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Carrot Cake French Toast with Maple Cream Cheese
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
27 mins
This decadent breakfast recipe for carrot cake french toast is a great way to use up any leftover carrot cake, but it's also a really good reason to make carrot cake to begin with!
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast/Brunch
Servings: 4 to 6 people
Calories: 491 kcal
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • cups half and half
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 to 12 thick slices carrot cake loaf store-bought, or homemade (¾-inch thick slices)
  • butter to grease the pan
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  1. In a wide and shallow bowl, beat the eggs, half and half, salt, sugar, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  2. Pre-heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. While the pan is heating up, soak the first batch of carrot cake slices. The slices should soak in the batter for about 30 to 60 seconds per side.
  3. Add about 2 teaspoons of butter to the skillet and let it melt. Transfer the carrot cake slices from the batter to the skillet, and cook each side until it is golden brown – about 1 to 2 minutes per side. While each batch of bread is finishing, soak the next batch of carrot cake slices in the batter, and repeat this step until all the carrot cake has been cooked.
  4. While the French toast is cooking, whip the cream cheese with the maple syrup and powdered sugar until it is well combined and spoon-able. Serve the maple cream cheese in a bowl with the French toast so people can put a dollop on their plate along with some maple syrup.
  5. You can hold the finished French toast warm in a 200˚ F oven, but it is better to serve it immediately.
Recipe Notes

This is a dense French toast, but it’s such a nice way to use up any leftover carrot cake.

Nutrition Facts
Carrot Cake French Toast with Maple Cream Cheese
Amount Per Serving (1 of 6 servings)
Calories 491 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 580mg24%
Potassium 279mg8%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 965IU19%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 160mg16%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.