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Morning Thanks {Recipe: Eggnog French Toast}

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In my fantasy world, mornings would be calm…a time for soft music and happy chatter.  Ideally, I would get up before the kids, sit down to a nice cup of coffee, catch up on the days news (aka Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) and make a delicious breakfast for all to share.

Instead, most mornings I find myself being jostled awake by one of my eager, early morning riser kids. Following such awakening, I tiredly go into each kids room and chatter off the laundry list of things that need to be done before school: Go potty, brush your teeth, change your clothes, make your beds, put your pj’s in the laundry, get your backpacks ready, put on your shoes, get your jackets, fill your water bottles and eat your breakfast. I then, make an attempt to take a shower and look presentable and come out of my room only to discover my kids still sitting in their room, none of the things I rattled off for them to do, done. My voice gets louder, and again, I go through what needs to be done so we can get to school on time. Lucky me… on most days I get to repeat this mantra 16 gazillion times.

On the rare full moon, when the stars all align, I get my wish and boy do I savor those mornings as if they were my last. Peace, happiness and full bellies. Who can ask for anything more?

We recently had one of those mornings, and to keep the mood in tact, I decided to make something special for breakfast. Eggnog French Toast, which would have been even more indulgent with my Eggnog Syrup recipe, adorned the table. Looking around my table at the happy smiles and feeling the sense of peace, I knew to be so thankful for this rare moment of everything working the way it’s supposed to. It doesn’t happen often, but I certainly do treasure it when it does.

Recipe: Eggnog French Toast (adapted from my Fluffy French Toast recipe)

  • 1 1/2 cups commercially prepared eggnog (full fat version)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • 12 slices Texas Toast
  1. In a large, shallow bowl, whisk together the eggnog, eggs, cinnamon and vanilla.
  2. Heat a skillet to medium low. Melt butter, coating entire skillet.
  3. Dip one slice of bread at a time into the eggnog mixture, being sure to coat each side of the bread thoroughly. Allow excess to drip off back into the bowl.
  4. Place the prepared bread slices into the preheated skillet, and cook, turning once, until golden brown on each side.
  5. Serve warm with powdered sugar, maple syrup or creamy eggnog syrup.



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  1. Nice. I have made this Eggnog French Toast 3 times now, and they still taste marvellous. Will be making them again tomorrow.

  2. Thank you for sharing your experience and your breakfast tips. All the foods seem to be so delicious and I love them :D. Also I would try it in one of my peace morning. :D

  3. Oh, how I also wish for calm mornings! This French toast would be a great way to take advantage of any quiet morning!

  4. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    What a fantastic idea of incorporating egg nog in to french toast! This look delicious and I look forward to trying this during the holidays.

  5. Look tasty, I will try it out

  6. What a fabulous idea, Kristin! Never thought of using eggnog to douse the bread and I’m going to try this ASAP. The kids will love it!

  7. How festive! :) What a great holiday treat!

  8. What hectic mornings but I’m glad that you get a nice relaxing one now and then. This breakfast surely is a great way of enjoying those mornings. My hubby loves eggnog so I know he’ll love both your french toast and syrup :)

  9. Thank you for sharing the ideas of planting the philanthropic seeds. This is very useful for the parents to develop their kids to be philanthropic in the future.

  10. This is SUCH a gorgeous plate of holiday deliciousness! I was trying to think of new ways to use eggnog. I came up with eggnog creme brulee, but I think this french toast is a better idea :)

  11. As much as I would like to get myself out of bed so I have enough time to prepare breakfast, that pretty much never happens. I’m lucky to have enough time for a cup of coffee! This French Toast looks absolutely perfect, Kristen!

  12. Oh my!! This is Ah-mazing, and definitely our next family weekend breakfast!! Mmmmmm!!

  13. Yummm this looks absolutely delish! Perfect for the holidays. Thanks for sharing!

  14. How decadent sounding, I will fix this for Christmas brunch.

  15. Love french toast and love eggnog, so this sounds great.


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