November 27, 2012

Egg Nog French Toast

Ah, the adventures of being a parent. Last night we discovered that Joe had pulled all of the wooden slats out from under his mattress. When we asked why on earth he would do such a thing, he raised that stubborn, defiant little chin of his and declared," I don't want my bed anymore!" Well kid, wish granted!
We made him sleep on the bathroom floor... his nights aren't quite "accident-free" yet, and there's no way I was risking the carpet!! Needless to say, he was happy to retract his statement this morning. :)



Egg Nog French Toast
Printable Recipe

a loaf of your favorite french toast bread (I used homemade Challah bread)
4 eggs, beaten
2 Tb butter, melted
3/4 cup egg nog
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
a pinch of salt

Whisk all ingredients together in a pie dish until well-combined. Dip bread into egg mixture, (the pie dish helps get your bread evenly dipped) coating each side. Place each slice in a lightly greased frying pan or on an electric griddle at medium/medium high heat and cook till each side is golden brown. Serve immediately with loads of butter, powdered sugar, syrup, jam, etc.
We coat ours with butter as soon as they come off the griddle, then choose each our own topping. I love syrup, The Geologist is a plain butter man (though he liked golden syrup this time!) and little Stephen and I had some with apple butter, which was a heavenly combination!
This challah bread was perfect for french toast! Fluffy, eggy, and lightly sweet all on it's own! You get plenty of spiced, rich egg nog creaminess, lightly crisp buttery edges...
Sometimes, instead of adding the spices into the egg mixture, we just sprinkle them over each side as it cooks. That way it has an even spice coating.
Without a doubt, the best french toast I have ever made!! This just might become a traditional Christmas breakfast!

10 comments :

  1. Clark would *love* it if I made him egg nog french toast (he loves egg nog and is a little disappointed that I don't).
    And I'm haven't been receiving e-mails (no worries--I wasn't expecting any) but I've also never been a "follower" since Clark's old lappy doesn't like new-fangled things like RSS readers. I just have you on my sidebar link and I check your blog just about every other day. No worries! We're doing great and I will continue to steal recipe ideas from here. :D

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    1. Whew!! It's not about numbers, I just noticed that I lost a follower, and couldn't find your name... So I just wanted to check and make sure I didn't mess something up!! From now on I'll reply to your comments on here! :) you were one of my first readers so I didnt want to lose you!!
      ~April

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  2. The french toast with eggnog is a wonderful idea. Mary and I love egg nog so I pretty sure we are going to do this. I will make some bread and try it!!

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  3. I can't believe you made your son sleep on the bathroom floor. You are the coolest mom I've ever known. This is totally something I would do as a parent, I'm sure of it! (-:

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  4. Oh silly Joe! Tommy has those space sheets too! I don't like egg nog, but I love french toast... I wonder if I'd like them together...
    PS, you can take my button down if you want. I love that you've had it up all this time, but I finally closed my shop. :( Just for a little while- I have a goal to get it back up by February. I'll make you a new button when it happens. :)

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    1. If you don't like egg nog, just replace it with milk! This is our standby French toast recipe too. Oh, and add 2 Tb sugar. Problem solved! :)

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  5. I HAVE EGG NOG! I bought some from Skyco earlier this month. Pricey but worth the money. I hope I can make this on Christmas Day. We will love it . . . but first of course I will have to make your Challah!

    Oh poor wee babe . . . I found my Douglas crunched up and folded into a cardboard box one night when he was about 8 years old. He decided to sleep in the box. How he fell asleep I will never know . . . he was folded right in half. Have never had any of my kiddos remove the slats from their beds. Jumping out second story windows, check. Going to school in the winter with no shoes or socks, check.Sliding down the stairs in plastic boxes and putting their heads through the wall at the foot of the stairs, check. You have so much to look forward to!! xxoo

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  6. Great idea using egg nog... so seasonal and delicious. Please bring this recipe by Foodie Friday on Simple Living and Eating. Everyone will love it.

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  7. I would love it if you would join me in linking up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10-rural.html

    I hope you can make it!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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  8. I love egg nog, but not much of a fan of french toast. Maybe I will like it if I try french toast this way. Thanks for the idea.

    Garrett @TheGrowingPatch
    http://www.growingpatch.com

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