Hawaiian Roll French Toast

10 mins
20 mins
30 mins
French Toast meets Hawaiian Sweet Rolls for the ultimate sweet breakfast combo your tastebuds have ever been introduced to. It takes about 30 minutes to make and it’s both crispy and soft AND fluffy AND guaranteed everyone will love! Finish it off with powdered sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup and Sunday brunch will never be the same again.
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Hawaiian Roll French Toast

French Toast meets Hawaiian Sweet Rolls for the ultimate sweet breakfast combo your tastebuds have EVER been introduced to. It takes about 30 minutes to make and it’s both crispy and soft AND fluffy AND guaranteed everyone will love! Finish it off with powdered sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup and Sunday brunch will never be the same again.

How to Make It

The process for making French Toast is super simple and this recipe doesn’t require more than 7 ingredients and you probably already have most, if not all, on hand.

Now there are two parts to any French Toast recipes: the first is the bread and the second is the custard. The bread gets dipped in the custard and cooked in a pan with a little bit of butter.

So first let’s make the custard. Here is what you need:

  • half and half
  • large eggs
  • brown sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • cinnamon

Add all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk very well until smooth and completely homogenous.

I love using half and half to make my French toast because it’s the perfect middle ground between milk and heavy cream. If you don’t have half-and half, you can replace with whole milk. If you have heavy cream and whole milk on hand, you can add equal parts of both and there you have homemade half and half (hence the name)!

Now for the bread, we’ll be using Hawaiian Sweet Rolls! There is enough custard to make it through about 24 rolls but you don’t have to make that many if you don’t want to.

Now that the bread and custard is ready to go, it’s time to cook it up! All you need is a pan and unsalted butter. Just quickly dip the roll in the custard all around and take it out immediately. If you let it sit in the custard, it will get soggy so just dip and let any excess drip.

Then cook it on a pan with a little bit of butter over medium-low heat until golden brown all around. You’ll have to constantly rotate it so each side is golden and crispy.

Once you’ve made the desired amount, just finish it off with powdered sugar and maple syrup to enjoy!

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Hawaiian Roll French Toast Cubes

French Toast meets Hawaiian Sweet Rolls for the ultimate sweet breakfast combo your tastebuds have EVER been introduced to. It takes about 30 minutes to make and it’s both crispy and soft AND fluffy AND guaranteed everyone will love! Finish it off with powdered sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup and Sunday brunch will never be the same again.

French Toast meets Hawaiian Sweet Rolls for the ultimate sweet breakfast combo your tastebuds have EVER been introduced to. It takes about 30 minutes to make and it’s both crispy and soft AND fluffy AND guaranteed everyone will love! Finish it off with powdered sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup and Sunday brunch will never be the same again.

10 mins
20 mins
30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 or 2 packages of Sweet Hawaiian Rolls (12 to 24 rolls)
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • powdered sugar
  • maple syrup
  • berries optional
  • whipped cream optional

Instructions

  1. To a bowl, make the custard for dipping the bread in. Combine half and half, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Whisk really well until completely smooth and homogenous.
  2. Heat a large pan over medium-low heat. Add a little bit of butter. If the pan is too hot, the butter will burn so make sure it's not too high.
  3. Dip each Hawaiian Roll in the custard quickly and place on the pan. Repeat with a few more until the pan is full but not crowded.
  4. Cook for about 2 minutes, then turn each one over and repeat so every side of the roll gets golden brown and crispy. Take off the pan and repeat with the rest of the Hawaiian Rolls.
  5. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and drizzle maple syrup on top. Optional, serve with berries and whipped cream to enjoy!

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