Italian French Toast

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Recipe: #13844

August 14, 2014

Categories: French Toast

"a breakfast sandwich"

Original is 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (692.2 g)
  • Calories 885
  • Total Fat - 40.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 21 g
  • Cholesterol - 487.3 mg
  • Sodium - 737.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 117 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 20.2 g
  • Sugars - 64 g
  • Protein - 26.2 g
  • Calcium - 430.6 mg
  • Iron - 5.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 43.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Mix honey with ricotta add cinnamon.

Step 2

In another bowl, mix egg, milk and cinnamon.

Step 3

Heat a skillet with butter.

Step 4

Spread ricotta on each slice bread, add almonds in center.

Step 5

Dip in egg mixture.

Step 6

Cook until golden, flip.

Step 7

Top with sliced berries.


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 best results, use Italian bread that is fresh and sliced 1-inch thick.
  • For a more intense flavor, use sliced almonds instead of flaked.

  • Substitute almond butter for the almonds - This substitution will provide a more creamy texture and a nuttier flavor.
  • Substitute maple syrup for the honey - This substitution will provide a sweeter and more intense flavor than honey.

Chocolate French Toast Mix 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder with the honey and ricotta. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar to the egg mixture. Top with chocolate chips and sliced strawberries.

Fresh Fruit Salad - This light and refreshing dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Italian French Toast. The sweetness of the fruit will balance out the savory flavors of the sandwich, while the crunchy texture of the fruit will provide a nice contrast to the soft toast.

Buttered Asparagus: Buttered asparagus is a simple yet delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with the Italian French Toast. The buttery flavor of the asparagus will complement the savory flavors of the sandwich, while the crunchy texture of the asparagus provides a nice contrast to the soft toast.


Q: Can I use a different type of bread?

A: Yes, you can use a different type of bread. Just make sure that it is sliced 1-inch thick for the best results.

Q: How long should I cook the French toast?

A: Cook the French toast for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until it is golden brown. You can also check the internal temperature with a thermometer to make sure it is at least 145°F.

4 Reviews


Had to try this and we loved them! I poured a little maple syrup on mine and it was delicious. I doubled it to make enough for my daughter and I. She ate it all!


review by:
(13 Oct 2014)


This is eye candy as well as a taste pleaser! Lovely Sunday brunch. I used 2 eggs but my bread was only 3/4" thick so there was egg left over. The ricotta with the honey makes the toast just sweet enough. A do again brunch for sure.


review by:
(31 Aug 2014)

Baby Kato

Wow, did I ever enjoy this quick and easy to make french toast. It was so flavorful. I like the addition of the ricotta cheese and almonds, it added nice flavor and interesting texture. Made exactly as written and I wouldn't change a thing. Made for Culinary Quest for the Suitcase Gourmets.


review by:
(24 Aug 2014)

Lynn (diner524)

Made this recipe for two pieces of bread but only used one egg with the milk, which worked perfect to coat both pieces. I loved the added sweetness from the honey/ricotta mixture but also enjoyed the nice and toasty almond slices, so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for CQ 2014.


review by:
(21 Aug 2014)

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Fun facts:

The Italian French Toast recipe is believed to have originated in the late 1800s. It is thought to have been created by the famous Italian chef, Pellegrino Artusi, who wrote the first Italian cookbook in 1891.

The Italian French Toast recipe has been popularized by celebrity chefs like Mario Batali and Giada De Laurentiis. This is a favorite breakfast dish among many Italian families, and is often served with honey or maple syrup.