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Panettone French Toast

Panettone French Toast

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 10 min prep
Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min total
Person Icon for Serving Size 2 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 5 ingredients

Panettone turns ordinary French toast into an indulgent holiday breakfast treat. Good-quality bread is essential for great French toast, and panettone — the sweet, rich Italian holiday bread — really ups the ante. Because it...


  • 4 thick slices panettone bread (see Chef Tips)
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup whole milk, or as needed (see Chef Tips)
  • Grated nutmeg, to taste
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons butter
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Nutrition Facts


298 cals


12 g

Saturated Fat

6 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

4 g


33 g


8 g


3 g


15 g


396 mg


  1. Lay the bread slices in one layer in a shallow baking dish.
  2. Break the eggs into a 2-cup measuring jug. Gradually beat in just enough milk, about ¾ cup, to bring the mixture up to a generous 1 cup. Add grated nutmeg and beat well.
  3. Pour the mixture over the panettone slices and let them soak up the liquid. After a couple of minutes, turn the slices over to make sure they are soaked evenly.
  4. Grease a skillet with the butter. Heat over a medium-high flame. When the skillet is hot and the butter is melted and bubbling, place the slices of soaked panettone in the skillet. Gently spoon any leftover egg mixture over the tops of the bread slices as you cook them. When the down-side of the bread is done to a golden brown, flip the slice over and cook until the other side golden, too. Serve immediately.

Chef Tips

To cut the panettone: first cut the loaf in half, top to bottom, then slice. Make the slices around ¾-inch thick. Cut each slice in half to make it easier to handle.

To make this really decadent, use unsweetened evaporated milk instead of whole milk.

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