King Cake French Toast

King Cake French Toast, Mardi Gras Recipes

Looking for a fun breakfast idea for the Mardi Gras season? You’ve come to the right place! I love King Cake, I love French toast, and I love an excuse to involve sprinkles before noon so I thought, why not come up with a King Cake French Toast. After all, my Brioche French Toast is one of the most popular recipes on The Rose Table.

King Cake French Toast, Mardi Gras Recipes

King Cake French Toast, Mardi Gras Recipes

Is it just me, or do you hear New Orleans jazz looking at these photos? This dish screams Mardi Gras. Here we have cinnamon vanilla french toast topped with a lemony king cake glaze and festive Mardi Gras sprinkles. The glaze is so sweet, you won’t need any maple syrup with this sweet start to your day.

King Cake French Toast, Mardi Gras Recipes
Making the glaze
King Cake French Toast, Mardi Gras Recipes

I’m writing this up for a single serving (though it’s enough glaze for two!) but this can easily be scaled up. If you want to add the traditional king cake baby to a serving, be my guest.

King Cake French Toast, Mardi Gras RecipesKing Cake French Toast
Serves 1
2 slices brioche
1 egg
1 Tbsp milk
1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar
Splash vanilla
Generous dash cinnamon
1 Tbsp butter
Glaze: 1/2 cup+ 2 Tbsp sifted powdered sugar, 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, splash vanilla (makes enough for two servings)
Purple, gold, green sprinkles

  1. Beat egg in a shallow dish. Whisk in milk, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Soak slices of brioche for two minutes. Flip and soak other side for two minutes.
  2. Heat 1 Tbsp butter in a nonstick skillet. Add brioche and cook for two minutes per side over medium heat.
  3. While french toast is cooking, whisk together sifted powered sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla for the glaze.
  4. Stack brioche slices on a plate. Top with glaze (about half will do) and Mardi Gras sprinkles.

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King Cake French Toast, Mardi Gras Recipes

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