This Egg Nog Casserole is a make ahead french toast that is a perfect breakfast or brunch recipe for the holidays.

This make ahead egg nog french toast is a breakfast casserole that has all of the flavors of the holiday drink we all love, egg nog. A simple breakfast casserole recipe that is perfect for holiday breakfast or brunch.

We talk a lot about cookies during the holidays, rightly so , I mean cookies are amazing, but you know what they say, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Do they still say that? I feel like they are constantly changing their mind about that. Either way Christmas morning and the morning after New Year’s Eve are all about spending time with family, and that means you don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen frying up bacon and making pancakes. Am I right?
This make ahead egg nog french toast is a breakfast casserole that has all of the flavors of the holiday drink we all love, egg nog. A simple breakfast casserole recipe that is perfect for holiday breakfast or brunch.

Enter this make ahead french toast casserole. That’s right, french toast that is ready and waiting for you in the refrigerator when you wake up in the morning. You make it the night before so the eggs and egg nog can soak into the bread. Then in the morning all you have to do is stumble into the kitchen, put it in the oven (don’t forget to turn it on!) and then make yourself a cup of coffee, maybe two. While you enjoy a few glorious moments all to yourself breakfast is pretty much making itself!

This make ahead egg nog french toast is a breakfast casserole that has all of the flavors of the holiday drink we all love, egg nog. A simple breakfast casserole recipe that is perfect for holiday breakfast or brunch.

Even better, this recipe is for an Egg Nog casserole. Yep, egg nog, I put that stuff on everything….during the holidays. Last week I was making Egg Nog cookies, this week I started my day off with egg nog french toast. Oh, and the kids loved it too ;). Now, this recipe calls for a couple of tablespoons of dark rum, BUT have no fear, it isn’t required. You can also use rum extract, or just skip it all together if that just isn’t your thing. The important part is the maple syrup, brown sugar, butter mixture on the bottom. As the egg nog casserole cooks the brown sugar mixture caramelizes and creates the ooey, gooey syrup on the bottom of the bread. So good!

Servings: 10
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins

Make Ahead Egg Nog Casserole

This make ahead egg nog french toast is a breakfast casserole that has all of the flavors of the holiday drink we all love, egg nog.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 loaf French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon Dark Rum or Rum Extract

Instructions

  • Prepare a 9x13 inch baking dish by greasing it with butter.
  • In a sauce pan melt butter, then mix in brown sugar and maple syrup.
  • Stir the mixture until it begins to boil then remove it from the heat and pour it into the baking dish.
  • Place the bread cubes in the baking dish and sprinkle them with the cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • In a large bowl whisk together egg, egg nog, vanilla, and run.
  • Pour egg mixture over the bread cubes making sure they are thoroughly coated.
  • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and place it in the refrigerator overnight.
  • When ready to bake preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Place baking dish in the oven and bake, covered, for 35 minutes, then uncover and bake for another 10 minutes, or until top is golden brown.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 282kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 185mg, Sodium: 165mg, Potassium: 175mg, Sugar: 29g, Vitamin A: 580IU, Vitamin C: 0.7mg, Calcium: 115mg, Iron: 0.9mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Breakfast &amp, Brunch

I sprinkle mine with a little powdered sugar and, if I’m feeling really decadent I drizzle a little more syrup on top. Super easy and totally delicious, that’s my kind of breakfast!

This make ahead egg nog french toast is a breakfast casserole that has all of the flavors of the holiday drink we all love, egg nog. A simple breakfast casserole recipe that is perfect for holiday breakfast or brunch.

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Make ahead breakfast casserole are one of my favorite ways to feed family and friends, especially during the holidays. If you like this you should also try:

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