So I have a thing for waffles. They're light and flakey but also sweet and delicious. I have always since I can remember ordered waffles when I went out for breakfast (if they're on the menu) and if not pancakes are a quick second choice. French toast has always seemed like the outcast food to me, like why would I want toast that's thickly covered in egg and still has the crust on it?
Anyway back to the point... I became a trader.
I was browsing around Pinterest for something to bring to christmas morning at my Moms house when this eggnog french toast bake struck my taste buds.
My favorite part about it is that it calls for french bread instead of regular bread (no crust) and is the perfect amount of sweet and tangy with the fruit added in there.
Also a plus it's sweetened with the eggnog so you don't even need to add syrup!...bomb.com
& it soaks over night so it easily can be thrown in the oven 40ish minutes before you're thinking about feasting...easy as pie.
Eggnog French Toast Bake
- Grease 9x13 or 8x11(that was all I had and it still worked) with cooking spray.
- In a medium sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat.
- Stir in brown sugar and maple syrup, continue stirring until mixture comes to a boil.
- Remove from heat and pour into your baking dish.
- lay the bread cubes over the top of the brown sugar mixture, and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.
- In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, eggnog, and vanilla.
- Pour this egg mixture over the top of the bread cubes.
- Press down lightly on the bread cubes to make sure they are soaked in egg mixture.
- Saran Wrap baking dish and refrigerate over night (8 hours).
- When ready to bake preheat oven to 325.
- Bake covered for 40 minutes.
- Increase oven temp to 375 and bake uncovered for an additional 10 minutes.
- Add fruit to top of french toast bake, and serve.
I hope you all had an amazing holiday and are enjoying a little time to relax!