French toast is hands down my favorite breakfast item. Hands. Down. And egg nog? Um, yes. I’m a huge fan. A couple weeks ago I was sitting at breakfast and wondered if I could invent a new version of french toast fit for the holidays. When I was looking at the recipe that called for milk or cream, that’s when it hit — I could replace it with egg nog for a festive twist and combine two of my favorite things! So here is what I came up with and we have been thoroughly enjoying this unexpected culinary discovery.
The egg nog and nutmeg flavors definitely come through and when paired with the buttermilk syrup, you’ve got a match made in heaven. If you’re looking for a yummy breakfast idea for Christmas morning, be sure to try this out and let me know what you think!
EGG NOG FRENCH TOAST INGREDIENTS
- 6 pieces Texas toast
- 4 large eggs
- 4 tbsp egg nog
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1. Preheat a large frying pan or griddle over medium heat.
2. In a large flat-bottomed dish, whisk together eggs, egg nog, vanilla, sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Using a dish with a flat base makes the next step easier.
3. Place each slice of bread in the mixture and soak until well-coated on each side. Be sure to batter the bread right before adding it to the pan.
4. Place the battered slices onto the pan or griddle and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side.
5. Serve with favorite toppings like berries, whipped cream, and buttermilk syrup!
BUTTERMILK SYRUP INGREDIENTS
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup salted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
1. In a large pot, combine butter, buttermilk, and sugar over medium heat and bring to a boil. Be sure to stir frequently to avoid burning on the bottom.
2. Once lightly boiling, turn the heat to medium-low and cook for 3 more minutes or until golden yellow.
3. Remove pot from the heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda. Note that the baking soda will turn the texture more frothy.
4. Serve while warm over your favorite french toast, waffles, or pancakes.
Store in a closed glass jar in the fridge for up to two weeks. You will need to warm it up again before serving as the butter will solidify in the fridge. Heat in 30-second increments in the microwave.