Peppermint French Toast is fun, festive, and easy to make. With just a few ingredients and minimal prep time, this easy breakfast recipe is perfect for the holidays!
Peppermint French Toast
Now that the holidays are officially upon us, I’ve been craving all of the peppermint treats.
From these hot chocolate cookie cups, to those peppermint truffles and these frosted peppermint brownies, I love it all. So much, in fact, that I’m taking my love for peppermint and turning it into a breakfast recipe.
This peppermint French toast recipe is a fun way to jazz up the classic dish. Much like this brioche french toast, it’s simple to make, rich in flavor, and fun (and delicious) to eat.
The peppermint flavor comes from a hint of peppermint extract. It’s not too overpowering and you can easily adjust this to your taste. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside…just what this breakfast recipe should be.
I like to top this French toast with crushed candy canes and a drizzle of chocolate syrup. How fun with this be to serve on Christmas morning?
Ingredients in Peppermint French Toast:
- Half-and-half (or heavy cream)
- Peppermint and vanilla extracts
- Cinnamon and nutmeg
- Challah or Texas toast
- Toppings (crushed candy canes, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, etc.)
How to Make Peppermint Bark French Toast:
In a medium bowl, whisk milk, half-and-half, eggs, sugar, vanilla, peppermint extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
Dip bread into egg mixture and lightly press down to coat both sides. Let excess drip off before placing onto skillet.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Transfer bread to skillet and cook on each side for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown. Repeat with rest of bread slices.
Serve immediately with crushed candy canes, whipped cream, and/or chocolate sauce, if desired.
Can I Use Heavy Cream or Milk in Place of Half-and-half?
Absolutely! The half-and-half gives this easy French toast recipe a touch of richness. However, you can skip the half-and-half and replace it with heavy cream (for added richness) or with milk.
What Kind of Bread is Best for This Recipe?
I like to use a thick bread, such as challah or Texas toast because it soaks up the liquid and doesn’t turn soggy. Regular sandwich bread will work in a pinch, but may fall apart in the liquid and won’t be as thick or fluffy.
How Should I Serve This Unique French Toast Recipe?
The best way to serve this dish is with all of the fun toppings! Here are some suggestions:
- Crushed candy canes
- A drizzle of chocolate syrup (or hot fudge)
- A dollop of whipped cream
- Powdered sugar
- Melted white chocolate
Can I Make this Christmas Morning Breakfast Ahead of Time?
French toast is generally best served right away, as the longer it sits, the more it’s likely to get soggy. Although it won’t taste as good (or keep the texture) you can make ahead if you’re short on time.
Simply prepare according the directions and then refrigerate until ready to serve. Warm in the microwave and add the toppings when ready to eat.
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Peppermint French Toast
- ¼ cup milk
- 1½ cups half-and-half
- 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 8 slices challah or Texas toast
- Butter for skillet
- Crushed candy canes, whipped cream, chocolate sauce for topping if desired
- In a medium bowl, whisk milk, half-and-half, eggs, sugar, vanilla, peppermint extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
- Dip bread into egg mixture and lightly press down to coat both sides. Let excess drip off before placing onto skillet.
- Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Transfer bread to skillet and cook on each side for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown. Repeat with rest of bread slices.
- Serve immediately with crushed candy canes, whipped cream, and/or chocolate sauce, if desired.
- See my tips and tricks for making this Peppermint French Toast above the recipe box.