(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 91)
This slow cooker eggnog french toast casserole may be the best french toast I’ve ever eaten.
I’m not exaggerating.
Instead of regular bread, I used what was left of my first ever (but not my last) panettone.
Have you had panettone?
It’s a fruit-studded sweet bread that pops up in grocery and specialty stores this time of year. I can’t believe it took me 50 years to experience it!
If you don’t have panettone, I think cinnamon raisin bread would also work well in this slow cooker eggnog french toast.
One of the keys to good french toast is to use dry bread so that it will better absorb the egg mixture. I sliced the panettone and let it sit out on the counter for several hours before assembling the casserole.
If you are looking for something special to serve for breakfast or brunch on New Year’s Day, I really think you should consider this easy and delicious slow cooker eggnog french toast casserole. It makes 4 servings, but easily could be doubled.
- 8 slices raisin bread that you have let sit on the counter for several hours to dry out (I used leftover panettone, an Italian fruit-studded sweet bread)
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup eggnog
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- I used my 4-Quart slow cooker
- Spray the inside of your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
- Cover the bottom of your slow cooker with 4 slices of bread, cutting them to fit.
- Stir together the brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle half of it over the bread.
- Add the remaining 4 slices of bread.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, eggnog, vanilla and nutmeg.
- Pour over the bread in the slow cooker and press down gently on the bread to submerge it in the egg mixture.
- Sprinkle with the remaining brown sugar cinnamon mixture.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 2 to 3 hours, or until the center is set.
- Remove the lid, turn off the slow cooker, and let the french toast stand for 5 minutes before serving.
- Serve with additional maple syrup and/or a dusting of powdered sugar and fresh fruit.
If you don’t have eggnog, substitute 1-1/3 cups milk and 2 tablespoons maple syrup.
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*PointsPlus® for slow cooker eggnog french toast calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.