Gluten Free Baked Eggnog French Toast Recipe

by Carol Kicinski on December 20, 2014

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Gluten Free Baked Eggnog French Toast Recipe

In my family, Christmas is all about the morning and all the joyful, fabulous chaos that comes with it. And once the chaos starts to settle, we need food.

I don’t like to miss a single moment of the chaos, stuck in the kitchen making breakfast, so I get prepared. I make something the night before that can be baked off while the presents are exchanged and unwrapped.

This Gluten Free Baked Eggnog French Toast recipe just screams Christmas Morning! And it couldn’t be easier; mix it up the night before, pop it in the oven in the morning, and after about 45 minutes enjoy the deliciousness! As an added bonus, your house smells a-maz-ing while it bakes – adding to the enchantment of Christmas.

Recipe notes: I like to use gluten free baguettes in this recipe, I use 2 packages which is 4 loaves total. If you prefer, you can use a whole loaf of your favorite gluten free bread cut into cubes. Need to make this dairy free? Substitute the butter for a dairy free butter alternative and check out all of these options for prepared dairy free egg nog. And as always, I use cage free, pastured eggs (I prefer Nature’s Yoke). I always use kosher salt, if you use table salt in your recipes, cut the amount in half.

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Gluten Free Baked Eggnog French Toast Recipe


8 large eggs
2 ½ cups prepared eggnog
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 gluten free baguettes, cut into 1 inch cubes
½ cup melted butter, use divided
3 tablespoons brown sugar


The night before you plan to serve the dish, whisk together the eggs, eggnog, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Add the bread cubes and toss until the bread is coated.

Pour ¼ cup melted butter into the bottom of a 9 by 12 inch baking dish and swirl to coat the bottom of the dish with butter. Pour in the bread mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning, remove the dish from the fridge and let sit at room temperature while the oven preheats. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Drizzle the remaining ¼ cup melted butter over the top, sprinkle on the brown sugar and bake, uncovered for 45 minutes. Let sit a few minutes before serving. This dish can also be fully baked, cooled, and refrigerated and then reheated before serving.


This Gluten Free Baked Eggnog French Toast Recipe serves 8

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Annette Marie December 22, 2014 at 1:49 pm

This sounds so terrific…gonna give it a try! Merry Christmas to you Carol, & Healthy, Happy Year ahead!


Laura Matteson December 14, 2017 at 12:22 pm

What brand baguette?

Looks delish!


Carol Kicinski December 14, 2017 at 1:06 pm

Hi Laura,

You can use any brand of gluten-free baguettes that you can find at your local grocery or health food store, or you could even use homemade baguettes. Udi’s and Schar are a couple popular brands that should be fairly easy to find. Hope you enjoy the recipe! Happy holidays!



Kathryn December 14, 2017 at 4:06 pm

Can you tell me about how many cups of bread you used for this? Baguettes differ in size.


Carol Kicinski December 18, 2017 at 2:03 pm

Hi Kathryn,

I used Udi’s gluten free baguettes for this recipe, which is 8.5 ounces for a 2-count package, so 17 ounces total for the bread in the recipe. Converted to cubed bread into cups would be about 9-10 cups. It might vary a little bit depending on the kind of bread you use, but overall the bread and the mixture should be able to fill a 9×12 inch baking dish. Hope this helps! Let me know how it goes, and Happy Holidays to you!



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