Eggnog-Spiced French Toast

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 4 servings


Have a cheerful start to your morning with some sugar and spice and everything nice. The distinct flavor of eggnog paired with the creamy taste of Carnation, takes traditional French toast to a new level.


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons rum extract*
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 8 slices (1/2-inch-thick) firm, day-old bread, divided
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Powdered sugar
  • Maple syrup (optional)


BEAT eggs,evaporated milk, sugar, rum extract, cinnamon and nutmeg in shallow dish until well blended. Place 4 slices bread into egg mixture turning over to evenly moisten both sides.

MEANWHILE, spray large skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Transfer prepared bread to skillet in single layer. Cook for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove slices to serving platter. Repeat with remaining bread slices, spraying skillet with cooking spray if necessary. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve immediately with syrup.

• 3 tablespoons rum can be substituted for rum extract. Remove 3 tablespoons liquid before adding.

Great morning breakfast

by J. Jan , Blytheville, AR on Mar. 2010

This is one of my favorite dishes to do for a Holiday morning breakfast or brunch. Even Easter, which is just around the corner.

Fun for breakfast

by j. judith , dover, DE on Feb. 2010

I substituted 1 teaspoon of pure orange extract for 1 teaspoon of the rum. Very pleasant addition. Also be sure to used FIRM bread no thicker than 1/2-inch,.

a new tradition!

by B. BOBBIE , Hinsdale, MA on Dec. 2009

I made this for our Christmas morning breakfast. It was quick & easy as well as delicious. I think it will become a holiday tradition in our household.


by J. Judy , Cibolo, TX on Dec. 2009

We made this for breakfast Thanksgiving weekend and it was delicious! It put us into the holiday spirit!

Disappearing french toast

by A. Amy , Saginaw, MI on Dec. 2009

You need to make a double batch because this won't last long everyone would like to have more.

Love It

by W. Wendy , Dodge City, KS on Nov. 2009

What's not to love. Eggnog (which is our family's favorite) and Spiced French Toast (which is so easy and filling) A in my book.

French Toast

by J. Joyce , Nova Scotia on Oct. 2009

This is a fabulous change for breakfast. Easily doubled to feed those hungry mouths. A strip or two of Canadian bacon is a great addition on the side.

Better than usual

by C. Colleen , Klamath Falls, OR on Oct. 2009

We make a lot of french toast in our house since it is so cheap and easy. This recipe really brought plain old french toast into a new realm! We enjoyed it soooo much more with the evap milk.