May 6, 2013

Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with Berries and Almonds

Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with Berries and Almonds | Fork Knife Swoon

I’m kicking off this week leading up to Mother’s Day with one of our favorite brunch staples: cinnamon-raisin French toast.

During the week our mornings often start at sunrise, and breakfast consists of cereal, oatmeal or some quick scrambled eggs before dashing out the door. When the weekend rolls around, breakfast becomes a much more leisurely, indulgent affair, which mean more creative menus, and time to sit and enjoy reading the news over breakfast and big, foamy cappuccinos.

French toast is one of our weekend faves and this version is super easy to whip up. My recipe takes advantage of flavorful, cinnamon-raisin brioche bread, which needs almost no dressing up. A quick whisking of eggs, almond milk and a splash of cream, and you’re on your way to French toast nirvana in less than fifteen minutes.

I’ll have some more brunch ideas to celebrate the mamas in our lives throughout the week, so check back soon!

Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with Berries and Almonds | Fork Knife Swoon

Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with Berries and Almonds

  • Author: Fork Knife Swoon
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings


An easy, delicious recipe for Cinnamon Raisin French Toast, perfect for Sunday brunch.


  • 8 slices cinnamon raisin brioche (or any cinnamon raisin bread you can find), sliced about 3/4-inch thick
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Beat the eggs together with the almond milk and cream until thoroughly combined.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Melt half of the butter. Meanwhile, soak each piece of bread in the egg mixture for 5-10 seconds. When the butter begins to shimmer, add the bread to the skillet, leaving space between each piece. Cook for 2-3 minutes, each side, until the toast is golden brown.
  3. Place the cooked pieces of toast on a cookie sheet in the oven to stay warm while cooking the remaining pieces. Serve warm with butter, maple syrup, sliced almonds and fresh berries.


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    Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli
    May 11, 2013 at 1:14 am

    Hi there! I just stumbled over here from Kammie’s blog (Sensual Appeal) and I just have to say this is GORGEOUS!! French toast is definitely one of my favorite breakfasts…and cinnamon raisin bread only makes it that much more appealing!

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      May 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      Hi Heather! Thank you for your sweet words! We love love love French toast.

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    May 8, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Nice presentation. I like the blue tablecloth to go with the blueberries. French toast is my favourite go to brunch for those weekend days when we have more bread that eggs.

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      May 9, 2013 at 11:28 am

      Thanks, Genie! French toast is definitely one of our favorites around here…

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    Hari Chandana
    May 7, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Wowwwwwww.. looks so tempting and delicious… Lovely presentation too.. First time here.. Happy to follow your space ๐Ÿ™‚

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      May 8, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      Thank you for stopping by! You are too sweet.