Delicious and so easy, it'll become a Christmas morning tradition! Needs no syrup. Whipped cream and sliced fruit like strawberries and bananas are great on top! Instead of eggnog, you can use whole milk and add a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, and a tablespoon of vanilla.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Heat the brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until the mixture begins to boil; remove the mixture from heat, and pour into the prepared baking dish. Place the bread slices atop the brown sugar mixture.

  • Whisk the eggs and eggnog together in a large bowl; pour over the bread slices. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil, and refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.

  • Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Remove the baking dish from the refrigerator.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes. Increase heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), remove the aluminum foil, and continue baking until the the top begins to brown, 5 to 7 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

722.6 calories; protein 20.7g 41% DV; carbohydrates 95.9g 31% DV; fat 29.7g 46% DV; cholesterol 338.6mg 113% DV; sodium 754.4mg 30% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2011
This was an easy recipe to prepare. I used Texas Toast bread slices. I used 10 slices this time but will probably reduce to 8 slices next time. I cut the bread into large cubes. I did also add extra cinnamon (1/4 tsp) and nutmeg (1/8 tsp) as I usually add more to the eggnog I buy at the store. I liked being able to prep the night before and bake in the morning. I was worried about the cooking time and did leave it in about 15 minutes longer. Next time I will take it out closer to the recommended time though as it does continue to cook after removing from oven. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/25/2011
I made this according to instructions took it out of the oven after 35 mins and it wasn't even close to being done. I set the oven to 350 and put it in for another 35 mins. I put it back in to brown @375 and after 7 mins it still wasn't browned. It was still a loose when we decided to eat it. Tasted okay but the crust on the bread was really tough. If I ever make this again I'll use Texas toast but I doubt I'll ever make it again. Read More
(27)
97 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 69
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2011
This was an easy recipe to prepare. I used Texas Toast bread slices. I used 10 slices this time but will probably reduce to 8 slices next time. I cut the bread into large cubes. I did also add extra cinnamon (1/4 tsp) and nutmeg (1/8 tsp) as I usually add more to the eggnog I buy at the store. I liked being able to prep the night before and bake in the morning. I was worried about the cooking time and did leave it in about 15 minutes longer. Next time I will take it out closer to the recommended time though as it does continue to cook after removing from oven. Read More
(51)
Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2011
This is the best french toast recipe! I served it t a family brunch and people could not get enough! May try using egg whites next time to lower the cholesterol but certainly delicious Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/25/2011
I made this according to instructions took it out of the oven after 35 mins and it wasn't even close to being done. I set the oven to 350 and put it in for another 35 mins. I put it back in to brown @375 and after 7 mins it still wasn't browned. It was still a loose when we decided to eat it. Tasted okay but the crust on the bread was really tough. If I ever make this again I'll use Texas toast but I doubt I'll ever make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2012
Was looking for a "sure-hit" recipe for christmas brunch and was initially worried that this only had 8 reviews but SO glad that I took the risk-easy and delish! I will make this every Christmas! Husband who hates mushy french toast LOVED it and everyone wanted recipe! No syrup needed but a squirt of Reddi Whip and a sprinkle of fresh blueberries or strawberries makes this HEAVENLY! I prepared as written with a few minor adjustments: a did prepare night before & sprinkled a little cinnamon on top I also turned to broil for last 2 minutes of cooking to get a good brown on it and I lightly sprinkled with powered sugar after I took it out to make it look pretty! A must do! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2012
Delicious and definitely a keeper recipe. I made this as part of the All Star Ambassador Program. So glad I tried it. I couldn't find eggnog so I used the heavy cream and spices but went a little heavier on the spices. I also substituted 1 T of maple syrup and 1 T of honey in place of the 2 T of corn syrup. I think that worked just fine. Baked it a bit longer than was recommended. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2013
LOVE this recipe! Would give this 10 stars if I could. Huge hit with the kids. I loved the flavor and the ease of the recipe. I did not have any issues with the bread being soggy. Would not change a thing and I have already made it 3 times. Thanks!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2011
I used a slightly bigger pan. Added more two day old french bread and a bit more eggnog. As other reviewers stated they added additional spices I did as well. I cooked it for 40 minutes then removed the aluminum foil for 7 minutes. Superb! Great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2013
This was the best over night french toast brunch dish I have made. Made it for a company Christmas brunch and it was requested by many. I made it exactly as the recipe states except I baked it 40 minutes at 325 degrees increased the temp to 375 degrees and left it in for about 10-12 minutes longer. I made sure the oven temperature reached 375 before I started to time it with the foil off. Perfect! I sprinkled with powder sugar but served with maple syrup for those that wanted it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2012
Delicious! Made it exactly as suggested for Christmas morning. Will make it again!! Read More
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