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24 French Toast Recipes That Are Worth Waking Up for in the Morning

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24 French Toast Recipes That Are Worth Waking Up for in the Morning

With an egg, a splash of milk, and a dash of vanilla extract, you can turn stale, lifeless bread into a sweet and indulgent breakfast that you will actually want to drag yourself out of bed for in the morning.

The broader category of French toast (luckily for our stomachs) includes any dish of bread dipped in custard, and then baked, fried, or grilled to perfection. From there you can sprinkle with powdered sugar, dust with spices, douse with maple syrup, or slather with Nutella. Any combination of the aforementioned will do the trick.

To enjoy our favorite morning toast, we have rounded up 24 French toast recipes that celebrate this simple griddled dish in its many, many iterations.

Baked Banana Chip Encrusted French Toast

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Baked Banana Chip Encrusted French Toast

This decadent recipe for French toast by the "Civilized Caveman," George Bryant, is completely gluten-free and paleo-friendly.

For the Baked Banana Chip Encrusted French Toast recipe, click here.

Baked Cranberry French Toast

Danielle Walker

Baked Cranberry French Toast

This simple breakfast recipe can be prepared the night before and baked first thing in the morning during all of the hustle and bustle. Everyone will be thrilled to eat this warm and sweet French toast casserole.

For the Baked Cranberry French Toast recipe, click here.

Bauli's Raspberry Jam and Hazelnut Spread Stuffed Panettone French Toast

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Bauli's Raspberry Jam and Hazelnut Spread Stuffed Panettone French Toast

This is like the most indulgent peanut butter and jelly sandwich you've ever had — and you get to eat it for breakfast. Make it for special occasions — or just laundry day! In other words, this brunch recipe is great any time.

For Bauli's Raspberry Jam and Hazelnut Spread Stuffed Panettone French Toast recipe, click here.

Bonne Maman Skillet French Toast and Preserves Casserole

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Bonne Maman Skillet French Toast and Preserves Casserole

Here is an indulgent dish that uses croissants in place of sliced bread. Add in some tasty preserves and you have a winning dish that is part French toast and part French breakfast, you may as well be enjoying a café au lait with a view of the Eiffel tower.

For the Bonne Maman Skillet French Toast and Preserves Casserole recipe, click here.

Cake Batter French Toast

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Cake Batter French Toast

This delicious cake batter French toast is a sweet delicious treat for morning and can even double as a dessert. Here we use Betty Crocker lemon cake mix, but any cake mix flavor can be substituted.

For the Cake Batter French Toast recipe, click here.

Cornbread French Toast With Blackberries

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Cornbread French Toast With Blackberries

Instead of using white bread to make your French toast in the morning, step outside of the box and try slices of cornbread instead — we promise that it is just as good, if not better.

For the Cornbread French Toast With Blackberries recipe, click here.

Challah French Toast Recipe

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Challah French Toast Recipe

Challah bread makes some of the best French toast out there. Buttery and soft, with an array of wonderful spices, you can’t go wrong with this recipe.

For the Challah French Toast recipe, click here.

Cinnamon Butternut Squash French toast

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Cinnamon Butternut Squash French toast

Butternut squash purée can easily be substituted with pumpkin purée in this perfect-for-fall recipe.

For the Cinnamon Butternut Squash French Toast recipe, click here.

Double Vanilla French Toast

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Double Vanilla French Toast

Sweet vanilla and hearty, whole-grain bread will make this recipe an easy weekend staple.

For the Double Vanilla French Toast recipe, click here.

Gingerbread French Toast

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Gingerbread French Toast

Have gingerbread for breakfast with this excellently spiced, French toast. It’s practically dessert for breakfast — not a bad way to start the day!

For the Gingerbread French Toast recipe, click here.

Gluten-Free Baked Berry French Toast

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Gluten-Free Baked Berry French Toast

A berry-packed breakfast crowd-pleaser that's made with gluten-free bread, sweetened with maple syrup, and scented with nutmeg.

For the Gluten-Free Baked Berry French Toast recipe, click here.

Grilled Baguette French Toast

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Grilled Baguette French Toast

Anyone who has ever camped has likely made French toast on some kind of grill. And why not — it works! Not to mention it’s pretty fun making breakfast for guests on your grill at home. Just don’t forget sausages and bacon, which are also fantastic out there.

For the Grilled Baguette French Toast recipe, click here.

Healthy French Toast

Justine Dachel

Healthy French Toast

Here is a healthy breakfast recipes that kids will eat with no encouragement needed. Make your mornings a breeze with almond milk, cinnamon, and delicious, raw honey.

For the Healthy French Toast recipe, click here.

Jean Kelly’s Coconut French Toast

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Jean Kelly’s Coconut French Toast

When it comes to making French toast, the bigger the bread, the better. Use thick slices of brioche bread to create this incredible brunch recipe that will make your guests feel like they’re relaxing at a resort.

For the Jean Kelly’s Coconut French Toast recipe, click here.

Overnight Eggnog French Toast

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Overnight Eggnog French Toast

If you are hosting brunch, the last thing you want to be doing is fussing in the kitchen as your guests arrive. Prep everything the night before and throw it in the oven in the morning. The bourbon brown sugar sauce is sure to be a great hit.

For the Overnight Eggnog French Toast recipe, click here.

Panettone French Toast Recipe

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Panettone French Toast Recipe

Panettone — tasty, sweet bread from Italy, makes for a great French toast full of lovely citrus flavors and plump, sweet raisins.

For the Panettone French Toast recipe, click here.

Pound Cake French Toast

Sara Lee

Pound Cake French Toast

For a sweet twist on traditional French toast, try using pound cake instead of bread.

For the Pound Cake French Toast recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Spice French Toast

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Pumpkin Spice French Toast

It seems that people cannot get enough pumpkin spice in their lives. This simple recipe is the perfect way to warm up as the weather becomes cooler and the leaves begin to turn.

For the Pumpkin Spice French Toast recipe, click here.

Raspberry-Cinnamon French Toast Recipe

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Raspberry-Cinnamon French Toast Recipe

Almond slivers and fresh raspberries are the perfect accompaniment to some fluffy and sweet French toast.

For the Raspberry-Cinnamon French Toast recipe, click here.

Rum-Soaked Challah French Toast

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Rum-Soaked Challah French Toast

Depending on how much rum you use, this French toast feels more like a rum cocktail that happens to have some French toast in it than the other way around.

For the Rum-Soaked Challah French Toast recipe, click here.

Slow Cooker Cinnamon French Toast

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Slow Cooker Cinnamon French Toast

Here’s a French toast recipe that you can simply prepare the day ahead, store overnight in the fridge and pop into the slow cooker first thing in the morning before either getting on with your morning, or, perhaps, going back to bed for a few more ZZZs.

For the Slow Cooker Cinnamon French Toast recipe, click here.

Stuffed Brioche French Toast With Mascarpone and Chocolate

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Stuffed Brioche French Toast With Mascarpone and Chocolate

Brioche. Mascarpone. Melted chocolate. Need we say more? This is cloud nine stuff! And we call it French toast.

For the Stuffed Brioche French Toast With Mascarpone and Chocolate recipe, click here.

Stuffed Raisin Bread French Toast With Pineapple Sauce

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Stuffed Raisin Bread French Toast With Pineapple Sauce

If you want to look like a fancy home chef, you have to make this stuffed French toast recipe for your brunch. Seriously, the complex sweet and savory flavor combination is perfect for satisfying every guest, and it’s a unique recipe to have in your entertaining back pocket.

For the Stuffed Raisin Bread French Toast With Pineapple Sauce recipe, click here.

Vegan Baked French Toast

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Vegan Baked French Toast

This recipe is a little healthier than the normally cream-laden version but still very delicious. You can make it gluten-free as well as dairy-free for a tasty brunch dish that anyone can enjoy. For more easy breakfast ideas, you might like our 31 favourite cook-ahead egg dishes to help make breakfast a breeze.

For the Vegan Baked French Toast recipe, click here.

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24 French Toast Recipes That Are Worth Waking Up for in the Morning

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