English Muffin French Toast

English Muffin French Toast

A fun and unique way to enjoy all the warm flavors of French toast using English muffins. These have an incredible soft and chewy texture and the nooks and crannies capture the rich butter and syrup.

What You’ll Love About English Muffin French Toast:

  • A fun change from traditional French toast
  • Simple to make
  • Great texture and flavor
  • Family favorite

If you love French toast you might completely fall in love with this version using Thomas Original English Muffins. The texture after the muffins are cooked golden over the griddle is absolute perfection. They are soft yet chewy and are slightly crisp around the edges. The little nooks and cranny’s are basically a vessel for the butter and syrup to live in so each bite is pure heaven!

This recipe in one of four I’ll be sharing in an upcoming YouTube video. I share different ways to use a package of English muffins. Maybe you’ve seen my English Muffin Breakfast Cups?

English Muffin French Toast is the perfect weekend breakfast but also easy enough to make during the weekday.

Simple Ingredients:

  • English Muffins- I use the Thomas Original because in lends the best texture in my opinion.
  • Eggs- This is a key ingredient in French toast.
  • Milk- Offers moisture so the muffins stay nice and tender.
  • Vanilla extract- Adds richness.
  • Brown sugar– Just a touch of sweetness and brown sugar is rich in flavor.
  • Spices– Cinnamon, nutmeg, and kosher salt.

How To Make English Muffin French Toast:

Step One. In a shallow wide bowl or dish (I like to use a 9×13inch baking pan) use a whisk to combine the eggs, milk, vanilla, brown sugar, spices, and salt.

Step Two. Split English Muffins in half and place them in a single layer in the egg mixture. Allow muffins to sit for 5-minutes on the first side, than flip over and let sit another 5-minutes. Repeat with the rest of the English muffins.

Step Three. Heat a griddle or large non-stick pan to medium-low heat. Add butter or non-stick spray. Cook English muffin halves on one side for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Flip and repeat on the other side for an additional 3-4 minutes.

Recipe Tips:

  • Keep an eye on the temperature of your griddle or pan as you don’t want the muffins to brown too quickly before the inside is cooked.
  • English muffins are denser than traditional French bread used for French toast so make sure to allow enough time to let them soak up the egg mixture.

Common Questions:

How can I tell if my French toast English muffins are done in the middle?

English muffins are done when the center is set after cutting into it. There shouldn’t be any moisture that runs out.

Can I freeze my leftover French toast?

Yes! French toast whether using traditional bread or English muffins will keep in the freezer in a sealed freezer safe bag for up to 3 months. Which also makes these the perfect meal prep item. Make sure the muffins are completely cooled before freezing.

What is the best method for reheating French toast?

There are a few options but I find the best way is either in a heated skillet with a little butter or in the toaster. The microwave will work but often times the bread will turn hard as it cools.

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English Muffin French Toast

A fun and unique way to enjoy all the warm flavors of French toast using English muffins. These have an incredible soft and chewy texture and the nooks and crannies capture the rich butter and syrup.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Resting time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 248kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 cup milk use your favorite milk
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 4 English muffins, split in half I use the Thomas Original brand
  • butter or non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

  • In a shallow wide bowl or dish (I like to use a 9×13inch baking pan) use a whisk to combine the eggs, milk, vanilla, brown sugar, spices, and salt.
  • Place English muffin halves in a single layer in the egg mixture. Allow muffins to sit for 5-minutes on the first side, than flip over and allow to sit another 5-minutes. Repeat with the rest of the English muffins.
  • Heat a griddle or large non-stick pan to medium-low heat. Add butter or non-stick spray. Cook English muffin halves on one side for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Flip and repeat on the other side until golden brown and the center is set.

Notes

  • Keep an eye on the temperature of your griddle or pan as you don’t want the muffins to brown too quickly before the inside is cooked.
  • English muffins are more dense than traditional French bread used for French toast so make sure to allow enough time to let them soak up the egg mixture.
 
Common Questions:
How can I tell if my French toast English muffins are done in the middle?
English muffins are done when the center is set after cutting into it. There shouldn’t be any moisture that runs out.
Can I freeze my leftover French toast?
Yes! French toast whether using traditional bread or English muffins will keep in the freezer in a sealed freezer safe bag for up to 3 months. Make sure the muffins are completely cooled before freezing.
What is the best method for reheating French toast?
There are a few options but I find the best way is either in a heated skillet with a little butter or in the toaster. The microwave will work but often times the bread will turn hard as it cools.
 
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be understood as an estimate rather than a guarantee. The Menu Maid makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 296IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 1mg

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