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Breakfast and Brunch

Sugar Dusted French Toast Donuts with Peanut Butter Syrup

“I Love you Mommy because you make the goodest donuts!” This is what my 3 year old said passionately while chewing a mouth full of my French toast donuts. This is one of the recipes that blossomed while strolling through Whole Foods a couple days ago. I’ve been wanting to try brioche bread for a while now and finally picked up a good looking loaf at my new favorite place to shop. Talk about melt in your mouth fantastic, it’s light and buttery, almost like little slices of cake.

My little guys are head over heels in love with this recipe and I have to admit so am I. The recipe is as easy as can be, full of fat and will have you singing it’s so good. PLEASE try to find the brioche, it’s key here. No skimping on the cream either. Go all out for this one, trust me it’s worth it.

Sugar Dusted French Toast Donuts with Peanut Butter Maple Syrup

2 Tablespoons butter

½ Cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 eggs, beaten

3 Tablespoons light brown sugar

6 slices Brioche bread, cut into rounds with donut cutter if desired

6 Tablespoons sugar

½ Cup pure maple syrup (or normal pancake syrup if you don’t have the pure)

1 heaping Tablespoon peanut butter

1. Place butter into a large skillet over medium heat to melt. Place cream, vanilla, eggs and brown sugar into a mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined. Dip bread rounds into egg mixture until both sides are well coated and place into hot skillet. Cook for 1-2 minutes per side or until golden brown. Transfer to bowl of sugar and coat both sides in sugar. Place onto serving plate.

2. Warm maple syrup in microwave until warmed, about 30 seconds then stir in peanut butter until smooth. Pour over French toast donuts and enjoy!


We FINALLY got some family pictures done by a cute girl in AZ named Annie Randall. Check her out if you need some nice pictures done, she was fantastic. Have a great start of your week, I’ll be back with some Superbowl Recipes to fire up the game!

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  1. 1
    Kim A says:

    I cannot wait to try these things! Hopefully I’ll be trying them sometime in February!!

  2. 2
    My Sweet & Saucy says:

    What an adorable family photo! Love the recipe too…very creative!

  3. 3
    Donna-FFW says:

    OMG! Holy Moly! Do these ever look super-fantastic. I am sooo ryng these for my children! Thanks for sharing such a fabulous idea!

  4. 4
    carol says:

    Yahoo! French toast in a doughnut AND peanut butter? I don’t wanna get pinched and wake up from this dream…these sound heavenly!
    GREAT family picture, Jenny….your boys are growing up so fast…where does the time go?

  5. 5
    Meg says:

    This is such an amazing recipe! I am sure everyone loves it!

    Beautiful family!

  6. 6
    RecipeGirl says:

    The Flake Family is darling 🙂

    Neat recipe. It’s such a good one for French Toast lovers like me. Sadly, I’m eating healthy right now so I’ll have to save this one for more indulgent times!!

    Hope you’ll enter my Super Bowl recipe contest… you can win a $250 gift card!

  7. 7
    Cristine says:

    What a delicious breakfast!!! And your family is beautiful!

  8. 8
    Nikki says:

    Your family pictures is fantastic. You are beautiful.

  9. 9
    Barbara Bakes says:

    These are too cute! This is a fabulous idea!

  10. 10
    Lisa says:

    Now who wouldn’t want this for breakfast!Adorable picture.

  11. 11
    HoneyB says:

    Don’t our kids just make our hearts swell with so much love you think it will burst? Great looking breakfast – and if its brunch, even better because the calories can’t matter much since your only going to eat 2 meals. ;0)

    Love your family photos Jenny – you have such a good looking family!

  12. 12
    Dawn says:

    Clever indeed! I love brioche, but never in my wildest dream thought to shape them into donuts! Love this decadent breakfast treat.

  13. 13
    Mary Ann says:

    Jenny-You have a beautiful family! These french toast donuts look heavenly. I am sure they would have any child praising you. I am going to have to give them a try. Everybody needs a good full-fat breakfast once in awhile!

  14. 14
    That Girl says:

    What’s better than French toast? DOUGHNUT french toast!!!

  15. 15
    recipes2share says:

    Looks fab & though i can but terrific brioche, I have never managed to successfully make it myself. These donuts will be winners with my kids too!

  16. 16
    penniesonaplatter says:

    GREAT family photo!!!

  17. 17
    Abes and Stace says:

    Wow, my butt feels bigger just looking at them. Probably won’t stop me from making them – they look heavenly!

  18. 18
    Bunny says:

    I want to make brioche so bad but haven’t done it yet. love the donuts!

  19. 19
    Kaitlin says:

    Jenny! Peanut Butter Syrup?! Could it be? That sounds so outrageously good! You have such a nice looking family! Great photo. =)

  20. 20
    Patsyk says:

    Wow! Now that’s a great way to start the day! Yum!

    BTW – congrats on your Blog Award!!!!!!

  21. 21
    Sunshinemom says:

    Congratulations for winning the Best Food Blog – Family/Kids! My first time here and it looks like this is going to be a long stay!!

  22. 22
    Jayne says:

    Hey, Congratulations!!

  23. 23
    Allie says:

    Yum great idea!

  24. 24
    Tasty Trends says:

    those french toast donuts look sooo yummy especially with peanut butter sryup!!!

  25. 25
    Colleen says:

    Wow, I think I need to make these NOW! They look so delicious!

  26. 26
    Aggie says:

    What a beautiful family picture!!

    And these french toast donuts, wow, perfect!

  27. 27
    Katrina says:

    Holy Yum!
    Great family photo!
    Can’t wait to see URS Desserts in a few!

  28. 28
    reddquilter says:

    Love your Blog!
    You really must try the Brioche recipe from the book "5 Minute Bread" by Jeff Hertzberg & Zoe Francois, very, very easy and makes excellent Brioche. Check out their blog–
    My grandkids love the french toast I make with this homemade Brioche.

  29. 29
    PaniniKathy says:

    SO over the top – I love it! Your little guys are definitely lucky to have such a fun, creative mom. Love The Flakes too! 🙂

  30. 30
    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    French toast made with brioche is my favourite! And what a cool idea to make a pb syrup!

  31. 31
    stephchows says:

    looks amazingly delicious!

    On a random side note… my last name is Snow, we would have the best hyphenated name ever 🙂

  32. 32
    The Peanut Butter Boy says:

    What an awesome recipe. I’m a healthy eater myself but these might convert me. Thou shalt not lead to temptation…

  33. 33
    Tartelette says:

    These look wonderful! I had no idea about the food network recipe showdown. I am psyched for you!

  34. 34
    Jaime says:

    what a beautiful family photo!

  35. 35
    Dani Fisher says:

    Delish! Couldn’t find brioche in the 3 different places I tried so the baker suggested egg challah instead and this was fantabulous! I don’t even like french toast but would eat this every morning if I could 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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