Crunchy French Toast

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
French toast is dipped in an egg custard batter and then covered in panko breadcrumbs, giving it a super crunchy finish. This dish is inspired by the famous Crunchy French Toast from Blu Jam Cafe in Los Angeles.


  • 4 thick slices of Texas style toast but do not toast it, sliced into triangle halves
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream (see note)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup of panko breadcrumbs I prefer Kikkoman
  • 4 tbsp of Nutella spread optional
  • syrup for dipping


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat. 

  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together eggs, heavy cream and honey. In another bowl, pour in breadcrumbs.

  3. If you are stuffing your toast, carefully make an incision along the longest side of your triangle. The using a spatula, spread 1/2 tbsp of Nutella. Repeat with all slices.

  4. Take a triangle piece of bread and dip both sides in egg batter. Then roll it into the breadcrumbs until both sides are evenly covered in breadcrumbs. Place onto prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining bread.

  5. Bake for about 22-25 minutes, flipping over with 10 minutes remaining, until both sides are crunchy and golden and egg custard is fully cooked. Careful not to cook too long or your Nutella will completely dry out. Serve with fresh fruit and syrup.


  • You can also use whole milk but the batter won't be as rich. If you use whole milk, reduce the amount to 2/3 cup.
  • The nutrition estimate does not include the syrup.
Nutrition Facts
Crunchy French Toast
Amount Per Serving (0.25 of recipe)
Calories 591 Calories from Fat 293
% Daily Value*
Fat 32.6g50%
Saturated Fat 16.9g106%
Trans Fat 0.7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.7g
Cholesterol 173.9mg58%
Sodium 451.4mg20%
Carbohydrates 61.4g20%
Fiber 1.7g7%
Sugar 24.6g27%
Protein 12.8g26%
Vitamin A 950IU19%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 120mg12%
Iron 2.3mg13%
Net Carbs 60g120%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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