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Almond Raspberry French Toast

Almond Raspberry French Toast has thick slices of French or Italian bread covered in crunchy skillet toasted almonds, topped with fresh raspberries, maple syrup, and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. It is easy and quick to make, ready in just 25 minutes. 

Why I love this recipe

This elegant dish makes the perfect romantic breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, or dinner for two. Serve it on Christmas morning or Valentine’s Day to impress your special someone.

Almond Raspberry French Toast on a plate.
Almond Raspberry French Toast

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Ingredients

(amounts are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

3 eggs

half-and-half

sugar

almond extract

pure vanilla extract

thick slices of bread (from a French or Italian loaf)

sliced almonds

raspberries

For frying – Canola oil or butter

For topping – Butter, maple syrup, and powdered sugar (confectioners’ sugar)

Substitutions

You can use heavy cream instead of half-and-half.

Equipment used for this recipe

How to make Almond Raspberry French Toast

Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 – Cut four thick slices on a diagonal from the French or Italian loaf.

Step 3 – In a large shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, sugar, almond extract, and vanilla.

Step 4 – Add the bread to the beaten eggs mixture and turn gently to coat evenly. Let sit until the bread has soaked up some of the egg mixture, about 1 minute.

4 slices of egg soaked bread in a dish

Step 5 – Preheat an electric skillet to 350 degrees F. and lightly oil it. (Or heat a large frying pan over medium heat and lightly oil it.)

Step 6 – Spread the almonds on a plate. Remove one piece of bread from the egg mixture, letting the excess liquid drip back into the bowl. Dip one side of the bread into the almonds. Press gently to help the nuts adhere to the bread, then place on a small ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining slices of bread.

four slices of almond French toast on a baking sheet

Step 7 – Lightly oil a second small baking sheet (or generously spray it with nonstick cooking spray).

Step 8 – Place the bread slices, almond side down, on the hot skillet and cook until the nuts begin to brown about 2 minutes.

Step 9 – Turn the slices over and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 2 minutes more.

four slices of almond French toast cooking in an electric skillet

Step 10 – Move the slices, almond side down, to the lightly oiled baking sheet.

Step 11 – Put the baking sheet with the toast in the oven and bake until the center of the bread is heated through but is still moist about 10 minutes.

Step 12 – Place two pieces of the French toast onto one plate and two pieces onto a second plate, almond side up. Top each with a pat of butter, a handful of raspberries, a drizzle of maple syrup, and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

Almond Raspberry French Toast on a plate.

Pro Tips

​Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.

Recipe FAQs

Should French toast be dipped or soaked?

For this recipe, you want to let the bread sit until the bread has soaked up some of the egg mixture, at least 1 minute or more.

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Yield: Serves 2

Almond Raspberry French Toast

Almond Raspberry French Toast on a plate.

Almond Raspberry French Toast has thick slices of French or Italian bread covered in crunchy skillet toasted almonds, topped with fresh raspberries, maple syrup, and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. It is easy and quick to make, ready in just 25 minutes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 pieces of bread (from a French or Italian loaf)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • For frying - Canola oil or butter
  • For topping - Butter, maple syrup, and powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut four thick slices on a diagonal from the French or Italian loaf.
  3. In a large shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, sugar, almond extract, and vanilla.
  4. Add the bread to the egg mixture and turn gently to coat evenly. Let sit until the bread has soaked up some of the egg mixture, about 1 minute.
  5. Preheat an electric skillet to 350 degrees F. and lightly oil it. (Or heat a large frying pan over medium heat and lightly oil it.)
  6. Spread the almonds on a plate. Remove one piece of bread from the egg mixture, letting the excess liquid drip back into the bowl. Dip one side of the bread into the almonds. Press gently to help the nuts adhere to the bread, then place on an ungreased small baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining slices of bread.
  7. Lightly oil a second small baking sheet (or generously spray it with non-stick spray).
  8. Place the bread slices, almond side down, on the skillet and cook until the nuts begin to brown about 2 minutes.
  9. Turn the slices over and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 2 minutes more.
  10. Move the slices, almond side down, to the lightly oiled baking sheet.
  11. Put the baking sheet with the toast in the oven and bake until the center of the bread is heated through but is still moist about 10 minutes.
  12. Place two pieces of the French toast onto one plate and two pieces onto a second plate, almond side up. Top each with a pat of butter, a handful of raspberries, a drizzle of maple syrup, and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

Notes

  • The nutrition information does not include oil, butter, syrup, and powdered sugar.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 530Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 300mgSodium: 409mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 7gSugar: 15gProtein: 22g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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