Monday, December 24, 2012

Eggnog French Toast Casserole

There is so much to love about the holidays! Christmas lights, family time, good times with friends, stockings hung by the chimney and...eggnog. I really love eggnog. To me, it tastes like Christmas. Creamy, spicy, Christmas goodness. The fact that you can't get eggnog any other time just makes it more special during the holiday season.

Which is why I love this dish! I tweaked my favorite french toast casserole recipe to incorporate eggnog and I am so happy with the results. Everyone that I have made it for has asked for the recipe so I thought I would share it with you too.

The great thing about this breakfast casserole (besides the heavenly taste) is that you can make it the night before and just pop it in the oven in the morning. Perfect for your Christmas morning breakfast!



Ingredients:
Challah bread
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
8 eggs
2 cups eggnog {make sure it's the spiced kind!}
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Butter, for greasing the pan


1. Cut the challah bread into inch cubes. I like using the challah bread because it's so airy and absorbs the egg mixture so well.


2.  Use the butter to grease the inside of a glass 9" by 13" casserole dish.



3. Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. 



4. Arrange half of the cubed bread in the casserole dish and top with half of the sugar mixture. Repeat with the remaining bread and sugar.


5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, eggnog and vanilla extract.


6. Starting at the edges, slowly pour the egg mixture on the bread and work towards the middle. 


7.  Use a spoon or spatula and press down on the bread to coat it with the egg mixture. Cover the casserole  dish with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight or for at least four hours.


8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Take the casserole from the fridge and bake covered for 20 minutes. Remove the aluminum foil and bake an additional 30 minutes or until the top is golden and puffy.


9. Top with powdered sugar and maple syrup. Enjoy!


I hope this makes your Christmas morning wonderful and delicious!


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2 comments:

  1. YUM! Pinning it for next year (no Christmas Eve shopping for this mama:) Merry Christmas!! Lindsey @ If I Had a Million Hours...

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    1. I don't blame you...Christmas Eve shopping is no fun! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Years! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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