Crunchy French Toast Sandwiches Recipe

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Crunchy French Toast Sandwiches3


8 slices Ciabatta bread

2 eggs

¼ cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

4-6 ounces mascarpone cheese

3 ounces your favorite jam or orange marmalade

2-3 ounces finely chopped almonds

Syrup or butter for topping




This dish is great for a special breakfast or brunch. Use your favorite jam or marmalade. Note: The original recipe called for a combination of cream cheese and sour cream. I used mascarpone cheese instead. Tip:  These sandwiches can be assembled ahead of time and stored in freezer bags in the freezer for up to about a month. 



Place the mascarpone cheese in a small bowl and set aside.


To make the sandwiches, spread half the bread slices (on one side only) with the mascarpone and half with the jam or marmalade. Sandwich the slices together and set aside.


Line a baking sheet with waxed paper or a baking mat. 


In a shallow bowl, beat the eggs, milk and vanilla. In a different shallow bowl, add the chopped almonds.


Dip both sides of the sandwiches (and ensure the crusts are dipped, too) in the egg mixture and let the excess drip off. Then, coat both sides of the sandwich into the chopped almonds. Add more almonds as needed. 


Place the coated sandwiches onto your baking sheet and freeze for about 3 hours. When the sandwiches are firm, preheat your oven to 370 degrees F.


Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden, turning once. Make sure each sandwich is heated through. Serve topped with syrup or butter. 



Calories per serving:

486 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Vegetarian, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 103g 158%
  • Carbs 197g 66%
  • Saturated 36g 181%
  • Fiber 19g 76%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 67g
  • Monounsaturated 40g
  • Polyunsaturated 16g
  • Protein 63g 126%
  • Cholesterol 534mg 178%
  • Sodium 1,892mg 79%
  • Calcium 781mg 78%
  • Magnesium 331mg 83%
  • Potassium 1,416mg 40%
  • Iron 13mg 75%
  • Zinc 7mg 48%
  • Phosphorus 1,102mg 157%
  • Vitamin A 707µg 79%
  • Vitamin C 8mg 13%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 81%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 129%
  • Niacin (B3) 16mg 80%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 31%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 303µg 76%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 25%
  • Vitamin D 4µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 20mg 101%
  • Vitamin K 16µg 20%
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