Panettone French Toast with Buttery Maple Cointreau Syrup is made with delicious Panettone dipped in a rich and delicious egg batter laced with cinnamon, all spice, ginger and nutmeg grilled to perfection and topped with a drizzle of buttery maple syrup laced with a splash of orange liquor and holiday spices.
Have you been naughty or nice this year?
Don’t be looking over your shoulder as you know what I am talking about….
How many times have you said no to that candy bar and yes to that salad bar? How many times this year have you opted for the grilled chicken breast instead of that grilled double-decker burger with extra bacon? How many times have to said no to ice cream and said yes to frozen grapes. If you are anything like me, you have said no way too many times and this is one day baby we are saying yes and yes please to this decadent over the top Panettone French Toast with Buttery Maple Cointreau Syrup that will have you smiling and put a little spring in your step the whole day long.
I don’t hardly ever indulge but boy when I do… I go BIG!!!!
Why you are going to love our Panettone French Toast with Buttery Maple Cointreau Syrup
My whole house smells fantastic after whipping up a batch of these delicious Panettone French Toast with Buttery Maple Cointreau Syrup. This special type of French toast is cooked until golden brown and crisp on the outside and tender on the inside, fragrant like the holidays and delicately sweet and citrus. These breakfast treats will have your guests swooning for seconds and so deliciously fragrant that they even woke up my blurred eyed teenagers early on a Saturday morning. They are that good!
What can you do with left over Italian Panettone bread?
I am generally not even a big fan of Italian panettone bread but it seems like every year we seem to end up with a colossal sized one that we can never finish. Just plain or toasted panettone bread is just plain boring to me. My goodness, don’t let my Italian mom know that I have told you that blasphemy or otherwise I will be ostracized for life.
However, really seriously, when is the last time you had a panettone bread that you just could not stop eating until you finished the whole darn thing? Panettone bread needs a little help with some holiday spice and a little Christmas cheer (alcohol) to get the party started.
During the holidays it is nice to treat yourself once in a while and your guests. This Holiday Spiced Panettone French Toast with Cointreau butter Syrup is sure to please everyone on your list and is a breeze to throw together.
What is Cointreau?
Cointreau is a delicious orange liquor that is lovely just over the rocks, cosmopolitan or even in your morning syrup as I have done here today.
We had to make just a few alterations so I used egg beaters and almond milk instead of eggs and full cream, so there you have it folks. It must be diet food… NOT. Panettone French Toast with Buttery Maple Cointreau Syrup indulgent and the perfect way to start the holiday morning. We have also tried this French toast with a little Apricot Freezer Jam recipe drizzle on top and it is sublime. Be sure to check out our other breakfast and brunch ideas in our Breakfast and Brunch Category for more inspiration.
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Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday!
Panettone French Toast with Buttery Maple Cointreau Syrup
- 4 slices panettone bread
thick slices with paper removed
- 4 egg
beaten or egg beaters
- 1/2 cup almond milk
(or can use cream, regular milk or soy)
- 1 tsp cinnamon dried ground
- 1/4 tsp ginger dried ground
- 1/4 tsp all spice
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 4 tsp butter
- 2 tbsp sugar
or sugar alternative
Buttery Maple Cointreau Syrup
- 1 tsp butter
- 2 tbsp Cointreau (or other orange liquor)
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon dried ground
- In a flat bowl or serving dish mix eggs, almond milk, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, vanilla, butter. Dip each of the panettone bread slices into the egg mixture on both sides. In a separate plate, add the sugar and dip each of the eggy panettone breads on each side. This step give the French bread its deep golden color and sweetness.
- Add a knob of butter into your skillet and fry your panettone French toasts until golden brown on both side. Set aside, keep warm.
- In the meantime, add a knob of butter and Cointreau to a small pot until the alcohol burns off and the butter melts. Add the maple syrup and cinnamon and heat until warm.
- Serve your delicious panettone French toast breads with a drizzle of buttery Maple Cointreau Syrup and garnish with oranges. Enjoy!