What To Put On French Toast
Are you looking for ways to take regular french toast to a whole new level? These unique french toast toppings are just what you need! Whether you’re in the mood for a sweet or savory meal, we’ve got something for you!
What Is French Toast?
French toast is a breakfast dish made by dipping sliced bread into a mixture of eggs, milk, and spices. The bread is then fried in butter until golden brown. The result is a deliciously crispy and fluffy slice of bread that is often served with syrup or fruit.
French toast has been enjoyed as a breakfast dish for centuries. Over time, the recipe has evolved and been adapted in different cultures, but the basic concept remains the same. This makes french toast a classic and versatile dish that’s become a breakfast staple.
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French Toast Toppings
There are so many easy and delicious ways to enjoy french toast. These savory and sweet french toast toppings are just a few ideas of how to serve this brunch classic.
Syrup on french toast is like a match made in breakfast heaven! It makes a great french toast topping because its sweet, rich flavor perfectly compliments the buttery toast. And the best part is, you can choose from a variety of different flavored syrups so the flavor possibilities are endless!
2. Candied Nuts
Candied nuts are a fantastic topping for french toast! They provide a sweet and crunchy contrast to the soft and fluffy texture of the bread. Pecans, walnuts, and almonds are all excellent options for adding a delicious crunch to your french toast.
3. Fresh Fruit
Fresh fruit can add a refreshing and vibrant flavor and color to french toast! Berries like strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are always a hit because their sweet and tangy flavor complements the rich toast. Bananas and peaches can also provide a natural sweetness and creaminess that pairs well with french toast.
4. Bacon & Eggs
Bacon and eggs are the perfect topping for a savory french toast dish! The combination of salty and smoky bacon, creamy eggs, and sweet crispy toast creates a nice balance of flavors and textures. This protein-packed dish is the best way to start your day with a hearty and filling breakfast that will keep you satisfied for hours.
There’s only one thing better than avocado toast, and that’s avocado french toast! Avocado is another great topping to make a savory french toast dish. Add your favorite seasonings, some tomatoes, micro greens, and even eggs!
6. Peanut Butter
Want to switch things up from the usual maple syrup on your french toast? Try adding some peanut butter on top! You can also make a tasty PB&J french toast sandwich by spreading peanut butter and jelly between two slices. For a more decadent treat, drizzle melted chocolate or caramel sauce on top!
7. Powdered Sugar
We love dusting powdered sugar on pretty much anything, especially french toast! It adds a bit of extra sweetness and texture that really takes it up a notch. For a beignet inspired stack of french toast, cover generously in powdered sugar and drizzle with honey!
8. Cookie Butter
Cookie butter is a creamy and rich topping that melts perfectly on French toast, making it totally irresistible! Its sweet and spiced flavor is a perfect match for the crispy and eggy french toast. We love Lotus Biscoff cookie butter, but any brand from the grocery store works great.
Another great syrup alternative for french toast is honey! Drizzle the honey directly on a stack of toast, or over fruit and nuts! You can also mix honey with butter to create a creamy and sweet spread to slather on top.
10. Hot Fudge Sauce
For a more indulgent breakfast (or dessert), top your French toast with hot fudge sauce. Add an extra touch of decadence with whipped cream, fruit, chocolate shavings, or caramel sauce.
11. Whipped Cream
Whipped cream is one of the most classic french toast toppings out there! It’s easy to make your own, or you can use canned whipped cream to save time! Add a generous dollop on top of a stack of french toast, and you’re all set!
Elevate your french toast game by topping it with a thick layer of rich, chocolatey Nutella. Warm and fluffy french toast is the perfect base for the smooth and creamy Nutella. You can also add on some sliced bananas or strawberries for a fruity twist. Trust us, this is one breakfast combo you won't want to miss!
13. Ham & Cheese
If you're in the mood for a satisfying savory breakfast, ham and cheese topped french toast is an excellent choice. The salty and tender cured meat goes perfectly with the melty, gooey cheese. Add a slice of tomato or avocado for extra flavor or make a french toast sandwich with some dijon mustard.
14. Mozzarella, Tomato, & Basil
Use mozzarella, tomato, and basil for a fresh and savory twist to this classic dish. The melted mozzarella cheese brings a creamy richness to every bite, while the fresh tomato and basil add a pop of color and flavor. This caprese-style french toast is perfect for any time of the day!
Give your french toast a sweet and fruity flavor by topping it with your favorite jam! Adding a thick layer of jam on top creates a deliciously gooey and satisfying treat. You can experiment with a variety of different jams to create a dish that's totally tailored to your taste buds!
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