Eggnog French Toast with Gingerbread Syrup

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This Eggnog French Toast with Gingerbread Syrup is my new favorite Christmas breakfast. Get a taste of Christmas in every gooey, delicious bite!  

This post is sponsored by Meadow Gold® Dairy and Dairy Farmers of America

Who doesn’t love a good French toast for breakfast? This eggnog French toast is perfect for the holidays! For some variety throughout the year, try our Strawberry and Cream French Toast, Hawaiian French toast, or our more traditional French toast with caramel syrup! For more easy breakfast ideas, check out our 25+ easy breakfast ideas HERE.

Eggnog French Toast on a plate with sugared cranberries and whipped cream

Eggnog French Toast

I love the taste of eggnog, and sometimes, I will even pour myself a glass around Christmas-time. But more than drinking it straight-up, I LOVE using it as an ingredient in recipes. The rich, thick, creamy texture makes for a perfect custard mixture for French Toast. Combine that with our gingerbread syrup recipe and you basically have Christmas morning on a plate.

Where to Find Eggnog

While putting this recipe together, I had the privilege of getting to know the story of the Van Es Dairy. The Van Es family moved to Texas from Holland and 1981 and started with a modest 28 cows. By 2005, they had moved to Marsing, ID with 1,400, and today, the Van Es family milks more than 5,200 cows and provides milk across the area. Meadow Gold works with family farms throughout the West, and to know that the milk and cream in the Meadow Gold Eggnog we used in this recipe could come from the Van Es family makes it that much more special! Meadow Gold eggnog is rich and creamy, making it perfect to use for this eggnog French toast recipe. It can be found in many grocery stores in the West, including Walmart, Target, and Smith’s.

Eggnog bottle and carton on a table

What Kind Of Bread Is Best For French Toast?

For French toast, the obvious choice is a good French bread but it’s not your only option. There are all kind of delicious breads you can use to make French toast. Here is a list of all of our favorites:

  • French Bread
  • Brioche (sometimes you can find fun flavors like cinnamon or vanilla that also work great)
  • Challah
  • Cinnamon Swirl Bread (my personal favorite)
  • Texas Toast (plain)
  • Homemade white bread (link)
  • Homemade Wheat bread (link)

Stale Bread vs Fresh Bread

No matter what kind of bread you use, it isn’t a bad idea to let it go a little stale before using it (a day or two old is fine). Stale bread will soak up the eggnog mixture better than fresh bread and will ultimately make for a better French toast. If you are looking for a way to use up that day-old bread, then use it for this eggnog French toast! Trust me, you’ll be glad you did!

Gingerbread Syrup

If you want to enhance the festive flavor of this dish even more, then you’ve simply got to top the Eggnog French Toast with our gingerbread syrup. I’m not kidding, it really tastes like gingerbread! And who doesn’t love gingerbread flavors around the holidays? It makes for a great homemade gift that everyone will love. Just put it in little half-pint (or pint) jars and then dress it up with tags and bows. It’s the perfect “neighbor gift” or a great gift for teachers or anyone who appreciates a good syrup!

Eggnog French Toast with Gingerbread Syrup

More Favorite Christmas Recipes

I just love all the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of this time of year. There are so many great recipes to try at Christmas, it feels impossible to fit them all in. But here are a few for you to try, after you’ve tried our Eggnog French Toast.

How To Make Eggnog French Toast

Eggnog French Toast with Gingerbread Syrup

Eggnog French Toast with Gingerbread Syrup

5 from 3 votes
This Eggnog French Toast with Gingerbread Syrup is my new favorite Christmas breakfast. Get a taste of Christmas in every gooey, delicious bite!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Chilling Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 55 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Servings 12

Ingredients

Eggnog French Toast:

Gingerbread Syrup:

Other:

Instructions

Eggnog French Toast:

  • Cut bread into thick slices (about 3 inches wide) and arrange in a lightly sprayed 9×13 inch pan. 
    Slices of French bread in a pan
  • In a large bowl beat together Meadow Gold eggnog, eggs, sugar, spices, and vanilla. 
    French toast batter in a bowl
  • Pour mixture over bread slices, I like to turn them a few times to ensure good coating. Optional: Sprinkle the tops with a little cinnamon and sugar. 
    Cover and refrigerate overnight (or for at least 3 hours).
    French Toast covered in batter in a baking dish
  • In the morning bake for 45 minutes at 350 or until golden brown. Serve with gingerbread syrup and whipped topping (optional).
    Baked French Toast in a baking dish
  • Combine all the ingredients for the syrup in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a low boil, then remove from heat. Serve over French toast.
    Gingerbread Syrup in a pot

Nutrition Information

Calories: 521kcalCarbohydrates: 96gProtein: 14gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 326mgPotassium: 242mgFiber: 2gSugar: 45gVitamin A: 230IUVitamin C: 0.8mgCalcium: 133mgIron: 3.8mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. 5 stars
    This is exactly what I was looking for to make on Christmas morning! Of course I can’t wait until then so I’ll be trying it out every weekend until, haha! Thank you!

  2. What is Biscoff spread and what does it taste like, don’t think I have seen it in Canada. I might be able to find something comparable!

    1. The only other spread I’ve seen is the cookie butter from Trader Joe’s, but I don’t know if they have those in Canada. It’s kind of a sweeter peanut butter.

    1. I like to use small glass jars with lids. You can also use small Rubbermaid containers with lids or Ziplock also makes small disposable plastic containers with lids. Thanks for asking!

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve always made eggnog french toast during the holiday season, this gingerbread syrup adds the perfect touch truly making it Christmas french toast! DELICIOUS!! A

    1. So glad you liked it! Oh man, totally agree that the Gingerbread syrup kicks it up a notch 😉 So yummy!

  4. I’d really love to try this recipe, but it’s not showing up for me. Is there somewhere else I can find it on your site?

    1. Thank you for letting us know! We’ve had this problem a few times. We will have it back up as soon as possible. Please check back!

  5. My husband loves Eggnog (me not so much) but I think I might like it in a recipe. So I am going to give this one a try.
    My question is what is Biscoff spread and where would I find it in the grocery store (or do I need to make it myself)?
    Thanks for any help you can give me on this!