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Overnight Eggnog French Toast

Overnight Eggnog French Toast is super quick to put together and is the perfect holiday breakfast or brunch dish.

Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Soaking 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 45 minutes
Makes: 16 Servings
Calories: 232 kcal
Author: Dédé Wilson


  • 1 1/2 pounds (680 g) low FODMAP gluten-free sliced white bread, such as Udi’s
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups (650 ml) lactose-free half-and-half
  • 3/4 cup (149 g) sugar (or 1/2 cup (99 g) - read the headnote above)
  • 2 tablespoons whiskey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg, divided
  • Cinnamon
  • Confectioners’ sugar, optional
  • Maple syrup, optional


  1. Coat the inside of a 13 x 9 inch (33 cm x 23 cm) oven-safe dish with nonstick spray. Arrange the slices of bread in a slightly overlapping fashion. You might have a few slices left over; I usually do not use the ends. Save those for another use.
  2. Whisk eggs in a large bowl until well blended. Add half-and-half and sugar and whisk together well, then whisk in whiskey, vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. Pour mixture evenly over bread. Seal the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Take casserole dish out of refrigerator so that it can begin to come closer to room temperature while the oven preheats. Sprinkle bread with remaining nutmeg and a dusting of cinnamon.
  4. Position rack in middle of oven. Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
  5. Bake for about 40 to 50 minutes or until custard is set and the bread is golden brown. Remove from oven and dust with confectioners’ sugar if using, or leave plain and serve with maple syrup, if desired. Serve immediately.

If You Can Tolerate

  • Fructans: If you have passed the wheat fructan challenge, and can eat gluten, feel free to use conventional sliced bread. Note that the recipe will no longer be gluten-free.
Nutrition Facts
Overnight Eggnog French Toast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 209mg9%
Potassium 39mg1%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.