Meet the Sullivans: RECIPE: Overnight Eggnog French Toast

November 30, 2016

RECIPE: Overnight Eggnog French Toast

This post is sponsored by Clover, but all opinions are my own. 

Christmas morning is my favorite morning all year! Watching Owen wake up and seeing him wonder at all the magic of Christmas brings me so much joy, and his excitement over it all is contagious. We usually have family visiting, so we all sit around opening up presents, drinking coffee, talking and enjoying the morning. On such a special morning, I like to have something special for everyone to have for breakfast, but I don't want to spend the morning in the kitchen, so a breakfast casserole is the PERFECT solution!

Overnight Eggnog French Toast made using @cloverstornetta eggnog!  (This post is in partnership with CloverStornetta) #CloverCooks #ad #colleenskitchen16
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This is a great recipe to put together on Christmas Eve, because the french bread really absorbs all of the eggnog if you let it marinate in it overnight! And it really only takes a handful of ingredients to make, and you probably have most of it on hand already.

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Overnight Eggnog French Toast made using @cloverstornetta eggnog!  (This post is in partnership with CloverStornetta) #CloverCooks #ad #colleenskitchen16Overnight Eggnog French Toast made using @cloverstornetta eggnog!  (This post is in partnership with CloverStornetta) #CloverCooks #ad #colleenskitchen16 
We love the Clover's Holiday Organic Eggnog​ for its rich, creamy flavors and quality ingredients, so when I saw it was already available in stores I picked some up!

Clover's founding fathers used to craft their own private batch of brandy eggnog for the holidays. Each year they would hand deliver it to friends and customers as a personal thank you for their partnership. This special eggnog was never sold, but you can find the recipe on their website. I can't wait to give it a try this year!

Overnight Eggnog French Toast 

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup Clover unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
3 teaspoons maple syrup
1 loaf French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
8 Clover Organic eggs
2 1/2 cups Clover Eggnog
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Grease a baking dish with butter, and cube french bread and set aside.

  Overnight Eggnog French Toast made using @cloverstornetta eggnog!  (This post is in partnership with CloverStornetta) #CloverCooks #ad #colleenskitchen16
2. In a sauce pan melt butter, then mix in brown sugar and maple syrup. Stir the mixture as it begins to boil, then remove from heat and pour into greased baking dish.

Overnight Eggnog French Toast made using @cloverstornetta eggnog!  (This post is in partnership with CloverStornetta) #CloverCooks #ad #colleenskitchen16
3.
Place the bread cubes in the baking dish and sprinkle them with the cinnamon and nutmeg.

4.
In a large bowl whisk together egg, eggnog and vanilla.


 Overnight Eggnog French Toast made using @cloverstornetta eggnog!  (This post is in partnership with CloverStornetta) #CloverCooks #ad #colleenskitchen16
5. Pour the egg mixture over the bread, making sure to soak all of the pieces. Pour on a little extra eggnog if some of the bread is still dry.

6.
Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and place it in the refrigerator overnight.

7.
When ready to bake preheat the oven to 350°F.


Overnight Eggnog French Toast made using @cloverstornetta eggnog!  (This post is in partnership with CloverStornetta) #CloverCooks #ad #colleenskitchen16
8. Place baking dish in the oven and bake, covered, for 40 minutes, then uncover and bake for another 10 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.


Overnight Eggnog French Toast made using @cloverstornetta eggnog!  (This post is in partnership with CloverStornetta) #CloverCooks #ad #colleenskitchen16 
Enjoy! 

You can by all means add some maple syrup on top or even some powdered sugar, but there is already SO much flavor in each bite, that it doesn't really require any extras.


Overnight Eggnog French Toast made using @cloverstornetta eggnog!  (This post is in partnership with CloverStornetta) #CloverCooks #ad #colleenskitchen16

Overnight Eggnog French Toast made using @cloverstornetta eggnog!  (This post is in partnership with CloverStornetta) #CloverCooks #ad #colleenskitchen16


What do you serve your family on Christmas morning? Do you have any family favorites I should try?

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2 comments:

Kristy {Seven Graces} said...

Oh my goodness, this looks delicious! And I don't even like eggnog, but this is definitely making me change my mind. :)

Ashley Paige said...

We make a very similar version of this every year on Christmas Eve to serve on Christmas Day! Thanks for sharing your delicious spin on it!!