Egg Nog French Toast Casserole - Handmade in the Heartland

Egg Nog French Toast Casserole

This easy recipe for egg nog french toast casserole is the perfect breakfast for Christmas morning! I'm happy to be a brand ambassador for AE Dairy, I've created this recipe with the best Egg Nog made- AE's!
warm delicious egg nog french toast casserole for Christmas breakfast
Christmas morning should be filled with happiness and this recipe is perfect to add to the merriment. You must use AE Dairy's Classic Egg Nog, it's the best the world has to offer, I promise! This recipe is simple and easy, you can make it up the night before or minutes before putting in the oven and you've got a perfect Christmas breakfast right out of the oven. 

delicious breakfast for Christmas morning
The ingredients are simple, you're going to love the way that it tastes just like Christmas. Cinnamon, nutmeg and creamy warm comfort on your breakfast plate. I can't think of a better breakfast to enjoy this season. 
Egg nog french toast casserole recipe
I know I've told you all before but I had never tried egg nog until a few years ago! Missing out on this delightful goodness for so many years was a travesty! I'm a huge fan of using it to bake with, if you haven't made my egg nog cinnamon bread add it to your list as well! Although If I'm planning to use AE Classic Egg Nog for a recipe I have to buy 2 cartons because as soon as it's in our fridge it quickly disappears!
how to make egg nog french toast casserole
So let's talk about french toast casserole, can we? I'm going to be honest I'm not sure what the difference is between bread pudding and french toast casseroles. However I find that a lot of people are turned off by bread pudding but are more than willing to try a french toast casserole. I'll admit the name bread pudding sounds a little bit disgusting, but man if you've ever had a really good one you're hooked for life. 
easy delicious french toast casserole
With that whole bread pudding idea in mind I'm going to tell you that this could totally be eaten as a dessert. Like all good sweet breakfast items this recipe for egg nog french toast casserole topped with egg nog frosting glaze can totally be served as a dessert after you're Christmas eve dinner, and it's worthy of it, I promise!
how to make egg nog french toast casserole
The topping can not be skipped. As with anything that includes a streusel topping it makes the recipe! Oh and the frosting, you need that too. :) Remember I said this could be a dessert...
Christmas breakfast made ahead
It's Christmas so you can totally indulge in a treat for breakfast and clearly this is the recipe that deserves your time and attention. 
How to make ahead egg nog french toast casserole
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easy recipe for egg nog french toast casserole
Warm, delicious and delightful this recipe is going to be your new family tradition for Christmas morning breakfast.
Enjoy this delicious french toast casserole bake with the best egg nog on the market, AE Classic Egg Nog!
Recipe for Egg Nog French Toast Casserole
This easy recipe for egg nog french toast casserole is the perfect breakfast for Christmas morning!

Ingredients:
  • 1 loaf french bread, diced into cubes
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups AE Classic Egg Nog
  • 1 cup AE Whole Milk
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • For the Topping:
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, diced into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup AE Classic Egg Nog
Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Cut your french bread into 1" cubes and put into a prepared (buttered or sprayed) 9x13 baking dish. 
  2. Whisk together the eggs, AE Classic Egg Nog, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour over the bread and using a spatula mix it so all the bread is coated. 
  3. Make the topping by mixing all the ingredients together until it combines and forms a wet sand type texture. Sprinkle that evenly over the top of the casserole. At this point you can cover it and place in the fridge to cook in the morning or bake right away. I have done both and both ways work well. 
  4. Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes. You should not see any wiggly uncooked egg mixture when it is done. 
  5. While it is baking make the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar and the egg nog until all the clumps are gone and you have a nice smooth glaze. 
  6. Take the casserole out of the oven, drizzle the glaze over it and serve warm! Enjoy!
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Christmas morning breakfast, egg nog french toast casserole
What do you make for Christmas breakfast? Do you always make the same thing or do you mix it up? I'd love to hear!
Egg nog french toast casserole recipe
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of AE Dairy. The opinions and text are all mine.

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