Elder Care Recipes: Eggnog French Toast

Elder Care in Wynnewood, PA

senior-care-in-merion-station-paGetting your aging parents into the kitchen with you to enjoy making food together is a fantastic way to enhance your senior care journey with them. Cooking together, even if it is a simple recipe, fosters conversation and sharing, and offers the opportunity for valuable social interaction and emotional support. Following the recipe also stimulates your parents’ minds through the need to follow the steps, think critically, remember what to do, and make important decisions throughout the process to ensure the recipe comes out properly. This is a great way to keep their cognitive processing, critical thinking, and memory skills sharp, and to give them a mental and emotional health-supporting sense of accomplishment and achievement.

This recipe is a wonderful way to bring the flavors of the season into any day of your senior care journey or to get Christmas off to a special, festive start. It is simple and straightforward enough that your aging parents can enjoy making it with you or with their home care provider, but impressive and delicious enough that they will be excited to serve it to their loved ones. Unlike traditional eggnog, this recipe does not involve consuming raw eggs, so you can feel safe serving it to all ages of your family.

What You Will Need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 and a half cups of eggnog
  • Butter for greasing the skillet
  • 1 and a half tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • 12 slices of French bread
  • A shallow dish
  • A mixing bowl
  • A whisk
  • An electric skillet
  • A serving plate

What to Do

• Crack the eggs into the mixing bowl

• Whisk the eggs and eggnog together until they are consistent in color and texture. Be sure the yolks are fully broken and distributed through the rest of the ingredients

• Add the pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon, and whisk everything together to create the custard base. This is what you will coat your bread in to make the delicious outside of your French toast

• Pour the mixture out into a shallow dish

• Preheat the electric skillet to 300 degrees F

• Lightly grease the skillet with butter

• Dip one slice of the bread into the eggnog mix, making sure to coat each side of the bread very thoroughly, but do not allow them to soak too long as this will cause the bread to absorb too much of the custard mixture, resulting in soggy French toast

• One or two at a time, place the bread into the skillet

• Cook until golden brown and then flip

• Cook until the second side is golden brown and remove, placing them on a serving plate

• Repeat this with each slice of bread

• Place the cooked slices all together on the serving plate and cover with aluminum foil until all of the toast is cooked and is ready to serve

• Serve hot with butter and maple syrup, or a shake of powdered sugar and cinnamon
Extra tip: For an adults-only breakfast, add some extra flavor to the French toast with a few drops of rum extract in the custard base.

If you or an aging loved one are considering elder care in Wynnewood, PA, please contact the caring staff at Alpine Home Care. In PA call 888-743-0068 . In NJ call (855) 410-1404.

Tom Smith, President & CEO

Tom Smith, President & CEO

President and CEO at Alpine Home Care
Tom Smith is Alpine Home Care’s President and Chief Executive Officer with over 25 years of well-rounded strategic, operations and management experience at public and private healthcare companies in the following
areas – hospice and home health care, medical devices, medical equipment, infusion therapy and behavioral
health, in addition to positions at major health systems and large acute-care Integrated Delivery Networks
Tom Smith, President & CEO