french toast with nuts

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Almond French Toast

Gourmet, May 2006

10 min 4 Main Ingredient: Almond Recipe

Preparing: 10 min



4 large eggs

1 1/3 cups half-and-half

4 teaspoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cups sliced almonds (5 oz)

8 (3/4-inch-thick) slices brioche or challah from a 4- to 5-inch-wide loaf

3 tablespoons unsalted butter


Top with maple syrup & confectioners sugar You can also substitute the almonds for shaved coconut

Nutrition Facts

per serving of Makes 4 breakfast servings.


Step 1Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 275°F.

Step 2Whisk together eggs, half-and-half, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a large shallow dish until combined well.

Step 3Spread almonds on a large plate.

Step 4Soak 4 slices of bread in egg mixture, turning over once, until saturated. Working with 1 slice at a time, remove bread, letting excess egg mixture drip off, then dredge in almonds to coat both sides, gently pressing to help adhere.

Step 5Transfer to a plate or wax paper.

Step 6Repeat procedure with remaining 4 slices.

Step 7Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat until foam subsides, then cook 4 bread slices, turning over once, until almonds and bread are golden brown 5 to 6 minutes.

Step 8Add remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons butter and cook remaining 4 slices in the same manner.

Step 9Transfer French toast to a baking sheet as cooked and keep warm in the oven.

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GiGi Eats
February 6, 2019 at 4:03 pm

THIS sounds utterly heavenly!! Seriously, sounds amazing!!!

    Blanca Valbuena
    February 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    They really come out delicious, but the best part about this almond french toast recipe is how easy it was to make.
February 6, 2019 at 4:36 pm

We are fans of French Toast at our house. Our kids love it for breakfast or dinner. This recipe looks really delicious. Next time we have French Toast. I think we will try this recipe.

    Blanca Valbuena
    February 6, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Definitely let us know how this almond french toast comes out when you make it…and more importantly, if the kids loved it!
February 6, 2019 at 9:49 pm

Wow.. this sounds so so delicious. Can’t wait to try them. Thanks for sharing.

    Blanca Valbuena
    February 7, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Let us know how they come out. I have been playing with this French toast recipe by adding coconut flakes and would love to see what everyone else comes up with.
February 7, 2019 at 12:03 am

I am literally drooling over this french toast omg!!! This is gonna be my Sunday breakfast. Thank you so much.


    Blanca Valbuena
    February 7, 2019 at 9:42 am

    I get like that a lot when I’m looking through here to find a recipe. I’d love to hear how this French toast recipe turns out for you Chad!

Tara Pittman
February 7, 2019 at 12:03 am

French toast is so good for a weekend breakfast. This one is a recipe that I need to try.

    Blanca Valbuena
    February 7, 2019 at 9:44 am

    It is so easy to make, I think the almond part added a total of 3 minutes when compared to a classic French toast recipe. Would love to hear how it comes out.
February 7, 2019 at 3:54 pm

This recipe just combined some of my most favorite foods. I LOVE french toast

    Blanca Valbuena
    February 7, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    I’m so happy to hear that, cause it’s one of my favorites too. I can’t resist a good French toast recipe.

February 8, 2019 at 12:58 am

Ummm … these look amazing! I love almonds and french toast! I’ll have to try this sometime soon 🙂 🙂

    Blanca Valbuena
    February 8, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Let me know when you do! Would love to hear how they turn out.

February 8, 2019 at 6:19 am

This french toast looks so delicious. I love the crunchiness the almonds bring to the recipe.

    Blanca Valbuena
    February 8, 2019 at 9:54 am

    You’re right! The crunchiness is exactly what makes this almond french toast recipe so darn good!

February 8, 2019 at 6:29 am

I have never thought about almond french toast! This is a great idea, it looks delish!

    Blanca Valbuena
    February 8, 2019 at 9:56 am

    I didn’t either for a long time. Now I’m going to experiment a touch with other nuts and toppings like coconut French toast.

David Elliott
February 9, 2019 at 5:11 pm

A friend of mine was just talking about getting french toast the other day. This looks really delicious. I would love to try this out.

    Blanca Valbuena
    February 9, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    No need to wait. I bet you have all the ingredients for this almond French toast recipe in your pantry 🙂

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