Panettone French toast recipe

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Panettone French toast is a great way of using up your Panettone from Christmas or a special occasion - sweet and moreish

Panettone French toast
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Cost RangeCheap

Panettone is a traditional Italian bread usually sold at Christmas. This recipe is ideal for using up those last slices that have been left over and are too dry to eat. A quick breakfast dish that will be a hit with all the family. It’s a great way of using up leftovers and is perfect for sharing too.

How about serving this dish as a mouth-watering treat for brunch? You could serve with custard for dessert or drizzle with maple syrup for breakfast – sweet, delicious and moreish too.

Why not have a go at making your own panettone from scratch using Gino D'Acampo's panettone classico recipe - it'll be a real crowd pleaser and you probably won't have any leftovers!


  • 3 eggs
  • 200ml whole milk
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 thick slices dry panettone
  • butter and vegetable oil for frying
  • To serve: icing sugar and fresh strawberries




  1. Put the eggs, milk, vanilla, extract, cinnamon and salt into a bowl and whisk well together.
  2. Pour the mixture into a wide shallow dish. Add the slices of panettone and leave for a minute and then turn over and soak for another minute.
  3. Heat equal quantities of butter and vegetable oil in a large frying pan. Add the panettone slices and cook for about 3-4 minutes each side until golden brown and crispy on the edges.
  4. Serve sprinkled with icing sugar and fresh halved strawberries.
Top Tip for making Panettone French toast

If you don’t have fresh strawberries, serve with strawberry or raspberry preserve or honey or maple syrup. This recipe can also be made using dry fruited breads such a cinnamon and raisin loaf or even slices of stale hot cross buns.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies