In a shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, eggnog, granulated sugar, the 1-1/2 teaspoons maple syrup, the cinnamon, nutmeg, salt ,and cloves.
Place bread, two slices at a time, in egg mixture until saturated, turning once.
Heat cooking oil in a nonstick griddle or skillet. Cook the egg-coated bread for 2 to 3 minutes per side until golden. Add more oil, if needed.
Serve immediately or keep warm in 300 degree F oven while cooking remaining bread. Cut in half diagonally and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with maple syrup. Makes 3 to 6 servings.