As someone who doesn’t have a huge sweet tooth, I’m on a constant hunt for ways to add a little savory deliciousness to classic sweet dishes. That’s why this Savory Avocado French Toast is my new favorite thing.

This French toast has a pretty standard start, with a custard mixture, but then gets a light crust of Parmesan cheese on it before browning it in a skillet. The parmesan adds a little crunch to the French toast and also gives it a nice, salty bite.

Believe it or not, the avocado goes perfectly with maple syrup, adding a fatty richness to the dish.

I found this mash-up to be not only delicious, but also a really pretty plate of food if I do say so myself! Never force your guests to choose between sweet and savory! Just make one dish that has both!

Savory Avocado French Toast

4 from 1 vote
Author: Nick Evans
Servings: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
A new take on the classic french toast mashed up with avocado toast! It’s the best version of savory and sweet! YUM!


  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 slices French bread
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • Maple syrup
  • Fresh scallions


  • In a shallow dish, whisk together eggs, milk, paprika, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  • Cut French bread into 8 slices about ½-inch thick. Place bread in the custard mixture for a few seconds on each side. Then move bread to a baking sheet, preferably with a wire rack so the bread is slightly elevated.
  • Sprinkle soaked bread with Parmesan cheese on both sides.
  • In a large nonstick skillet or on a griddle over medium heat, add Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil. Let melt. When it begins to bubble, add bread.
  • Cook French toast for 3-4 minutes per side until it’s nicely browned. Remove French toast and let rest. You’ll probably need to cook the French toast in two batches.
  • When ready to serve, top savory French toast with ripe avocado slices, scallions, and maple syrup.



Serving: 2Slices of Bread | Calories: 703kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 1687mg | Potassium: 791mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 930IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 268mg | Iron: 6mg
Course: Breakfast & Brunch, Main Dishes
Cuisine: American

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Savory Avocado French Toast

This French toast starts like any standard French toast, with a custard mixture of eggs and milk. I add just a little sugar to mine and leave out vanilla which would normally be there. Instead I added some spices like paprika and black pepper to up the savory notes.

Savory Avocado French Toast
Savory mix.

After you soak the French bread in the custard for a few seconds, lay it out on a wire rack and coat it with Parmesan cheese. This is the secret step that your eaters won’t be able to completely pin down, but adds a delicious salty crust to the toast.

Savory Avocado French Toast
Parm topper!

Cook these guys in a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat. I like to use Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil. You need to use a few spoonfuls of it to make sure the toasts sear nicely and the Parmesan doesn’t stick to the skillet.

After 3-4 minutes per side the toasts should be crispy and browned perfectly!

Savory Avocado French Toast

Serve these bad boys with really ripe sliced avocados, fresh scallions, and maple syrup. You could also sprinkle them with some salt and chili powder for a little bonus savory flavor!

Savory Avocado French Toast: A new take on the classic french toast mashed up with avocado toast! It's the best version of savory and sweet! YUM! |

This flavor combo completely works and I hope you try it!

Savory Avocado French Toast: A new take on the classic french toast mashed up with avocado toast! It's the best version of savory and sweet! YUM! |