Baked Cranberry Eggnog French Toast #ChristmasSweetsWeek

by Erin

When it comes to holiday breakfasts, it’s going to be hard to beat this baked cranberry eggnog French toast. Better yet prepared the night before for an easy hot breakfast in the morning!

Baked Cranberry Eggnog French Toast 5This post is sponsored in conjunction with ChristmasSweetsWeek and by participating received product samples from sponsor companies to be use in the creation of my ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

‘Twas the night before Christmas and not a creature was stirring not even a mouse… because you already prepared this French toast, waiting in your fridge for Christmas morning to be baked for breakfast! Or how about it’s Friday and you should make this tonight and your future self will thank you. Either way this baked French toast is the perfect make ahead breakfast option for the holidays or random weekend brunch.

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I was particularly excited to sneak in some cranberry sauce that I still had leftover from Thanksgiving. Why is it that even though it is a must for Thanksgiving, it always seems like the last of the leftovers? But I digress we are not here to talk about holidays of the past, but holidays of the future! To make this French toast more festive and to pair with the cranberries, I used eggnog instead of regular milk. Simple but amazing substitution.

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Do you have any Christmas morning breakfast traditions? My dad always makes pancakes and he makes the best. There’s one other breakfast recipe shared today for #ChristmasSweetsWeek on the list below along with a long list of other delicious things you need to find time to make (and maybe a bigger belt). This is my last recipe for the week but there’s still one more day left of recipes from other bloggers. Which means you still have time to enter the giveaway located at the end of this post! Find out more HERE.

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#ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes:


Bourbon Salted Caramel Coffee with Whipped Cream from With Two Spoons
Chocolate Eggnog Pudding Shots from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
Cookie Butter Eggnog Cocktail from My Suburban Kitchen
Hazelnut Hot Chocolate Drops from Family Around the Table
Mulled Red Wine Sangria from Platter Talk
Red Velvet Hot Chocolate from Live Love Texas
Salted Caramel Affogato from Tara’s Multicultural Table
Salted Caramel Apple Cider Martini from Sweet Beginnings
Salted Caramel Chocolate Martini from The Crumby Kitchen
Salted Caramel Mocha Smoothie from An Affair from the Heart
Sugar Cookie Martini from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen


Baked Cranberry Eggnog French Toast from The Spiffy Cookie
Maple Bourbon Old Fashion Bread Pudding from Cheese Curd in Paradise


Pecan Butter Rum Toffee from Take Two Tapas
Christmas Grinch Bark from Blogghetti
White Christmas Sugar Cookie Dough Fudge from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks


Black Forest Cheesecake from Kate’s Recipe Box
Butter Rum Cheesecake from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Christmas Cornflake Wreaths from The Mandatory Mooch
Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Cookie Cups from Love and Confections
Cookie Butter Shortbread Bars from Eat Move Make
Fluffernutter Truffles from Mildly Meandering
Frozen Mint Meltaway Pie from Cooking with Carlee
Vegan Gingerbread Cupcakes with Eggnog Frosting from The Baking Fairy
Spiced Eggnog Sugarmen from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes from The Beard and The Baker
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Eggnog Butter Frosting from Lady Behind the Curtain
Slice ‘N’ Bake Grinch Cookies from Big Bear’s Wife
Snowmen Macarons from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures

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Three years ago: Homemade Cardamom Pear Sauce

Four years ago: Quiche for One

Six years ago: Gingerbread Oreo Snowman Truffles

Seven years ago: Jalapeno Cornbread

Eight years ago: Pretzel Rolls


Serves 6-8



1 (16-oz.) French baguette

1 cup cranberry sauce

8 eggs

2 cups eggnog

1/4 cup Dixie Crystals pure cane brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp Lorann maple bakery emulsion

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg


1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats

1/2 cup Dixie Crystals pure cane brown sugar

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup Cabot Creamery unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)


  1. Butter a 9×13 baking dish. Cut bagette into 1″ slices. Spread cranberry sauce on one side of each, and slices into rows in baking dish. In large bowl, whisk together the eggs, eggnog, brown sugar, vanilla, maple, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour over bread slices, separating slices as you pour so the mixture gets between them. Cover and refrigerate overnight (maximum of 18 hours).
  2. Streusel may be made the night before and sprinkled on before baking the next day: In medium bowl whisk together whole wheat pastry flour, oats, brown sugar, & cinnamon. Cut in butter using two forks, a pastry blender, or your fingers. Mix until combined and crumbly. Add pecans, if desired, and mix. Set aside
  3. Remove baking dish from refrigerator and bring to room temperature (approximately 30 minutes). Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle streusel evenly over top of bread slices. Bake uncovered for 40-50 minutes, until cooked through, lightly browned, and there is no visible liquid. Center should be moist but not runny. To prevent over browning, loosely lay a sheet of aluminum foil over top during last 10 minutes, if necessary. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with maple syrup.

Source: Adapted from my Baked Apple French Toast with Streusel Topping.
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Susan December 14, 2018 - 1:29 pm

One could use this for breakfast any day of the week – I have several French toast casserole recipes I use regularly in the winter. This one is kind of a cross between a couple I make. Love using eggnog, and wish it were available for longer. I’m trying to figure out a sub for the cranberry sauce. Guess I could make my own (I have no Thanksgiving leftovers, we had one of your pizzas as Thanksgiving dinner… and I won’t buy the canned stuff).

spiffycookie December 16, 2018 - 5:48 pm

Definitely good for any day of the week. You could use any fruit preserves instead of the cranberry sauce.


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