One of our favorite family holiday traditions is to have a delicious breakfast baking while we enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas morning. I want to partake in the gift giving too, and I’d rather not be in the kitchen. My solution is this Overnight Eggnog French Toast Casserole recipe. It’s full of festive flavor, warm and hearty too – just wake up and throw it in the oven to bake.
I love making breakfast casseroles because it’s an easy way to feed a crowd and you usually don’t have to serve much on the side. This Eggnog French Toast is an excellent way to use up any leftover eggnog. I always keep some, in our refrigerator, during the holiday season. I love making Bourbon Spiked Eggnog, but we’ll end up having leftover nog. This French Toast takes care of that problem!
Looking for more Christmas Breakfast recipes? I love this hearty egg and hash brown Overnight Breakfast Casserole. My Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Bake is always a favorite. Cranberry Eggnog Bake is another festive holiday brunch idea.
How To Make Overnight Eggnog French Toast Casserole
It takes about 10 minutes to prep this casserole before bedtime. It sits in your refrigerator and the custard gets soaked up by the Challah bread. That’s what gives it so much flavor. Since it’s a casserole, you don’t have to stand over the stove top and make individual servings – like traditional French Toast. This is the EASY way!
What To Serve With Eggnog French Toast
I like to make some fresh crisp bacon, but you can add any breakfast meat that you like. Some Canadian bacon, ham or sausage would also pair nicely. Set up a DIY Mimosa Bar or you can serve a variety of freshly squeezed juices alongside your casserole. For coffee, go with a Gingerbread Latte!
What To Do With Leftover Eggnog French Toast
If you have any leftover, cover the casserole dish with plastic wrap. Place it in the refrigerator. French toast does not freeze well and I do not recommend it. Instead, reheat using the microwave for individual servings.
What You’ll Need From The Grocery Store:
- Non-Stick Spray
- Challah Loaf
- Whole Milk
- Dark Brown Sugar
- Kosher Salt
- Nutmeg Cinnamon
- Optional: Maple Syrup and Powdered Sugar
Step-By-Step Directions To Make Eggnog French Toast Casserole
Coat a 13- x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray; place bread slices, slightly overlapping, in prepared baking dish. Whisk together eggs, eggnog, milk, granulated sugar, brown sugar, salt, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a bowl.
Pour mixture over bread to fully coat. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or up to overnight.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Uncover bread mixture. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, 45 to 50 minutes. Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes. Dust casserole with powdered sugar and enjoy!
- Non-Stick Cooking spray
- 1 (16- to 18-oz.) Challah Bread Loaf (cut into 1/2-in.-thick slices)
- 8 Large Eggs
- 2 1/2 Cups Refrigerated Eggnog
- 1 1/2 Cups Whole Milk
- 3 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Dark Brown sugar
- 1/2Teaspoons Kosher Salt
- 1 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 Teaspoons Ground Nutmeg
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- Optional: Powdered Sugar and Maple Syrup
- Coat a 13- x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray; place bread slices, slightly overlapping, in prepared baking dish. Whisk together eggs, eggnog, milk, granulated sugar, brown sugar, salt, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a bowl.
- Pour mixture over bread to fully coat. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or up to overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Uncover bread mixture. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, 45 to 50 minutes. Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes. Dust casserole with powdered sugar and enjoy!
I used store-bought refrigerated eggnog.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 518Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 237mgSodium: 670mgCarbohydrates: 80gFiber: 3gSugar: 38gProtein: 20g
**Nutrition is calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.