Hawaiian Roll French Toast

Hawaiian Roll French Toast Recipe – a delicious twist on a classic breakfast recipe! Sweet Hawaiian rolls soaked in egg custard and cooked until crispy in a skillet. Effortless to make it tastes amazing! Hawaiian rolls, eggs, heavy cream, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, and butter. Can make in advance and freeze for a quick breakfast later.

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Sweet Hawaiian Bread French Toast

This Hawaiian Roll French Toast has quickly become our go-to recipe for making french toast! OMG! It is super delicious! I love Hawaiian rolls and you really can’t beat them soak in a quick egg custard and grilled in butter and slathered in maple syrup. This makes a great weekday breakfast and is perfect for lazy weekends and overnight guests. Add this easy breakfast recipe to your menu. It is sure to become a family favorite!

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How to Make Hawaiian Roll French Toast

This dish is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, heavy whipping cream, ground cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Dip each roll into the egg mixture, making sure to cover all sides. Place the rolls into the skillet and cook until golden brown on all sides. Remove the rolls from the pan. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls.
    • Martin’s also makes sweet bread rolls.
    • There is no need to slice the rolls. Just separate them into individual rolls.
  • You can use low-fat milk, whole milk, half-and-half, or heavy whipping cream.
  • Don’t let the rolls sit in the egg mixture too long or the bread will be soggy. Give them a quick dip on all sides and put them in the skillet.
    • I like to poke a few holes in each roll with a fork before dipping them into the custard mixture.
  • Feel free to mix up the spices in the custard mixture. 
    • Pumpkin spice, nutmeg, allspice, or cardamom are all delicious! 
    • Try adding a pinch of salt for extra flavor.
  • If making a large batch of French toast, keep the rolls warm in the oven.
  • Can French toast be frozen? Yes. Cook the buns and cool completely. Transfer them to a freezer bag and place in the freezer for up to 3 months.
    • Reheat in the microwave.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
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What to Serve with French Toast

We like to serve this French toast with a dusting of powdered sugar, maple syrup, and fresh berries. Cook up some scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese grits, and you are set! 

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Hawaiian Roll French Toast

Yield: 12 rolls
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Hawaiian Roll French Toast Recipe – a delicious twist on a classic breakfast recipe! Sweet Hawaiian rolls soaked in egg custard and cooked until crispy in a skillet. Effortless to make it tastes amazing! Hawaiian rolls, eggs, heavy cream, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and butter. Can make in advance and freeze for a quick breakfast later.

Ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 (12-count) package Hawaiian Rolls

Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon.
  • Melt butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Poke a few holes in the bottom of each roll with a fork. Quickly dunk rolls into the egg mixture, coating on all sides.
  • Place the rolls into the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes on each side, until golden brown.

Notes:

  • I use King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls.
    • Martin’s also makes sweet bread rolls.
    • There is no need to slice the rolls. Just separate them into individual rolls.
  • I use whole milk. You can use low-fat milk, half-and-half or heavy whipping cream.
  • Don’t let the rolls sit in the egg mixture too long or the bread will be soggy. Give them a quick dip on all sides and put them in the skillet.
    • I like to poke a few holes in each roll with a fork before dipping them into the custard mixture.
  • Feel free to mix up the spices in the custard mixture. 
    • Pumpkin spice, nutmeg, allspice, or cardamom are all delicious! 
    • Try adding a pinch of salt for extra flavor.
  • If making a large batch of French toast, keep the rolls warm in the oven.
  • Can French toast be frozen? Yes. Cook the buns and cool completely. Transfer them to a freezer bag and place in the freezer for up to 3 months.
    • Reheat in the microwave.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Steph

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    1. I haven’t tested this recipe in the air fryer, so I can not say. If you try it, let us know how it turns out.

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