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Jam Jelly Doughnut French Toast

15 mins Cook
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Transforming French toast into a delectable strawberry jam doughnut is easier than you think! At just 230 calories per serving, it’s a healthier alternative to indulging in Krispy Kreme. And the best part? You can enjoy dessert for breakfast guilt-free!

French Toast Jam Jelly Doughnut French Toast

Now, I must admit, Krispy Kreme is one of my guilty pleasures. Although I don’t actively seek it out (fortunately, there aren’t many stores in Sydney), I occasionally succumb to temptation when passing by one. If I’m going to indulge in a jelly doughnut, I figure why not make a healthier version at home? That’s where the idea struck – “What if I made it like french toast?”. I have to pat myself on the back for that one, but it’s not because I’m a genius. It’s more a reflection of my cleverness and laziness. Making it into french toast allows me to enjoy it for breakfast, and it saves me from dealing with yeast and the mess of deep frying.

The health benefits are an added bonus. By using bread and not deep-frying, each serving is only 230 calories. And here’s a tip: you don’t even use a whole slice of bread as rounds are cut out, so the calorie count is even lower.

Creating Jam Jelly Doughnut French Toast is incredibly simple. Just make jam sandwiches with rounds of ordinary white bread, dip them in an egg mixture, cook until golden, and dust with sugar. Be sure not to spread the jam all the way to the edge to avoid oozing when handling.

While cutting the bread into rounds is optional, it adds a doughnut-like appearance. A large tinned tomato can (empty and washed) is a perfect tool for cutting large rounds from most sandwich breads. But don’t toss out the bread crusts! Keep them to make croutons or breadcrumbs, or try making Cinnamon Sugar Bread Crust Treats or Parmesan Thyme Bread Crust Snacks for a creative twist.

I’ve been on a French Toast kick lately, and if I had to choose a favorite, it would have to be the Parmesan French Toast. It combines everything you love about French toast with a savory twist and a golden, crunchy cheesy crust. Absolutely delightful!

So, treat yourself to this delightful Jam Jelly Doughnut French Toast and enjoy a guilt-free breakfast that tastes like a sweet indulgence!

Jam Jelly Doughnut French Toast

Jam Jelly Doughnut French Toast

Transforming French toast into a delectable strawberry jam doughnut is easier than you think! At just 230 calories per serving, it's a healthier alternative to indulging in Krispy Kreme. And the best part? You can enjoy dessert for breakfast guilt-free!
prep time
10 mins
cooking time
15 mins
total time
25 mins



  • 6 slices white sandwich bread , stale, 1.5cm/0.6" thick (see notes)

  • 3 tbsp strawberry jam

  • 3 tbsp caster sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tbsp milk

  • 2 tbsp butter


For a fun twist, consider cutting the bread into rounds, as large as possible. You can use a large tinned tomato can (emptied and washed) or any suitable round cutter for this purpose.
To assemble the sandwiches, spread 1 tablespoon of strawberry jam in the center of 3 of the bread rounds, leaving about a 1cm / 1/4" edge so that the jam doesn't ooze out when the sandwich is put together.
In a small bowl, lightly beat together the egg and milk to create an egg mixture.
Spread sugar on a small plate for coating the sandwiches.
In a large non-stick pan, melt butter over medium-high heat.
Quickly dip each side of a sandwich into the egg mixture, ensuring the edges are also coated with the egg.
Place the prepared sandwiches in the pan and cook each side for approximately 2 minutes, or until a deep golden brown.
Remove the cooked sandwiches from the pan and immediately place them on the plate with sugar, coating each side and the edges. The quicker you transfer them from the pan to the sugar, the better the sugar will adhere.
Serve the delightful Jam Jelly Doughnut French Toast warm or at room temperature, and enjoy this scrumptious treat!


For the best French toast, using stale bread is key as it prevents the egg mixture from soaking into the bread, avoiding sogginess on the inside. To ensure the "doughnut" shape holds up well and doesn't flop when handled, opt for thick-sliced sandwich bread or a block loaf cut into 1.5cm/0.6" slices. Using stale bread also helps maintain its shape. If you don't have stale bread at hand, a quick solution is to pop it in the toaster and lightly toast it. This will remove the moisture and mimic the texture of stale bread. Typically, I use a large tinned tomato can (emptied and washed) to press rounds out of the bread, as it perfectly matches the size of the bread I use. However, on the day I made this recipe, the loaf was smaller than usual, so I had to use a knife to cut the rounds instead. Keep in mind that you won't use all the sugar, but using less can make it challenging to achieve an even coat on the French toast. Use caster sugar, a finely grained sugar, for coating the French toast. Regular sugar granules are too large and won't adhere properly. Alternatively, you can dust the French toast with icing sugar, but be sure to wait until it cools to prevent absorption. These delectable treats can be made ahead of time, up to about 4 hours, making them perfect for entertaining. However, they don't keep well beyond this timeframe as they may start to sweat. Attempting to roll them in sugar again won't yield the same results, and dusting with icing sugar is futile, as the sweat will simply absorb it. The nutrition information takes into account that only around 1 1/2 tbsp (at most) of the 3 tbsp of sugar used in the recipe actually sticks to the French toast. Jam Jelly Doughnut French Toast is a delightful treat, and with these tips, you'll master the art of making these scrumptious treats!
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