Irish Soda Bread French Toast

This Irish soda bread French toast is toasted until browned and topped with powdered sugar and fresh berries. Say hello to breakfast! You’re gonna love it!

This Irish soda bread French toast is toasted until browned and topped with powdered sugar and fresh berries. Say hello to breakfast! You're gonna love it!

I ordered 6 boxes of Girl Scout cookies.

SIX. BOXES.

Whyyyyyyyyy would I do this to myself? Also as much as I love the classic Thin Mint and Samoas my two favorites are Tagalongs (hellooooo peanut butter AND chocolate!) and Savannah Smiles. If you have never had the second cookie it’s basically a crumbly shortbread cookie packed with TONS of lemon flavor and then covered in powdered sugar. It’s the type of cookie I want to eat with coffee….for breakfast. I know. I shouldn’t eat sweets for breakfast but sometimes I can’t resist it. If you’re not a fan of cookies for breakfast you could always go for a little French toast. And if you’re feeling pretty St. Patrick’s Day festive you take that French toast and give it an Irish twist by using Irish soda bread.

Heck. Yes. 

This Irish soda bread French toast is toasted until browned and topped with powdered sugar and fresh berries. Say hello to breakfast! You're gonna love it!

Usually when I buy soda bread I just slice it, toast it, slather it in butter and then eat it so fast it’s as if I’m scared someone will steal it off my plate. However, this time around I wanted to do something a little different with my bread. I decided to turn it into Irish soda bread French toast. If you’re feeling fancy you can even put in some Jameson with egg batter but it’s totally optional.

Optional meaning – if you were me you would not read this as optional. You would dump it in and go about your day happily knowing you starting your morning with Irish whiskey.

This Irish soda bread French toast is toasted until browned and topped with powdered sugar and fresh berries. Say hello to breakfast! You're gonna love it!

Looking for more tasty French toast recipes? Try my pistachio crusted angel food cake French toast, raspberry amaretto croissant French toast or my espresso angel food cake French cake.

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Irish Soda Bread French Toast

This Irish soda bread French toast is toasted until browned and topped with powdered sugar and fresh berries. Say hello to breakfast! You're gonna love it!

Yield: 2-4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf store bought raisin Irish soda bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Jameson Irish whiskey, optional
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Unsalted butter
  • Maple syrup, for topping
  • Powdered sugar, for topping
  • Fresh berries, for topping

Directions:

Sliced Irish soda bread into 1 inch thick slices and set aside.

In a shallow dish whisk together eggs, half and half, sugar, Jameson Irish whiskey (if using), vanilla bean paste and cinnamon.

Melt about 1 tablespoon butter in a 12 inch pan over medium heat.

Dip the sliced Irish soda bread into the cream mixture and add to the hot pan with melted butter. Cook until both sides are golden brown.

Continue cooking (adding more unsalted butter to the pan if needed) until all the French toast has been cooked.

Top with maple syrup, powdered sugar and berries if desired.

This Irish soda bread French toast is toasted until browned and topped with powdered sugar and fresh berries. Say hello to breakfast! You're gonna love it!

22 Responses to “Irish Soda Bread French Toast”

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — March 14, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Love that you turned irish soda bread into french toast! Brilliant! Oh, and I”ll share all those Girl Scout Cookies with you 😉

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    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious — March 14, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Very clever repurposing of Irish Soda Bread. Well done!

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    Amanda | The Chunky Chef — March 14, 2016 at 11:33 am

    I love this version of Irish soda bread! Beautiful matte photos too 🙂

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — March 14, 2016 at 11:39 am

    I so wish I had this over salad today!! And no shame with the Girl Guide cookies… I am totally going to do the same!

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    Katrina — March 14, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Definitely the perfect use for soda bread! This sounds so wonderful!

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    Brenda@SugarfreeMom — March 14, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Super smart idea if you’ve got left over Irish soda bread after St.Patty’s! Heck even if I don’t have left over and just buy it to make this recipe, my kids would love it!

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    Stephanie — March 14, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    This is such a good idea! Who could resist this french toast??

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    Lauren Kelly Nutrition — March 14, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    You are an absolute GENIUS! This is such a great idea. And I love girl scout cookies too 🙂

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    Lora @savoringitaly — March 14, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    There is always soda bread around here the month of March. I just baked two loaves this weekend and ended up giving most of it away. I should have saved some to make this lovely French toast!!

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    The Food Hunter — March 14, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    I wish it was breakfast all over again.

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    Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie — March 14, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    I love it

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    Justine | Cooking and Beer — March 14, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Is it soooo horrible that I have never had Irish soda bread?! I’m so ashamed to admit it, but I think I need to jump on this bandwagon just so I can try this french toast!

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet — March 14, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    What an awesome and original idea, love it! I’ve never been overly crazy about Irish soda bread, but served up like this and drizzled with syrup, I’ve no doubt I’d love it – gotta try this, thanks!

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    heather @french press — March 15, 2016 at 10:00 am

    I make a huge loaf of soda bread every year for st patty’s day, and we always end up with leftovers, why did I never think to turn it into french toast. maybe this year I need to make two loaves!!

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    Kirsten / Comfortably Domestic — March 15, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    1. Cookies are totally a legit breakfast. 2. I’ll happily hoover french toast in any form for breakfast in place of (or in addition to) the cookies.

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    Des @ Life's Ambrosia — March 15, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    What a great way to start the day! And I LOVE the berries. So ready for all things berry.

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    Tori — March 16, 2016 at 4:51 am

    Super yum! Love this!

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    Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) — March 16, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Please don’t ask how many boxes of Girl Scout cookies I bought! As for this French toast — GENIUS!

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    Rose | The Clean Dish — March 16, 2016 at 7:33 am

    The first time I lived had Soda bread was when I was living in Ireland and I wasn’t a fan at all! It grew on me, though, and I’m totally in love with this french toast version of it. Brilliant idea!!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — March 16, 2016 at 8:48 am

    This time of the year, its perfectly acceptable to have Jamesons for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Not to mention snacks. I’m all about your Irish soda bread french toast.

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — March 22, 2016 at 11:11 am

    I need to come to your house for breakfast, love this french toast! And what a great use of some leftover bread!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — March 29, 2016 at 10:07 am

    The first thing I eat after waking up is some leftover sweets. If I’m going to eat them, why not start off my day with them and make it a happy day? 🙂 This French toast looks incredible! I definitely need to up my French toast game.

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