If you’re wondering what to serve with your French toast you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 17 of the most popular side dishes for French toast.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with French toast are fruit salad, million-dollar bacon, Greek yogurt, and scrambled eggs. Try sausage and peppers, pulled pork, and sauteed mushrooms for savory dishes. If you want to have it as a dessert, try bananas foster, berries parfait, or caramelized pears.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Start your day with a hearty breakfast of fruit salad over French toast.
It’s a delicious, no-fail combination that will leave you happy and energized.
And the fruit salad only takes a couple of minutes to make, so you won’t add any more cooking time.
This fruit salad uses mint and vanilla bean paste to make it more flavorful and fresh.
Crown your savory French toast with a generous helping of these sauteed mushrooms.
It’s a simple, fast dish that adds a ton of umami goodness to your French toast.
And to make it look fancy, all you have to do is use a mixture of mushrooms like shiitake, portobello, or oyster.
It’ll only take 20 minutes to get these sauteed mushrooms in garlic butter ready to serve.
Dark chocolate and cherry granola
Add a sweet, crunchy element to your French toast with this yummy granola.
This granola has a prominent dark chocolate and cherry flavor that everyone will love – it goes especially well with cinnamon French toast.
And everything comes together in one bowl and pan, so there’s less mess for you to clean up.
This dark chocolate cherry cinnamon granola is so good you won’t be able to stop snacking.
Did you know you can use your instant pot to make homemade Greek yogurt?
Pretty cool, right?
Of course, you can always just buy some from the store (but the homemade version is so much creamier).
The tang of this homemade Greek yogurt pairs perfectly with French toast, and to make it even better you can drizzle some fruit compote or jam over the top.
Bacon is a quintessential breakfast food, so it’s a no-brainer to serve it with French toast.
Some simple fried bacon will do, but I prefer making these million-dollar bacon slices for a more indulgent meal.
They’re seasoned with a brown sugar and cayenne mixture, giving them a mouthwatering sweet and spicy kick.
One taste of this million-dollar bacon, and you won’t look at regular old bacon the same way again.
Smoked salmon and arugula salad
Making savory French toast for lunch?
Complete the meal with a side of this arugula salad.
The smoky salmon and creamy avocado make a dreamy combination that complements the peppery arugula and microgreens.
Then everything is tied together with a delightful champagne vinaigrette.
This smoked salmon, avocado, and arugula salad is guaranteed to be your new go-to quick salad.
Sweet and spicy grilled fruit kabobs
Take advantage of the warm weather and fire up your grill to make these fruit kabobs.
Their sweet and spicy glaze is an excellent way to jazz up your French toast.
And everyone will think they’re really fun.
This recipe for grilled fruit kabobs uses watermelon, pineapple, and strawberry. But I think peaches would be a great addition or even some plums.
Cheesy scrambled eggs
What’s a breakfast meal without scrambled eggs?
They’re the quickest dish you can make, especially if you’re rushing off to work.
You can keep them plain, but I like to add some shredded cheese. It gives a major flavor boost for not much more work.
Get the fluffiest cheesy scrambled eggs ever with this recipe.
Homemade breakfast sausage
Everything tastes better homemade, right?
These classic breakfast sausage patties only take 35 minutes to prep and cook, and they’re freezer friendly.
So you can make a big batch ready for whenever you need a last-minute side for French toast.
The breakfast sausages are stuffed with herbs like fennel, thyme, and nutmeg so your house will smell amazing.
Top your French toast with these caramelized pears for a classy brunch meal fit for a queen.
This dish features a luxurious butter rum sauce that goes superbly with your french toast.
A serving of these caramelized pears will easily fool your friends into thinking you’re some master chef.
Psst… why not go all out and serve these with a champagne cocktail?
BBQ pulled pork
Pulled pork may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re thinking about what to serve with French toast.
But trust me, it’s delicious!
The sweet, smokey flavor of the pork scooped on top of the rich, eggy bread is irresistible.
And making pulled pork is as easy as pie when you have a slow cooker.
Want to give it a try?
Follow this detailed pulled pork with bbq sauce recipe from RecipeTinEats.
Not a fan of berries?
Sweeten your French toast with a topping of this easy bananas foster instead.
This famous New Orleans dessert features ripe bananas drenched in a luscious, sticky dark rum and sugar sauce.
Add a scoop of ice cream to really complete the meal.
Berries and cream parfait
Want to serve your French toast as a dessert?
Make them even more decadent with a side of these berries and cream parfait.
Just a heads up, you might get a sugar rush with this combination.
But who can resist mixed berries drenched in luxurious caramel and sweet cream with some cinnamon French toast on the side?
Give in to the temptation and make these berries and cream parfait.
Oven-roasted sausage and peppers
Beef up your French toast with a serving of this roasted sausage and peppers.
This dish requires minimal effort – just prep your ingredients, toss everything in a sheet pan and let your oven do its magic.
After 45 minutes, you’ll get a pan filled with savory goodness.
This oven-roasted sausage and peppers is an excellent addition to your weekly meal rotation.
Play into the sweet and savory elements of French toast with these prosciutto-wrapped melons.
The melons bring juiciness, while the salty prosciutto keeps things from getting too sweet.
Follow Reluctant Entertainer’s lead and tuck some basil leaves in your wrapped melons for added flavor.
They also use a balsamic glaze to add some sharpness.
Want the ultimate comfort meal?
Serve your French toast with some warm and cozy baked beans.
But not just any baked beans from a can. You need to make your own baked beans, they have WAY more depth of flavor.
Smokiness from the paprika and bacon, a little heat from cayenne pepper, with some umami thrown in for good measure.
Your French toast will soak up all the baked bean juice from this recipe by the defined dish.
Skillet potato and egg hash
This potato and egg hash is an ideal brunch dish for weekends.
Spiced potatoes, bell peppers, and onions cooked with sunny-side-up eggs and topped with crispy bacon – who can say no to that?
Serve a couple of slices of French toast on the side, and you’ve got a filling meal.
This skillet potato and egg hash is an easy one-pot wonder.
The best side dishes for French toast
- Fruit salad
- Sauteed mushrooms
- Dark chocolate and cherry granola
- Greek Yogurt
- Million-dollar bacon
- Smoked salmon and arugula salad
- Sweet and spicy grilled fruit kabobs
- Cheesy scrambled eggs
- Homemade breakfast sausage
- Caramelized pears
- BBQ pulled pork
- Bananas foster
- Berries and cream parfait
- Oven-roasted sausage and peppers
- Prosciutto-wrapped melons
- Baked beans
- Skillet potato and egg hash
What To Serve With French Toast
- 1 portion French toast
- Prepare your French toast according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: fruit salad, sauteed mushrooms, dark chocolate and cherry granola, greek yogurt, million-dollar bacon, smoked salmon and arugula salad, sweet and spicy grilled fruit kabobs, cheesy scrambled eggs, homemade breakfast sausage, caramelized pears, bbq pulled pork, bananas foster, berries and cream parfait, oven-roasted sausage and peppers, prosciutto-wrapped melons, baked beans, and skillet potato and egg hash.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!