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Baklava Inspired French Toast Recipe

We have given the famous French Toast a Greek spin by using ingredients that are featured in a traditional Baklava- walnuts, cinnamon, ground cloves, honey and a dash of fresh lemon juice- creating an ideal Saturday or Sunday morning brunch!

I first shared this delicious recipe back in 2015, on my former food blog Flavours & Flair, and it was one of the most popular breakfast ideas by far. It even caught the eye of Hollywood A-lister Gwyneth Paltrow and her team over at goop!


– 8 x thick slices bread

– 4 x eggs, lightly beaten

– 1/4 x cup milk

– 1 x cup walnuts, chopped

– 1 x tablespoon cinnamon sugar

– 1 x tablespoon ground cinnamon

– 1/4 x tablespoon ground cloves

– 2 x tablespoons fresh lemon juice

– Greek honey for drizzling

– olive oil for cooking


– In a large bowl whisk eggs and milk and set aside.

– In a small bowl add cinnamon sugar, ground cinnamon and ground cloves, stir with spoon and set aside.

– Add olive oil to coat bottom of frying pan and allow to heat.

– Dip one slice of bread into the egg mixture, coating both sides.

– Place egg coated slice into hot frying pan and cook for about 2 minutes on each side (on medium heat), or until golden brown.

– Repeat process till all slices have been cooked.

– Place French toast on to serving dish.

– Top each with walnuts, then lightly sprinkle with cinnamon and clove mixture.

– Drizzle with honey and a drop of lemon juice.

Recipe and Images by IN+SIGHTS GREECE © (Copyright) 


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