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

French Toast With Syrup, Peanut Butter and Bananas

Don’t throw out your stale bread just yet! For the perfect quick and easy breakfast that’s sure to satisfy, whip up some French toast.

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

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

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

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! For a little extra crunch, top your French toast off with bacon bits!

French toast and bacon is a satisfying breakfast that no family member can resist!

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!

Make your morning extra sweet by drizzling your syrup of choice over your buttery French toast. You can go for classic maple syrup, or you can try buttermilk or chocolate for a fun twist! 

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 heaping serving 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.

To kick things up a notch, add some cheese to your scrambled eggs, so every bite is sweet 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!

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

Banana French Toast

5. Banana

When you’re in a rush, 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.

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

Fresh Peaches

6. Peaches

When they’re in season, I always make it a point to buy fresh peaches. They go perfectly with a lot of desserts, and they’re the ideal sweet and tangy topping for your French toast!

Fresh or caramelized peaches taste amazing, plus, 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.

Fried Sausage Links

7. Sausage Links

If you’re a savory breakfast fan, this tasty breakfast combo is for you! Serving sausage links with your French toast is sure to get you ready the day ahead.

For a bigger and more filling breakfast, you can also pair French toast and sausage links with fluffy scrambled eggs!

Strawberry Yogurt

8. Strawberry Yogurt

For a super quick and healthy addition to your French toast breakfast, try strawberry yogurt! 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 even 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 in 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!

Assorted Nuts

11. Nuts

Creamy and buttery French toast is delicious, but it’s always better with a bit more texture. Nuts give your breakfast an extra satisfying crunch. Plus, you’ll also get lots of fiber and Vitamin E!

If you’re short on time, you can simply sprinkle crushed nuts on top of your French toast. But if you want an extra kick, try making a nut-crusted toast for the perfect combo of salty and sweet!

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.

It’s also a great addition to French toast that’s topped with fruit!

Powdered sugar might sound too easy, but it gives French toast just the right amount of extra sweetness.

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! 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!

Creamy Coffee

14. 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.

Cold, black, creamy, or iced, coffee is a must!

Orange Juice

15. Orange Juice

While the kids are gobbling up the French toast, give them some freshly squeezed orange juice for a good dose of Vitamin C!

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!

What To Serve With French Toast


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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