Cooking With Toni: Pear Oven Pancakes and Eggnog-Spiced French Toast

Cooking With ToniWell hello all, I hope you all are ready for Christmas.  Can you believe it’s next Friday???  This year has flown by.  As you may (or may not) remember I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Nestle Family Event back in October.  The event was amazing and I loved getting to work with the company I had loved for all my 30 years.  While there they gave us lots of recipes to make in our homes and I thought I would share a couple with you today.

The recipes today are breakfast recipes, so if you have a Christmas dinner (we do an early lunch) these will be great to make on Christmas morning.  I am going to be sharing the recipes for Pear Oven Pancakes and Eggnog-Spiced French Toast.  I hope you enjoy these and since I haven’t had the chance to make these particular recipes yet, you must let me know how they turn out.

Photo provided by Nestle with permission to use

Photo provided by Nestle with permission to use

Pear Oven Pancakes

  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLE CARNATION Evaporated Milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • ripe pear, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 450.
  • Pour melted butter into 9-inch deep-dish pie plate or cake pan.  Swirl to coat bottom and sides of plate.
  • Combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, and salt in medium bowl.  Whisk evaporated milk and eggs in another medium bowl until blended.
  • Add to flour mixture; whisk for 30 seconds or until smooth.  Pour batter into prepared pie plate.
  • Arrange pear slices on top of batter in pinwheel design, pushing down slightly.
  • Combine remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.  Sprinkle top with sugar mixture.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.  Serve warm.

Now tell me those don’t sound divine!!!

Next I am sharing off the provided recipe cards the recipe for Eggnog-Spiced French Toast.  I am anxious to make this one as I LOVE LOVE LOVE french toast.  I have always loved it since I was small, it brings back memories of my grandma cooking it for me and stove top hot chocolate.

Photo provided by Nestle with permission to use.

Photo provided by Nestle with permission to use.

Eggnog-Spiced French Toast


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • 2 tablespoons rum extract*
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 8 slices (1/2 inch thick) firm, day-old bread, divided
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Maple Syrup (optional)


  • Beat eggs, evaporated milk, sugar, rum extract, cinnamon and nutmeg in shallow dish until well blended.
  • Place 4 slices of bread into the egg mixture turning over to evenly moisten both sides.
  • Spray large skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium heat.
  • Transfer prepared bread to skillet in single layer.  Cook for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  • Remove slices to serving platter.  Repeat with remaining bread slices, spraying skillet with cooking spray if needed.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Serve immediately with syrup if wanted.

*3 tablespoons run can be substituted for rum extract.  Remove 3 tablespoons liquid before adding.

These recipes would be a wonderful Christmas morning meal if you are a late Christmas dinner eater.  They are perfect for both kids and adults.  Let me know which one you would l0ve to try.

**Recipes and photos provided by Nestle with permission to share**

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  1. 1

    These sound so delicious!
    .-= Aubien´s last blog ..The Christmas Can-Can … =-.

  2. 2

    Guess what I’m headed to the store to buy? We’ll try these Christmas morning!

  3. 3

    i wish i could cook!

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  4. 4

    I should eat something other than chocolate on this day after Christmas : ) I’m going to try your pear oven pancakes. I haven’t eaten them baked before, or with pears – which are my favorite fruit this time of year. Thanks a bunch!

  5. 5

    OMG these sound so good! Gives me an excuse to go out and buy egg nog. We usually forget we have it in the house and then it just goes off on us.

  6. 6

    Those pear pancakes sound sooo delicious! I’d love to see pictures.
    .-= Martha Payne´s last blog ..Sweeps Notice – $50 GC To IzzyBelle’s @ Parenting Pink =-.

  7. 7

    The eggnog french toast sounds delish.
    .-= Becky´s last blog ..What is Lockerz? =-.

  8. 8

    I love Nestle Evap milk! It’s the only one I use.. in fact, it’s the first brand I ever knew that marketed evap milk. Thanks for the recipes!
    .-= Rachel @ a la Modest´s last blog ..Inara George (The Bird and the Bee) =-.

  9. 9

    This sounds really good, I am such a breakfast person too.

  10. 10

    The pancake sounds like something my German Grandmother used to make but without the pears. It was delicious, nice and puffy and airy. The trench toast sounds good also! Both of these would make a good breakfast for dinner meal.

  11. 11

    Wow!! I’m definitely surprising hubby with the egg nog spiced French toast he loves both and what could be better than putting the two together thanks!

  12. 12

    Sounds great!

  13. 13
    Sandra VanHoey

    I have to try the eggnog spiced french toast for my son, he loves eggnog and I’ll bet this will be a big hit with him. Thank You!

  14. 14

    This looks sinfully good especially the pear pancakes. I want this for Mothers Day in bed and afterwards a bath with candles. OK I am dreaming but it sure sounds good.

  15. 15

    This eggnog french toast sounds awesome and perfect for this time of year! The pear pancake looks beautiful too!

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