A french toast christmas tree is the perfect breakfast for the Christmas holidays.

Not only is it easy to make, but more importantly, it tastes amazinggg. Cinnamon, vanilla, browned butter and sweet maple syrup on a french toast that’s crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

It doesn’t get any better than this.

french toast christbaum

To turn a normal french toast into a french toast christmas tree, you either need cookie cutters in star shape in different sizes. Or you do it like me and paint three different sized templates on a paper and cut out the toast slices manually with a knife using these templates.

This way you are also a little more flexible with the size.

The toast slices are dipped in a mixture of milk, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon and then fried in butter until golden brown.

If this doesn’t sound like music in your ears I don’t know what would.

🙂

Since this is pretty quick, it’s best to make the french toast christmas tree very fresh before serving.

If you want to save time, you can easily cut out the stars the night before and store them in a covered container overnight.

french toast christbaum

A christmas-y accessorie: FROSTED CRANBERRIES

If you wanna make the frosted cranberries as well (and YES YOU DO! I mean, look how pretty they are!), I recommend doing it at least an hour before you start making the toast or preferably even the night before. They are super easy, but need about an hour to dry out again.

You will need:

  • fresh cranberries
  • water
  • white granulated sugar

Boil water and sugar in equal proportions for a few minutes until the sugar dissolves. This syrup must cool completely. If you’re lucky, there’s snow outside, so it’ll go really quickly. 🙂

The cranberries are briefly bathed in this sugar water. Drain and then roll in granulated sugar. On a baking paper or plate they need about 1 hour until they are completely dry and the sugar is hard again.

french toast christmas tree

The cranberries will keep in an open container for at least a week and make a pretty decoration for all your holiday cakes and desserts. 🙂

The french toast christmas tree is BEST served still warm with a little butter and maple syrup or honey.

french toast christmas tree

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french toast christmas tree
A french toast christmas tree is the perfect breakfast for the Christmas holidays. Not only is it easy to make, but more importantly, it tastes amazinggg. Cinnamon, vanilla, browned butter and sweet maple syrup on a french toast that's crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It doesn't get any better than this.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
christmas tree
Ingredients
french toast
  • 8 slices toast bread or brioche
  • 2 medium organic eggs
  • 2/3 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • butter to fry
frosted cranberries
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • white sugar for covering the cranberries
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
christmas tree
Ingredients
french toast
  • 8 slices toast bread or brioche
  • 2 medium organic eggs
  • 2/3 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • butter to fry
frosted cranberries
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • white sugar for covering the cranberries
french toast christbaum
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Instructions
french toast
  1. Cut out the toast in different sizes of stars. Either with cookie cutters or with a knife.
  2. In a bowl, mix milk, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon.
  3. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Melt a little butter in the pan.
  4. Dip the toast stars completely in the milk and egg mixture. Drain briefly and then place in pan. Fry for about 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Flip and fry for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Starting with the largest star, arrange a "tree" on a plate. Serve the french toast christmas tree still warm with a little butter and maple syrup, honey or / and powdered sugar.
frosted cranberries
  1. Bring water and sugar to a boil in a saucepan. Simmer for approx. 5-8 minutes until the sugar dissolves and it starts to become a syrup consistency. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  2. Pour some refined sugar on a plate.
  3. Dip the cranberries completely in the sugar water. Drain and then roll in the sugar using a fork. Place on a baking sheet or plate lined with parchment paper. Let dry for at least one hour.
  4. The cranberries will keep in an open container for a week.

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