Baklava French Toast Recipe

Baklava Greek Toast with Cinnamon Honey Syrup

This french toast recipe captures all the loved flavors of baklava--butter, honey, cinnamon, walnuts, and pistachios, with easier preparation and quite a few less calories. 
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Bakalava French Toast
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 399kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey

Ingredients

  • 16 ounce loaf high quality french bread sliced into 3/4 inch thick slices
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk or cream
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup crushed walnuts
  • 1/2 cup crushed pistachios shelled
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare bread dipping station by whisking eggs, vanilla, cream, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, orange zest, and dash of salt in one shallow dish and the nuts in separate shallow dish.
  • Heat skillet over medium heat and melt one tablespoon butter in skillet.
  • Dip the slices of bread into egg mixture,allowing to soak up a bit on both sides. Then place one side of bread into nut mixture, pressing down to crust the bread with the nuts.
  • Place nut-side up in the skillet and repeat with half of the bread slices. Cook the bread for about 5-6 minutes in the skillet, or until bottom is nicely browned. Transfer to baking sheet.
  • Repeat steps with remaining butter and slices of bread.
  • Bake all the slices for 20 minutes, or until nut-side of "Greek" Toast is browned and egg custard is set.
  • While preparing the toast, Make the syrup by simmering the honey, remaining teaspoon of cinnamon, juice of the orange and water over low heat. Let simmer until Greek Toast is ready to serve.
  • Serve the crusted "Greek Toast" with a bit of the Cinnamon Honey Syrup.
Nutrition Facts
Baklava Greek Toast with Cinnamon Honey Syrup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 399 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 130mg 43%
Sodium 661mg 28%
Potassium 264mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 20g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 6.6%
Vitamin C 0.8%
Calcium 8.4%
Iron 18.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.