The other day Recipe Girl posted a recipe for eggnog french toast. I immediately decided that I was making it that night for dinner. Then I decided to take the whole eggnog thing a bit further and try to create an eggnog syrup. I figured it was worth a try. I think it turned out fabulous. I must admit, I was the only one willing to give the syrup a try. I think it was yummy. I also think it would work great on regular french toast too. It just gives you a little taste of a classic holiday flavor. I didn’t even try the french toast with maple syrup because I loved the eggnog syrup that much. I kept telling my family that they were missing out. No one believed me. Hopefully some of you will believe me. The french toast itself was also tasty. I figured it’s not too far fetched to make french toast with eggnog. I mean we’re talking milk and eggs people. Why wouldn’t it work.
I must say that I am very picky about not having the inside of my french toast mushy. So I am always very careful to not over dip my bread. I had to be very careful with the dipping. There was a piece I had that was leaning a little on the mush side, but not mushy enough I couldn’t eat it. I did however use fresh Texas toast from the store. So if you don’t like your french toast mushy on the inside be careful with the dipping or use some good dry bread. Nobody had any problems eating the french toast here, even with it containing eggnog, but they so missed out on the syrup.
I must say that this winter lighting and early darkness is not making me happy with my pictures. Hopefully, I can get some good light for my future postings. I am hoping to get a new camera in the near future with some gadgets to help make fabulous pictures.
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Eggnog French Toast
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup store-bought egg nog
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice (or ¼ tsp. cinnamon + ¼ tsp. nutmeg)
- 12 slices bread
1. Whisk together eggs, eggnog, vanilla and spices.
2. Preheat griddle. Dip bread in egg mixture, allowing it to soak in slightly. Butter the hot griddle and place soaked bread on griddle. Cook on each side until golden brown. Serve with butter and powdered sugar and/or regular syrup or my favorite eggnog syrup.
- ½ Cup Butter
- 1 Cup Sugar
- ¾ Cup store-bought eggnog
- Melt butter in a medium sized sauce pan over medium-low heat.
- Mix in sugar until well combined, then mix in the eggnog and bring heat up to medium-high heat.
- Wisk continually until mixture comes to a boil, remove from heat.
- Serve warm over french toast and ENJOY!