When it comes to french toast toppings, syrup isn’t the only game in town! Try these 14 tasty alternatives for a weekend treat you won’t soon forget.
There’s nothing like a good French toast breakfast to get you up and ready for the day ahead. It’s delicious, filling, easy to make, and best of all, easy to customize!
Whether you’re craving something quick and simple, sinful and decadent, or a combination of sweet and savory, here are some great French toast toppings you can try!
Something simple and sweet for your French toast is of course syrup! I love the classic maple syrup but there’s definitely other kinds you can try.
Chocolate, caramel, buttermilk, or lemon curd are all great options. If you want something healthier, honey is the perfect alternative!
For a refreshing way to enjoy your French toast, top it off with some fresh fruits. I love strawberries, blueberries, and bananas. If you want a little something extra, mix and match the flavors with your chosen syrup or sprinkle on some powdered sugar. Sweet!
A spoon of peanut butter will also go great with your French toast. I like sweet and creamy peanut butter but you can also try it with something crunchier or saltier.
Another spin on it would be to make it into a French toast PB and J and add some jam! I really enjoy making my own fruit jams at home and you can definitely do that too. It’s easy and you can even make it sugar free with your favorite fruits.
For a big breakfast lover like me, bacon is simply too good to resist! I love a good sweet and savory combo and French toast and bacon is no exception.
I prefer crispy bacon with my French toast. You can also do candied bacon for extra sweetness and crunch or make it into a French toast BLT! Turkey bacon works great too!
Ham and Cheese
Monte Cristo breakfast, anyone? A ham and cheese French toast sandwich is a great on-the-go meal. I like to use turkey ham with Swiss cheese, just like a regular Monte Cristo sandwich but with the added sweetness of French toast. Simply delicious!
Here’s one the kids will definitely love. Nutella and French toast will be a sure, picky-eater-proof hit on the breakfast table.
Really, you can’t go wrong with this! It’s easy and delicious. Add chopped hazelnuts or cacao nibs for some crunch!
There’s something about the scent of cinnamon that makes any sweet treat taste even better! Sprinkling just a bit of ground cinnamon over your French toast is a great way to add flavor.
An extra step you can do is drizzle over some cream cheese frosting to make a French toast version of a cinnamon roll. Be warned: You’re probably going to need an extra serving!
Peaches and Cream
Here’s a combo that’s made its way to the hall of fame of dessert combos: Peaches and Cream! You can make it simple with some fresh peaches and whipped cream or go all in with some fried or glazed peaches and vanilla ice cream.
Whichever way you choose to have it, you will definitely want more of this sweet treat!
Mozzarella and Honey
If you want another sweet and savory combo, you’re going to love this one! Mozzarella and honey go perfectly together. Their subtly savory and mildly sweet flavors compliment each other oh so well.
You can also try using other mild cheeses like brie or Camembert and even add some sliced almonds. A decadent breakfast!
Craving a tropical-themed breakfast? Add some coconut flakes to your French toast!
The coconut flavor is subtle so you might want to add some fruit as well. I love pineapple or mango flavors with this one. If you’ve never had this combination, trust me, it’s worth a try!
You might be wondering if fish will go well with something a bit sweet like French toast. Well, the answer is yes!
For a savory treat, try spreading some cream cheese on your French toast and top it off with some smoked salmon for a nice little spin on the Lox bagel.
You can even add in some capers for that kick of flavor. Give it a try and you’ll thank me for it!
For some good protein in the morning, have some eggs with your French toast! I love mine scrambled with some cheese and maybe even bacon bits.
You can also do a fried egg, crispy on the side is recommended! A simple and easy topping for a great breakfast!
Let’s face it, avocado makes everything better and that includes French toast! This is a great little spin on the basic avocado toast and you can even add some parmesan for more flavor.
Go ahead and slice some up and layer them neatly on top of your French toast for a delicious and Instagram-worthy breakfast.
Last but not the least, powdered sugar! This humble little topping may be simple, but I’d say it’s definitely one of my favorites.
Fuss-free and easy, just sprinkle some on top of your French toast for an extra sweet treat… fool-proof and a sure crowd pleaser.
Tips for the Best French Toast
Now that you’ve got all these delicious toppings to choose from, here are some extra tips you can follow for an excellent French toast.
- Don’t be afraid to experiment with the batter! There are so many other flavors you can incorporate or an even better French toast. Try cinnamon, coffee, cocoa powder, or even salt and pepper.
- Try crusting your French toast with chopped nuts! This is a great way to add texture and ensure you get an even crunch with every bite. Depending on what other toppings you choose, you can also add pistachios, almonds, or walnuts.
- Get creative! Your French toast doesn’t need to look plain. There are many ways you can dress it up. Instead of cooking it in a pan, try baking them in a muffin tray to make cute little French toast bowls! You can also try French toast roll ups which I like to do for my cinnamon and cream cheese glaze toppings.