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Sweet Mornings – French Toast Puffs

These are called french toast puffs and they’re the most delicious version of french toast ever! A crispy and crunchy outside with a soft, almost doughy like, puff inside. Seriously amazing! See below the pics for the recipe. I’ve been contemplating starting a “Sweet Mornings” Monday breakfast series on Sugar and Charm, featuring some really tasty breakfast recipes. Maybe it could be bi-monthly. I’m a big fan of brunch and sometimes I even eat breakfast for dinner, ha! I think it’s safe to say that it’s my favorite meal of the day. I also want to experiment with recipes because I need to build up a good list of weekend breakfast options for when my little boy can eat! What do you all think?

French Toast Puffs


  • 1 loaf french bread
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil (or more if needed)
  • 1 tbsp butter


  1. Cut the french bread roll into 1-2″ cubes.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and vanilla paste. 

  3. Add the bread cubes into the bowl with the egg mixture and move them around until they’ve all been coated. Let them soak for a few minutes. 

  4. In the meantime, heat the oil and butter in a frying pan. When the oil is hot, place the cubes in the pan. 

  5. Turn them often so they don’t burn on one side. 

  6. Once they become a dark golden brown, remove them. Add butter, syrup and powdered sugar to the top. Enjoy!

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24 responses to Sweet Mornings – French Toast Puffs

  1. September 10, 2012

    looks delicious! the puffs make it shareable and would be sweet for a brunch party!

    1. October 6, 2012

      It’s perfect for a large group!! I’ve made it several times Christmas morning and it’s always so yummy and such a hit!! 🙂 Thank you for all of the sweet comments!

  2. September 10, 2012

    Oh man, these look amazing! Can’t wait to try them!

  3. September 10, 2012

    oh my god this looks AMAZING

  4. September 10, 2012

    Love that they are bite-sized. So easy to handle, and so pretty.
    xx’s Marsha

  5. September 10, 2012

    I love any variation of French toast. I make Paula Deen’s French toast casserole every year for Christmas morning. I can’t make it any other time, or I’ll eat it all. So amazingly good. This looks awesome because I could do smaller batches.

  6. September 10, 2012

    These are definitely going to be on the menu next weekend! I love all your recipes!

    Jackie |

  7. September 10, 2012

    This looks so yummy!! I need to try them next week-end 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!! (I still wonder why they are called French toast since it’s not something that we’re used to cooking, but you got me soooo hungry!)

    1. October 6, 2012

      I think it’s called French Toast because it uses french bread? I don’t know, haha!!

  8. September 11, 2012

    Yum! I love the idea of a Sweet Mornings series. I’m always on the lookout for new twists on traditional breakfast fare.

  9. September 11, 2012

    I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  10. September 12, 2012

    You know I’m French & I never ate that ! But that looks yummy !

    1. October 6, 2012

      Hahah!! Yeah, I don’t think it’s very popular in France! But, we use what we call french bread to make it! It’s really yummy!!!

  11. September 13, 2012

    These look soooo yummy! I can’t wait to make them. I was just telling my Hubby today that I really want to have a brunch party soon. 🙂

  12. September 17, 2012

    Wow!! I’m already hungry, it looks so yummy!

    I discovered your blog two weeks ago and I can say now that I’m addicted to it! 🙂
    Regards from Spain!

  13. September 18, 2012

    Looks amazing, I can’t wait to try them. Bring on the brunch recipes…I’m a huge fan!

  14. October 5, 2012

    Can vanilla extract be substituted for the vanilla bean paste? I’m not sure where to find that.

    1. October 6, 2012

      Yes! I just like vanilla bean paste because it has a rich vanilla flavor, but vanilla extract is good too!

  15. October 6, 2012

    I used this recipe this morning and it turned out delicious! Thanks so much 🙂

  16. October 22, 2012

    These look to die for! My kids will go nuts for these!
    I would love to have you link up with us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick

  17. October 13, 2014

    what is vanilla bean paste and where do I find it at the grocery store, in what isle?

    1. October 13, 2014

      what is vanilla bean paste and where do I find it in the supermarket,in what isle?

    2. Eden
      October 13, 2014

      Hi Mary! Vanilla bean paste is thicker (and more concentrated) type of vanilla and has little specks of vanilla bean. You can use regular vanilla as well, but I always love using the paste as it has an even stronger taste! I don’t believe you can buy it at the grocery store. I usually buy mine online or at William Sonoma. You can find it here too. Hope that helps!

  18. AK
    October 15, 2014


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