Four plates of French toast

Top 10 French toast ideas

Learn how to make French toast with our best ever sweet and savoury recipes. See our vegan French toast loaded with cinnamon or our fluffy brioche version.

Craving an indulgent weekend brunch? See our top french toast recipes with plenty of sweet and savoury options to fill up on.

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You may also know this breakfast dish as eggy bread or pain perdu. No matter what you call it, these recipes are sure to satisfy morning cravings.

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1) French toast


Start your day with a plate of classic french toast. This super versatile recipe uses brioche bread slices soaked in eggs, cream and milk. It’s spiced with a gentle hit of cinnamon and can be topped with icing sugar and fresh berries.

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2) Rhubarb & custard French toast


Celebrate a classic flavour combination with this rhubarb & custard French toast. Simmer pieces of rhubarb with a vanilla pod, caster sugar and the zest and juice of an orange for ten minutes. Fry up your French toast and top with the fruit and warm custard.

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3) Vegan French toast


Ditch dairy and eggs with this easy vegan French toast. Combine oat milk with a couple of tablespoons of gram flour and ground almonds for a thick liquid mixture. Add vanilla extract, cinnamon and golden caster sugar for sweetness. Fry the soaked bread until it is golden brown and serve with a maple blueberry compote.

Find more plant-based recipes in our vegan breakfast collection.

4) French toast bacon butties


Bring two classic breakfasts together with these French toast bacon butties. Combine sweet eggy bread with salty, crisp bacon for a moreish result. Drizzle with sticky maple syrup or dust with icing sugar for an extra special finish.

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5) Spiced banana honey French toast


Try this spiced banana honey French toast for an extra indulgent weekend brunch. Simmer thick slices of banana with honey and fragrant cinnamon and cardamom. Cook the eggy bread and top with the bananas and a generous dollop of whipped cream.

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6) Ricotta strawberry French toast


This vibrant ricotta strawberry French toast is full of flavour. Fry slices of eggy bread and smother with ricotta cheese. Drizzle with runny honey, fresh stawberries, mint and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt.

Use this creamy cheese in our ricotta recipes.

7) Mushroom, bacon & tomato French toast


Channel the flavours of a full English with this hearty mushroom, bacon & tomato French toast. Top with crispy bacon, cherry tomatoes, chutney and chestnut mushrooms. Use a thick, hand-sliced loaf, or if using pre-sliced bread, soak it for half the time stated in the method.

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8) Chocolate & banana French toast


Kids will love this super sweet chocolate & banana French toast. Mash a ripe banana and mix with milk chocolate for the filling. Sandwich between thick slices of crusty white bread. Coat the sandwiches in a mixture of eggs, double cream, vanilla extract and maple syrup. Cook in a hot frying pan until golden brown and the chocolate has melted. Finish with a cinnamon and icing sugar.

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9) Brioche French toast with bacon, banana & maple syrup


Combine classic breakfast flavours with this hearty brioche French toast with bacon, banana & maple syrup. Soak thick slices of brioche bread in an egg mixture until completely saturated, then fry on a hot griddle until crispy. To check if the bread is cooked through, make a small cut in the middle with a knife – the inside should be like cooked bread pudding. Top with bacon, bananas and a drizzle of maple syrup.

This french toast takes less than 30 minutes. For more speedy meals, see our quick breakfast recipes.

10) Mozzarella-stuffed French toast


This savoury mozzarella-stuffed French toast is perfect for those without a sweet tooth. Remove the crust from two slices of white bread and make a sandwich with freshly grated hard mozzarella. Press the edges with a fork to seal and soak in an egg mixture. Fry in butter until the outside is golden brown and the mozzarella is melted. Serve with chilli sauce for spicy kick.

Veggies will love this meat-free dish. For more recipes, see our vegetarian breakfast collection.

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