French Toast with Spiced Butter Recipe

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My whole family arrives early on Christmas morning-all of them looking for this delicious French toast with its cinnamon and nutmeg butter. It's easy to make and serve-and always a hit! Children enjoy it as much as my adult guests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 3 servings


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 slices French bread (3/4 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Maple syrup

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 909 calories, 51g fat (28g saturated fat), 397mg cholesterol, 1289mg sodium, 90g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 4g fiber), 23g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Whisk in the milk, sugar and vanilla. Arrange bread in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish; pour egg mixture over top. Turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook bread on both sides until golden brown. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, cream the butter, confectioners' sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg until light and fluffy. Serve French toast with spiced butter and syrup. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as French Toast with Spiced Butter in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2003, p15

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012

"Loved it! I used 1 teaspoon coconut extract and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and I did not make the butter. I did not have the time to refrigerate overnight, and they still turned out delicious."

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