French Toast Donuts

Donuts halves are dipped in a custard batter to make French Toast Donuts.

Decisions Decisions. Do I want donuts for breakfast? Or French toast?  I’m usually good at narrowing my choices down to two and then I get stuck. So this recipe combines the best of both. I made these for breakfast last weekend and I’ll definitely be making them again.

This is also a great way to use up day-old donuts, since they never do taste as good the next day. This is especially good in my case because I often have day old donuts left because we always buy too many.

As I write this post, I’m starving. It doesn’t help that I just started watching the Chef’s Table series on Netflix. Have you seen it? I definitely recommend it. The way they film and capture the food is so amazing.


I’m going to end this post now to make myself a snack. Have a great Friday everyone!

French Toast Donuts


  • 3 glazed donuts (fresh or day-old), sliced in half lengthwise (like in photo above)
  • 1 extra large egg
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (I recommend using heavy cream and not another milk substitute. the thickness of the cream makes the batter thicker so that it doesn't completely get soaked into the donuts. if you're going to use milk or some other substitute you may need to also add more eggs)
  • syrup for topping


1. In a medium bowl wide enough to fit donuts, mix heavy cream, egg and honey. Whisk until smooth.

2. Lightly grease your pan or griddle. Turn heat to medium. Once heated, working in batches, dip donut slices quickly into egg mixture until completely covered and then place onto pan (don't soak too long or donuts will get soggy). Cook for a few minutes on each side, until egg custard mixture is completely cooked and both sides are a light brown. Repeat with remaining donut slices.

3. Serve warm with syrup.

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12 comments on “French Toast Donuts”

  1. Wow! This is so creative and super cute!! Would be great to do for slumber parties!

  2. Leftover donuts? Whaaat? I’m just too much of a glutton for that. But, if it did happen, I would LOOOOVE to use them this way! What an inventive idea! As if my french toast cravings weren’t already bad enough 🙂

  3. This is so decadent, but it’s a great idea for day-old doughnuts.

    • Definitely meant for a weekend treat and not everyday! But yes, I love that it is a good use for day-old donuts!

  4. Can I say WOW!!!??? Oh man, I need this in my life. What a great way to use donuts (or bagels!) Pinned!

  5. This was great, I was thinking it would be too sweet, but it wasn’t. I will be doing this again soon… with crisp bacon. Love it.

  6. Oh my yes. I’ll add this to making glazed donut ham&swiss and donut bread pudding. Thank you for this.

    Tussen Takk,

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