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15 Unique French Toast Ideas for Breakfast

Banana French Toast

Banana French Toast

A perfect use for those brown, week-old bananas. Mash the bananas and mix with the beaten eggs and coat the bread. Or if you'd prefer, top the French toast with sliced, caramelized fresh bananas.

Apple Butter French Toast Sandwiches

Apple Butter French Toast Sandwiches

Instead of maple syrup, why not spread some sweet apple butter on your next slice of French toast? Top with another slice and sprinkle with confectioner's sugar. Since this makes a yummy breakfast sandwich, give the kids permission to eat it with their hands.

Apple Maple French Toast

Apple Maple French Toast

Caramelized apple slices combined with maple syrup and layered high on top of hot slices of French toast make for a sweet tasting breakfast. Don't wait till Fall to whip up this recipe; there is an abundance of apple choices year round. Try several varieties at once to create different flavors and textures.

Baked Almond French Toast

Baked Almond French Toast

Super easy, so delicious and ready in a snap. Layer a greased 9x13 pan with slices of bread, pour your beaten egg mixture over the bread, and chill for 30 minutes. Sprinkle sliced almonds on top and bake. Try adding some berries to the almonds for a fruity twist.

French Toast Strata with Sausage

French Toast Strata with Sausage

Arrange bread and sausage pieces in a 9x13 pan. Pour the egg mixture over the bread and sausage and let it sit until the bread has soaked up most of the mixture. Bake until set in the center.

Martha's French Toast

Martha's French Toast

This French toast recipe contains a bit of orange flavored liqueur, fresh squeezed orange juice, and orange zest added to the egg mixture. Soak the bread in the mixture and cook in a skillet. Leave it to Martha Stewart to bring a citrusy twist to the traditional French toast recipe.

French Toast BLT

French Toast BLT

Bring new life to the classic BLT sandwich by using slices of French toast instead of plain toast. Add the cooked bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo if desired, and you will have taken this traditional sandwich up a notch.

Brioche French Toast with Asparagus

This delicious recipe calls for slices of brioche instead of sandwich bread. Soak the bread in the egg mixture and cook. Drizzle some olive oil on the asparagus and bake in a 375 degrees Fahrenheit oven to your likeness. Top with an orange beurre blanc sauce and this dish will be a hit at your next brunch.

French Toast with Red Wine Nectarines

French Toast with Red Wine Nectarines

Nectarines soaked in a red wine and sugar sauce will add some sinful sweetness to your next batch of French toast. Not only is this a delicious breakfast but try adding a scoop of ice cream for a tasty dessert.

Balthazar Brioche French Toast

Balthazar Brioche French Toast

This version of French toast calls for day old brioche bread or challah. Adding cinnamon and nutmeg to the egg mixture gives this recipe a little kick of spice. Top slices with a dusting of confectioner's sugar.

Apricot Stuffed French Toast

Apricot Stuffed French Toast

Cut a loaf of day old French bread crosswise into one inch slices. Make a slit in each piece and stuff with a cream cheese-apricot preserves mixture and line a greased 9x13 pan with the slices. Pour the egg mixture over the bread and bake at 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.

Cheescake French Toast

Cheescake French Toast

Is this for breakfast or could it be for dessert? Spread softened cream cheese between two pieces of bread. Roll in the egg mixture and then crushed graham cracker crumbs and place in the skillet. Serve with syrup if desired, although this delicious dish may not need it.

Haitian French Toast

Haitian French Toast

This breakfast, in spite of its name, uses a loaf of French baguette bread. The bread soaks in a mixture of eggs, cream, sugar, cinnamon, and orange juice anywhere from 4 hours to overnight. Dust with confectioner's sugar and serve.

Pumpkin Pie French Toast

Pumpkin Pie French Toast

This amazing comfort food breakfast combines pumpkin puree, eggs, and vanilla with your typical pumpkin pie spices. A perfect Fall breakfast with or without the syrup.

Orange Pecan French Toast

Orange Pecan French Toast

In a greased 9x13 pan, layer chopped pecans and top with bread slices. Pour egg mixture containing orange juice and orange rind over the bread and let sit for a few hours. Turn bread slices just before baking.

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Is it better to eat toast or cereal for breakfast?

Personally I think toast, it fills me up much more compared to  cereal. I would have to eat three bowls of cereal in order to feel  full up as much as one slice of toast wou (MORE)
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Why is French toast called French toast?

Because it was originally made and eaten in France.
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