Overnight Egg Nog French Toast

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Last day of Novemeber and I can’t believe it. This year has gone by faster than I am ready for.

Let’s talk about Egg Nog for a moment… Do you love it or hate it?

I feel it is one of those foods that you either are one extreme or the other. I tend to lean on the “hate it” side. I realize this might be holiday blasphemy.

I know you are probably thinking, but today’s recipe is based around it… True. For some reason, I do not mind it in this french toast at all. In fact, my whole family enjoyed it! If you are an Egg Nog lover, you can substitute the half and half for more egg nog, but I wanted my french toast to just have a hint and not be overloaded.

This breakfast screams the holidays to me, so if you are looking for a delicious and easy recipe to make your family this holiday season, look no further because I have the perfect recipe for you. The prep work is done the night before so all you have to do in the morning is pop it in the oven. It is that simple and trust me, tastes heavenly.


Overnight Egg Nog French Toast

This is the perfect holiday breakfast! Super easy and absolutely delicious!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Overnight in fridge 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 527kcal


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 8 slices french bread cut into 1 inch slices
  • 1 cup egg nog
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • Heat the brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until the mixture begins to boil; remove the mixture from heat, and pour into the prepared baking dish.
  • Place slices of french bread on top of the sugar mixture.
  • Combine egg nog, half and half, eggs and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Whisk together until completely combined. Pour evenly over bread slices.
  • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil, and refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.
  • Once it has refrigerated for designated time, Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Bake at 325 degrees F for 35 minutes. Then, remove foil and raise oven's temperature to 375 and bake for another 5-7 minutes or until french toast has started to brown on top.


Calories: 527kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 224mg | Sodium: 586mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 765IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 4mg
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  1. Aimee @ ShugarySweets

    Mmmm I love eggnog. I made some french toast on the blog last year! My kids are already asking for it again! I love that this is overnight! Thanks Nikki!

  2. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    I love eggnog...and lucky for me so does my oldest. The two of us love to share the goodness together. He would love this fun dish for sure!!!

  3. Lorna

    Yum, won't my family be surprised on Christmas morning when I present them with this! I love all your creative recipes, keep them coming.

  4. Carole

    Hi there, just letting you know that you are in my Featured Food Blog sidebar for December on Carole's Chatter. Have a great week.

  5. Tamsyn

    I've never tried eggnog... after seeing all the yummy recipes (yours included!) I think I definitely need to try it :)

  6. Lornea

    Can you use eggnog with liquor in it?

  7. Tammy

    So I really like eggnog, but the rest of my family is not a huge hit of it so just wondering if it has just a subtle taste of eggnog and if I should just use 1/2 c instead of 1 c. This looks sooo delicious!

  8. Joann

    Do you think you can freeze this?

  9. Jennifer

    I made this recipe today and my kids said it was one of the best things that they had ever eaten. Thank you so much. I will make this Christmas morning for sure!!!

  10. Kelly

    This was easy to make and excellent!!!

  11. Michelle

    I made this for Christmas morning this year. Everyone agreed this needs to be our new family tradition. It was so delicious!!! I had made homemade egg nog and used that. Truly a decadent dish! Thank you Nikki!!!

  12. Kristin

    This was super gross. Way too many eggs, and was soupy after double the time in the oven that recipe called for.
    Super bummed I made this for christmas morning.

  13. beth

    Made this for Xmas day. Needed more like 20 minutes at 375. Wasn't sure was done even then...but..while not super pretty..we loved it. I had left oversea today for breakfast...and was even better. We agreed this will be a Christmas breakfast fixture.

  14. Leslie Crysler

    My daughter and I made this Christmas Eve for Christmas Brunch. We used Egg Nog Bread from Great Harvest Bread Company. It turned out amazing! Sooooo delicious! I'm making it tonight but without the Egg Nog Bread - looking forward to it - 'cause it wasn't just the egg nog bread - it was that bottom crust and the soaking! Yum...

  15. Tiffany

    I made this for Christmas a few months ago and the entire family LOVED it!!! I'm making it again tonight for a breakfast themed potluck for work tomorrow. I had to use 2 cups of half & half because I can't get eggnog in March (at least not in my area!). I also used an apple fritter bread instead of french bread, I can't wait!!! Thank you for the great recipe :)

  16. Bettie

    I made this for our PTA Christmas brunch and it was delicious. I'll definitely be making this again. So easy to prepare and really great flavor. Thanks for the recipe!

  17. Katie

    This was the best recipe!!! Made it Christmas morning and it was such a hit that I'm making another batch to use up the rest of the egg nog. :) thanks for sharing!

  18. Heather

    What is the purpose of the corn syrup? I have everything else on hand, don't use corn syrup, wondering why it was needed, maybe I can replace it with something or omit it all together.

  19. Lisa

    This dish was delicious! I used the full egg nog with no half and half.

  20. Jana


    I have made this and it’s very good. I’ll have to find another recipe, though, because the ad covers up some of the ingredients.

    1. Chef in Training

      Sorry about the trouble. I am working on updating my recipes in a new format so its not so confusing. I just updated this one. For any other recipes you come across in the old format, the ad isn’t actually covering any ingredients up. It just pushes down the ingredient list but the first bullet point stays in its initial spot so it makes it look like it is. It is confusing which is why I am updating them to eliminate that. Sorry for that inconvenience.