This Easy Overnight Eggnog French Toast Bake with homemade caramel sauce is a perfect recipe for your Christmas breakfast or any brunch this holiday season!
This Eggnog French Toast Bake is so simple, and I bet you already have the ingredients at home. Take it to the next level with an easy homemade caramel sauce…so rich and delicious! It’s perfect for holiday brunch or even dessert.
A Perfect Holiday Breakfast!
What I love about this recipe is that it can be prepared the night before you want to serve it, making it perfect for Christmas morning. I want to enjoy Christmas morning, so to eliminate some stress I prefer to assemble a breakfast dish the night before the big day. Then when we get up in the morning, all I have to do is pop it in the oven when we start our gift opening, and breakfast will be ready when we are! This Eggnog French Toast Bake is just that kind of recipe.
About this recipe:
This Eggnog French Toast Bake is made with chunks of bread baked in a rich and creamy eggnog custard mixture. It has all delicious flavours of Christmas that everyone loves…eggnog, cinnamon, and nutmeg. And to top it all off, instead of serving syrup with it, I made an easy homemade caramel sauce to drizzle over the top. Yes, it is as delicious as it sounds! Yum. If you find the caramel sauce too much for breakfast, you can serve this dish for dessert…it’s basically an Eggnog Bread Pudding anyway.
Because this is a rich and sweet breakfast, I like to serve it with bacon or sausages and a fresh fruit salad. So good. (also, if you don’t want the caramel sauce, just serve this recipe with regular syrup or maple syrup)
Eggnog French Toast Recipe Tips
- EGGNOG: You can use classic, regular or light eggnog for this recipe. This is a great recipe for any leftover eggnog you have in your fridge.
- BREAD: I like to use chunks of French Bread, brioche, or challah bread. But you can use any kind of crusty bread. Stale bread (day-old bread) works the best.
- STORAGE: Keep any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Just reheat in the microwave.
Make ahead or make same day?
Either works great! If you want to make this bake the day before you want to serve it you can. But if you want to make and serve it the same day, just let the assembled dish rest for 30 minutes so the bread has time to soak up the eggnog mixture.
I hope you enjoy this festive breakfast! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!