Baklava French Toast

September 6, 2012 · 13 comments

in breakfast/brunch,greek,quick and easy

I posted baklava French toast on my blog a long, long time ago. It got a great response and a few people made versions of it on their own blogs, which made me feel super warm and fuzzy inside since at the time I thought my blog was read by about 7 people.

But the post didn’t really have much of a recipe, just a method. And that’s fine, but the picture was also terrible and I wanted to highlight this again, anyway, because I love it.

The basic premise is taking the nut mixture that is found in baklava and sandwiching it between two pieces of eggy bread. I use tsoureki (still had some frozen from Easter), but challah or brioche will work equally well. After a quick egg/milk bath and getting fried on the griddle, the French toast is then topped with a honey-simple syrup mixture prevalent in a lot of Greek desserts.

This is definitely rich and very sweet, so if you like those kinds of breakfasts, this is totally your thing. It’s a great way to get the flavors of baklava without doing all the work—and it’s a good excuse to eat baklava for breakfast.

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Anna September 6, 2012 at 10:58 am

Love this, Elly! Making yiayia proud, no doubt. I want to make tsoureki doughnuts!

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Heather September 6, 2012 at 11:03 am

I missed this the first time you posted this because believe me I would have remembered it! I love baklava and this looks absolutely amazing–just added it to my must make list!

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Cara September 6, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Yum! I hope my family is kind enough to leave me some leftover challah on Rosh Hashanah so I can make this… on second though, I should set some aside before they chow down ;)

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar September 6, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Sweet goodness, this sounds heavenly!

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Brianna September 6, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Omg I’m drooling. What a great idea. I missed your first post so I’m so glad you decided to share it again!

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Kelsey September 6, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Oh heaven!

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Ann P. September 6, 2012 at 10:57 pm

i had the best baklava of my life today, and now all I can think of is baklava!! This post was very timely. :)

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Joanne September 7, 2012 at 5:50 am

I’m pretty sure I’ve never encountered anything baklava-esque that I didn’t absolutely adore! This French toast is most certainly swoon-worthy!

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love cooking September 7, 2012 at 10:17 am

Wow…this looks extremely good. I love something like this, sweet and smell so good. Probably stuff some fruits like peach or avocado in between will be really nice too. :)

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Ashley September 8, 2012 at 5:32 pm

You are my culinary hero right now! I cannot wait to make this! I have so many childhood memories of my Greek side of the family involving baklava. Thank you!

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie September 10, 2012 at 9:52 am

What a fantastic french toast flavor!

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Kelly May 16, 2013 at 8:03 am

This was heavenly and so easy to throw together!

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elly May 16, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Yay! So happy you liked it, Kelly.

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