Eggnog Streusel French Toast Casserole

A pan of eggnog streusel French toast casserole with a piece taken out

My Eggnog Streusel French Toast Casserole is a decadent, holiday morning worthy baked French toast that can be assembled the night before. Can you say fantasy B&B breakfast?

A slice of Eggnog Streusel French Toast Casserole being drizzled with maple syrup

First off, let me just list the elements in this incredible dish for you…

  • a giant pillowy loaf of challah bread
  • creamy eggnog blended with eggs and half and half
  • fresh grated nutmeg
  • a crunchy streusel made with butter, brown sugar, and pecans
  • butter and warm maple syrup

If that doesn’t get your mouth watering you just aren’t human. (I’m not even much of  an eggnog drinker, but I love the flavor in baked goods.)

A pan of Eggnog Streusel French Toast

This breakfast casserole can be completely assembled the night before and baked off in the morning while family and/or guests are waking up and drifting into the kitchen. It’s the perfect thing to have in the oven while you open presents on Christmas morning, or when you just want to pretend you’re staying at the best B&B ever.

challah bread for Eggnog Streusel French Toast Casserole  I like to use challah, which is an egg enriched bread (brioche would be another good choice) because it’s soft and flavorful, and soaks up the eggnog batter so well. The result is very luxurious, with no dry or crusty spots. I used a one and a half pound loaf, which filled my 9×13 pan and will serve a crowd.

Pouring the eggnog mixture into an Eggnog Streusel French Toast CasserolePick up your favorite readymade eggnog and this casserole comes together quickly. I love to buy the premium stuff in the glass bottle, it feels so festive when that arrives at our supermarket. It costs more, but it makes a big difference in this French toast. Brands will vary depending on where you live, but usually a local dairy will produce an amazing eggnog each season.

The rich flavor of the eggnog soaks into the rich challah and creates a creamy texture like the very best French toast, but without all the labor. Depending on how much batter you add to the pan the casserole will either be firm and sliceable or more custardy, either way works. As I made it the recipe sliced up like a moist cake, but if you want more of a custard center, you can add more eggnog. The pecan streusel is a sweet crunchy bonus, don’t skip it.

Eggnog Streusel French Toast Casserole ready for the oven

Top it with foil, refrigerate, and forget it till morning. The best part is that you can serve everybody at the same time. Serve slices topped with butter and warm maple syrup.

A pan of eggnog streusel French toast casserole with a piece taken out

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A pan of eggnog streusel French toast casserole with a piece taken out
3.42 from 56 votes

Eggnog Streusel French Toast Casserole

My Eggnog Streusel French Toast Casserole is a decadent, holiday morning worthy baked French toast that can be assembled the night before.  Can you say fantasy B&B breakfast?
Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American
Author Sue Moran


  • 1 and 1/2 pound loaf of challah bread fresh or day old
  • 3 cups eggnog
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • pinch salt

streusel topping

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 4 Tbsp cold unsalted butter cut in pieces

for serving

  • butter
  • maple syrup


  • Butter a 9x13 casserole.
  • Slice the challah into 1 inch slices, and then cut the slices into 1 inch chunks. That's approximate, don't get out the measuring tape. Put the bread into the pan and arrange in an even layer.
  • Whisk together the eggnog, half and half, and eggs. Pour over the bread cubes, reserving 1 cup of the liquid for later.
  • Toss the bread so it's all coated with liquid. Cover with foil and let sit for an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Pulse all the streusel topping ingredients together in a food processor until crumbly.
  • Pour the rest of the liquid over the bread, and top with the streusel topping. I like to use my fingers to make larger 'crumbles' out of the mixture.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 30 minutes, or until cooked throughout.
  • Serve hot with butter and maple syrup.
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

Make this eggnog streusel French toast casserole your own ~

  • If you’re serving adults, think about adding a shot of rum, brandy, or bourbon to your eggnog batter.

  • Add blueberries or even cranberries to the pan along with the bread.

  • If you don’t have egg nog you could make a traditional egg and milk mixture and add eggnog flavoring to it.

  • Can you use your own homemade egg nog? Do you have to ask? How about this Maple Bourbon Egg Nog, for instance?


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  • Reply
    April 9, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    I’d love to try this, but can’t find eggnog now. Can I just sub 3 cups of milk for the eggnog?

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    December 22, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    5 stars
    Can you make this in a crock pot?

    • Reply
      December 22, 2019 at 2:19 pm

      I haven’t tried that so I can’t say. I would think it might need less liquid if you try it that way, and of course it won’t get a nice crust on the outside.

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    Cathy Karrer
    December 17, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Hi Sue,
    I was reviewing the Egg Nog Streusel French Toast Casserole recipe and noticed the streusel topping ingredients are a little unclear. 1/2 cup butter is 8 Tbsp. Or should it be 1/4 cup butter which is 4 Tbsp?

    • Reply
      December 17, 2018 at 4:54 pm

      Thanks Cathy, I just changed that to 4 Tbsp, sorry for the confusion!

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    Pamela Cook
    December 7, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Hi Sue,
    I just signed up for your website and was reading the receipe for Eggnog Streusel French Toast Casserole. I’m excited about making it, but after reading the receipe I couldn’t find the size pan to put it in. After looking at the pictures I saw a 9 x 12 mentioned. Can I use a 9 x 13 for it. Is possible to add that to the receipe on line.

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      December 7, 2018 at 4:54 pm

      That should have been 9×13, and I updated the recipe to mention that, thanks!

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    2 Sisters Recipes
    December 3, 2018 at 8:37 am

    Lovely idea for breakfast in Christmas morning! Thanks Sue for another great recipe! Pinning!

  • Reply
    December 3, 2018 at 7:29 am

    Sue, is there any possibility of making this ahead of time? It sounds wonderful!

    • Reply
      December 3, 2018 at 7:44 am

      Absolutely, you can assemble the whole thing the night before.

      • Reply
        December 3, 2018 at 12:39 pm

        Great, thanks! I’m going to try this for Christmas morning brunch!

        • Reply
          December 3, 2018 at 12:48 pm

          You might want to make a little bit of additional liquid (aka eggnog) to moisten the casserole before baking.

  • Reply
    December 3, 2018 at 7:18 am

    It looks amazing and definitely worth all of carbs and calories!

    • Reply
      December 3, 2018 at 7:45 am

      You’re gonna need some calories to get you through all that present opening!

      • Reply
        Margaret McLane
        February 10, 2019 at 11:58 am

        For a non-alcoholic eggnog, what might I substitute for the burbon?

        • Reply
          February 10, 2019 at 12:06 pm

          I think you could just leave that out and maybe add some rum flavoring?

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