eggnog french toast with almond syrup

eggnog french toast, gluten free

Last week, our neighbor kindly donated various perishable foods to us before leaving on a trip. Among the items was a half gallon of eggnog, with an expiration date that is looming dangerously close. Even though I made a good dent on that half gallon of eggnog, I think I’ve reached my limit on consuming it straight (mostly with booze).

So what do you do, with all of that leftover eggnog? For one, you can make eggnog French toast! Totally easy. Totally delicious.  And to make it even better, try it with some homemade almond syrup!

But if French toast (is it toasts?) aren't your thang (note: we can't be friends), check out my post on drunken eggnog tapioca pudding for other ideas. 

gluten-free eggnog french toast with almond syrup

Author: charissa luke

Serves: 3-4

For the almond syrup

  • ½ c sugar
  • ½ c brown sugar
  • ½ c dark brown corn syrup
  • ½ c water
  • ½ tsp almond extract

For the french toast

  • 8 slices sliced day old bread (I used our white sandwich bread but any will do)
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • butter

Instructions

  1. To make the syrup: Bring ingredients to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes and remove from heat.
  2. To make the toast: Mix eggnog, egg, spices, extract, and salt in a shallow dish. Heat a skillet to medium. Drench both sides of each piece of bread in the egg mixture.
  3. Add a tab of butter to the hot skillet. Add drenched bread and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes, or until desired brownness. Repeat for each slice of bread.
  4. Serve warm with butter and almond syrup.

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