Combine your love of coffee with this delectable breakfast treat!

I grew up with big breakfasts on Saturday mornings. You know, the best breakfasts—ones that included syrup! Saturday mornings have always been special: sleeping in, a slower pace, and the smell of a delectable breakfast cooking. (Hmmm, that beats a bowl of cold cereal any day!)

This recipe combines two of my favorite loves: breakfast with syrup and coffee. The instant coffee granules add an earthy java flavor to this otherwise traditional French Toast recipe. And the coffee creamer adds just the right amount of creaminess. The major coffee creamer brands offer a wide variety of flavors, so be creative when making your next breakfast. You can spice up the recipe and vary the flavor by using your favorite or seasonal coffee creamer.

Let’s talk bread. Using regular white bread just doesn’t cut if for French Toast (regardless of the recipe). Regular white bread is too soft and thin to soak up enough of the egg mixture. I grew up on traditional Texas Toast for all French Toast recipes, as the thicker slices lend themselves to better absorb the egg mixture. I still use Texas Toast for a classic taste and feel. Not too long ago, Sara Lee came out with a Brioche Bakery Bread to add to its Artesano line of breads. This Brioche Bakery Bread is now my go-to bread for French Roast Toast (and all my French Toast recipes). The subtle sweetness and soft bread makes for an over-the-top experience!

Serve French Roast Toast with scrambled eggs and a couple slices of crisp bacon. The butter and powdered sugar offer optional additional flavor. You can also add a cup of coffee to your place setting. (No one will judge you for adding even more caffeine to the table.) Intentionally slow down on your next Saturday morning as you make and devour French Roast Toast. Enjoy!

French Roast Toast Recipe:

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 loaf of either Sara Lee Artesano Brioche Bakery Bread or Texas Toast
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ c. milk
  • ½ c. coffee creamer (any flavor or plain)
  • 2 T. instant coffee granules
  • 2 T. sugar
  • ½ t. salt
  • Syrup
  • Butter (optional
  • Powdered sugar (optional)


In a shallow dish, beat three eggs and combine with milk, coffee creamer, instant coffee granules, sugar, and salt. The instant coffee granules will take just a few minutes to dissolve into the mixture. Mix well. 

Heat a griddle over medium heat and spray the griddle with nonstick spray. Dip each slice of bread on both sides in the egg mixture—allowing the bread to soak up the egg mixture—and place on the heated griddle. After a couple of minutes, flip each piece of bread to cook the other side. Place cooked slices of French Roast Toast in a warmed oven until ready to serve.

Serve warm with butter, syrup, and powdered sugar.


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