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French Toast Breakfast Board

This French Toast Breakfast Board is made with homemade, fluffy French Toast and all of your favorite breakfast must-haves: bacon, syrup, fresh fruit, scrambled eggs and more!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 (varies)

Ingredients

French Toast

  • 1 loaf French Bread, Challah or thick white bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 4-6 Tbsp. butter

Breakfast board ideas

  • Berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries)
  • Syrup
  • Jams or jellies
  • Butter
  • Bacon and/or sausage
  • Scrambled Eggs or Hard Boiled
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Cinnamon and Sugar
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Whipped Cream

Instructions

For the French Toast

  • Cut bread of choice into thick slices. Bread needs to be dry so either leave the bread overnight uncovered on a baking sheet, or preheat oven to 250°F and toast for 20 minutes, flipping halfway.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs. Then whisk in the milk, vanilla extract, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg until combined and no streaks of egg remain.
  • Drop a piece of the thickly sliced bread into the custard and let sit for 20-30 seconds on each side. Repeat with remaining bread slices.
  • Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the soaked pieces of bread to the pan and cook 3-5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Don’t overcrowd the pan. You will need to work in batches, adding more butter to pan as needed.
  • Place the French toast onto a wire rack on a rimmed baking sheet and place in the oven at 250°F while you cook the remaining French toast.

For the Breakfast Board

  • Select the board you want to build on: this can be a large wood cutting board, a rectangular slate board or a large marble board.
  • Gather small bowls, appetizer forks, spreaders, spoons, etc. for serving
  • Wash and slice fruit(s) being used and gently pat dry.
  • Assemble the board. Remove theFrench toast from the oven and arrange down the middle of the board. Place bacon, fruits, syrups, etc. all around the French toast. It’s a blank canvas, let your creativity flow!
  • Serve immediately and replenish the board as necessary.

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Notes

  • Assemble French toast first and arrange items around it from there.
  • Try not to leave empty spaces. Full in with more fruit, jams, smaller items
  • Time saving tip: Prep the French toast in advance and keep warm in the oven until you are ready to build you board.Have fun with a variety of your favorite breakfast foods to enjoy withFrench toast, the sky is the limit!