Hot Cross Bun French Toast Recipe

This super quick hot cross bun French toast recipe is the perfect leftover hot cross bun recipe for your post-Easter breakfast or brunch.

As with any French toast, using the buns when they're a little stale is the best because their dry texture soaks up the egg mixture more easily. This creates the moistest, fluffiest hot cross bun French toast.

You can serve your hot cross bun French toast with your favourite syrups and sides. Here, I've served them sandwiched with some frozen yoghurt, along with some berries and maple syrup.

You can also see me make this on my YouTube channel:

Ready? Let's go.

(Serves 2.)


2 hot cross buns (a little stale and dry is better)
2 eggs
A splash of milk
A little vegetable oil
Your favourite toppings and sides


1. Slice your buns in half and set aside.

2. Beat the eggs with a little milk to thin out the mixture, and place the mixture in a wide bowl or tray.

3. Dip the hot cross buns in the egg mixture, first on the outside then with the inside 'cut' surface facing down. Leave the buns cut-side-down in the mixture for about five minutes to let them soak.

4. Heat the oil in a large pan on a medium heat, and cook the soaked buns outside surface-side-down for two minutes.

5. Flip the buns so they're cut-side-down, cover, lower the heat and cook gently for a further five minutes.

6. Serve warm with your favourite toppings for breakfast, brunch, dessert, or whenever takes your fancy.

Enjoy, and have fun.


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