Why have basic French toast when you can have French Toast Waffles? Use a waffle machine to make a fun and different breakfast this weekend!Jump to Recipe
We’ve made waffles, and we’ve made French toast, but one morning we decided to make French toast waffles! I’ve seen so many posts with all the different foods that can go in a waffle maker, so decided to give it a try with some bread to start.
It was fun to do something a bit different. The boys liked the French toast better when cooked as a waffle than when we do it on a pan. I found it to be a bit crispier than our usual recipe, and I enjoyed it as well. This may be our new go-to when it comes to French toast!
My original recipe came from my dad who made French toast many mornings, especially if my sister or I had friends stay the night. Then we modified a few things as needed to work with the waffle maker.
Step by Step
In a shallow container, whisk together egg, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. You want a container that is big enough to be able to lay a piece of bread down inside of it.
Dip each piece of bread in the egg mixture. Quickly flip to coat both sides without letting it soak. Lay the pieces out on a baking sheet. We found it easier to do all of the bread at once, then cook it all in the waffle iron.
Heat the waffle iron. When it’s ready, place one piece of bread in the machine and close it. Follow the directions on cooking with your particular waffle maker. We set it to a darker setting than I usually use for waffles and it worked well.
Serve warm topped with powdered sugar, maple syrup, or any other desired toppings.
Originally Published On: March 12, 2017
Last Updated On: December 19, 2019
French Toast Waffles
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 8 slices bread
- maple syrup
- In a wide, shallow bowl combine eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla
- Dip each slice of bread in egg mixture, making sure to coat both sides
- Lay bread out on a foil-lined baking sheet to stage for cooking
- Heat waffle iron
- Put one piece of bread on waffle iron and close, cooking to the desired doneness
- Repeat with each piece of bread
- Serve warm with maple syrup and any other desired toppings
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
44 thoughts on “French Toast Waffles”
These look fantastic! Will be trying them this weekend 🙂
We love making breakfasts like this on the weekends, too 🙂
I have a different recipe for French Toast waffles that I found last week. I will try yours this weekend. I am so grateful to start blogging, besides improving my writing skill, I am becoming a chef as well.
We have tried so many new and different foods, too, when trying to come up with recipes for the blog!
Perfect why haven’t I thought to use my waffle maker for french toast. On my list to make now.
I know! There are so many things that could probably be made in the waffle maker that I am not even thinking about. But it’s so quick and easy!
Oh, clever! I bet they are beautifully crisp, and the syrup just pools in the little indentations… So fun.
Yes, that’s exactly what happens! It’s so easy to make and fun for something different than traditional French toast.
I wonder if this would work with my waffle iron.. its animal shaped.. i maybe looking for a new waffle iron just to try this. I LOVE french toast!
I think as long as the bread would fit on the shape it would work! Mine is a round machine but the square bread fits within it so I can still make them even though the shape isn’t right.
You should be able to use any shape of waffle iron. I have a star wars death star one and it worked perfectly.
ahh, french waffles.. is there anything that the french dont do amazingly well? I love the simplicity of this recipe,we need to try it at home!
We’ve made French toast in a pan many times, but this makes it fun and different!
Good Idea! I did waffles sometimes and kids like it, now I am excited to try your French Toast Waffles I am sure they will love it.
We make all three, so we can have a variety. I make French Toast in a pan, I make homemade waffles, and French Toast waffles!
yummy yummy recipes. I always come back to your site for amazing recipe ideas. quick easy and good to taste as well
Thank you! With how crazy our schedule gets around here, quick and easy is usually how I like my recipes!
This sounds like an awesome breakfast. Totally going to have to try it!
It’s so easy to put together, and fun for something a little different!
Oh yum. My husband is always asking for french toast. I will have to try these out!
My husband makes it often, too. He likes when we do this version since I usually man the waffle iron!
This looks amazing. I cannot wait to try it.
They are so good, and so easy!
We’ve tried all kinds of things in the waffle maker. Love this idea!
We have tried a few different things in the waffle maker now, too. It’s so fun to use 🙂
This looks so amazing. I wouldn’t have thought to stick the toast in the waffle iron but I see how it could work. I will have to try this out sometime soon at home. Thanks for the great idea.
Yeah, it was one of those that we weren’t so sure about at first, but it works really well in there!
Oh my goodness. I should know better than to visit your blog when I’m hungry. Adding this to list of Sunday morning breakfast choices for sure!
Hah, I know, it’s so hard writing these posts sometimes late at night when I want a snack!
I have never thought of this!! What a clever idea. I have a mini waffle maker that would be great for this.
I love using the waffle maker, it’s such a fun tool and there are so many things you can make on it!
OK this may be our christmas morning breakfast! Husband is over monkey bread and has requested something new and this is right up our alley!
This would still be an easy and quick meal for a busy morning, too!
I love waffles for breakfast and snacks I really want to make this French Toast Waffles for my weekend off I will save this post! Thanks for sharing.
It’s so easy, but something different than a traditional waffle. I hope you enjoy!
Great idea! I would never have thought of making french toast waffles but I love french toast and I love waffles so these sound perfect!
It’s a great way to combine the two delicious recipes into one!
These look out of this world yummmmmm!!! I can’t wait to make them, Sunday morning for sure!!! Can’t wait.
It’s a great Sunday morning breakfast!
This looks so delicious! I think they are prettier than regular waffles.
It’s a prettier version of both. It looks nicer than regular French Toast and regular waffles, I think 🙂
I love my waffle iron but I’ve only ever used it for waffles. This looks like such a fun alternative!
I’ve used it for a few different things now. It’s fun to adventure outside the norm with it 🙂
This is GENIUS 😍