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Prep Time:
10 Minutes
4 to 6
Grill time:
15 Minutes

Grilled French Toast

with Cinnamon Sugar Walnuts

Posted on by Andrea Alden
Grilled French Toast
Serves 4 to 6
Prep Time:
Grill time: 15 Minutes
Grilled French Toast with Cinnamon Sugar Walnuts is the perfect weekend breakfast. Using a sturdy loaf of Italian Style Bread, like COBS Bread Pane di Casa, is ideal. The thin, yet crispy crust holding the fluffiest bread imaginable is superb for grilling directly on your cooking grids. The resulting slightly smoky, sweet, bread-pudding-like texture is what French toast is all about. I added some Cinnamon Sugar Walnuts and then yelled, “Bring on the Maple Syrup”! 
Grill for 3 to 5 minutes per side
Grill for 3 to 5 minutes per side
Top with fresh sugar walnuts
Top with fresh sugar walnuts
And maybe some fruit
And maybe some fruit

Grilled French Toast

Serves: 4 to 6       Total Time: 25 Minutes


  • 8 to 10 slices of Italian style bread, like COBS Bread Pane di Casa, at least ½ an inch thick
  • 4 to 5 large eggs
  • 1 to 1.5 cups of milk
  • 1.5 tsp. of vanilla
  • cinnamon for dusting
  • maple syrup for topping

Cinnamon Sugar Walnuts

  • 1 cup of walnut halves
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch of salt


Step 1
Preheat the grill to between 400°F and 450°F.
Step 2
In a bowl, combine the melted coconut oil, nuts, cinnamon, and sugar. Lay the mixture out in a single layer on a cookie sheet that’s been covered with foil for easy cleanup. Place the nuts over indirect heat to roast while the grill preheats and you assemble the ingredients.
Step 3
Whisk the eggs until they’re completely combined; add the milk, and vanilla, whisking to combine. Place the egg mixture into a flat-bottomed dish, like a pie plate.
Step 4
Once the grill is ready, check on the nuts, if they’re fragrant and the sugar is starting to melt, remove them from the grill to cool. One by one dip the slices bread into the egg mixture on both sides and then place directly onto the grill.
Step 5
Once each slice of bread is on the grill, sprinkle, to taste, with cinnamon. Grill each slice for 2 to 5 minutes per side until there are grill marks and both sides of the bread are slightly crispy.
Step 6
Serve the Grilled French Toast with butter, nuts, and loads of syrup. Bacon too. Don’t forget the bacon!
Drizzle with maple syrup
Drizzle with maple syrup
Keep drizzling
Keep drizzling
Look at that breakfast perfection
Look at that breakfast perfection

Such a simple recipe. Who knew you could make French toast on the grill? I mean, besides me. Grilled French Toast with Cinnamon Sugar Walnuts is a brunch or breakfast treat that will never disappoint. What is your go-to, favorite, make-every-weekend breakfast?

Happy Grilling! 

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