Make your holiday breakfast stress-free with this Slow Cooker Eggnog French Toast. Serve this perfectly spiced and decadent breakfast casserole with traditional maple syrup, or indulge with a drizzle of eggnog icing!
If you don’t know by now, there’s not much more that I love than preparing meals with the use of a slow cooker. And there is not much better than waking up in the morning knowing that all you have to do to have a super fabulous breakfast ready is turning on your slow cooker. I almost always have a slow cooker breakfast prepared for Christmas morning, and this year, I have a new favorite…this Slow Cooker Eggnog French Toast.
It boasts thick french bread cubes, 2 cups of Silk Holiday Nog, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and brown sugar…need I say more? 😉
If you haven’t heard me mention it before, my very favorite thing to consume during the holiday season is eggnog. I can’t seem to get enough of it this time of year, so I was super excited when Silk introduced their Holiday Nog – a seasonal classic that offers all the creamy, rich flavor of eggnog without the eggs, dairy, saturated fat or cholesterol. It’s only 80 calories per cup, so I didn’t feel super guilty adding two cups of it in this slow cooker recipe.
And to make up for the calories saved, I added a bit more of it with some powdered sugar to make a decadent glaze to drizzle over my French toast. It is the holiday season, after all – I’m livin’ it up!
You can cook this French toast on low for five hours or on high for three hours. With a 7-year old in the house, we have no hope of getting around the breakfast table any earlier than three hours after waking up: we like to take our time with our gift opening and putting together new toys. But the Tall Boy will also tell you that I myself am still like a kid on Christmas morning. I wake up earlier than anyone else in the house, so this recipe has plenty of time to bake while I’m waiting for the rest of the family to stir.
Even better, since I prepare the casserole the night before and line my slow cooker with aluminum foil, there’s not even any clean-up in the morning! Well…unless you count all of the demolished wrapping paper, bows, boxes, and packaging. 😉
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- 1 loaf french bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (my loaf was approximately 9" long)
- 8 eggs
- 2 cups Silk Holiday Nog
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- pinch of salt
- 3 tablespoons butter (or margarine), cut into cubes
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon Silk Holiday Nog
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Line your slow cooker with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, Silk Holiday Nog, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add the bread cubes and toss in the egg mixture.
- Pour the egg/bread cube mixture into the bowl of your slow cooker. Dot with cubed butter and sprinkle the brown sugar on top.
- Cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 5 hours.
- When ready to serve, whisk together the powdered sugar, Silk Holiday Nog and vanilla. Drizzle over the top of the French Toast, or serve with syrup if desired.
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