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Eggnog French Toast Bake in a casserole dish
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5 from 6 votes

Eggnog French Toast Bake

This eggnog French toast bake is made with crusty bread, eggnog, warming spices, and bourbon, and can be prepared the night before for an easy overnight breakfast bake!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Soaking Time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 434kcal


French Toast:

  • 1 French or Italian loaf, cut into 1" thick slices Stale, dried-out bread works best
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 ounce bourbon Use 2oz for a boozier French toast
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon or Chinese 5-spice
  • 2 tablespoon butter, cubed
  • fresh fruit (such as plums or berries), optional
  • maple syrup or honey, optional


Prepare the French Toast:

  • If bread is soft and fresh, place on a single layer on two baking sheets, and bake at 350°F for 5 minutes. If bread is stale, skip this step.
    Slice Crusty Bread
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggnog, milk, eggs, brown sugar, bourbon, and cinnamon.
    Dip each slice of bread in the custard, and then layer bread in a large casserole dish. (A 9"x13" dish or a 10"x10" dish work well.)
    Pour remaining custard over the bread and place the casserole dish in the refrigerator.
    Soak the bread at least one hour, or overnight.
    Layer the Bread in a Casserole Dish

Bake the French Toast:

  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
    Dot the French toast with cubed butter.
    Cover the French toast with aluminum foil, and bake covered for 25 minutes. Remove the foil, and bake an additional 20-25 minutes, until the bread is golden. (Total baking time 45-50 minutes.)
    Bake Until Golden
  • Serve warm. Top with fresh fruit and maple syrup (or honey) if desired.
    Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days in the fridge.


Nutrition information does not include optional fruit or syrup.


Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 321IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 2mg