Amaretto French Toast With Amaretto Butter & Syrup

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Recipe: #11475

December 11, 2013

Categories: French Toast

"A really special breakfast for that special occasion! Try Irish Cream instead of Amaretto, for a different flavor. Do not use low-fat margarine or soft tub type."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (185.2 g)
  • Calories 486.6
  • Total Fat - 21.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 181.8 mg
  • Sodium - 490.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 63.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 39.6 g
  • Protein - 10.7 g
  • Calcium - 248.1 mg
  • Iron - 2.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

For butter: combine softened butter and 2 tablespoons amaretto until well blended.

Step 2

For syrup: In small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup amaretto and syrup. Heat to boiling.

Step 3

Remove from heat and allow to cool to warm.

Step 4

For French toast: In large skillet over medium high, melt some butter.

Step 5

In shallow bowl mix all remaining ingredients except bread.

Step 6

Dip bread slices in mixture until just soaked through.

Step 7

Cook in butter until both sides are golden brown.

Step 8

Serve immediately with Amaretto butter and Amaretto Syrup.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • For the butter, use stick-style margarine or softened butter, not low-fat margarine or soft tub type.
  • For a different flavor, try using Irish Cream instead of Amaretto.

  • Substitute almond extract for Amaretto for a more subtle almond flavor. The benefit of this substitution is that almond extract is a more concentrated flavor, so a little goes a long way. This would allow you to reduce the amount of Amaretto used in the recipe, while still getting a delicious almond flavor.
  • Substitute coconut oil for butter. The benefit of this substitution is that coconut oil is a healthier alternative to butter, and it adds a delicious coconut flavor to the recipe. Additionally, coconut oil is a great vegan alternative to butter for those who are looking for a plant-based option.

Cinnamon French Toast In shallow bowl mix all remaining ingredients except bread. Add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the mixture. Dip bread slices in mixture until just soaked through. Cook in butter until both sides are golden brown. Serve immediately with Amaretto butter and Amaretto Syrup.

Baked Apples with Cinnamon and Walnuts: A sweet and crunchy side dish to complement the richness of the French Toast. The cinnamon and walnuts add a nutty flavor that pairs nicely with the amaretto syrup.

Blueberry and Almond Parfait: A light and refreshing breakfast or dessert that's perfect for pairing with the French Toast. The combination of sweet blueberries and crunchy almonds adds a delightful contrast to the richness of the amaretto syrup.


Q: How much Amaretto is used for this recipe?

A: This recipe uses a total of 14 tablespoons of Amaretto, divided between the butter, syrup, and French toast.

Q: What type of Amaretto should I use?

A: Any type of Amaretto liqueur or syrup can be used for this recipe. If using a syrup, make sure it is a thick syrup rather than a thin one.

13 Reviews


So, so good! I loved that the amaretto flavor was definitely present but not overwhelming. Absolutely loved the syrup! Thanks for sharing this easy and decadent breakfast treat!


review by:
(1 Mar 2023)


Delish! I had a crowd for the 4th weekend and served this for brunch for everyone. It was a real hit and has been requested for future brunches too. We ate outside on the deck so my apologies for serving this on paper plates. lol. Everyone had 2 slices except for my 4 yo great grandson.....he had 3 slices!. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe, Mike.


review by:
(14 Jul 2021)


Delicious! I could only find the baguette style french bread, but went ahead and used it. Fabulous breakfast. We had leftover flavored butter, and used that on rolls later on at lunch. Thanks for sharing! Made for Players Favorites game.


review by:
(6 Apr 2021)


This was super delicious and quite a treat for this morning's breakfast. The Amaretto adds a lovely touch to basic French Toast and makes it more than just a meal. It was pure heaven. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Mikekey. We loved it! It would be a great brunch dish to enjoy on Mother's Day (with a few chilled Mimosas!).


review by:
(9 Mar 2021)


What a way to start the day! Delicious and filling and much enjoyed!


review by:
(5 Dec 2020)


This was a real treat for us to have on Thanksgiving morning. I wanted something fast and good, and this was it!!!


review by:
(29 Nov 2020)

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Fun facts:

The Amaretto liqueur used in this recipe is said to have originated in Saronno, Italy, in the 16th century. The legend is that a young man created the liqueur to impress a beautiful young woman.

The famous singer, Madonna, has been known to enjoy a glass of Amaretto, which she has said is one of her favorite drinks. She even has a song titled “Amaretto” on her album, Hard Candy.