For The Love of Nog
I’m not sure where my obsession with eggnog comes from. We never had it in the house when I was a kid. It’s not like so many of the other elements of the holidays, those that have been tradition for as long as I can remember, but somewhere along the way it’s come to represent Christmas just as much as Pumpkin Pie represents Thanksgiving. Which, for me, means a lot.
This year I’ve been a bit obsessed with trying to work it into as many other recipes as possible. It bodes well neither for my waist nor my wallet, and I’m honestly running out of people on whom I can pawn off various eggnog dishes, but this particular recipe — a heady breakfast variation — has been a particular hit so I thought I’d share.
Gather yourself up some bread, egg nog, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, and butter. You can leave out the pepper corns. I thought those were cloves when I was digging around in the spice cupboard, but alas, the cloves are missing and peppercorns are not friends of Spiced Egg Nog French Toast, so we went with just cinnamon and nutmeg. Oh! And a shallow dish, you’re going to need a shallow dish.
First, drop a couple pats of butter into a big skillet and get it heating over medium-high on your stove. This won’t take long.
Measure 1 cup of egg nog out into your dish, and top it off with 1 teaspoon each cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract. Whip it all up and dunk your bread, one piece at a time, into the mixture, lightly coating on each side, and allowing the excess to drip off before you place them in your heated pan. Cook about two minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
Dust with confectioner’s sugar. (And if you’re big on cinnamon a little extra touch of it.)
And, then, if Egg Nog French Toast isn’t enough, check out some of the bonus recipes below. Egg Nog Cookies, Glazed Egg Nog Doughnuts, Egg Nog Cupcakes. EGG NOG CHEESECAKE! The possibilities are endless.
Bonus Eggnog Recipes
1. Baked Eggnog Vanilla Doughnuts with Eggnog Rum Glaze at Averie Cooks
2. Eggnog Cupcakes at Dashing Dish
3. Eggnog Macaroons at Carly Klock
4. Eggnog Cheesecake at Delicious Shots
5. Iced Eggnog Cookies at Hungry Girl Por Vida
- 8 Slices Bread
- 1 Cup Egg Nog
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Nutmeg
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Combine Egg Nog, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla in a shallow dish. Dunk each piece of bread in the mixture coating each side well. Allow excess to drain off before placing in skillet and cooking about 2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
- Dust lightly with confectioner's sugar and cinnamon. Serve.