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What to Serve with French Toast (15 Fantastic Side Dishes)

If you ask me what to serve with French toast, I’ll always say ‘bacon.’ But there are many fantastic side dishes, from sweet fruits to salty sausage.

In fact, French toast is so versatile; you can add everything from cheesy eggs and smoked salmon to the side. Yum!

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What to Serve with French Toast (15 Fantastic Side Dishes) - French Toast With Syrup, Peanut Butter and Bananas

French toast is a terrific breakfast, and better yet, it’s a great way to use up stale bread.

Whether you use white, French, or sourdough, it’ll make perfect, sweet, and buttery French toast. And it takes less than 30 minutes to prepare!

And for a classic meal like this, you’ll want to pair it with the best breakfast side dishes ever.

From sweet treats to savory bites, get your morning off to a delicious start with these French toast sides.

Some are colorful, others are classic, but they’re all scrumptious.

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Fried Bacon Strips

1. Bacon

Who can say no to bacon in the morning?! No one, that’s who!

Your stack of French toast will taste even better with a bite of bacon on the side.

Personally, I like thin and crisp bacon strips, but you can have yours thick and chewy if you like!

Top your French toast off with bacon bits for a little extra crunch!

French toast and bacon is a satisfying breakfast that no family member can resist – including the dog!

Maple Syrup

2. Syrup

There’s a reason why syrup is the most popular topping for French toast: it’s simply too good to resist!

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So, make your morning extra sweet by drizzling your syrup of choice over buttery French toast.

Go for classic maple syrup, or try buttermilk or chocolate for a fun twist. There are so many yummy syrup recipes out there, so feel free to explore!

And for a healthier sweet touch, honey is the way to go!

Scrambled Eggs

3. Scrambled Eggs

Eggs are a breakfast staple, so why not dress up your French toast with a heap of scrambled eggs?

To make your eggs more rich and fluffy, whisk in a bit of milk. It’ll make them extra creamy and light for a truly satisfying breakfast.

Add some cheese and a dash of hot sauce to kick things up a notch, so every bite is sweet, spicy, and savory!

Bowl of Fresh Fruits

4. Fresh Fruit

Here’s a healthy way to enjoy your French toast breakfast.

A topping of fresh fruits like grapes, orange slices, or melons is a sweet and refreshing way to start your day!

A berry mix is always a tasty treat, especially with a little bit of whipped cream. And strawberries and chocolate syrup will make for a mouthwatering meal, too!

If you want something extra special, try this simple yet scrumptious fruit salad recipe.

It includes peach pie filling to make it extra sweet and extra juicy.

5. Caramelized Bananas

Nothing is more indulgent with a bite of French toast than these incredible caramelized bananas.

They’re soft, sweet, and jam-packed with fantastic flavor. And they’re insanely easy to make too!

Of course, when you’re in a rush, raw bananas are the perfect nutritious treat to add to your French toast.

Slice them up and serve on top of your toast, or enjoy one on the side.

Plus, if you have a long day ahead, bananas are filling enough to keep your cravings at bay right up until lunch.

Grilled Honey Balsamic Glazed Peaches

6. Grilled Peaches

When they’re in season, I always make it a point to buy fresh peaches. And nothing brings out their flavor more than a quick spin on the grill.

They go perfectly with many desserts, and they’re the ideal sweet and tangy topping for your French toast!

Fresh, caramelized, or grilled peaches taste amazing; they’re high in vitamins A and C!

Simply add them on top of your French toast, or go the extra mile by making baked peach French toast casserole.

Fried Sausage Links

7. Sausage Links

If you’re a savory breakfast fan, this tasty combo is for you!

Serving sausage links with your French toast is sure to get you ready for the day ahead.

And if you make them in the Air Fryer, they’ll be ready in a matter of minutes!

You can also pair French toast and sausage links with fluffy scrambled eggs for a bigger and more filling breakfast!

Strawberry Yogurt

8. Strawberry Yogurt

Try strawberry yogurt for a super quick and healthy addition to your French toast breakfast!

Just a few spoonfuls on top of your toast, and you’ve got an excellent dish.

You can also serve yogurt on the side or make it into a French toast sandwich with some fresh strawberries. Yum!

Smoked Salmon with Asparagus and Poached Egg

9. Smoked Salmon

Craving seafood for breakfast? Enjoy your French toast with some smoked salmon!

Think of this as a French toast version of a bagel with lox.

To make it, you’ll want to bake your French toast in the oven. This gives it a more solid and less moist texture, but with the same delicious taste!

You can even add some cream cheese and capers or a few thick slices of tomato for extra flavor. 

French Toast Eggs Benedict

10. French Toast Eggs Benedict

French toast eggs benedict is the perfect weekend breakfast.

You’ll have the classic ingredients of ham or bacon, poached egg, cheese, and hollandaise sauce. And the base? French toast!

This might take a bit more time than other options on this list, but it’s definitely worth waking up earlier for!

11. Granola

Creamy and buttery French toast is delicious, but it’s always better with a bit more texture.

Granola will give any breakfast an extra satisfying crunch. You’ll also get lots of fiber and Vitamin E from the seeds and nuts!

If you’re short on time, you can simply sprinkle the mix on top of your French toast.

But if you want an extra kick, try making a granola-crusted toast for the perfect combo of salty and sweet!

And if you want to make your own, here are some fantastic granola recipes!

French Toast with Powdered Sugar, Banana and Peanut Butter

12. Powdered Sugar

Want restaurant-style French toast? Give it a generous sprinkle of powdered sugar!

This is perfect if you want an especially sweet morning, and believe it or not; you can make your own with a blender, some white sugar, and cornstarch.

This is an excellent addition to French toast that’s topped with fruit!

If plain old powdered sugar sounds too easy, why not give yours a twist and add some freeze-dried fruit?

Not only will it taste sensational, but it’ll look stunning too!

Peanut Butter

13. Peanut Butter

If you have peanut butter lovers in the family, they’ll definitely love this French toast topping!

You can get creative with French toast and peanut butter, too! For example, turn it into a sandwich with some sliced bananas, or make a peanut butter frosting as a syrup substitute.

You can even go for French toast sticks and dip them in peanut butter. Delightful!

Glasses of Dalgona Coffee

14. Dalgona Coffee

I can never have breakfast without coffee!

No matter what you’re serving with your delicious French toast, a sip of coffee in between those tasty bites is just what the doctor ordered.

And if you really want to indulge, try this insane Dalgona coffee recipe. You’ll be amazed at just how easy it is!

In fact, it uses just four ingredients, one of which is instant coffee!

Of course, any coffee recipe will do the trick. So, make whatever will bring a smile to your face.

15. Orange Julius

While a refreshing glass of orange juice is always yummy, you have to try this Orange Julius recipe if you want to spoil the kids.

It’ll offer a good dose of Vitamin C, and the banana will bring a touch of fiber.

It’s thick, creamy, and ideal for Sunday Brunch with French toast.

And if you’re feeling a little sneaky, mix in some carrot juice to get a serving of veggies in for the day. Shh! I won’t tell!

French Toast Recipes You Need To Try

Denny’s French Toast
McCormick French Toast
Air Fryer French Toast Sticks
Alton Brown French Toast
Blueberry French Toast Casserole

What to Serve with French Toast

Servings

2

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes

If you ask me what to serve with French toast, I’ll always say ‘bacon.’ But there are so many other fantastic French toast sides, from sweet fresh fruit to salty sausage. If you want something extra indulgent, try these scrumptious caramelized bananas.

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas

  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar

  • Butter or Cooking spray, for greasing

Directions

  • Grease a plate with butter or cooking spray and set it aside. Preheat a skillet to medium-high heat.
  • Peel and slice the bananas into long cuts or thick rounds.
  • Pour sugar onto a separate plate and roll the bananas around until they’re completely coated on every side – including the edges.
  • Lay the bananas flat in the preheated skillet and cook until light to golden brown, being careful not to burn them. This should take about 4-5 minutes.
  • Gently lift the bananas with a fork to see underneath. Flip them over right away if you smell or see them over-browning.
  • Once the bananas are flipped over, reduce the heat to medium and cook for another minute.
  • When the bananas are caramelized on both sides, transfer them to the greased plate. Arrange them in a single layer – no overlapping – to keep them from sticking together.
  • Serve them on top of French toast with a dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy!
What To Serve With French Toast

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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