free to use whatever type of bread you like. Thick-sliced bread that is just slightly stale works great for french toast.

For a really special version of this recipe, try using brioche or homemade Cinnamon Swirl Bread!

My postings will probably be shorter and rather sporadic over the next few weeks. As I have mentioned, we are in the process of preparing to move back to the United States after being here in Sicily for the last four years. Part of our stuff was packed up and picked up today and by Monday, everything will be gone. I won’t see anything from kitchen for about two months!

We’ll be living here with some borrowed furnishings for a little while longer but I’m not sure what kitchen gear I’ll end up with! I do have lots of pantry items that can’t be shipped and need to be used up before we leave so I will be doing some baking and cooking during the next two weeks even if it means borrowing some some pans from friends!

Well enough about moving, here’s the french toast recipe!

Spiked Egg Nog French Toast

2 eggs
1/2 C. store bought egg nog
2 T. spiced rum (optional)
1/4 t. pumpkin pie spice (or 1/8 t. cinnamon plus 1/8 t. nutmeg)
6 slices bread

Whisk together eggs, egg nog, rum and spices. Heat a griddle. Dip bread in egg mixture, allowing it to soak in slightly. Butter the hot griddle and place soaked bread on the griddle. Cook on each side until golden brown. Serve with butter and powdered sugar or syrup.

Notes: The rum is optional. If you leave it out, try adding 1/2 t. vanilla in it’s place. To increase the recipe: for every three additional pieces of bread add one egg, 1/4 cup of egg nog, and 1 T. rum (or 1/2 t. vanilla).

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  1. Dani

    Okay…you are really getting me into the holiday spirit with all of these yummy recipes. I love eggnog! Love, love, love, I tell ya and this sounds delish!

    12:46 pm  Oct 26th, 2007
  2. chefjp

    The recipe is simply wonderful. I made it using brioche–this is a great variation on how to add eggnog to a holiday menu. Thanks!

    1:48 pm  Oct 26th, 2007
  3. Curt

    Great idea on the cinnamon swirl bread for french toast. I never buy the store-offered egg nog; it just seems unnatural somehow. it’s easy to make though, and would work well; it’s not really that far off from regular french toast.

    2:21 pm  Oct 26th, 2007
  4. Deborah

    What a great idea – using egg nog!! I’m not a huge fan of drinking it, either, although I do like the flavor. It’s the throat-coating thing – like you mentioned. I can’t even drink milk for that reason!!

    2:29 pm  Oct 26th, 2007
  5. shivapriya

    I like the look for French Toast, but I cannot eat as I cannot stand the smell of eggs.

    2:39 pm  Oct 26th, 2007
  6. Ruby

    mmm, I love egg nogg and when I’m not pregnant like I am now I love it with brandy or rum. Hehe, you know me!
    French toast is my favorite breakfast and these looks splendid!
    Thanks, I’m going to make these bad boys!

    3:24 pm  Oct 26th, 2007
  7. Corinne

    Mmmmmmm, sounds like a great Christmas morning breakfast!

    3:54 pm  Oct 26th, 2007
  8. Jason

    I prefer low fat “nog.”

    4:01 pm  Oct 26th, 2007
  9. tommy

    The thought of moving from one place to another within the same city already scares me. Good luck with your inter-continental move and looking forward to more beautiful recipes when you’re settled!

    4:10 pm  Oct 26th, 2007
  10. swirlingnotions

    Whoa, does this look good. Nicole, you’re on a roll!

    6:07 pm  Oct 26th, 2007
  11. Meryl

    I can NOT imagine having to deal with such a big move or being without my kitchen stuff for two months. GOOD LUCK πŸ™‚ I love egg nog – think this would be good with challah?

    6:10 pm  Oct 26th, 2007
  12. Cynthia

    Please let’s keep this between us (lol)

    12:42 am  Oct 27th, 2007
  13. Terry B

    Nicole—This sounds wonderful. I’m a big fan of rum. You’re right to say to not add rum for kids; contrary to popular belief, alcohol doesn’t completely cook off for a really long time—much longer than it takes to cook French toast.

    3:14 am  Oct 27th, 2007
  14. kate

    That is really a fantastic idea ! Nothing makes you happier when u do a clever thing in the kitchen to consume something you dont like.

    2:16 pm  Oct 27th, 2007
  15. Lydia Hamre

    Wow…I’ve never made this, eggnog is one of my favorite things about the holidays…I really miss the brand they would sell in my home town, it was a hometown made eggnog, thicker and cleaner, oh so wonderful! I’m trying this the second I spot eggnog in my grocery store for sure!
    Good luck on your move, what a ways to go!

    3:20 pm  Oct 27th, 2007
  16. Katiez

    I just checked out the Christmas section at the local D.I.Y. yesterday and kind of got in the mood. This fits my mood perfectly!
    I only drink eggnog in Tom & Jerries at Christmas, with plenty of dark rum and nutmeg…then it’s healthy!

    3:39 pm  Oct 27th, 2007
  17. Graeme

    It just makes such perfect sense! You can’t quite drink Eggnog yet, but if it’s hidden inside bread, who’s gonna know?

    11:29 pm  Oct 27th, 2007
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  19. Patricia

    That swirl bread of yours is one of the recipes I have made the most here – everyone who tastes it gets addicted, Nic!

    3:48 pm  Oct 28th, 2007
  20. Maryann@FindingLaDolceVita

    The word “spiked” caught my eye! haha

    4:17 pm  Oct 28th, 2007
  21. Nicole

    Thank you everyone for stopping by and taking the time to comment! Sorry I can’t respond to each of you individually but I’m in the middle of moving and shouldn’t even be on the internet right now! πŸ™‚

    7:27 pm  Oct 28th, 2007
  22. brilynn

    I haven’t seen eggnog here yet but I will certainly be making this french toast when I do!

    7:45 pm  Oct 28th, 2007
  23. Butters

    Yum! I’ve got pumpkins on the mind but this just put me in the mood for Christmas. I actually looked to see if the Silk Soy egg nog I love was in the grocery store yet the other day. It’s not… Great recipe!

    10:09 pm  Oct 28th, 2007
  24. Jonathan

    OMG YES!!! Rum-elicious. This actually gave me an idea that I’ll ask your permission to try out on the Heady Pepper. I’m thinking a Cuba Libre toast. Laugh if you want, but I already can taste it in my head and it’s absolutely delicioso!!!

    Thanks for this. And the photo is gorgeous as usual!

    9:46 am  Oct 29th, 2007
  25. kellypea

    Oh yum. I’ve heard of French Toast with egg nog but have never tried it. It sounds delicious! Good luck staying away from the internet for any reason…

    2:18 am  Oct 30th, 2007
  26. Toni

    First of all — good luck with the move! It’s a royal pain, but it’s actually a wonderful opportunity to pitch a bunch of stuff you haven’t really been using for a while. (Having said that, I STILL don’t envy you the move!)

    And then there’s the French Toast….my boyfriend likes eggnog. Now this is something I wouldn’t have thought of – using it for French Toast! A local restaurant here uses grated orange rind and Grand Marniere in their French Toast, so why not eggnog, rum and pumpkin pie spices? Perfect!

    4:22 am  Oct 31st, 2007
  27. Laurie Kendrick


    This eggnog French Toast sounds wonderful and makes perfect sense when you think about it. I’m definitely going to try it come egg nog season. The pictures look great.

    I blogrolled you tonight. I hope you don’t mind. I know my site is about as far from food as it gets but I do SO love your blog.

    Laurie Kendrick

    8:22 am  Oct 31st, 2007
  28. Sid Khullar

    Thats a neat recipe. Am going to try it out on Sunday!


    1:54 pm  Oct 31st, 2007
  29. Nicole

    Again, thanks everyone for stopping by and leaving your kind words. Even though I haven’t been able to respond individually, your comments always make me smile!

    7:13 pm  Oct 31st, 2007
  30. Wink

    I highly encourage a glass of spiked eggnog, or any other hard drink in the morning. It will go well with waffles, it will go well with pancakes, but the perfect accompaniment is spiked eggnog French toast. It’s like a double shot to start your day.

    1:47 am  Nov 3rd, 2007
  31. rebecca

    my boyfriend made these for me this morning (he got the recipe from this post!) and they were absolutely delicious. thank you!

    3:44 am  Nov 5th, 2007
  32. Nicole

    Wink: I think you’d better stick to orange juice in the morning for the time being πŸ˜‰

    Rebecca: Thanks for the feedback! Just out of curiosity, did he use rum in the recipe?

    8:44 am  Nov 5th, 2007
  33. Randy De La O

    What a great recipe and a great idea. My wife and I will give it a try this weekend. nice website!

    9:10 pm  Nov 16th, 2007
  34. Mary Coleman

    I always look forward to this time of year when Purity Dairies, here in middle Tennessee, starts stocking the shelves of local grocery stores with their Eggnog and Boiled Custard. Usually we stand in front of the refrigerator with our own quarts and have a chug, but now the Eggnog will have a new way to entertain us!
    Great idea and I agree with Randy de la O..excellent website!

    6:15 am  Nov 17th, 2007
  35. Kitty K. Lafarvere

    I started to make this for my kids dinner but I kept “trying” the rum eggnog. Needless to say my kids were on their own again. This recipe sounds so good I’m going to try again real soon.
    Today I’m going to make DRUNKEN TURKEY for my inlaws (grrrrr..). We’ll see how that goes!

    6:00 am  Nov 22nd, 2007
  36. rebecca

    hey nicole-
    he did use rum. we wouldn’t have had it any other way πŸ˜‰

    8:27 am  Nov 24th, 2007
  37. Nicole

    Randy: I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do! Thanks for dropping by!

    Mary: I love the picture in my head of you guys standing in front of the fridge with individual quarts of eggnog, chugging away! Thanks for stopping by and hope you give the French Toast a try!

    Kitty: Your comment made me laugh out loud! Hope the kids are ok and that you all survived Thanksgiving πŸ˜‰

    Rebecca: Good to hear! πŸ™‚

    9:07 am  Nov 24th, 2007
  38. Scott

    I made these for Christmas breakfast – AWESOME. My daughter (who’s at the picky eater stage) requested them again this morning. Luckily I had saved a few – I used Challah bread, which made for BIG pieces. I used a spash of Dark Rum (not having spiced or “regular” on hand… I bet a citrusy rum would be a nice spring or summer touch.

    9:18 pm  Dec 26th, 2007
  39. Goondick

    Brilliant idea! Why didn’t I think of that?

    Here’s my effort, a bit pathetic in hindsight.


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    Made this tonight! It was really yummy! Glad I stumbled upon it. I was looking for a bacon quiche recipe….I’m making that for lunch tomorrow. Thanks!!

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  52. Ammon C.

    Hey there, I did a google image search for ‘French Toast’ and chose your gorgeous photo to use in a video. My wife happens to be a food blogger and conscientiously suggested that food photographers might be touchy about that sort of thing. I intend to post the video on youtube to promote a recipe for a blueberry french toast souffle that my wife made. I also snagged another blogger’s ‘blueberry muffin’ photo; the idea is to show the two items married together. If I give you and your blog credit for the photo, an place a link on the youtube page, can I have your permission to use your photo? If the video causes you any distress I will immediately remove it from youtube. Thanks.

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