This decadent and festive slow cooker eggnog french toast is the perfect holiday breakfast! Rich and creamy eggnog is combined with chunks of bread and spices, then cooked to perfection in the slow cooker. Serve with some maple creme syrup, fresh berries and maple whipped cream for a truly special treat!
Overnight French Toast
Overnight Eggnog French Toast is the perfect way to make a tasty and satisfying breakfast with minimal effort. Simply prepare the night before and slow cook in the morning. In just minutes, you’ll have a hot and hearty meal that is perfect for holiday breakfast or brunch.
What is French Toast?
It’s a classic breakfast dish that consists of bread dipped in eggs and milk and fried in butter or oil. It can be served as is, topped with syrup, powdered sugar, nutmeg, or other toppings to taste. It is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dinner.
While french toast is normally made with cream, I am making my crock pot french toast casserole with eggnog.
What is Eggnog?
Eggnog is a classic holiday drink that is made with eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla. It is seasoned with nutmeg, cinnamon, and other spices. It is traditionally served cold but can also be made hot.
Can You Make French Toast with Eggnog
I love baking and cooking with eggnog. If you didn’t think of eggnog for breakfast, you are missing out. The eggnog adds an amazing flavor to the breakfast. We also add it to cranberry eggnog breakfast bake. The eggnog is replacing the cream to make the custard.
What is Eggnog French Toast Casserole Made in the Crockpot
This crockpot french toast casserole is made with cubed french bread and eggnog. It is seasoned with nutmeg, cinnamon, and other spices. The casserole is cooked in the slow cooker for several hours until it’s tender and golden brown on top. It can be served as-is or topped with your favorite toppings such as syrup, powdered sugar, or fresh fruit.
What if Someone Doesn’t Like Eggnog?
If you find that you want to make this but someone doesn’t like eggnog, you can replace it. I know that seems funny since this is a slow cooker eggnog french toast, but you can get a lot of the flavor without the eggnog. Use milk or half and a half and add an additional egg along with a touch more sugar. Bring in the flavors by adding nutmeg and cinnamon and it seems like you made french toast with eggnog, but without the eggnog.
What is the Best Kind of Bread to use for Eggnog French Toast?
You want bread that will hold up to the custard in this casserole. When making french toast casserole, I find that good quality dense white bread works best. If you don’t have access to this type of bread, brioche or challah would work as well.
Make-Ahead Overnight French Toast Casserole
This french toast casserole can be made the night before you plan to serve it. Just assemble as directed, cover and store in the refrigerator overnight. The next morning remove from the fridge and place it in the slow cooker base. Cook as directed. This is such a great option if you are expecting company for breakfast or brunch. It will be ready when you wake up and all that’s left to do is put the slow cooker on and enjoy your morning!
Keep Your Eggnog French Toast Warm
I love using the crock pot when making this french toast casserole because it keeps the french toast casserole warm while you are eating and enjoying your morning.
Adding Extra Toppings to Eggnog French Toast Casserole
You don’t have to stick with just the traditional topping of butter and syrup. Feel free to add additional toppings such as chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or a sprinkle of powdered sugar. You can also top it off with your favorite fruits. If using frozen fruit, make sure to thaw it before adding it to the casserole.
How to Store Leftover French Toast Casserole
If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat before serving. You can also freeze the casserole for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat before serving.
How Long is Homemade Eggnog French Toast Casserole Good For?
Homemade eggnog french toast casserole is good for up to 3 days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Make sure it has cooled completely before storing.
Reheating Eggnog French Toast Casserole
Reheating french toast casserole is easy. Place it in a preheated 350°F oven for 10-15 minutes or until heated through. You can also reheat individual servings in the microwave.
Tips for Making Overnight French Toast Casserole
• Use a good quality dense white bread or brioche/challah. Avoid super soft sandwich-style bread as it won’t hold up to the eggnog custard.
• You can use fresh or frozen fruit as a topping. If using frozen, make sure to thaw before adding them to the casserole.
• Feel free to increase the spices if desired, such as nutmeg and cinnamon for extra flavor.
• If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat before serving.
• This dish can also be made ahead of time by assembling it, covering it, and storing it in the refrigerator overnight. The next morning, place it in the slow cooker and cook as directed.
• If you don’t have a slow cooker, this casserole can also be cooked in the oven at 350°F for about 30 minutes or until golden brown on top.
- French bread loaf
- Maple syrup
- Ground cinnamon
- Vanilla extract
- Chopped toasted pecans (optional)
- Top with Maple Vanilla Whipped Cream
How to Make Slow Cooker French Toast with Eggnog
In a medium bowl, whisk eggs. Add the 2 1/4 cups eggnog, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, and maple syrup, whisking well. Pour mixture over bread cubes.
Cover, and turn on low for 4 hours. Remove the lid and sprinkle in pecans. Scoop on plates and drizzle top with Maple Creme Syrup.
Microwave, using a microwavable bowl or mug, the maple syrup for 1 minute. Whisk in 1/4 cup eggnog.
Serve with Maple Vanilla Whipped Cream and strawberries.
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- Delicious Beet And Berries Smoothie Recipe
- Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit
- Easy Air Fryer Breakfast Taquitos
Slow Eggnog French Toast with Maple Creme Syrup
- To make clean up easier, line a crockpot with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick spray. Cut bread into cubes and place in crockpot.
- In a medium bowl, whisk eggs. Add 2 1/4 cups eggnog, salt, cinnamon, vanilla and 1/2 cup maple syrup, whisking well. Pour mixture over bread cubes.
- Cover, turn on low for 4 hours. Remove lid and sprinkle in pecans. Scoop on plates and drizzle top with Maple Creme Syrup.
- Microwave, using a microwavable bowl or mug, the maple syrup for 1 minute. Whisk in 1/4 cup eggnog.