WW Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Eggnog French Toast Casserole
This slow cooked 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!
Eggnog French Toast Recipe Notes
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 Christmas or 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.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this French Toast Casserole?
According to my calculations, each serving of eggnog french toast has 235 calories and:
9 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
9 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
9 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
6 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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Slow Cooker Eggnog French Toast Casserole Recipe
- 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
- Ideal slow cooker size: 4-Quart.
- 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.
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like eggnog french toast casserole you might also like:
- Skinny Baked French Toast with Strawberry Topping
- Easy Healthy Slow Cooker Frittata
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Martha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.
A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.
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A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she's not experimenting in the kitchen, you're likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.
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This was decent, but a bit soggy even after cooking for 3 hrs. I did not have raisin bread, so I used plain wheat bread that had set out overnight and added pumpkin pie spice. The taste was very good, but would have preferred a more crispy bread.
Sorry that it turned out soggy for you. Every slow cooker cooks differently, so the first solution might be to just cook until you feel like it's done to your liking. Of course, slow cooker french toast will never be as crispy as the kind done in a pan or the oven.
Can I make this recipe the night before and reheat?
It should work fine. I often reheat the leftovers when I make it.
My husband and I loved this recipe. I didn’t use the eggnog, just the milk and maple syrup substitute and it was delicious! I also used my gluten free bread because I am gluten intolerant and Sam’s choice multigrain gluten free works very well. I made fresh bread stale by putting it on a rack in a 300 degree oven for 8 minutes each side. Just wonderful!
Great tips for making your fresh bread stale, Judy. Thanks for sharing and so glad you liked it! ~Martha
I made this with panettone. It was delicious. I used a 7 qt crock pot so I only made one layer. It’s the same quality as French toast casseroles i make in the oven. Mine was done at 3.5 hrs.
Hi Christina, love the idea of panettone!Thanks for sharing. 🙂 ~Martha