Slow cooker eggnog French toast is a great way to use up eggnog that’s on the brink (not that I know what THAT is) and BONUS: 10 minute prep time and it cooks overnight!
How many of you, like me, wait with baited breath for eggnog season? I mean, seriously. We get pumpkin spice lattes in September but we have to wait until after Halloween for eggnog? There is something about that that just doesn’t sit well with me. You see where my priorities lie. #eggnogloverforlife
When I was a kid my dad taught me about the glorious beverage that is eggnog, and I was lucky to marry a man who shares my feelings about it. Languishing eggnog is not much of a thing in our house. We throw it back in servings much larger than what is recommended on the side of the carton. NO JUDGMENT PLEASE. We only get eggnog two months out of the year.
But it does happen, and when it does, eggnog French toast is the solution. Not that you can’t buy eggnog for the sole purpose of making eggnog French toast, because that is a 100% legit reason for buying eggnog. Though I hope you will drink some of it too, because eggnog.
Making eggnog French toast in the slow cooker is the perfect way to have breakfast waiting for you when you get up. I mean, you could totally make it as a baked casserole (just sub eggnog for milk in this recipe), but sometimes when you wake up you need to get some carby goodness into your stomach ASAP, and slow cooker eggnog French toast is the ticket to a no-wait breakfast.
Could you totally do this for Christmas breakfast? Heck yeah you could. And you probably should, because people will love you for it. I mean, those people probably love you already, but they’ll be like, “Heck yeah, eggnog French toast.” Well, that’s what I said when I ate this for breakfast this morning.
Whatever you do, don’t skip the lining your slow cooker with foil and spraying it with cooking spray step. The custard will burn on and will ruin your slow cooker. Ask me how I know (sorry, old wound, still hasn’t healed).
But you’re going to do the aluminum foil and spray step, so don’t worry. Just make eggnog French toast in your slow cooker!
Yield: 4-6 servings
10 minPrep Time:
8 hrCook Time:
8 hr, 10 Total Time:
- 12oz bread, sliced (Use a sturdy bread like French, sourdough, country bread, or Challah, which is what I used)
- 4 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups eggnog
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- maple syrup, powdered sugar, and nutmeg (for serving)
- cooking spray
- Tear off a long piece of aluminum foil and fold it in half lengthwise. Use this folded sheet of foil to make a "collar" to line your slow cooker. Tear off another long piece of foil, fold it in half lengthwise, and cut down the fold. Lay one piece of foil across the slow cooker in one direction and press down into the cooker, then repeat with the other piece in the other direction. The inside of your slow cooker should be completely lined with the foil collar and "sling". Spray generously with nonstick cooking spray.
- Arrange the sliced bread in layers in the stoneware. I placed 3 slices of bread in each layer, slightly overlapping, and placed a piece down each side to fill in the gaps on the sides.
- Whisk the eggs, eggnog, and nutmeg together and pour over the top of the bread. My bread slices kind of "floated" above the custard so I pressed them down to soak it up. I just used my hands but if that makes you squeamish just use a spatula.
- Cook on low for 8 hours. If there is any liquid left, you will want to uncover the French toast for the last 20 or 30 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve with maple syrup, powdered sugar, and more nutmeg, if desired.