Hot Cross Bun French Toast

March 24, 2015Sew 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.

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.

Sew White Hot Cross Bun French Toast 1

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 🙂

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Hot Cross Bun French Toast Recipe

Hot Cross Bun French Toast

Servings 4 people
Author Sisley White


  • 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


  1. In a bowl whisk the eggs, milks, sugar, vanilla, salt and spices until combined.
  2. 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.
  3. Add a teaspoon of unsalted butter to the skillet.
  4. Dip the bread in the mix and leave for a few seconds to soak all the way through.
  5. Pop the buns on the skillet and bake until golden brown on each side. Add a little extra butter if needed.
  6. Serve with fresh fruit, bacon and maple syrup.

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.

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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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  • Stuart Vettese

    March 24, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    I love french toast and this is perfect for brekkie over the Easter weekend. Great idea Sisley – thanks for sharing x

    1. Sew White

      March 26, 2015 at 11:48 am

      Thank you Stuart! You are so kind. I’ve loved making and eating this French toast a lot. All in the name of research of course 🙂

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