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French toast hot cross bun fingers

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Put an Easter spin on classic French toast with hot cross buns. Coated in cinnamon sugar, these are an indulgent breakfast option.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time5 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + Soaking time
French toast hot cross bun fingers with cinnamon sugar


  • 4 Coles Bakery Hot Cross Buns, day-old
  • 2 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs, lightly whisked
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) milk
  • 2 tbs thickened cream
  • 1 tbs caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 20g butter
  • 2 tbs caster sugar, extra
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

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  1. Step 1

    Use a small serrated knife to cut each bun in half. Cut each bun half into 1.5cm-wide batons.
  2. Step 2

    Whisk the egg, milk, cream, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl.
  3. Step 3

    Melt half the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add half the bun batons to the egg mixture and gently toss to coat. Set aside for 1 min to soak. Add to the hot pan and cook for 30 secs-1 min each side or until golden brown all over and heated through. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. Repeat with the remaining butter, bun batons and egg mixture.
  4. Step 4

    Combine the extra sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar evenly over the warm bun fingers. Serve immediately.