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French Toast Eggs in a Hole

Golden French toast sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon and topped with perfectly cooked eggs baked right in the middle.French Toast Eggs in a hole

So there’s this local diner that my husband and I LOVE to go to. I realize how sad that might sound. It even sounds sad to me sometimes. But being able to order breakfast 24/7, I get a kick out of it. They have huge portion sizes, the best toast of your life, and their eggs are phenomenal. I don’t get how you can go out for something as simple as some eggs and toast and whatnot and still not be able to make it exactly the same way at home. You know?!

Have you ever tried to replicate a restaurant dish?! I know I have. I have a whole collection of copycat recipes.But somehow, no matter how close you get… it’s rarely exactly the same. It seems like there’s always a certain something that’s slightly off, even if you can’t put your finger on it. (Although my copycat Olive Garden salad dressing? That, is exactly the same.)

Well anyway. So this recipe idea was inspired by this diner that I love so much. Not because they have it on the menu, but because I love getting a big breakfast combo. I love eating eggs and French toast together. So I figured, why not really combine the two? I’m telling you, it’s heaven. Breakfast heaven. Throw a side of bacon or sauce in there and you’ll be one happy camper. I even suggest it for dinner- be daring 😯

What’s your favorite breakfast food?! 

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French Toast Eggs in a Hole

5 from 3 votes
Golden French toast sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon and topped with perfectly cooked eggs baked right in the middle.


  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 slice of toast, the thicker the better
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • Vegetable oil
  • Maple syrup to serve


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Mix the sugar and cinnamon together on a plate, set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Take one of the eggs and whisk it in a medium bowl with the milk and salt.
  • Quickly dip the bread into the egg mixture and let the excess drip off. You don't it to seep through the toast.
  • Use a shot glass (or something of similar size) to cut a hole in the middle of each piece of bread. Save the middle.
  • Place on the skillet and cook on each side for a few minutes until golden brown.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Remove the bread from the skillet and toss them on the plate with the sugar to coat.
  • Place on a baking pan lightly coated with vegetable oil.
  • Crack the 2 remaining eggs on a flat surface and drop in the middle of each hole (the flat surface prevents the shell from being pushed inside.)
  • Bake for approximately 15 minutes, until the egg whites have firmed.
  • Serve with maple syrup and enjoy!


Calories: 597kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 38g, Saturated Fat: 19g, Cholesterol: 621mg, Sodium: 556mg, Potassium: 247mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 28g, Vitamin A: 1510IU, Calcium: 145mg, Iron: 3.3mg

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22 comments on “French Toast Eggs in a Hole”

  1. Is the whole egg supposed to be runny or hard? Also, what types of sauces go well with the dish besides maple syrup? Thanks so much!

    • Hi Tristan! The egg is usually over easy when I make it! As far as sauce his girl, you could use a fruit sauce like a strawberry or raspberry sauce? Or some powdered sugar! Or a combination of both

  2. This is the first thing I will be doing as soon as I get home!! Thank you Stephanie.

  3. I’ve often made this with toast but I’ve never tried French toast. Great idea!

    • THANKS Maureen, hahah I got a little too excited when the idea popped into my head! But it’s just so good!! 🙂

  4. Such a fun idea! I wish I was having this for breakfast today 🙂

    • Thanks Brandon! I know, I wish I could have it for breakfast every day- but I’m 99% sure I’m making it again this weekend at least, such a good way to start the day 🙂 And the protein in the eggs keeps you satisfied for hours!

  5. O…M…G!!! Holy mother of YUM…. that looks amazing!! French toast is delicious on it’s own, but when you add an egg in the middle… mind blowing 😀 I love that it’s done in the oven… so much less mess 🙂 Can’t wait to make this one!

    • BAHA… “Holy Mother of YUM”– ahhh you make me laugh 😉 I have to agree with you on this though, it IS mind blowingly delicious. Mark walked in RIGHT when I was done taking pictures of this masterpiece and it was gone SO fast!

  6. This French toast is making my mouth water seriously! 😉

  7. my head just exploded.

    • BAAHA.. I know, that’s how I felt. When the idea came to me, I pretty much decided that I’m a genius. Probably a little overboard.. at the end of the day is an egg in a damn hole- but… it’s sooo much more than that! 😉

  8. Eggs in a hole are always so delicious — and to put it in a french toast is just brilliant 🙂

    • Thank you Tina! HA I thought the same thing, I’m obsessed with eggs in a hole and then the french toast combo hit me and I was psyched! I don’t think I can go back to regular eggs in a hole now! 😉

  9. Yum! What a great idea to combine the two! I can eat this morning, noon, and night!

    • Hey Thao! man oh man.. so could I, that’s part of my problem! HAHA! I hope you get to give it a try soon, I love that it doesn’t take long. Have a great week!

  10. Our local breakfast place serves this same dish but with crumbled sausage (and pico) on top. TDF! (to die for!!)

    • No way Jules!!! That sounds SO good, and actually when I was all done making this I thought, “man, sausage would have been really good next to it” – But crumbled sausage on top WITH pico sounds amazingggg.. I’m definitely working both of those things in next time. I bet the Pico makes it nice and colorful. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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