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Monday, December 29, 2014


"A Holiday Breakfast"
Baked Eggnog Cinnamon Raisin French Toast
with Apple toppings and pure 100% Maple Syrup

It's the holidays! Let the feast of good foods begin.  When major holidays, such as, Christmas and New Year's come around many people tend to cook up a breakfast or dinner feast.  The holidays brings family and friends to the table.  So, why not cook something that has the taste of the holidays and utilize the food items that are in season, such as, eggnog.  Eggnog is mainly sold in stores during the holiday times.  Those who enjoy eggnog and do not know how to make it start stacking up and freeze it!

Waking up to the warm heavenly smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, apples, and eggnog will really get you jumping out of the bed and rushing down the stairs to the table.

French Toast Ingredients


  • 8-10 slices of your favorite cinnamon raisin bread
  • 3 large brown organic eggs with omega 3 - (if you do not have regular eggs will do)
  • 1 cup and 1/2 of eggnog of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract - (use bourbon if you do not have vanilla extract)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • some unsalted organic butter - (use coconut oil if you do not want to use butter) *To grease the pan to prevent sticking
  • two yellow apples, prefer organic - (conventional ok if you do not have but remove the skin and core)
  • 2 tablespoon of brown sugar - *optional
  • 1/2 of one lemon or lime

  1. Grease a baking dish or casserole with the butter or coconut oil.
Rub some unsalted butter or coconut oil

    2.  Stir together the eggs, eggnog, cinnamon, nutmeg, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl.

Wisk away!

     3.  Assemble the bread slices.
Assemble the bread to fit even if you need to cut in half
     4.  Pour a little of the egg liquid on top. Then assemble again. Repeat.
Assemble slices and pour some of the egg liquid
     5.  Slice and peel the apples. Squeeze some lemon or lime juice.  This prevents the apples from turning brown quickly and it gives a nice tang.
Squeeze fresh lime or lemon on apples to prevent oxidation
     6.  Top the bread with the apples, sprinkle the remainder of 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and sugar on top.  *Optional you can add some slices of the unsalted butter on top.

Ready to store overnight

     7.  Cover it and place it in the refrigerator.  Let the bread soak in the eggnog custard overnight.  If you cannot wait until the next day to cook it then let it set in refrigerator for 2-3 hours.  But, it's worth the wait for the next day.  This helps the liquid mixture absorb into the bread and the flavors mingle together.

     8.  Next day - preheat oven to 350 F degrees. 

     9.  Place the French toast casserole in the oven for about 45 minutes to 1 hour for a softer texture, or longer for a firmer, crisper texture, or until center is set and apples are tender .  Cover with foil for the first 30 minutes of baking, then remove it from the remaining baking time.

Ready to eat!
 Serve with maple syrup.   



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