Beignet French Toast

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"This is a French Toast recipe that my family has been enjoying for quite some time. It's a fun recipe to be enjoyed especially on a weekend morn. It's considered a special treat when I make these because they are delicious!"

Original is 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (163.4 g)
  • Calories 363.2
  • Total Fat - 6.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 46.5 mg
  • Sodium - 460.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 66.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 21.3 g
  • Protein - 10.1 g
  • Calcium - 382.3 mg
  • Iron - 2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Quarter the bread slices diagonally and trim the crusts. Leave the bread to dry overnight, or spread the slices on a baking sheet and place them in the preheated oven to dry for 5 – 10 minutes. Do not turn the oven off.

Step 2

Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk in the beaten egg, milk, melted butter, and vanilla.

Step 3

Heat 2 – 3” of canola oil in a large saucepan or deep fryer until hot but not smoking (about 375 degrees Fahrenheit).

Step 4

Dip the bread slices in the batter, coating them completely. Fry them in the hot oil in small batches (4 – 6 at a time, depending on the size of the saucepan or fryer) for about 30 seconds on each side, until golden.

Step 5

Drain the bread on paper towels and keep the first batches hot by placing them in the oven while you fry the remainder. When you have finished frying all the toast, serve immediately. Serve with maple syrup, honey, or sugar and cinnamon to top the toast.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

6 Reviews

Trixie The Cook

Delicious! My family was excited to try them. We topped ours with powdered sugar mixed with cinnamon and some of us added a drizzle of maple syrup. Yum! There will be repeats!


review by:
(5 Nov 2019)


Wowza these are great! Had strawberry sauce over them. YUM! I made them up to freeze for later so doubled it up. Dh loved them almost as much as I did. I plan to make these again for company next weekend.


review by:
(24 Apr 2019)

Yum, what's not to like - a cross between french toast and a donuts; amazing. I think I did have my batter a little to thick but still tasted amazing.


(24 Nov 2018)

dienia b

ok yum , mr picky very happy guy , his mom made french toast similar to this so he was good this morning


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(11 Dec 2015)


Wow, these little slices of heaven were perfect. So much flavor. I loved all the crispy ends. The french toast was quick and easy to make with perfect results. Crisp and crunchy on the outside and tender and delicious on the inside. They were perfectly cooked, not greasy, light and airy. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe that I will make again and again. Gone into my Best of 2015 cookbook. Kudos to you my friend.... Made for What's on the Menu? Tag game.


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(27 Mar 2015)


I cut this down for just me this morning (well 2 servings) and was so happy to have it for breakfast. It was delish and a warm welcome to my tummy! I poured a little maple syrple on it and YUM! Thank you for sharing it here with us ForeverMama! Linda


(24 Mar 2015)

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