This make ahead Eggnog French Toast recipe is perfect for a holiday brunch. It is full of flavor with creamy eggnog, tangy fresh cranberries and crunchy pecans all topped with an Orange Maple Syrup.
Even though it's been a busy time getting ready for the holidays, we did have a fun weekend away in New York City. I've always wanted to see Christmas time in NYC and it did not disappoint. We crammed as much in as we could for 48 hours - seeing Rockefeller Center (both at night and during the day), Times Square, The Lion King (fantastic), the Rockettes (equally fantastic), Macy's, Chelsea Market, Bleecker Street Pizza, Bantam Bagels, dinner at two fab restaurants Bar Americain (Bobby Flay's) and Masseria dei Vini. We also walked around a lot to take in the decorations and do some window shopping. It was so fun and I would highly recommend visiting if you ever get the chance. You might recall a post I did when I visited in June this year also. I guess you can say I love New York!
You can also say that I love this french toast recipe. I've made this type of recipe before but the base was always just eggs and milk. This is really quite flavorful with the eggnog - it's just not for drinking! The fresh cranberries make a nice contrast too along with the pecans. But what really melds it all together is the Orange Maple Syrup. Wow, it's perfect and easy to make. Assemble this the night before and just bake for about 35 minutes and then enjoy!!
I wanted you to see the french toast prior to any toppings - which of course you could eat plain too.
It's also fun to dust with some powdered sugar