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Croissant Egg Nog French Toast Casserole

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This Croissant Egg Nog French Toast Casserole will be one of the highlights of your holiday morning and could even become a new family tradition! It's super easy and great because it can be made the night before, and put into the oven the next morning before you and the family sit down to open gifts. It also tastes absolutely delicious! If I rate this with the rolling pin rating I have at 365 Days of Baking & More, I most definitely give this 4 rolling pins and that's the top notch rating!

Christmas Day Breakfast at its' finest! Croissants and egg nog are used to make up this great French toast breakfast Casserole!

This dish is perfect for the holidays, too because of the egg nog. It won't be around much longer, so I'm going to make use of it as much as I can. How about you?  This delicious dish is sure to be on our breakfast table every year as well!

Christmas Day Breakfast at its' finest! Croissants and egg nog are used to make up this great French toast breakfast Casserole!

Croissant Egg Nog French Toast Casserole

Makes one 9 X 13-inch dish

Ingredients for Making Your Croissant Egg Nog French Toast Casserole

  • 12 European Style Croissants ( I found them at Walmart)
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups egg nog
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Ingredients for the Topping

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Christmas Day Breakfast at its' finest! Croissants and egg nog are used to make up this great French toast breakfast Casserole!

Directions for Making Your Croissant Egg Nog French Toast Casserole

  • The night before you plan to eat the casserole, prepare a 9 X 13-inch baking dish by spraying it with cooking spray.
  • Cut the croissants into 1-inch pieces and place into prepared baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl, beat eggs.
  • Whisk in the egg nog, sugar, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Gently pour the mixture evenly over the croissants.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Directions for Making the Topping

  • The topping mix can either be made the night before and refrigerated or the morning of, before putting the casserole into the oven.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • Using a pastry cutter or two knives, cut butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse meal.
  • Add the pecans and thoroughly mix.
  • Put contents into a plastic storage bag and refrigerate overnight, if making the night before.

Assembling and Baking Your Croissant Egg Nog French Toast Casserole

  • The morning of, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Remove the plastic wrap from the casserole and evenly distribute the topping over it.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 45 - 60 minutes. If you prefer a softer, bread pudding type casserole, bake for 45 minutes. For a sturdier and drier one, closer to 60. I bake ours for 52 minutes and it's perfect every time.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool 5 minutes before serving. It will also slightly deflate during this time.
  • Serve with maple syrup.

Christmas Day Breakfast at its' finest! Croissants and egg nog are used to make up this great French toast breakfast Casserole!

What wonderful dishes to you serve for breakfast on your holiday mornings?

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Lynne Feifer

Owner, Creator, & Writer at 365 Days of Baking & More
I'm Lynne and I blog at 365 Days of Baking & More. I'm married and we have three children, two daughters ages 22 and 20, and a son who is 17. My blogging journey began in January 2011 to challenge myself while being a full-time mom. By doing so, I've found my passion, discovered what I want to be when I grow up, and increased my kitchen skills. I've fallen in love with the whole experience! My goal with 365 is to excite you with food and move you into the kitchen if you aren't already there. It's fun, delicious and can be quality time spent your family as you cook and bake together, and then enjoy what you've made around the family table. I look forward to having you join me in the kitchen!

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