December 13, 2016

Eggnog French Toast

The holidays are in full swing!  I am enjoying all my favorite peppermint, and cinnamon spiced foods.  One of my family’s favorite treats this time of year is Eggnog.  Yum!  We just can’t get enough of that creamy drink with the cinnamon and nutmeg flavors.

To enjoy those flavors even more, I created this french toast recipe that uses Eggnog in the batter, and it has a spiced cheesecake filling!  It’s delicious.Eggnog French Toast | CGH LifestyleFrench toast is a great breakfast because it’s so easy to make.  Dipping bread in an egg wash and then frying it on the griddle takes practically no time at all.  The cheesecake filling I use here does take a little more effort, but still not much.  If you can use an electric hand mixer, you will have this fluffy filling made in just minutes.

I like to serve the filling sandwiched between two slices of the French Toast, but you could also just serve it dolloped on top of your stack of toast.  A little powdered sugar, syrup, and some fresh berries really put this breakfast over the top with deliciousness.Eggnog French Toast | CGH LifestyleEggnog French Toast and Spiced Cheesecake Filling

Ingredients: 

8 slices of Texas Toast bread- or French Bread

3 eggs

1/4 cup Eggnog

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

Cheesecake Filling:

4 oz cream cheese- at room temperature

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp cinnamon

pinch of ground cloves

1 tsp vanilla

2 Tbs powdered sugar

1 cup (or more) whipped cream or cool whip

Directions:

  1.  In a medium mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.  Using the measurements for the filling, add in the powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and vanilla.  Beat again until smooth.  Fold in the whipped cream (or cool whip) with a rubber scraper, until fully combined, then set aside.
  2. Preheat griddle to 350 degrees, or medium-high heat.  In an 8×8 baking dish, or pie pan, beat the eggs until well mixed.  Using measurements for the French Toast ingredients, add the cinnamon and nutmeg to the eggs and mix again.  Last, add the eggnog and mix once more.  Dredge each slice of bread through the egg wash and place on the greased, hot griddle.  Cook until golden brown then turn over and cook on the other side.
  3. Serve the French Toast while hot with the cheesecake filling between layers or on top.  Garnish with syrup, powdered sugar, and/ or fresh fruit.

Any leftovers can be stored in the freezer, and heated in the toaster for later.Eggnog French Toast | CGH LifestyleGive this easy, and delicious breakfast a try!  You won’t be disappointed.

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