11 Mindblowing French Toast Recipes for the Most Epic Brunch Ever

Don’t lie. We know you have a half-eaten loaf of bread somewhere in your kitchen. Maybe it’s languishing in your bread box, at the back of your fridge, or in that cupboard where you can’t see it — but as much as you pretend it doesn’t exist, your old loaf will still be there, daring you to eat it before it goes stale.

French toast gets you. Against all odds, it will take those sad hunks of bread and give you fluffy, golden goodness. It will breathe life into your aging loaves and offer them a second chance — right next to the bottomless mimosas. Though you can get by with just a few eggs and a splash of milk, a dish as miraculous as French toast deserves nothing but the best. Lucky for you, we rounded up the most glorious ways to dress it up this weekend: Smother your French toast in syrup or crown it with almonds — it’s your call. Whatever you do, we hope you’re hungry.

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by Lisa Siva

Nutella Stuffed

The easiest (and arguably the best) way to step up your French toast? Nutella, obviously. Love and Lemons has the right idea.

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Blueberry Roll-Ups

Most things are better when you can eat them with your fingers — and French toast is no exception. Damn Delicious stuffs hers with cream cheese and fresh blueberries.

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Pear Chutney

Everyone knows French toast is all about the toppings. Take yours to the next level with bourbon-infused pear chutney, à la Pinch of Yum.

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Toasted Almond

Nut lovers, eat your heart out. A Cozy Kitchen soaks her bread in almond milk before sprinkling it with homemade toasted almonds.

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Peanut Butter Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is de rigeur for French toast — but what if we told you this one was infused with honey roasted peanut butter? Brunch will never be the same. Thanks, Averie Cooks!

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This recipe is everything you love about tiramisu for breakfast. Genius that she is, Heather Christo whips mascarpone into her batter and finishes the toast off with whipped cream and pistachios.

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Bagel French Toast

When plain old French toast just won’t cut it, change up your carbs. My Name Is Yeh subs in another breakfast favorite: Bagels.

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Banana Bread

Got leftover banana bread? Oh, yeah — we’re frying that baby up, too. Thanks, How Sweet It Is!

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Caramelized Croissants

If you’re feeling really daring, break out the croissants. Half Baked Harvest makes seriously turnt up French toast sticks by caramelizing them first with brown sugar and butter.

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Part eggnog, part saffron-infused batter, this recipe from Oh, Ladycakes is completely bonkers and wonderful all at once.

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Baked Cinnamon Raisin

When all else fails, bake your French toast. A Pastry Affair shows us how it’s done.

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