Non Traditional French Toast Recipes

We don’t talk enough about breakfast time in #TuesdayTips so this week we are covering French Toast. I’m personally not the biggest French toast fan but Matthew is. We don’t typically do a tradition version, although easy, simply changing the type of bread can make it even better. We love using Sourdough, Artisan, Challah and the Panera Cinnamon Raisin loafs if we can. Here are other Non Traditional French Toast Recipes you can try with your kiddos.


A fork digging into Strawberry French Toast on a white plate

“You will just love this Strawberry French Toast recipe! Fresh made French toast with a crisp outer coating is doused with a homemade easy fruit sauce. A wonderful holiday or birthday breakfast or brunch!” – Kim

Delicious Pumpkin French Toast Casserole Bake – Two Kids and a Coupon

“This delicious pumpkin French toast casserole bake is an easy and tasty breakfast casserole. Here’s how to make it for your family! ” – Kim

Easy Cinnamon Cranberry Overnight French Toast – Two Kids and a Coupon

Cinnamon Cranberry Overnight French Toast Bake

“This easy cinnamon cranberry overnight French toast is perfect for the holidays or anytime. Here’s how to make it.” – Kim


sourdough overnight french toast on plate with berries and maple syrup on the side

“This sourdough French toast is super easy to make and absolutely delicious. Top with fresh berries, whipped cream, butter or maple syrup for an extra decadent treat. This sourdough French toast recipe also has easy modifications to suit your breakfast needs while still making the sourdough bread the star!” – Aubrey

Vegan French Toast Casserole (2 ways) – Rainbow Nourishments

Vegan french toast cubes baked in a casserole dish. The dish is dusted with powdered sugar and is topped with a pecan crumble, berries and cream.

“Easy and comforting baked vegan French toast casserole which is custard-like, crispy and so delicious! You’ll need less than 10 ingredients to make this vegan breakfast or brunch. The casserole can be prepared overnight and topped with an extra special pecan crumble.” – Anthea

cranberry maple french toast cups – The Healthy Epicurean

French toast cups in a tin

These cranberry maple French toast cups are mini whole grain bread cubes baked in a vanilla egg bath with bursty cranberries and pure maple syrup.” – Julie

French Toast Foil Packet – Little Sunny Packet

Campfire french toast

“Super easy french toast foil packet with cinnamon, strawberry, and walnuts. This can be cooked in the oven, on a grill, or over the campfire! It’s a great camping and grilling recipe that can be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert.” – Diana

Freezer Challah Bread French Toast Sticks – Drugstore Divas

If you want a warm breakfast, but don't have the time every morning, you'll LOVE this Freezer Challah Bread French Toast Sticks recipe from

“We work at the farmers’ market every week, which means that we wake up early on Sundays to pack the cooler and car. I pack breakfast, lunch, and a snack. I’ve been getting tired of packing cereal and granola bars for breakfast, but it’s too hard to wake up any earlier and make a hot breakfast. So I had a great idea. I’d make Freezer Challah Bread French Toast Sticks.” – Lisa


closeup of nutella french toast casserole serving on a plate

This baked french toast casserole with Nutella is a SUPER easy, delicious, and kid-friendly brunch dish. It’s a 5-ingredient make ahead dish that everyone, young and old, will love.” – Ann


Protein French Toast Bake

“This overnight Weekday Protein French Toast Bake is the perfect quick and easy breakfast when the kids just want cereal everyday! I wrote this recipe, not just for a holiday brunch, but for busy weekday mornings! It takes 5 minutes to put together before you go to bed, sits overnight in the fridge, and bakes in 30 minutes in the morning! High in protein with lots of eggs, milk and almond topping, and deliciously kid-approved!” – Meryl

Hasselback French Toast – Babaganosh

Close up of baked Hasselback French Toast with blueberries

“This baked Hasselback French toast with blueberries is the perfect way to make French toast from a baguette! It’s such a fun way to prep and serve French toast, with juicy baked blueberries tucked in between each section of perfectly baked French toast slices. ” – Kate

Peach French Toast Casserole – Babaganosh

Plate of peach French toast to show texture

“Is there anything better than digging into warm, delicious, slightly-sweet baked French toast with juicy, sweet peaches in every bite? This Peach French Toast Casserole is just about the tastiest breakfast you can have! It’s perfect for summer breakfast or for a special holiday brunch.” –

Pumpkin French Toast – Babaganosh

honey dripping onto a plate of Pumpkin French Toast topped with butter

“Make this Pumpkin French Toast for a special breakfast. You’ll love the real pumpkin and fresh pumpkin spices used in this Fall version of the classic French toast recipe. Perfect for Thanksgiving breakfast or a special brunch during the Fall!” – Kate

Savory French Toast – Babaganosh

Savoury french toast with corned beef hash and 2 eggs on a plate

“Trying to cut out sugary breakfasts? Make this amazing savory French toast with lots of garlic and thyme flavors. Enjoy with a fried egg, bacon, corned beef hash, or any other favorite savory breakfast foods!” – Kate


Orange French Toast (vegan)

“This recipe brings back childhood memories.  We called it ‘Orange French Toast’.  And I liked it just as much today when my kiddos were eating it for their breakfast as I did when I was their age (that just seems like decades ago – oh, actually it was!).  I guess some good things never get old (wish I wasn’t! 😉 ).  The really great thing about it is what it doesn’t have: refined sugar, added oil, dairy or eggs.  What it DOES have is even better: raw cashews, a banana, medjool dates, and 100% O.j. concentrate.” – Kate

French Toast Bread Pudding- Good in the Simple

French toast bread pudding with glaze in a baking dish.

“If you need an amazing baked breakfast recipe that is absolutely delicious and borders on dessert, then you need to make this French Toast Bread Pudding! It’s a great way to make breakfast for a crowd without standing over the stove, and it is always a hit.” – Kate

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