Food Geek Friday: Bourbon Eggnog French Toast Casserole

I found and made this last year for Christmas Day. We usually go out for breakfast and then have a huge turkey dinner lunch but decided that it was time to change things up. Enter...brunch! When I can across this recipe, I knew this had to be my contribution. Assemble the night before and pop into the oven the next morning? Don't mind if I do.

Let me tell you, this is even more rockin than it sounds. I wish you could have smelled this when I opened the oven door. Incredible. My uncle - who never goes for seconds - went for seconds.

Nuff said.

Bourbon Eggnog French Toast Casserole

Adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod

Bourbon Eggnog French Toast CasseroleIngredients:

Casserole:

  • 1 loaf Challah Bread
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups eggnog
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Streusel Topping:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into pieces

Maple syrup-for serving (optional)

Directions:

  1. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Cut bread into cubes and evenly place in the pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together eggs, eggnog, bourbon, sugar, vanilla extract, and nutmeg. Pour evenly over bread. Cover pan and store in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add butter pieces and cut into the dry mixture using a fork or your hands. Combine until the mixture resembles sand with a few pea sized chunks. Cover and store mixture in the refrigerator.
  4. When you’re ready to bake the French toast, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove French toast from refrigerator and sprinkle crumb mixture over the top. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until the French toast is set and golden brown.

Enjoy!

What's your favorite dish to make for Christmas?