Say hello to the perfect holiday breakfast! My Lightened-Up Holiday Spiced French Toast Bake is here just in time to make it on the menu for your next big holiday gathering. It’s great for serving a group, or just a perfect breakfast the whole family can enjoy. This recipe requires minimal ingredients so it’s perfect to throw together during the busy holiday season. Whole wheat bread and almond milk based eggnog give this breakfast classic a healthy twist. Grab your ingredients and get baking!
It’s no secret I’m a fan of a breakfast recipe you can throw together and bake in the oven. Like my baked oatmeal and pancake bake recipes, this French toast bake will be a hit with the whole family. Instead of standing over the stove making breakfast all morning, pop this oven and wait until you hear the timer go off! Especially during the craziness of the holiday season, it’s crucial to have recipes that don’t make things complicated.
What’s great about breakfast bakes is that they require minimal dishes. Less prep time, and less dish time! For this particular Holiday Spiced French Toast Bake you’ll need a 9×13 baking dish like the one I’ve linked here. They’re fairly inexpensive and trust me—you’ll be happy you have one long after the holidays are over because this recipe is sure to become a staple for big family breakfasts.
What you need to make this Lightened-Up Holiday Spiced French Toast Bake
- Whole wheat bread
- I opted to use Nature’s Own 100% whole wheat bread linked here
- Almond Milk based eggnog
- Pure maple syrup
- Vanilla extract
- Ground cloves
- Kosher salt
- Coconut sugar
How to make this Lightened-Up Holiday Spiced French Toast Bake
Once you’ve gathered your ingredients, baking this recipe couldn’t be easier!
To begin, preheat your oven to 350F. In a large bowl, combine the almond mil based eggnog, eggs, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, cloves, and kosher salt. Whisk to thoroughly incorporate all of the ingredients.
Next, chop the whole wheat bread into small pieces. Arrange the pieces in a 9×13 baking dish like the one I’ve linked here. Make sure to spray the baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the egg mixture on top and press the bread into the mixture to ensure the pieces are covered.
Finally, sprinkle with the coconut sugar.
Bake 35-45 minutes or until set up. Serve with maple syrup.
How to serve your Lightened-Up Holiday Spiced French Toast Bake
While this Holiday Spiced French Toast Bake is great with just some maple syrup on top, the options are endless with how you can “spice” up this recipe!
I highly suggest you pair this recipe with my Homemade Maple Chicken Sausage Patties. You’ll have a breakfast bursting with delicious maple flavors and the chicken sausage patties will give you a more well-rounded meal packed with protein. If you’re serving this as part of a breakfast or brunch spread, pair it with my Light BLT Baked Egg Cups or Cheesy Egg Muffins with Hash Brown Crusts for easy single-serve portions your company will love. If you’re looking to just keep things simple, stick to bacon, eggs, and potatoes—because after all—this recipe is all about keeping it simple!
Lightened-Up Holiday Spiced French Toast Bake
- baking dish 9x13
- 12 slices whole wheat bread, Nature's Own 100% whole wheat bread
- 6 eggs
- 2 cups Almond milk-based eggnog, Used: Califia Farms Holiday Nog Pure Almond Milk
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- In a large bowl, combine the egg nog, eggs, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, cloves and kosher salt. Whisk to thoroughly incorporate the ingredients.
- Chop the bread into small pieces and arrange them in a 9x13 baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
- Pour the egg mixture on top and press the bread into the mixture to ensure the pieces are covered.
- Sprinkle with the coconut sugar.
- Bake 35-45 minutes or until set up.
- Optional: Serve with maple syrup
- 6 WW Points
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