Panko-Crusted French Toast

Panko French Toast

It's Wednesday and I am still in bed, dressed and ready for my day to start. We got a new bed, a bigger one for our three dogs, and silly sheets with ostriches on them. Mornings are my favorite around here, as I'm sure you can tell these days. 

So here's a short post as I get my day started. Panko-crusted french toast, because I'm all about a fun take on a classic.

Almond and Panko-Crusted French Toast

Panko French Toast

I thought I was so clever when I "invented" this, but then I realized that the Pioneer Woman had already done something like this. Ya win some, ya lose some.


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 TB pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 TB cinnamon
  • 1 loaf of hearty bread (I used store bakery Italian here)


  1. Preheat oven to 400*F
  2. Prepare 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
  3. Lay out two shallow pans
  4. In the first one, whisk together your eggs, extracts, and milk
  5. In the second, whisk together your dry ingredients
  6. Now, take a slice of bread, dip it in the wet mixture for just a second and then press gently into the dry on both sides
  7. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet
  8. Repeat with remaining bread slices
  9. Bake for 15 minutes; turn over and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until golden brown and crisp
  10. Serve immediately with maple syrup or your favorite French Toast accourtrmement 
Panko French Toast
Panko French Toast
Panko French Toast
Panko French Toast