Fancy French Toast

Breakfast Recipes
Here's all the recipes listed under Fancy French Toast along with the comments posted by the breakfast lovers that submitted them.
Almond Crusted French Toast With Strawberries
"An upscale version of French toast that is sure to impress. 4 big servings or 8 small ones."
12 slices brioche or challah bread, 1 cup finely ground roasted almonds, 1 cup strawberries, 3 eggs, 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup milk, 3 Tablespoons butter
Almond French Toast
Almond French Toast
"Toasted slivered almonds and a bit of almond extract add a nutty amount of nutty flavor to this French toast."
1 cup slivered almonds, 3 eggs, 1 cup milk, 3 Tablespoons flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 12 thick slices French bread, 3 tablespoons canola oil, 3 tablespoons butter, confectioners' sugar for dusting
Baked Cinnamon French Toast
Baked Cinnamon French Toast
"This over-night recipe is perfect for an impressive brunch. A layer of melted chocolate makes it especially special."
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1 loaf (1 pound) sliced cinnamon-swirl bread, 1/2 cup raisins or chocolate chips, 3 eggs, 1 and 1/4 cups half-and-half cream, 1 and 1/4 cups milk, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, Whipped cream
Baked Pecan French Toast
Baked Pecan French Toast
"Nothing beats the taste of warmed pecans, especially when they're on tender, citrus-infused French toast and drizzled with maple syrup."
4 eggs, 2/3 cup orange juice, 1/3 cup milk, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 loaf Italian bread - cut into 8 1-inch slices, 1/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup chopped pecans, 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
Banana Cream French Toast
"WARNING! Part of this recipe must be made at least two hours in advance. ANOTHER WARNING! This recipe is addictive!"
FOR FRENCH TOAST: 8 slices white bread (day old preferred), 4 eggs, 1 cup milk, 1 Tablespoon cinnamon, 1 teasppon vanilla, butter or margarine for frying, FOR TOPPING: 2 ripe bananas -- peeled and sliced, 3/4 cup chilled whipping cream, 1/2 cup orange juice, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Banana Raisin French Toast
"I made this for a ladies' brunch recently and got rave reviews. It'll be fun to see the reviews it gets here. I hope you like it!"
8 slices of raisin bread (day-old bread works best), 2 bananas - cut into 1/4-inch slices, 1 cup milk, 4 ounces cream cheese, 4 eggs, 1/3 cup sugar, 3 Tablespoons flour, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon salt, powdered sugar for dusting
Brioche French Toast
Brioche French Toast
"Brioche is a rich and tender bread that makes excellent French Toast. Serve warm with maple syrup or powdered sugar."
1 cup milk, 2 cinnamon sticks, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 3 eggs, 4 pieces brioche bread - about 3/4 to 1 inch thick (cut in half diagonally), 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract + plus a drop or two more
Brown Sugar Crusted Baked Toast
"Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. Also great with butter and syrup."
1 loaf French bread - cut into 1 inch slices, 6 eggs, 1 and 3/4 cup milk, 2/3 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, confectioners' sugar
Bundt Cake French Toast
"This is a fun brunch recipe... very festive looking... nice for the holidays. To make sure it's done... poke the center with a skewer (or knife)... if it comes out clean then it's done."
2 dozen bake-and-serve dinner rolls (from the freezer section), 3 eggs, 1/3 cup cream (or milk), 3 Tablespoons melted butter, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 3 Tablespoons sugar, 1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 cup maple syrup, powdered sugar
Caramel Pumpkin Baked French Toast
Caramel Pumpkin Baked French Toast
"This is great any time of year - but especially in the fall! Top with whipped cream with a hint of almond extract for a fancy brunch! (Also makes 6-8 mini budnt cakes or mini loaf pans, for individual servings.)"
1 and 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar, 2 Tablespoons water, 3/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup light corn syrup, 2 packages of Hawaiian Rolls (24), 4 eggs-beaten, 2 cups buttermilk, 1 cup pumpkin puree (approx 1/2 can), 1 Tablespoon vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
Chocolate Drizzle Banana French Toast
"This delicious treat works as either as breakfast or desert. Can you imagine having chocolate for breakfast every morning? I can! Have a great breakfast! Or desert! It works both ways!"
4 eggs, 2 cup whipping cream, 2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/2 tsp orange zest, 2 day-old white bread -- 1-1/2 to 2 inches thick, 1 banana -- mashed, 2 tbsp butter, 3 tbsp semisweet chocolate
Chocolate French Toast
"For those weekend mornings when you ditch the diet for a special breakfast treat."
3 eggs, 1 cup milk, 1 teaspoon sugar, 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 12 slices white bread (day-old bread works best), 3 (1.5 ounce) bars chocolate candy bars - halved, 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine, confectioners sugar
Chocolate Raspberry French Toast
"Don't add the powdered sugar and chocolate until the last minute. It's looks very pretty right after it's applied."
1/4 cup cream cheese, 1/4 cup raspberries, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1/8 teaspoon salt.4 slices white bread, powder sugar for dusting, chocolate sauce (like Hershey's)
Chocolate Stuffed French Toast
Chocolate Stuffed French Toast
"Topping possibilities include butter and maple syrup, chocolate sauce and whipped cream or a dusting of powdered sugar."
1 loaf French bread, 3/4 cup chocolate chips, 6 eggs, 1 and 1/3 cups of milk, 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon of sugar
Chocolate-Stuffed Orange French Toast
"Okay... so this isn't the healthiest breakfast. In fact, it's very decadent and should probably only be a special treat. Great for special occasions. I like this recipe because most stuffed French Toast recipes have to set overnight and are baked. This one you can make in relatively short amount of time. Enjoy!"
8 slices French bread - 1/2-inch thick, 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, 1/4 cup unsalted butter - cut into pieces, 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar, 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 6 eggs, 1/2 cup orange juice, 1/2 cup milk, 2 tablespoons orange liqueur, 1 teaspoon vanilla
Cinnamon Swirl French Toast
Cinnamon Swirl French Toast
"I was looking for a recipe for Denny's Cinnamon Swirl French Toast and found this. It doesn't look the same, but I think it tastes better!"
8 slices cinnamon swirl bread, 1/2 cup milk, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup pure maple syrup, 3 Tablespoons butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, powdered sugar to be sprinkled on top, warm maple syrup and additional butter for serving
Coconut Pecan French Toast
"This is a fancy tasting breakfast treat that is really very easy to make."
12 slices white bread, 6 eggs, 1 and 1/4 cup milk, 1 cup flaked coconut, 1/2 cup chopped pecan halves, 2 Tablespoons praline extract, 2 Tablespoons real maple syrup, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Croissant French Toast
Croissant French Toast
"So much better than just using plain white bread. Like with regular bread, it's even better if the croissants are a little stale. They absorb more egg mixture that way."
4 croissants - cut in half lengthwise, 2/3 cup low fat milk, 3 eggs, 1/3 cup orange juice, 2 Tablespoons butter, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 teaspoon grated orange peel, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Crunchy Baked French Toast Sticks
"Kids love these! Serve with ramekins of warm maple syrup and kids just dip them and eat!"
4 slices of bread - cut into 4 lengthwise pieces, 1 1/2 cups corn flakes, 3 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 1 teaspoon flour, 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla, Butter and pancake syrup
Extreme Banana Nut Crunch Stuffed French Toast
Extreme Banana Nut Crunch Stuffed French Toast
"This French toast has extreme banana flavor. It's made with banana bread. There's a filling of banana and chocolate. It's coated with Banana Nut Crunch cereal and then it's covered with a warm Banana Walnut Topping. Now, that's bananas!"
4 eggs, 1 cup milk, 2 teaspoons sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 8 slices banana bread - about 1/2-inch thick, 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips, 1 banana, 1 cup Great Grains Banana Nut Crunch cereal - crushed, 1 recipe for Banana Walnut Pancake Topping (see below)
French Toast ala Bananas
"Serve with maple syrup if desired. Whipped cream would work too."
3 cups sliced bananas (about 2 large), 2/3-1 cup soy milk, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon vanilla, 12 slices bread, oil for cooking in, Maple Syrup
French Toast Casserole
"Perfect for family brunch."
2 loaves sour dough bread - crusts removed, 1 package cream cheese, 1 Tablespoon sugar, 1 tart apple, 6 eggs, 1 cup milk, 1 and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Honey Custard French Toast
Honey Custard French Toast
"A touch of honey and a pinch of cinnamon add flavor and a fresh wholesome sweetness to this French toast recipe."
1/2 cup honey, 1 cup milk, 6 eggs, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 12 slices (3/4-inch thick) French bread, butter, honey and toasted pecan pieces for topping
Nutty French Toast
"This is an overnight recipe where most of the dish is prepared in advance, so it's great for a quick, fancy breakfast/brunch solution. It can be eaten like a coffeecake, but for the best experience, top it with a little pat of butter and a drizzle of maple syrup."
12 slices rustic bread (like French bread cut about 1-inch thick), 8 eggs, 2 cups milk, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 3/4 cup butter, 1 and 1/2 cups brown sugar, 3 Tablespoons dark corn syrup, 1 cup chopped walnuts
Orange French Toast
"Orange juice and orange liqueur give this recipe a double shot of sweet citrus flavor."
8 eggs, 3/4 cup orange juice, 1 Tablespoon orange liqueur (Cointreau is perfect), 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 loaf Italian bread -- cut into 1/2 inch slices, 3 Tablespoons confectioner's sugar, 3 Tablespoons brown sugar, 4 teaspoons butter or margarine
Orange Walnut French Toast (Baked)
"Great with a pat of butter and maple syrup. Or shhh... a scoop of icecream."
1 8-ounce loaf day-old Italian bread - cut into 1 inch slices, 4 eggs, 2/3 cup orange juice, 2/3 cup milk, 1/2 cups walnuts - coarsley chopped, 1/3 cup butter - softend, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon grated orange peel, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pain Perdu with Fresh Strawberries (Low Fat)
"Each serving has 349 calories, 10g fat (4.5 saturated)"
3/4 cup 2% reduced fat milk, 2 tablespoons sugar - divided, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 3 eggs, 8 (1 ounce) slices diagonally cut day old French bread (about 1 inch thick), 2 cups fresh sliced strawberries, 2 teaspoons grated orange zest, 4 teaspoons butter - divided, 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, low-fat whipped topping
Panettone French Toast
Panettone French Toast
"Rich and delicious. A real treat for the holidays. Too heavy for everyday breakfast. Special indulgence."
For The Cinnamon Syrup: 1 cup water, 1 cup packed dark brown sugar, 2 Tablespoons whipping cream, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

, For The French Toast: 1 pound loaf panettone bread, 6 eggs, 3/4 cup whipping cream, 3/4 cup whole milk, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar - for dusting
Panettone French Toast & Cinnamon Syrup
"This makes a great holiday brunch! I also like to add raisins to the syrup when it's cooking, for a cinnamon raisin topping."
1 (1lb) loaf panettone bread - baking paper removed, 6 eggs, 3/4 cup whipping cream, 3/4 cup whole milk, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, For Cinnamon Syrup: 1 cup water, 1 cup packed dark brown sugar, 2 tablespoons whipping cream, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, Powdered sugar (optional - for dusting)
Parmesan Pain Perdu (Savory French Toast)
"This is an easy brunch dish that can be doubled or tripled depending on the number of guests. This dish goes great with fresh fruit or even a field green salad if serving later in the day."
6 (1 inch) slices of baguette - cut on a diagonal, 1 cup of whole milk, 3 eggs - divided, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 2 Tablespoons butter, 1 teaspoon vinegar - for poaching eggs, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
Pecan Cinnamon French Toast
Pecan Cinnamon French Toast
"I like to use Challah bread. The kind I get already has nuts in it so when you add the pecans it's like an explosion of flavors. Regardless of the kind, don't hesitate to use day-old or slightly stale bread. It moistens and works very well."
1/2 loaf French or Italian or Challah bread, 4 eggs, 2/3 cup orange juice, 1/2 cup crushed pecans, 1/3 cup low-fat milk, 1/3 cup butter, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Pound Cake French Toast
Pound Cake French Toast
"Top with your favorite syrup, jam or just a light dusting of powdered sugar."
1 pound cake (store bought or made from a mix), 2 Tablespoons butter, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 dash of salt
Rum Raisin French Toast
Rum Raisin French Toast
"Great for the holidays... or for regular days that you want to feel like a holiday. You can replace the milk with eggnog if you have it too!"
4 slices raisin bread (day-old bread works best), 2 eggs, 1/4 cup milk, 4 Tablespoons quality dark rum, 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1 and 1/4 Tablespoons butter
Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast
"If you like strawberries, you'll love this. Mr Breakfast, will you marry me?"
8 slices of French bread - cut diagonaly, 1 cup fresh strawberries -- hulled and sliced, 1/2 cup ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup milk, 1 egg, 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar, 1 Tablespoon butter, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, Strawberry syrup or jam for topping
Strawberry Streusel French Toast
"I used crushed Frosted Mini Wheats cereal for the streusel topping and it turned out great."
For French Toast: 6 1-inch think slices French or Italian bread, 3 eggs, 1 cup evaporated milk, 3 Tablespoons sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, For Streusel Topping: 2/3 cup crushed shredded wheat cereal, 1 Tablespoon butter, For Strawberry Sauce: 2 cups sliced strawberries, 3 Tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Vanilla Bean French Toast
Vanilla Bean French Toast
"This french toast is fantastic with butter, maple syrup and caramelized bananas. You can use either a vanilla bean or vanilla extract in the recipe."
4 slices of thickly-cut brioche or challah bread, 10 egg yolks, 1 cup milk, 1 cup heavy cream, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 cup sugar, butter for frying
Vanilla Cream French Toast
Vanilla Cream French Toast
"This is a perfect breakfast-in-bed thing to serve if you want to make sure you get some sugar from your sugar:)"
8 slices of French Bread (the thicker the better), 1/2 cup heavy cream or whipping cream, 2 eggs, 2 Tablespoons sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, butter or margarine for frying