Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Overnight Eggnog French Toast Casserole


You guys it's pouring here. Like raining cats and dogs nor'easter style pouring. I wish it was snow. Snow is so much prettier. So I am not leaving my house and I am not getting out of my Pj's at all today! I am going to make slow cooker chowder and stay warm. Just thought I would share that with you. Now onto this fabulous dish. I love french toast. I love french toast in every way shape and form. Stuffed, baked, casseroles like this.




I always make a big breakfast Christmas morning. This casserole is always on the menu. What better way to get a jump start on breakfast then by starting it the night before! The bread is soaked in a yummy eggnog mixture and baked off to perfection with a brown sugar and cinnamon crust. Breakfast doesn't get any better than that. I like to add a bit of orange zest to my french toast. This is completely optional.  I hope you will add this to your breakfast menus!

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Ingredients
7 large eggs

2 cups eggnog

1/3 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1 loaf of french bread, cut into 1 inch cubes

For the topping:
3 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions
In a large bowl combine eggs, eggnog, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and vanilla toss in bread cubes and cover completely.

Place in a greased baking dish evenly and pour any remaining eggnog mixture. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Cover the dish and place in the fridge overnight or eight hours.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Bake for 45 minutes uncovered.

Sprinkle with orange zest if desired.
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5 comments :

  1. This would be so good on Christmas morning! Hehe, I might pas this along to the boyfriend, he will make it happen. Hah. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Yum! Great idea. I can't wait to try it. Pinning it!

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  3. Oooh, Rina, I do hope you'll swing by to Food on Friday to add this to the eggy recipe collection! Cheers from Carole from Carole's Chatter

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  4. I'm with you I'd rather have snow than rain. Rain is depressing... good time to make a casserole like this. Pinned. Thanks for sharing this with us on Weekend Bites.

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  5. This looks like the perfect breakfast for Christmas morning, Rina! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays! I am pinning this and sharing it to my Facebook page as well. I hope you will be joining us again tonight at 9 pm!

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