Gooey, delicious cinnamon glazed donut french toast makes a stale donut into a delicious breakfast that young and old alike will delight in. A twist on a true classic, but made better!
Why you want to try this recipe:
- An easy way to use leftovers, that makes them taste brand new!
- You can do it with almost any flavor donut, making the possibilities endless.
- It’s a delicious recipe, and taste testers never can place exactly what it is that makes it so special and good.
- stale, days old glazed donuts
- heavy cream
While I wouldn’t necessarily do a lot of substitutions for this recipe, you can adjust accordingly. We just really like how these come out this exact way, but here are some ideas.
You can sub out the glazed donuts in the recipe for any kind of traditional flavored donut.
I would stick to ones that don’t have frosting on them but I would imagine that could work as well.
No substitutions here, you definitely need the egg to help it all come together.
Note: I would imagine that you could use an egg substitute product but we haven’t tested it that way, so no promises.
You could totally use other spices – nutmeg or ginger in the winter, pumpkin spice in the fall.
We have tried five spice and cinnamon and it was amazing!
While I strongly recommend the heavy cream for it’s thickness and the richness it adds, a good substitute is half and half. If in a pinch, you could go ahead and use milk.
Why Use Donuts?
Let’s face it, our eyes are often bigger than our stomach and a baker’s dozen donuts might actually wind up being too much for us.
I’m sure I am not the only one on the planet who winds up with stale donuts on day 2 or 3.
I hate to throw things away, but even sometimes trying the tricks to revive them, simply don’t work.
So why not use them in a new and creative, yet totally delicious way?
How about Cinnamon Glazed Donut French Toast. Yes, you read that right.
It only requires a handful of ingredients and while I’m sure you could technically use fresh donuts, stale is best, just as stale bread is best for regular french toast.
Cinnamon Glazed Donut French Toast makes breakfast fun and unique. Our family adores these and it’s a great way to use up your leftover donuts.
You know the ones. The dry, stale donuts that sit in the box until somebody notices and tries to think of where to throw out that giant box of not delicious donuts anymore. They just sit.
Well, guess what? They don’t have to anymore.
It doesn’t matter if they are Krispy Kreme, Dunkin Donuts or your local grocery bakery, any day old or more donut is gonna do just fine.
More Fall Recipes
Cranberry Pecan Coffee Cake
Ginger Pear Muffins
Spiced Coffee Toffee Bread
Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage and Apples
Fig and Brie Grilled Cheese
Java Beef Flatbread Pizza
Pecan Crusted Chicken Cutlets with Pears
Tuna Pot Pie
Caramel Pecan Cookie Sticks
Chocolate Cappuccino Biscotti with Pecans
Cinnamon Maple Pecan Cookies
Irish Apple Cake
Pecan Pie Bars
Pumpkin Bundts with Brown Butter Glaze and Candied Pecans
Vegan Coffee Layer Cake
Recipe for Cinnamon Glazed Donut French Toast
Cinnamon Glazed Donut French Toast
- 3 three day-old glazed donuts sliced in half lengthwise (like a bagel)
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ cup heavy cream
- In a small bowl, beat egg, heavy cream, vanilla extract and cinnamon together until light and frothy.
- Dip each slice of donut into the egg mixture for a couple of seconds, coating the whole thing. Be careful not to leave it in more than just a second or two, or you'll wind up with really soggy donut that is difficult to place down because it will fall apart.
- Cook donut slices on lightly greased nonstick griddle or skillet on medium heat until golden on both sides.
- Serve hot with syrup or honey.