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Eggnog French Toast with Sugared Cranberries

Eggnog French Toast with Sugared Cranberries -- Your holiday breakfast was just decided |

I really, really wish this holiday season would last a little bit longer. If only for the fact that I haven’t drank nearly enough eggnog. And really, this is the only time of year where it’s at all appropriate to be drinking eggnog (some would even say there’s no time of year!). Imagine if you walked in on me drinking a large glass of eggnog in the middle of June? You’d think I was a crazy person! Not to mention, I’d have to make it myself because I highly doubt my grocery store would take my special off-season request.

Because there are only a few days until Christmas (!!), I’m getting in my eggnog any way possible. I came reallyyy close to putting it in my cereal in place of milk the other day. I resisted. But in eggnog? Perfectly reasonable and acceptable. I say it every year, but even if you don’t like actual eggnog, you probably enjoy the flavor (just not the consistency). This french toast has all the holiday flavor… Plus sugared cranberries for extra appeal.

There’s nothing too complicated about whipping this up. If you have a nice big skillet or griddle, it’s also the perfect breakfast to serve to company. It’s a regular french toast batter with eggnog and some spices involved.


Sugared cranberries are easy and an holiday essential. Oh, and I couldn’t serve the french toast with regular maple syrup, so I made a quick and easy eggnog syrup instead.


Serve the french toast with a healthy dose of eggnog syrup and top with sugared cranberries. If you’re not in the holiday spirit just yet (I don’t blame you… this warm weather is not conducive to holly jolly fun).

Eggnog French Toast with Sugared Cranberries -- Your holiday breakfast was just decided |

But this french toast will certainly help get you there. Which is why I recommend making it, like, NOW. It would certainly be an ideal Christmas morning brunch, but I really think you need that holiday boost ahead of time.

Eggnog French Toast with Sugared Cranberries -- Your holiday breakfast was just decided |

I wish sugared cranberries were a year-round thing, too. Though I have to admit that I’ve been seriously stockpiling this year… My freezer is filled with cranberries because I can’t survive without them until next holiday season.

Eggnog French Toast with Sugared Cranberries -- Your holiday breakfast was just decided |

Frozen eggnog probably isn’t the best idea. But would there be any harm in trying??

Eggnog French Toast with Sugared Cranberries -- Your holiday breakfast was just decided |

Yes, what you see in this picture is, in fact, my idea of a dream breakfast. A full stack of french toast with an extra-large glass of eggnog and cup of coffee. With the lights from the Christmas tree in the background. So cozy and perfect.

Eggnog French Toast with Sugared Cranberries -- Your holiday breakfast was just decided |

Also, I’d most definitely be wearing pajamas. Who wants to eat a plate full of eggnog french toast in their tight skinny jeans and sweater? Not me.

Eggnog French Toast with Sugared Cranberries -- Your holiday breakfast was just decided |

But, I mean, if that was my only option, it would be OK. I guess that’s why leggings as pants were invented (and yes, I do believe in leggings as pants, within reason).

Happy holidays and merry almost Christmas! I hope you’re having a spectacular week.

What are you having for Christmas morning breakfast?

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Eggnog French Toast with Sugared Cranberries
This breakfast is sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Eggnog french toast is topped with eggnog syrup and sugared cranberries... Best enjoyed with loved ones in your pajamas.
Course: Breakfast
Author: We are not Martha
Eggnog French Toast:
  • 8 slices challah bread or brioche
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups eggnog
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • Unsalted butter for pan
Sugared Cranberries:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup cranberries
Eggnog Syrup:
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp eggnog
Eggnog French Toast:
  1. In a large shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, eggnog, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  2. Heat large skillet or griddle over medium heat and melt about 1/2 Tbsp butter.
  3. Dredge each slice of bread into the eggnog mixture, making sure bread is fully coated.
  4. Place bread slices on pan and cook about 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Add more butter to pan as needed.
Sugared Cranberries:
  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine 1/4 cup sugar and water.
  2. Stir to dissolve sugar and add cranberries to saucepan to coat in mixture.
  3. With a slotted spoon, remove cranberries to wire rack and let dry for about an hour.
  4. Roll cranberries in remaining 1/2 cup sugar until well coated. Let dry for another 30 minutes.
Eggnog Syrup:
  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine maple syrup and eggnog.
  2. Let simmer for about 2-3 minutes before removing to a heat-proof bowl or mason jar.
  3. Serve either hot or cold.


12 Responses to "Eggnog French Toast with Sugared Cranberries"

  1. What a perfect holiday breakfast! I tell ya, with the temps in Nashville this year, it’s going to be like drinking eggnog in June, lol! Merry Christmas!

  2. Ooooo yum. Fabulous idea. I already planned a baked creme-brulee bfast treat but now I’m thinking I need to try making eggnog whipped cream. I wonder if that’d work?

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous, Sues! I love the sugared cranberries on top. Such a perfect touch!

  4. Victoria says:

    Yum! I definitely don’t have the same eggnog addiction as you, but I LOVE French toast and think eggnog would make an excellent custard-base for soaking. I also love the embellished syrup and sugared cranberries. So festive. I’m enjoying this warmer weather, but I must say it just feels weird this time of year, haha.

  5. Erika says:

    I love love love sugared cranberries.. This french toast sounds amazing!

  6. Mir says:

    Oh, lovely French toast. With happy sugared cranberries. Double love! This is the breakfast I’ve been wanting this week!

  7. Yum Yucky says:

    Excellent idea. My hubby will love this!

  8. What a great breakfast for the holidays!

  9. What a festive way to start the day. Merry Christmas!

  10. Next Christmas I must make eggnog – run out of time this year! Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas 🙂

  11. Kelly says:

    I can’t believe how quickly Christmas came this year too! This eggnog french toast would be perfect for breakfast tomorrow! It looks gorgeous with the sugared cranberries!

  12. You have me drooling!! This looks SO good. I love eggnog flavoured everything!

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