Donut French Toast

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Hamm Homes


Stack of Donut French Toast


PREP TIME10 minutes
TOTAL TIME25 minutes


  • 2/3 cup half-and-half
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 stale donuts, sliced in half
  • powdered sugar and maple syrup for serving


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt.
  2. Over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large nonstick skillet.
  3. Quickly dip donut halves into mixture (do not let soak like traditional french toast – donuts soak up the custard mixture crazy fast), and then place in skillet.
  4. Cook a couple slices at a time and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side. Repeat with all donut slices.
  5. Serve immediately with powdered sugar and/or maple syrup.

Comments (14)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Will... sounds like an interesting recipe... can't say I've ever had or will have that many stale donuts in my house, however. :)

Apr 24, 2022 06:35 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Nina and thanks for being the first one here to comment on this one.


Apr 24, 2022 07:21 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

OMG This looks sooooo good!  Enjoy it!

Apr 24, 2022 07:44 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Thanks Kristin for your comment.


Apr 24, 2022 08:01 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Will, for sharing this recipe.

Have a great day and a very productive week.

Apr 24, 2022 08:48 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day! bill

Apr 24, 2022 11:16 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Will,

You never cease to amaze me with all your offerings for such tempting treats! I don't keep donuts in the house so I'll probably have to pass on this recipe!

Apr 24, 2022 12:36 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Good golly Will, this sounds really decadent, really good, and a scale buster.  lol   Mark

Apr 24, 2022 01:40 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Will- sounds like a very special breakfast!!!  In our house, there would never be any donuts left over to become stale. 

Apr 24, 2022 05:09 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Will Hamm thank you for the delicious donut french toast recipe.

Apr 24, 2022 08:16 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Will - maybe this is incentive to check out the "day old" section in the bakery department.  

Apr 25, 2022 05:41 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Those certainly look delicious and I like that honey and maple syrup is used instead of processed sugar.

Apr 25, 2022 06:39 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I am with Kathy Streib - there are never any stale donuts in my house - but maybe Michael Jacobs has the right idea with the day old section! 

Apr 25, 2022 07:47 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Will, when you come to Las Vegas you will have to take over a kitchen and cook for everyone who meets you here.

Apr 25, 2022 01:36 PM