Pain perdu aux fraises

Strawberry French Toasts

  • Author: Delphine Fortin
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 8 slices 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: French recipes


French toasts for breakfast is always a good idea: I like them fluffy and buttery, topped with fresh berries, whipped cream and a drizzle of maple syrup.



For the French toasts:

  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) milk (semi-skimmed or whole milk)
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 8 thick slices white bread (1 1/2 inch thick)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter or non stick cooking spray for greasing the pan/griddle

For the strawberries:

  • 5 cup (150g) strawberries
  • 1/2 lemon (juice+ zest)
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • A handful fresh mint leaves

To serve:

  • Whipped cream
  • Maple syrup


  1. Preheat a griddle or a large skillet over medium-low eat.
  2. In a small shallow dish, whisk together the eggs, milk, melted butter, vanilla extract, sugar and cinnamon, until well combined.
  3. Grease the griddle or frying pan with some butter.
  4. Place bread into batter to coat one side. Flip over and repeat with the other side.
  5. Place on the heated griddle/frying pan and fry for about 1-2 minutes, until golden brown, then flip and fry the second slice until golden.
  6. Repeat with the remaining slices of bread, adding butter or cooking spray to the griddle/skillet if needed.
  7. For the strawberries: slice strawberries and place them in a shallow dish. Cover with lemon juice, add the lemon zest, sprinkle some sugar and add the fresh mint leaves. Mix carefully.
  8. Serve the French toasts immediately with the strawberries, and accompany with whipped cream, maple syrup and fresh mint.