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Some side with pancakes, others side with waffles, but when French toast is done right, it surpasses its carby competitors. The problem is, French toast is honestly a hassle. Slicing, drying, soaking, and frying all for a bread that still tastes, like well, bread. Here are some French toast recipes that are quick to make and taste even better than the traditional versions.

Baked Pecan Pie French Toast

If you thought you’d seen them all, then you might have to take a second glance at this recipe for Baked Pecan Pie French Toast. The dish is prepped the night before and baked in the morning, perfect for special weekend mornings or holiday brunches. This sweet pecan topping sends this breakfast treat into the dessert category, it’s that delicious. To get the ingredients and instructions, click the link here.

Baked French Toast Sticks

Let your oven do the work with these Baked French Toast Sticks. Brioche bread gets sliced, coated in a classic milk-egg custard, and dosed in an array of warm aromatic spices, brown sugar, and a zest of orange. Dunked into warm maple syrup, these French Toast Sticks are your childhood breakfast treats elevated to a whole new level. To get the recipe, click the link here.

Peaches & Cream French Toast

If the taste of a summer peach alongside a whipped garnish of cream is something you want, then this Peaches and Cream French Toast is the perfect, all-season solution. A custard-soaked bread is the base for canned peaches. Once out of the oven, it gets drizzled with a glaze, creating an ultimate bite of warm-weather fruits any time of the year. To get the recipe, click the link here.

Berry Croissant French Toast Puff

If bread is becoming boring, then swap out your traditional French toast bread with ultra-flaky croissants. This Berry Croissant French Toast Puff is a perfect bite — the zest and berries counter the rich butteriness of the croissants, you’ll definitely want seconds! To get the recipe, click the link here.