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Jack’s Cranberry Eggnog French Toast Bake

Jack's Cranberry Eggnog French Toast Bake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #holiday #breakfast #recipe

Breakfasts at Christmastime often get neglected in the rush of stocking stuffers, present-opening, and preparing the Christmas feast, so I wanted to create an easy recipe to get the day started in the holiday spirit.

Full of holiday flavors, a splash of Jack Daniels whiskey (if you so desire) for an extra festive morning and a cranberry pecan streusel topping, this French Toast Bake is an easy make-ahead breakfast that adds a bit of color and  joy to the morning.

I was surprised how perfectly fluffy this French Toast bake turned out, even when I used my homemade part-whole wheat French bread. I love the taste of the tart cranberries with the soft fluffy French toast, the sweet nutty struesel topping and a little drizzle of real maple syrup.

Jacks Cranberry Eggnog French Toast Bake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 8 - 12 servings

Jacks Cranberry Eggnog French Toast Bake


  • 12 slices French bread
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • For the egg mixture:
  • 2 cups light eggnog
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup Jack Daniel's whiskey (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons real vanilla extract
  • For the cranberry streusel topping:
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecans
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened or melted
  • 1/4 cup dried sweetened cranberries


  1. Spray a 13 x 9 x2 inch baking pan or two pie pans with cooking spray. Arrange the slices of bread to cover the bottom of the pan(s).
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, beat together all the ingredients for the egg mixture until well mixed.
  3. In a separate small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, flour, pecans, oats & spices. Mix in the butter and the cranberries.
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the bread, then sprinkle on the streusel topping. Cover and let sit for 30 minutes or up to overnight in the fridge.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Bake for 45 - 55 minutes or until the French toast is set and golden brown. Drizzle with a bit of maple syrup at serving time.


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Jack's Cranberry Eggnog French Toast Bake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #holiday #breakfast #recipe

This recipe was shared at Foodie Friends FridayThe Weekend re-TreatBake Fest and What to Do Weekends.

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3 Responses

  1. This sounds so delicious. I like that you can make this in advance and in our family we like brunch so this is perfect. Thanks so much for sharing this with Foodie Friends Friday this week.

    We look forward to seeing you again soon,

    December 22, 2013 at 4:51 pm

  2. This is such a fun idea!~ Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

    Hope your week is great!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

    December 26, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you Cindy! I hope you have a great week too 🙂

      December 26, 2013 at 10:52 pm