French Toast Egg-in-a-hole

Perfect for a special holiday breakfast, yet easy enough for a weekday! This French Toast Egg-in-a-hole will have your family asking for more! 

French Toast Egg in a Hole

I found the inspiration for this recipe at It’s Yummy to My Tummy and as we do here added a little flair to her Toad in a Hole recipe and came up with this French Toast Egg-in-a-hole.

I’ve been wanting to make an egg-in-a-hole for breakfast for a long time but just wasn’t enthused enough with the whole concept until I suggested that instead of plain toast we try a French Toast version and then she added a little flair and suggested using a little Vanilla Caramel Creme Coffee Creamer in place of the milk we normally use…and what a difference it made!

french-toast Egg in a Hole

After a few trial runs to figure out the best process and combinations I declare this French Toast Egg-in-a-hole is awesome. Once I got the process down it was a snap to make, any cookie cutter shape works well, a simple circle or an animal shape for the kids or you could surprise your Valentine and start the day with a sweet breakfast with a heart shape. All that’s needed is a little imagination.

French Toast Egg-in-a-hole
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A quick and delicious breakfast treat.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 6 servings
  • French Toast Batter
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ to 1 cup vanilla caramel creme coffee creamer
  • Egg-in-a-hole
  • bread- any will work
  • eggs for hole
  • toppings of your choice- we recommend syrup!
  1. Whisk together 1 large egg and ½ to 1 cup creamer
  2. Dip bread into mixture and coat on both sides
  3. Place on 325 degree F griddle
  4. Cut and remove the center
  5. Add an egg and cook until browned
  6. Flip and finish cooking until browned
  7. Serve with syrup



  1. It's fun how the simplest meals can be the most flavorful. We love toad-in-the-hole. We fight over the circles, so we can put homemade jam on them. Welcome to the SRC Club!
  2. What a clever idea. Love it.. visiting from SRC
  3. So pretty, and yummy sounding, too. Great SRC choice. Will have to try this recipe out! Vivian thiele recently posted..Secret Recipe Club: Living Lou's Chicken WingsMy Profile
  4. *facepalm* Cookie cutter. Duh! THAT'S what I should be using instead of meticulously trying to cut each slice of bread with a knife. My next round of eggs in a frame will be far, far quicker! Thanks for sharing. Dan recently posted..Secret Recipe Club: Ginger ChickenMy Profile
  5. This sound really delicious :-) All the best, Birthe
  6. We call these eggs in a basket. My husband loves them. Jeanie recently posted..Spicy Crock Pot Dal MasalaMy Profile
  7. Yeah! What a wonderful choice from my site, glad you jazzed it up a bit for your liking :-) it is such a basic staple recipe that we love here, breakfast, lunch or supper! Welcome to the SRC and check out my choice for the No knead bread which makes wonderful eggs in a hole as well! :-) -thanks, Heather Heather recently posted..No Knead BreadMy Profile
  8. French toast toad in a hole...Brilliant! Welcome to the club. If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Group 'A' SRC entry: Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites Lisa~~ Cook Lisa Cook Lisa~~ recently posted..Double Chocolate Meyer Lemon Mousse CakeMy Profile
  9. Welcome to SRC! I love toad in a hole, making it with french toast sounds like a match made in heaven! Jo recently posted..Asian Meatballs with Hoisin Lime SauceMy Profile
  10. smile, this makes me think of my first house in college. we had a gas stove and my roommate had never used a gas stove, couldn't figure out how to turn the burners on except for on full blast. her first cooking attempt was toad in a hole, needless to say it burned terribly. memories:) Sarah recently posted..PB&J MuffinsMy Profile
  11. Hi Liz, Your French Toast Egg In A Hole looks awesome, we just love a breakfast like this. This is a great post! So glad you liked the Chili post, it was so good! It is fun cooking with you in SRC! Miz Helen SRC #7 Miz Helen recently posted..Slow Cooker ChiliMy Profile
  12. What a cute idea using a heart cookie cutter to make this. Great pick for SRC - like the French toast idea for this kid friendly breakfast idea. Jeanette recently posted..Indonesian Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe – Nasi Goreng {Secret Recipe Club}My Profile
  13. This looks great. Easy and fun and I love Vanilla Caramel Creme Coffee Creamer! I'm in the SRC, too. Fun getting to see everyone's creations!
  14. What a fun, fun recipe. Stopping by from SRC! So nice to meet you! Julie recently posted..Patisio - Secret Recipe ClubMy Profile
  15. So cute! I make a grilled cheese version (to DIE for!) welcome to SRC! I'd love if you'd also check out my other site February is oranges month so if you have any orange recipes, please link up! We'd love to have you! Betsy recently posted..SRC: Basil Lime CookiesMy Profile
  16. Love the heart shape you used. Will probably try it tomorrow for V-day brekkie. Trisha recently posted..SRC - Oatmeal Raisin CookiesMy Profile
  17. Welcome to SRC! What a fun idea--I never would have thought of something like this but sounds delicious. coll recently posted..Broccoli, Ham and Cheese Quiche with Potato CrustMy Profile
  18. I love Eggs in a Hole. You've just upped them to the next level! I love the idea of making it into french toast, and using coffee creamer? Genius! Thanks! Double Dipped Life recently posted..White Chicken and Veggie LasagnaMy Profile
  19. I've always wanted to do this! Love the idea of French Toast. EGG-cellent SRC choice!
  20. One of my favorite things for breakfast! Angie @ Bigbearswife recently posted..Homemade Spaghetti-OsMy Profile
  21. Oh my! Oh my! What a brilliant idea!!! TWO of my most favorite breakfast foods in ONE...just brilliant! I know what we are having for DINNER tonight! Many thanks for such a great creation! I loved finding your blog as I too am from the SRC - I am in group D. :-) Avril recently posted..Homemade Chocolate SauceMy Profile
  22. OMG that looks good. French toast is my favorite!9 I need to make this immediately.
  23. I love cooking & using flavored coffee creamers for more then just your coffee! And here I thought It was my best kept ;) - Great recipe!
  24. We call this "toad in a hole" but not sure why. My MIL calls it "s--t on a shingle"--lol! But this French toast version is the bomb--can't believe I never thought of it. Love that it uses creamer instead of milk, too-brilliant!
  25. Phyllis says:
    Under ingredients the recipe should call for 2 eggs, not one.When I open the refrigerator to prepare the dish, I want to take out as many eggs as I need beforehand. (I only make one at a time, its very filling) :)
    • The ingredient list is broken down, 1 list for the french toast batter and 1 list for the eggs in a hole - that way in case you don't want to put the egg inside you can just make the french toast
  26. Lisa Flores says:
    Wow I would have never thought to make french toast out of the "egg in a frame" as we call them here in my home. Brilliant idea to use creamer and now I have a meal for breakfast for dinner this week. Thanks so much! :)
  27. Should I use the cookie cutter on the bread before dunking? Or while on the griddle? Thx!!!! My family will love this


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