Hot Cross Bun French Toast

With all the fruits and spices it’s safe to say Hot Cross Bun French Toast is a brilliant breakfast and super Easter treat.

I love French toast and really fancied it at the weekend but as I was thinking about making it while still cuddled up in bed I wondered if it would work with hot cross buns instead of bread. It turns out it does work and it is incredible! I’m never having regular French toast again. This recipe works really well if you have some hot cross buns which are a little stale. In fact I think they could even taste better when they aren’t fresh ones.

Hot Cross Bun French Toast served wtih maple syrup and fresh fruit

I served it with fresh strawberries and smoked bacon. The maple syrup with bacon and hot cross bun was so good! I wish I had eaten more of them at the weekend. Luckily there is still time to get hot cross buns to enjoy 🙂

I used the grill frying pan so I got these beautiful lines on the finished french toast. It makes them extra crispy in those places and that extra texture is delicious. There is always one in the group who really wants the french toast with crispy edges.

Creating Hot Cross Bun French Toast for Easter brunch

How to make Hot Cross Bun French Toast

I love dunking the hot cross buns in the mix before pudding them on a griddle to cook. As the hot cross bun is thick you need to let them soak for a few seconds to get really gooey. Keep dunking them until they have a good amount of the mix absorbed. Don’t let them drain too much before popping them in the pan to cook.

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It was an absolutely delicious breakfast and it will be what I’m making over Easter weekend. Most likely more than once.

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Hot Cross Bun French Toast

Sisley White
With all the fruits and spices it's safe to say Hot Cross Bun French Toast is a brilliant breakfast and super Easter treat.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine British, English
Servings 4 people
Calories 280 kcal


  • 4 large eggs
  • 220 ml milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar-
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • mixed spice and nutmeg
  • half a teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 8 hot cross buns cut in half


  • In a bowl whisk the eggs, milks, sugar, vanilla, salt and spices until combined.
  • Heat a skillet to a medium/hot temp. I like a the skillet with the lines on as you get a great pattern on the buns.
  • Add a teaspoon of unsalted butter to the skillet.
  • Dip the bread in the mix and leave for a few seconds to soak all the way through.
  • Pop the buns on the skillet and bake until golden brown on each side. Add a little extra butter if needed.
  • Serve with fresh fruit, bacon and maple syrup.


Calories: 280kcal

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Keyword French Toast for Easter, hot cross bun french toast, Hot Cross fun toast
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