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


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.

See our classic recipe for French toast and read on for the best twists on this brunch staple...

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1) Chocolate-orange French toast

Two servings of chocolate-orange French toast

This decadent twist combines dark chocolate and zesty marmalade with brioche, resulting in a truly indulgent brunch or easy dessert. Topped with yogurt, orange slices and syrup to serve, you'll never look at French toast the same way again.

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2) Coconut French toast with spiced roasted pineapple

Coconut French toast with spiced roasted pineapple on a plate

Tuck into this new sophisticated take on French toast for your next brunch. The custard is made using coconut milk and the dish is topped with a delicious spiced roasted pineapple for a fruity finish.

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3) Rhubarb & custard French toast

French toast on a white plate topped with rhubarb and custard

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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4) Vegan French toast

Vegan french toast on a pink plate, topped with berry compote

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.

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5) French toast bacon butties

Stack of french toast and bacon with maple syrup

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. Also try our Bacon & Banana french toast recipe.

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6) Spiced banana honey French toast

Spiced banana honey French toast on a grey plate

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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7) Ricotta strawberry French toast

French toast topped with ricotta, sliced strawberries and mint, served on a dinner plate

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.

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8) Mushroom, bacon & tomato French toast

French toast topped with mushrooms, bacon and tomatoes

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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9) Chocolate & banana French toast

Three stacks of chocolate & banana stuffed 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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10) Brioche French toast with bacon, banana & maple syrup

Pieces of french toast topped with 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.

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