For a unique spin on breakfast, why not combine two classics? Muffins and french toast. Made with your favorite muffin mix, we get a fluffy batch of french toast that's packed with flavor in every bite.
We often eat french toast for breakfast and always look for unique ways to make it. From our Sourdough French Toast to our Tortillas French Toast, our Egg White French Toast, and even our English Muffin French Toast, we find new ways to give a spin on a classic.
This recipe was an instant favorite, and it's not hard to see why. With so many possibilities, we can always have a unique and exciting breakfast.
Why This Recipe Works
- Simple ingredients. We use some basic and familiar french toast ingredients, but we also add a packet of muffin mix too.
- It's easy to make. While there is a slight learning curve to trying to dip the bread, after your first slice or two, you will really get the hang of it and be surprised by how easy this recipe is to make.
- It's a cheap way to add flavor. Muffin mix packets are always pretty frugal, so using them to add flavor to the french toast works out well for your budget. Not only that, but the dry mix helps to bind the egg mixture to the bread for fluffy results.
Muffin Mix- Use a package of your favorite flavor of muffin mix for this recipe.
Eggs- Eggs will help to bind this recipe together and give it a stronger french toast experience.
Butter- Adding melted butter will give us a little richer flavor in every slice.
Milk- Add in some milk to get the batter to the right consistency. You can use whole milk, dairy-free milk, etc.
Bread- Use some sliced sandwich bread for this recipe or some sliced french bread for thicker sliced french toast.
For specific quantities, see the recipe card below.
🍽 Equipment Needed
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Check out how to make Muffin Mix French Toast with these simple step-by-step instructions:
Preheat a greased skillet on the stove over medium heat (350F).
Add your eggs to a large shallow pan or pie plate.
Whisk together until well broken.
Add in the remaining ingredients.
Whisk together to combine.
Dip your bread into the batter.
Flip over to coat both sides. Hold the bread above the pie plate to allow some excess batter to drip off.
Place into your prepared skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden.
Flip the bread over and cook the remaining side until finished (another -3 minutes).
Place the french toast onto a plate and keep warm as you continue to cook the remaining slices.
Serve with maple syrup, and enjoy!
Bread: You can use any sliced sandwich bread for this recipe, or you can use a loaf like french bread, slice thick, and then allow to sit and soak in the muffin batter for a minute or so before flipping and then cooking.
You can use any flavored muffin mix for this recipe, so the end results are always different and unique! Use blueberry muffin mix, raspberry muffin mix, or any flavor you already have on hand.
🍴 Recipe Tips
The batter for this french toast can be a bit thick, and the fruit or additions within the mix can often sink to the bottom of the bowl or pan where you rest the bread before cooking.
To combat this, I recommend spooning some of the fallen berries or chocolates (whichever is in your muffin mix) over the top of the bread after flipping it and before lifting it out of the pan. This way, you can get some flavorful pieces on every slice.
You can reheat your french toast on a microwave-safe plate for 1-2 minutes in the microwave (cooked in an even layer, not stacked.)
🥗 Side Dishes
Serve this delicious breakfast recipe up with your favorites like cooked eggs, hashbrowns, bacon or sausage, etc. There are plenty of great options out there, and this recipe can pair with any of them to make a fabulous meal!
⏲️ Make Ahead Instructions
The batter can be made ahead by preparing it and keeping it in an airtight container for up to 2 days in the fridge.
Keep all leftover cooked french toast stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 or 5 days.
You can freeze leftover french toast by laying it flat on a baking sheet and freezing it until solid (about 1-3 hours) and then transferring it to an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
You want to aim for a medium to low heat (about 350F) for french toast. The actual heat temp may vary as not all stoves or griddles run at the same heat. Adjust as needed, but keep in mind it may take one or two slices before finding the right setting for you. You don't want to overcook the outside and undercook the middle.
By keeping your cooked french toast on a wire rack lined baking sheet in a warm oven (set to lowest heat setting) you can keep the french toast warm and crispy while cooking the remaining slices.
Absolutely! This is one of those recipes that does great for meal prep. Feel free to make enough for the week and just reheat as needed. Keep them stored in the fridge and enjoy.
More great breakfast recipes to check out soon
- Small Batch Blueberry Muffins
- Tortilla French Toast
- Bread Pudding (with Hamburger Buns)
- Easy Fluffy Pancakes
Muffin Mix French Toast
- 3 large Eggs ($0.24)
- 1 package (7ounce) Muffin mix, any flavor ($1.08)
- 3 Tablespoons Butter, melted ($0.24)
- ½ cup Milk ($0.08)
- 8 slices Sandwich bread ($0.32)
- Preheat a greased skillet on the stove over medium heat (350F).
- Add your eggs to a large shallow pan or pie plate.
- Whisk together until well broken.
- Add in the remaining ingredients.
- Whisk together to combine.
- Dip your bread into the batter.
- Flip over to coat both sides. Hold the bread above the pie plate to allow some excess batter to drip off.
- Place into your prepared skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden.
- Flip the bread over and cook the remaining side until finished (another -3 minutes).
- Place the french toast onto a plate and keep warm as you continue to cook the remaining slices.
- Serve with maple syrup, and enjoy!