A fruity, yummy, festive breakfast! You can substitute flavorings easily to make different variations, and even change the shape! Serve with syrup, whipped cream, powdered sugar and fruit.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place a slice of bread on a cutting board. Align a star-shaped cookie cutter in the center of the slice. Push the cookie cutter through the bread, rocking it gently back and forth. Once the cookie cutter makes it all the way through bread, remove bread outside the cutter. Hold the cutter down on the bread during this step to prevent the star from tearing. Use a sharp knife to trim any bread that lingers outside the cookie cutter. Gently remove the star from the cutter and put aside. Repeat on all slices of bread.

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  • In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, whipping cream, honey, salt, cinnamon, orange zest and vanilla extract.

  • In a griddle or frying pan, melt the butter over medium high heat.

  • Dip both sides of the stars in the egg mixture and carefully transfer to the hot griddle. Brown on both sides and transfer to a warm plate while remaining stars cook. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

358 calories; protein 8.2g 16% DV; carbohydrates 40.2g 13% DV; fat 18.6g 29% DV; cholesterol 136.3mg 45% DV; sodium 656.5mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2005
This was fabulous. I was soo bored with the same old french toast. Don't be scared by the amount of honey, I started out with only 1 tbsp and after the first slice quickly added the other tbsp. They were not too sweet at all. I used light bread and half&half instead of heavy cream. They came out great. You have to cook them at a low heat because of all the honey or they will burn quickly. Definitely a keeper. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2012
Way too much orange zest. I did not care for it at all though I might try to make it without the orange zest next time because the other ingredients do sound delicious. Sorry. Read More
(7)
238 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 189
  • 4 star values: 38
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2005
This was fabulous. I was soo bored with the same old french toast. Don't be scared by the amount of honey, I started out with only 1 tbsp and after the first slice quickly added the other tbsp. They were not too sweet at all. I used light bread and half&half instead of heavy cream. They came out great. You have to cook them at a low heat because of all the honey or they will burn quickly. Definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2008
The kids and I liked this alright. My kids found more greatness in the french toast being that they were shaped as stars. I liked that they ate their breakfast without complaint. I might keep the star idea for next time and use a different french toast dip. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2003
Wow! We just finished eating this for dinner and I must say that this was by far THE BEST French toast I have ever eaten! Our sons are huge Batman fans so I used a bat-shaped cookie cutter instead of a star and they loved it! For bread I used Best Bread Machine Bread from this site it had just come out of the bread maker and worked out wonderfully for this recipe. I don't know if it's the difference in using heavy cream in place of milk as in traditional recipes or the addition of honey it just was a terrific recipe-unlike any I had ever had before. Thanks so much for sharing I can attest that this will be our permanent French Toast recipe from here on out! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2004
Just made these this morning but didn't add the orange zest because of time. I used day-old Hawaiian bread cut in sticks (they were leftover from the dip last night for the Superbowl) and it was great! I fried them in a thin layer of vegetable oil and they were perfect. I like to sprinkle the cinnamon on while cooking to get it more evenly distributed. These tasted like restaurant quality french toast sticks! Yum! Read More
(56)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2012
Cute and creative! This was a proved to be a nice spin on an old favorite. I love french toast and this was a very tasty new way to prepare it especially with the touch of fruit. I used thick cut Texas toast and all I added was a little nutmeg to the egg mixture. When these were nice and crispy I dusted them with powdered sugar a dollup of butter and drizzled some real maple syrup over top - a really nice treat for breakfast with a glass of OJ! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2006
I loved the taste of it! be sure to cook them over low heat though - they'll burn quickly if it's set too high Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2004
Great taste! The orange zest gave it a delicious kick. Watch for too much zest on the last few pieces though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2012
Great flavor! Rather than waste the rest of the bread I cooked eggs in the star shaped holes the same way you would do "eggs in holes!" The kids thought that was a lot of fun. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2004
Used an egg shaped cookie cutter and Texas Toast (several companies make it Wonder Aunt Millie etc.). Very good and easy recipe. Will make it again Easter morning. Blueberries and strawberries go well with it. Next time will not add salt when using salted butter to cook. Thanks for recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2012
Way too much orange zest. I did not care for it at all though I might try to make it without the orange zest next time because the other ingredients do sound delicious. Sorry. Read More
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