French Toast Serving Suggestions (18 Delicious Side Dishes)

French toast is one of the best breakfasts to make – right? It’s crispy and soft in all the right places, can be made either sweet or savory, and takes bread to a whole new level.

French Toast Serving Suggestions (18 Delicious Side Dishes)

One of the things that we like most about french toast is how customizable it is. You can choose any side dish to make with it, whether that be eggs, ice cream, powdered sugar, or more.

Today we have 18 delicious serving options to pair with your french toast – guaranteed for the entire family to love.

1. Pancake Syrup

Starting off simple, who doesn’t love some pancake syrup all over their french toast? We can’t get enough. And thanks to this recipe, you will never have to buy it from the store again.

This recipe calls for four ingredients, and you can whip two cups of the syrup up within 10 minutes. When we make it, it only takes us 5 minutes!

It’s sweet yet not sickly, and thick enough to give you that satisfying pour. You can serve french toast with pancake syrup alone, or you could add another side into the mix!

2. Soft And Creamy Scrambled Eggs

French toast goes hand in hand with soft and creamy scrambled eggs. Eggs upon eggs – now what could be better than that?

Serving scrambled eggs with your french toast is an excellent option if you want something savory instead of sweet for breakfast.

Although, if you wanted to make it a little sweeter, why not whip up some pancake syrup, too?

This recipe requires just 15 minutes of your time and three ingredients. You’ll be left with soft eggs that aren’t too dry, yet aren’t too wet.

These are the ideal breakfast combination! Once you learn how to make this recipe, you can use them with anything. Yum!

3. Homemade Whipped Cream

So simple, yet so delicious. We’ve all heard about putting Cool Whip and canned whipped cream on our french toast, but why not go one step further and make a batch of the real stuff?

Homemade whipped cream tastes like luxury in your mouth, and there is no better topping to pair with french toast than this. There are also no unknown ingredients like preservatives, which helps the taste even more.

Many people choose to buy their whipped cream out of convenience. However, we promise that it is so simple to make. It will only take three ingredients and 10 minutes of your time!

4. Creamy Homemade Yogurt

Similar to homemade whipped cream, yogurt is another very popular side dish for french toast. It’s creamy, flavorful, and helps counteract the dryness of the toast.

Have you ever found yourself uninspired by a lot of the yogurt flavors your local store offers? Why not try your hand at making your own!

Yes, yogurt is another side dish that you can make at home. This recipe offers a simple yogurt recipe that you can add as many or as little flavors to as you like.

All you need is two ingredients and some time to master a new recipe – trust us, you’ve never tasted yogurt like homemade before.

5. Smoked Salmon

If you have a little more time in the morning to prepare breakfast and want something fancy with your french toast, then we suggest smoked salmon.

Again, this is something that many of us don’t attempt to cook as it seems too difficult to make.

That’s where you’re wrong!

Smoked salmon is so fun and easy to prepare that you’ll be making it anytime you have a spare 45 minutes.

All you need is six ingredients and an oven. Slice thinly and lay over your french toast, serving with a lemon wedge to sprinkle over. Ta da! A breakfast worthy of being served in a restaurant.

6. Orange Julius

French toast can be on the drier side if you’re serving with dry serving suggestions, which is why you need a drink to wash it all down with.

Orange Julius is a drink as old as time, but have you ever tried to make your own at home? It’s much easier than it sounds – promise!

It’s not quite a milkshake, but not quite a smoothie – we don’t know what to call it, but we know it tastes amazing!

The creaminess will pair well with the french toast while the fruitiness will give your breakfast a fresh feeling.

7. Powdered Sugar

Sometimes less is more, and powdered sugar on top of french toast is an excellent simple topping for those in a rush, or who don’t like to overcomplicate things.

Making powdered sugar at home is incredibly easy. So easy, in fact, that we’re wondering why we’ve ever bought it from the store before!

All you need to do is blend up granulated sugar and cornstarch in a blender for 30 seconds – that’s it.

You’ll be left with soft and fluffy powdered sugar to sprinkle on anything that deserves a little more sweetness.

8. Homemade Peanut Butter

Peanut butter and french toast is a match made in heaven. You can make your own peanut butter at home, too!

This recipe makes a smooth, creamy peanut butter that you’ll have a difficult time saving the leftovers for next time!

Again, this is an incredibly quick and easy recipe, taking just 10 minutes to make your peanut butter. All you need is two ingredients and a food processor.

The great thing about making peanut butter at home is that you can decide how creamy or chunky you want it.

We love smooth peanut butter, but sometimes we’re in the mood for a little crunch! Making your own peanut butter gives you the freedom to choose.

9. Grilled Fruit

Grilled fruit is such a simple side dish for french toast, but it’s also one of the more underrated. Grilled fruit is much better than fresh fruit, and it adds a little warmth to the breakfast.

You can grill any fruit that you fancy, from peaches to watermelon, plums to pineapples.

The entire process will take less than 20 minutes, although might take slightly longer if you’re planning on skewering the fruit to add to the decoration.

The best thing about this topping for french toast is that you can swap and change the fruit every single time you make it. You’ll never get bored!

10. Easy Caramelized Bananas

Bananas and caramel just go together in perfect harmony, don’t they?

It’s like an unspoken rule that bananas work with everything caramel, which makes caramelized bananas such a delicious treat.

These can be used on any breakfast dish, including french toast. You can also make them for dessert with ice cream.

This recipe helps you create crunchy bananas that are soft in the middle, with a super sweet taste that will have you raring to go in the mornings.

We’re getting hungry just thinking about making caramelized bananas!

11. Jam

Jam always packs a punch, which is why we love it for breakfast time. It gives us a boost that has us up and ready for the day!

Flavorful jam also helps give the mellow taste of french toast some more dimension.

You can make your own jam at home, and there are plenty of flavors to test out. Raspberry, strawberry, peach, blueberry – you name it, we bet that you can make a jam out of it.

Making jam at home is also fun, but many people have the misconception that it takes far too long.

However, this recipe only calls for between 40 and 60 minutes of your time. And with the delicious jam you’ll be left with, we think that’s more than worth it!

12. Crispy Bacon

What else can we say, other than crispy bacon is the holy grail of all breakfast foods?

This recipe teaches you how to make perfectly crispy bacon every single time in just 16 minutes and without any other ingredients.

Crispy bacon is the perfect side dish to make with french toast, and tastes amazing with pancake syrup. Give it a try – you will not regret it!

13. Fruit Salad

Not in the mood for grilled fruit? Then make a batch of fresh fruit salad up with any fruit you’re fancying and spoon a large helping all over your french toast.

The wet ingredients for this recipe will help to moisten the french toast, leaving you with a delicious breakfast that isn’t too dry.

You can add anything into a fruit salad – there are no rules! Serve with homemade whipped cream, marshmallows, or even chocolate sauce for a sweeter breakfast!

14. The Very Best Granola

Granola doesn’t sound like it would be the best topping for french toast, but paired with some whipped cream or yogurt, you’ve got yourself a crunchy and satisfying breakfast that is also healthy!

The honey or maple syrup you choose to make it with gives the french toast enough of a sweetness that will leave your sweet tooth satisfied.

The best thing about this recipe is that it yields around 8 cups of granola, so you’ll have plenty of leftovers to serve for the next week!

15. Dalgona Coffee

Dalgona coffee is fluffy, creamy, and perfect. You might have first seen it on TikTok, with people making whipped coffee resembling stiff peaks. It only takes 10 minutes total to make, and four ingredients.

If you enjoy iced coffee, this is definitely one for you to try! The sweetness and strongness of the coffee also pairs well with your french toast. Also, who doesn’t love an excuse to make iced coffee for breakfast?

16. Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict is one of those recipes that you’ll always see in restaurants, but won’t make at home since it’s too much work.

Stop that thought right now! Eggs Benedict is much easier to make than you think, and you can make the hollandaise sauce in a blender to make it even simpler.

This recipe calls for 30 minutes total cooking time and serves four people. If you have a smaller household you could save some and have them the next day, too!

You can either serve eggs benedict with bacon or smoked salmon – both taste amazing with french toast and will have you feeling like you’re eating at a 5-star restaurant.

17. Sausage Links

If you’ve never tried homemade sausages before, you need to get to know them! They are the ideal breakfast food and will leave you wanting more every time… This might be your new favorite recipe to follow!

The best thing about homemade sausages is that you can use whatever spices and flavorings you want, making your perfect sausage.

We like making them as flavorful as possible to counteract the mellow flavor of our french toast!

While these are a little more effort to make, you can prepare plenty of servings and freeze them until you’re ready to cook them.

18. No-Churn Homemade Ice Cream!

We all deserve a treat now and then! Homemade ice cream on french toast sounds like heaven – are you drooling as much as us right now?

Ice cream is another thing that many people don’t tend to make at home since they think they’ll need a churner. Wrong! You can make plenty of variations of this no-churn ice cream today!

What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream? Ours is a banana, but we can never seem to find it in stores! That is why we love this recipe so much, and use it for everything – from french toast to dessert.


Thanks for reading our 18 serving suggestions for french toast! Which are you going to try first?

We love that french toast can be so versatile – everyday can have a different topping! No matter whether you’re a sweet or savory breakfast person, you’re guaranteed to enjoy at least one of these serving suggestions.

For sweet lovers, caramelized bananas or ice cream are always fan favorites. Enjoy more of a savory breakfast? How about sausage links or crispy bacon? Fruit is also always a winner thanks to its freshness.


French Toast Serving Suggestions (18 Delicious Side Dishes)

French Toast Serving Suggestions (18 Delicious Side Dishes)

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18 ideas of how to spice up your french toast and wow your family with new breakfast ideas, both sweet and savory.

Course: Side Dishes
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