French Toast Christmas Trees

(2 servings)

  • 2 breakfast sausage links
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup eggnog
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 slices of bread
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • green sugar
  • powdered sugar
  • 2 twigs fresh rosemary
  • orange slices
French Toast Christmas TreesOn a griddle set to 325 degrees (or frying pan at medium-high), begin browning the sausage links.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, milk, eggnog, syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Mix until well combined.

Push the sausage to one side of the griddle and melt a pat of butter to fry the French Toast.

Cut all bread slices in half diagonally. Dredge each piece of bread through the egg mixture - coating completely - and place on the hot griddle. Cook until golden brown on both sides.

For each Christmas Tree...

On a serving platter, place 3 slices of French Toast in a Christmas tree pattern - overlapping slightly (top tip over wider base).

For the tree trunk, place a sausage at the bottom and tuck it partially under the bottom piece of French Toast.

Sprinkle each piece of a bread with green sugar and powdered sugar.

Garnish with fresh rosemary (as grass beneath the tree) and 1/2 of an orange slice (as the sun rising behind the tree by wedging it next to the top slice of bread).

Tip: Set out a dish of dried cranberries and golden raisins - and let your children "decorate" the trees!

French Toast Christmas Trees

You could use any French Toast batter for this recipe. Placement of French Toast and few sprinkles of sugar turn a regular breakfast into a plate of holiday fun.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Mr Breakfast for this recipe.

Recipe number 2697. Submitted 12/5/2009.