Recipe Box: Upgrade Your French Toast

Recipe Box: Upgrade Your French Toast
When you’re a little kid, bringing your mom breakfast in bed was the best way to begin the Mother’s Day celebrations. And as you grow older, somehow that tradition of breakfast in bed somehow turns into a leisurely Sunday brunch, complete with mimosas. No matter how you look at it, breakfast seems to go hand-in-hand with celebrating Mother’s Day. With my own menu for Mother’s Day in mind, I have been researching a few ways to update classic brunch items for this upcoming weekend. What I discovered was that there are several ways to put a spin on traditional French toast. Just be warned: Reading this post may lead to mouth-watering cravings…

Without further ado, here are five inspired ways to serve French toast at your Mother’s Day brunch this weekend:
Recipe Box: Upgrade Your French Toast

  1. Baked Blueberry French Toast. 
    I love just about anything involving blueberries (especially when they are hand picked). So this recipe from Greedy Gourmand makes the cut in my book. You can even use leftover bread to make it, since it requires soaking and baking, which will make it moist and delicious. Click here for the recipe.
    Recipe Box: Upgrade Your French Toast
  2. Cinnamon French Toast Muffins. 
    French toast and cinnamon sugar are a match made in heaven. Baking your French toast into muffins is one of the best ways to serve this treat at a banquet-style brunch. Plus, pretty muffin papers will add a nice touch to your spread. Try recreating this recipe by The Urban Baker.
    Recipe Box: Upgrade Your French Toast
  3. Mini French Toast Sticks with Syrup. 
    This variation might be mini, but it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser. Whip up French toast sticks, then serve them in little glasses of warm maple syrup when guests are ready to eat. The directions for making these are so easy too—just use your favorite French toast recipe, cut them into pieces and serve. If you don’t have a favorite recipe, try this one on for size: Baked French Toast Sticks.
    Recipe Box: Upgrade Your French Toast
  4. Peach & Cream Stuffed French Toast.
    If you’re like me, you’ve probably tried several different kinds of stuffed French toast. And while I do love strawberries and Nutella, this Peaches and Cream French Toast recipe felt fresh and unique to me. The stuffing calls for powdered sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract and fresh peaches. Yum.
    Recipe Box: Upgrade Your French Toast
  5. Baked French Toast in a Jar. 
    Baking this breakfast treat in a jar is perfect for an intimate Mother’s Day get-together. I love how this Baked Strawberry French Toast recipe calls for thinly sliced almonds to add a little crunch and decadent strawberry butter for dipping. Just bake it into oven-safe jars and serve warm.

Which of these French toast recipes will you try first?

Let me know in the comments. And tell me a bit about your Mother’s Day traditions too!

XO Lauren

Photo: Matchbox Kitchen, Greedy Gourmand, The Urban Baker, 7th House on the Left, My Recipes, Flickr
Categories: Dine, Lauren Conrad, Recipe Box
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  • Monica_in_Heels

    oh my goodness, these are such great and decadent ideas! yum!

  • NidLid

    Definitely going to try the mini french toast sticks recipe!

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  • Sarah @ Sequin Doll

    Those all look wonderful. I love french toast! I created a recipe for teddy graham encrusted french toast, also delish :)

  • Kellie Norton

    Oh my word, stop! French toast is hands down my favorite breakfast meal in the world! I can’t wait to start cooking up these tasty creations :-)

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  • Donna Hale

    The mini french toast is such a great idea!! Great for large parties.


  • megan magers

    mouth definitely watering right about now. this looks seriously divine, all of it! but i must say im a big fan of blueberries and cinnamon streusel so the first two are ideal. but the mini sticks in a cup are too cute, especially since most moms and women in general are trying to cut the calories before summer! im sad i must work mothers day morning and therefore were having a lunch instead of a brunch! would have loved to try these, but who needs a holiday to wake up to this kind of goodness right? xo

  • Cassie Bananas

    wow, these look incredible

  • Ashley Rizzardo

    All of these look delicious! I don’t even know where to begin. I am trying to find recipes for a Mother’s Day dinner and dessert though.

  • Shelby Subry

    I can’t wait to try the baked french toast in a jar. the toasted almond and the strawberry butter makes my mouth water. For mothers day my mom, grandma, sister and I would go up to Napa, California with a picnic. Walk around, shop and enjoy the day up in the beautiful area.

  • Tanisha

    love the french toast ideas any whole wheat recipes?

  • Megan R.

    I can’t wait to try those french toast muffins! I also put together a few other great brunch ideas that you can use for Mother’s Day this Sunday on my blog today. You can check that out here:

    Megan – The Preppy Planner

  • Petra Zeller

    mhmmm everything looks so yummy :) need to try it. I love french toast.
    xo, Petra

  • Renuka

    I love putting a spin on classic recipes! they all look so delicious! can’t wait to try them all!

  • Ashley

    French toast.. what a wonderful comfort food! :) Love the idea of having it stuffed with fruit!!

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  • hooleywithaz

    my all-time favorite french toast is cream-cheese/strawberry stuffed french toast. give me that for breakfast and you’ve won me over forever.

  • jord13

    These look awesome!

  • Shivani Datt

    Is it Sunday brunch yet?!


    Thanks so much Lauren for always featuring my recipes. I love your site and this is such a GREAT post! xx

  • HomeNHeart

    Looks so awesome, I am starving and do NOT know how to choose! French toast is my favorite my entire life over pancakes and waffles. So, you just blew my mind! I also love muffins a d also fruit so all of these are a win-win situation. Thanks tons!

  • Rachel Sanders

    I am so hungry for breakfast food now!

  • Monika Vilardo

    This is seriously the best food related post you have ever posted on your blog. I absolutely love it and cannot wait to try every recipe!



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