Coffee and Cinnamon French Toast

Cinnamon French Toast with whipped cream with sliced bananas, hazelnuts, coffee and maple syrup

A true gourmet french toast, our version is flavoured with coffee and cinnamon, fried to golden perfection and topped with homemade whipped cream, sliced bananas, and crushed hazelnuts

  • Author: Chef Sous Chef
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Category: food and drink, brunch, breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: North American


  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup coffee, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 8 slices thick-cut bread
  • butter
  • whipped cream, for serving
  • banana slices, for serving
  • chopped hazelnuts, for serving


No. 1 | In a medium or large shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, coffee, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and a pinch of salt.

No. 2 | One slice at a time, soak the bread in the eggs for about 20 to 30 seconds per side. Set them aside on a plate or wire rack while repeating with remaining bread.

No. 3 | Place a heavy skillet on medium heat. Melt 2 to 3 teaspoons of butter in the pan and fry one or two pieces of the french toast until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Set cooked french toast aside in a warm oven or microwave while cooking the rest.

No. 4 | To serve, top the french toast with a dollop of whipped cream, sliced bananas, a drizzle of maple syrup, and a sprinkling of crushed hazelnuts.


  • A rich bread such as brioche or challah is best for this recipe, but use any of your favourite bread.

Keywords: coffee french toast, brunch ideas, cinnamon french toast