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Eggnog French Toast Bake with Cranberries

Eggnog French Toast Casserole in baking dish.

Cranberries and eggnog are two of my favorite ingredients to cook with this time of year. I love the flavor of eggnog and cranberries just look so festive. My husband usually ends up taking lots of vacation times this time at the end of the year. I love just staying home, sleeping in, and having an easy, delicious breakfast that can be eaten at everyone’s leisure. It’s the one time of year we seem to have time for enjoying breakfast day after day.

Eggnog French Toast Bake with Cranberries on a small plate with cranberries in background.

French Toast is one of my favorite breakfast foods and I especially love it in this overnight casserole. It is really more like bread pudding. It’s wonderfully moist and a little custardy. Because it can be prepared the night before and popped in the oven in the morning, it makes a wonderful breakfast for Christmas morning.

Eggnog French Toast Casserole on small plate with cranberries scattered around.

We have Monkey Bread each Christmas morning, but this sweet and a little tart Eggnog French Toast Bake may have to start making an appearance. It’s absolutely delicious!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!


Eggnog French Toast Bake with Cranberries

Eggnog French Toast Bake with Cranberries

An easy overnight French toast flavored with eggnog and fresh cranberries.


  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10-12 slices Texas toast, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • powdered sugar
  • maple syrup


  • Lightly grease a 9X13-inch baking dish.
  • Heat brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup in small saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally and remove from heat when mixture begins to boil.
  • Pour brown sugar mixture into prepared pan and place bread pieces on top.
  • In a medium bowl whisk eggs and eggnog together. Mix in cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract.
  • Pour egg mixture over bread. Cover pan with aluminum foil and refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • Remove from refrigerator and heat oven to 375 degrees. Remove foil and sprinkle cranberries on top. Place in oven and bake 35-40 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup.
Course: Breakfast

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Recipe Source: adapted from allrecipes.com

Eggnog French Toast Bake with fresh cranberries. Can be assembled the night before for an easy holiday breakfast.

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18 thoughts on “Eggnog French Toast Bake with Cranberries”

  1. This recipe looks like it will make the “BEST” bread pudding EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!; so perfect for a holiday brunch ;I’ll serve it w/ a fresh platter of, out of season , fruit( a real treat this time of year)

  2. This sounds like a wonderful holiday breakfast – I love that you can do all the work beforehand. I still have some cranberries and eggnog to use up so this is perfect. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family Christin and are able to take some time for yourself during the holidays.*hugs*

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Thank you so much Kelly! You’re so sweet! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!

  3. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    I would have loved to have this for breakfast this morning! It looks delicious, and they cranberries make it so pretty! Enjoy your day! xo

  4. Oh, I would love to wake up to this tomorrow, but I had no time to prep. Maybe new years! This just looks like the perfect holiday breakfast!

  5. Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

    These are perfect on Christmas morning. Eggnog french toast bake –yum! ๐Ÿ™‚ Merry Christmas Christin! And have a fabulous week my friend.

  6. Layla @ Brunch Time Baker

    This french toast looks very delicious! I never tried it with cranberries , thanks for sharing!

  7. Julia | JuliasAlbum.com

    Christin, I want this for breakfast on Christmas morning! It looks amazing! I am so into eggnog right now – drinking eggnog latte at Starbucks as I type. ๐Ÿ™‚ Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    This is beautiful for Christmas morning! I love it! I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  9. I love overnight breakfast dishes like this! You do all the work beforehand and then can relax that morning! The combination of eggnog and cranberries sounds amazing! Merry Christmas!!

  10. This would be PERFECT on Christmas morning! It looks too delicious! Thank you for sharing. I hope you and yours have a beautiful Christmas!

  11. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    This is the perfect breakfast for Christmas morning! With all that you and your family have been through this year, I hope that you can relax a little and have a wonderful holiday, Christin!

  12. Vicky and Ruth / May I Have That Recipe?

    What a great idea to use eggnog as a base for french toast. I love it!

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