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Christmas Tree French Toast

Christmas French ToastSince I was a little girl, our Christmas morning tradition has been to have a breakfast Christmas wreath. My family has continued the tradition and it’s an expected part of the holiday. But a number of years ago, we added a Christmas Eve breakfast tradition as well: Christmas French Toast.

It’s quick and not too terribly bad for you. But most of all it it so fun and really tasty. My kids look forward to having it every year.

Warning: Get your egg nog early! It seems to run out early and since it’s seasonal, it won’t be restocked. We like to use the light variety (which, honestly, still isn’t very good for you) when we can find it.

Christmas Tree French Toast


  • 12 slices thick, whole wheat bread
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/3 C light eggnogg
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 t nutmeg
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • green sugar sprinkles
  • 12 sausage links, cooked
  • orange slices, halved


  1. Beat together egg, eggnog, spices, and vanilla.
  2. Heat lightly oiled griddle to medium-high.
  3. Dip each slice of bread in egg mixture, soaking both sides.
  4. Place on griddle.
  5. Sprinkle uncooked side with green sugar sprinkles.
  6. Cook on both sides until golden brown.
  7. Cut each piece in half diagonally.
  8. Arrange on plates like a Christmas tree, with sausages for the trunk and half an orange slice for the sun.
  9. Serve hot with butter and maple syrup or powdered sugar "snow."

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Caroline December 6, 2010, 9:58 pm

    Those are so freaking cute. My son saw the picture and jumped up and down. He’s dying to try these!

  • Alison Moore Smith December 6, 2010, 10:55 pm

    Caroline, I’m glad he liked the idea. Hope you have as much fun with this as we do. 🙂

  • Kristen Chevrier December 24, 2011, 10:20 pm

    That is so cute! I love it.

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