Eggnog French Toast

I have the best friends.

There always there for me. They make me laugh. They like to run. But more importantly….

They like to cook. Not just anything but eggnog french toast.

That’s right, I have friends that make eggnog french toast. Jealous… you should be, you really should be.

After a fun Jingle Bell Run a few weeks ago we decided we needed to treat ourselves to a delicious breakfast. It was a 3 mile run, I ate WAY more than 3 miles worth….

Now you’re thinking… Look at that fruit… maybe this is going to be a nice healthy breakfast….

Just keep reading.

Sipping some delicious coffee.

Don’t worry, I made sure to put them to work. Have you ever seen a happier french toast soaker?!

Yup, that’s a big ol’ bowl of homemade whipped cream. Heavy whipping cream. This makes the fruit taste even better.

We used low-fat eggnog to balance it all out.

Now that is mouth watering….

You’ve got to try it but make it with your friends… it will taste sooo much better.

Here’s what you’ll need:

3 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 c. eggnog

Dash of Cinnamon

Dash of Nutmeg

Dash of Salt

1 loaf of bread. We used an artisan bread but challah, brioche, french would all work great.

Syrup

Whipped Cream

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

Combine the first 6 ingredients in a 9X13 baking dish. Whisk together until combined.

Slice the bread in 1/2-1 inch slices, depending on you’re preference. We went a little thicker probably 3/4 inch, and it was perfect.

Place two or three pieces of bread in the soaking mixture and let soak. While soaking, turn on the stove and begin to heat with a bit of butter (trust me, the flavor is so much better). Flip the bread to soak on the other side until saturated and place in the hot pan.

Once each piece  is browned on one side, flip over and brown the other side. After each piece is cooked, place in a 300 degree oven until the rest of the french toast slices are cooked. Make sure your last few pieces also get a few minutes in the oven. This really helps to get all the flavors baked in and keeps it hot. (I’d never done this before but one of the girls recommended this, and I think I will start doing it from now on too!)

Serve with hot syrup, fresh fruit and fresh whipped cream.

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