French Toast Cubes

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Cutting a loaf of bread into cubes rather than slices turns French toast into bite-size finger food. Try this technique with any type of artisan bread, including those with fruit or nuts.

French Toast Cubes
Photo: Kelsey Hansen
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 1 pound unsliced round loaf artisan-style country white bread, cut into 2-inch cubes

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 3 - 4 tablespoon butter

  • Honey

  • Mascarpone Whipped Cream and/or fresh berries (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large bowl whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Add bread cubes; toss. Let stand 5 minutes.

  2. In a shallow dish stir together the sugar and cinnamon.

  3. In a 10-inch skillet melt 2 Tbsp. of the butter over medium. Remove a few bread cubes from the egg mixture, allowing excess to drip off. Add to skillet. Cook 3 minutes per batch,* turning to cook evenly until golden. Using tongs, immediately transfer bread cubes to cinnamon-sugar mixture and roll to coat. Repeat with remaining bread cubes, adding more butter to skillet as needed. Serve immediately with honey and, if you like, Mascarpone Whipped Cream and/or berries. Serves 6.

Mascarpone Whipped Cream

In a large chilled bowl beat together 1 cup heavy cream, 1/4 cup mascarpone, and 2 Tbsp. honey with a mixer just until stiff peaks form.

Tips

To keep finished French Toast Cubes warm while you cook remaining batches, place on a 15×10-inch baking pan in a 200°F oven.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

425 Calories
11g Fat
72g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 425
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Sodium 648mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 114mg 2%
Folate, total 18.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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