Extra Bread? Put These Speciality French Toast Recipes On The Menu

It can be hard to guess how much bread to order for your restaurant on any given day. On days that you end up with a lot of extra loaves, you’ll need a way to get rid of them — and these specialty French toast recipes are the perfect solution. It does not matter if the bread is a bit stale (in fact, it’s even better that way.) These French toast recipes will use up your extra bread and leave your customers super satisfied.

Lemon Poppyseed French Toast

The light lemon flavor of this French toast appeals to an array of tastes. It’s also an easy option, since you just let the bread slices soak and fry them to order.


  • 12 thick slices of French or Italian bread
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dried poppy seeds


Whisk together the eggs, cream, lemon extract, lemon peel, white sugar and poppy seeds. Lay the slices of bread out in a single layer in a baking pan or plastic marinating tub. Pour the egg mixture over them, and turn the bread over to ensure it’s evenly coated. Place the bread in the fridge, and let it sit for at least 20 minutes.

When a customer orders this French toast, heat up a griddle with a little butter. Place the toast on the medium-hot griddle, and cook for about 3 minutes per side or until firm and golden brown. The remaining slices can be left in the fridge until you need them — for up to 4 hours.

Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast

This decadent French toast is almost more of a dessert than a breakfast item. The creamy peanut butter filling will leave customers in awe.


  • 12 thick slices of French or Italian bread
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream


Whisk together the eggs, vanilla, sugar, milk and cinnamon. Lay the bread slices out in a baking pan and pour the eggs over them, turning to coat. Place the bread in the refrigerator. It can remain there until you need it — for up to 4 hours.

While the bread soaks up the egg mixture, combine the peanut butter, powdered sugar, cream and cream cheese. Beat well to make a smooth filling.

When a customer orders this French toast, place two slices on a buttered, heated griddle. Grill for 3 minutes, and flip over. Then, spread 2 tablespoons of the peanut butter mixture onto the grilled side of one piece of French toast. When both pieces of toast are fully cooked, put the second slice on top of the peanut-butter topped one. Transfer to a plate, and serve. If you need to alter your bread orders, contact a bread delivery business in your area.