Hot Honey French Toast

hot honey French toast top view on a flowery plate

French toast doesn’t have to be drenched in syrup and covered in icing sugar. If you’re fed up of French toast that feels like a dessert, and want something a bit more grown up, this hot honey French toast is for you!

I love the way that French toast is so quick and easy to make. It’s a cooked breakfast without any unnecessary faff. And this version. – with hot honey – is absolutely delicious.

It uses just four ingredients – olive oil, bread, eggs and hot honey. It takes less than 10 minutes. It’s the perfect breakfast (it also makes an amazing quick supper – have a simple salad on the side if you feel the need for some veggies).

Ingredients, Substitutions and Variations

  • Olive oil– to cook your French toast in. You could also use butter.
  • Bread – I used sourdough for mine. I think sourdough is great for French toast because it has integrity- it holds its texture. However, you could use any sliced bread.
  • Eggs – you want medium or large fresh eggs.
  • Hot honey – any hot honey will be great, use your favourite one. If you don’t fancy spice, you could use a normal honey.

Top Tips

  1. Soak well

    You want the bread to soak up as much of that beaten egg as possible, so use a large enough bowl to fit the bread in and press down to get plenty of egg on there.

  2. Don’t overcook

    When the toast is golden on each side, it’s done. Don’t worry about leaving it to cook the egg in the middle – it will have plenty of time to cook through.

  3. Leftover egg

    You may have leftover egg. If you do, you can save it in the fridge for the next day. Either make for French toast or fry it up into an omelette.

hot honey French toast top view on a flowery plate

Hot Honey French Toast

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Harriet Young
Ready in 10 minutes, this hot honey French toast makes the perfect breakfast or supper.
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Servings 1 person


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 tsp hot honey


  • Crack the eggs into a bowl. Add salt and pepper, then beat with a fork until combined.
  • Place the pieces of bread into the egg (you may need to do this one at a time depending on the size of your bowl). Let them soak up the egg for 30 seconds, then turn them over and do the same on the other side.
  • Put the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the bread, and let them cook for 2 minutes on one side until golden. Flip and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Place the toast on a plate and drizzle over the hot honey. Enjoy!
Keyword 15 minutes, breakfast, brunch, eggs

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5 responses to “Hot Honey French Toast”

  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely loved your French Toast recipe. First time I had hot honey with it too! Delicious 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I love hot honey and never thought of topping French Toast with it, totally delicious! Thanks so much!

  3. 5 stars
    I love the big flavor from the hot honey with this french toast! So good.

  4. 5 stars
    Great recipe, adding these to my list now. Thanks for sharing

  5. 5 stars
    Loved this new way of preparing French toast. The hot honey was the perfect touch!

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