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Eggnog French Toast Casserole

Eggnog French Toast Casserole is an easy brunch perfect for Christmas morning! With 3 ingredients and a decadent eggnog glaze, it’ll be your new favorite tradition! 

This time of year is always about traditions for me. I think that is what makes Christmas so special. Whether it’s baking with the family, watching holiday movies, looking at Christmas lights in the neighborhood or going caroling, traditions make the Christmas season magical.

Eggnog French Toast Casserole in a baking dish.

One of my favorite traditions each year during the Christmas season is to make Eggnog French Toast. I make it at least a few times throughout the season and always on Christmas Tree Day.

I first got the idea to use refrigerated cinnamon rolls in this recipe after my friend Cathy shared this recipe for her Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole.   I’ve made that a couple times for other family events and it is always a hit. And now we’ve got this Christmas twist that my boys cannot get enough of.

What ingredients do you need?

Just three! That is what makes this so great for busy holiday mornings!

Ingredients for eggnog french toast casserole.

REFRIGERATED CINNAMON ROLLS: I prefer Pillsbury Grands! Cinnamon Rolls.

EGGS

EGGNOG: Use your favorite brand. I use Darigold.

Step by Step Photos and Instructions:

Step by step photos

STEP #1: Butter a small baking dish. Cut each cinnamon roll into 6 pieces. Scatter pieces into the prepared baking dish.

STEP #2: Whisk together eggs and egg nog.  Pour mixture over the top of the cinnamon rolls.

STEP #3: Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 – 40 minutes or until the cinnamon rolls are cooked through and browned.

STEP #4: Combine cinnamon roll icing and a couple tablespoons of eggnog together. Drizzle over the top.

I think that this Eggnog French Toast Casserole is perfectly sweet enough on its own. Especially with the drizzle of eggnog glaze over the top.

Drizzling eggnog frosting on french toast.

That being said, my guys always like to channel their inner Buddy the Elf and drizzle a little maple syrup on the top too. Whichever you choice, I know this Eggnog French Toast Casserole is going to be a favorite for everyone!

Can you make a smaller batch?

Yes! I have made this for just the four of us by using 1 package of cinnamon rolls, 3 eggs, 1/3 cup eggnog. Then to make the drizzle combine the frosting with 1 tablespoon eggnog.

Overhead photo of eggnog french toast casserole.

Love eggnog? Me too! If you love this Eggnog French Toast Casserole, you’ll love these other eggnog recipes:

Eggnog Icebox Cake

Peppermint Eggnog Cheesecake

Eggnog Cheesecake Bars

Looking for more breakfast recipes? Here are some of my favorites!

Cajun Breakfast Skillet 

Scrambled Eggs with Bacon and Chives

Caprese Avocado Breakfast Toast

Cinnamon Streusel French Toast

Note: This recipe was originally posted in 2017. It was updated with new step by step photos and nutrition facts in 2020.

Eggnog French Toast Casserole Recipe

Serves 8 Prep Time: Cook Time:
5 based on 2 reviews

Ingredients:

  • 2 (17.5ounce) cans refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons eggnog

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 13x9 inch pan.

2

Cut each cinnamon roll into 6 pieces and scatter in pan. Reserve icing.

3

In a bowl whisk together eggs and 3/4 cup egg nog. Pour mixture over cinnamon rolls. Bake in preheated oven for 30 - 40 minutes or until browned and cooked through.

4

In another bowl combine icing and remaining eggnog, whisk until smooth. Drizzle eggnog icing over the top.

5

Slice and serve with maple syrup if desired.

Notes

Nutrition facts for estimation purposes only.

Nutrition information

Calories: 470 , Total Fat: 16.4g , Saturated Fat: 4.8g , Cholesterol: 121mg , Sodium: 868mg , Carbohydrates: 72g , Fiber: 1.3g , Sugar: 31.6g , Protein: 10.9g

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  • Reply
    Linda
    December 10, 2020 at 5:41 am

    Can this be made the night before ?

    • Reply
      Deseree
      December 10, 2020 at 9:23 am

      You can bake the casserole in the evening and then reheat in the am! I would hold off on drizzling the icing over the top though, do that right before serving. :)

  • Reply
    Krista
    December 8, 2017 at 6:11 am

    I love this flavor combo! I have to try this out soon!

  • Reply
    Michelle
    December 7, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Just looking at your pictures is making me hungry! This is perfect for a holiday breakfast or brunch!

  • Reply
    Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    December 7, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    This looks so good! I can imagine digging into this for a holiday brunch! Love the eggnog!

  • Reply
    Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie
    December 7, 2017 at 8:47 am

    I have to try this out! I love french toast!

  • Reply
    Paula - bell'alimento
    December 7, 2017 at 7:30 am

    I’m not sure I’d be able to share any of this! Love all things French Toast!

  • Reply
    Jen
    December 6, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    That eggnog glaze sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try this!

  • Reply
    Dee
    December 6, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    My family would go crazy for this casserole!

  • Reply
    Mom
    December 6, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Good thing my diet doesn’t start till January 1

  • Des

    Hey! I'm Des!

    Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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