maple bacon & apple baked french toast

As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program we were challenged to create a spring brunch dish using King’s Hawaiian breads.  We jumped at the chance.   King’s Hawaiian rolls are a staple in our house.  It’s great toasted with a smear of nutella for a quick snack or served along two eggs over easy for a satisfying breakfast.  King’s Hawaiian bread is slightly sweet, incredibly soft and is a great canvas for so many dishes.  We decided to go with a baked French Toast dish that would be perfect for spring.  It’s a great dish to entertain with since you can make it the night before and baked it before your guest arrive.  I am a big fan of make ahead meals!  What makes this French toast special is the addition of maple bacon and Fuji apples.  The bacon adds a layer of sweet maple flavor and saltiness to this dish.  The apples helps cut the richness and is a wonderful compliment to the savory bacon.  We top the baked French toast off with more crumbled bacon and a drizzle of maple glaze.  This will be a sure hit at the next brunch or baby/bridal shower!  



king's hawaiin rolls (bacon french toast)

Quartered and ready to "dry out" on a baking sheet


baked french toast collage

1) soaked overnight, ready to be baked 2) golden brown & puffy 3) topped with bacon & maple glaze = pure decadence!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Tagged with:

30 Responses to Maple Bacon & Apple Baked French Toast

  1. Renee Fontes says:

    OH! OH! oh…..! I love this. I will have some or all. Very clever girl (s) not sure who the “we” are, but the result is wonderful!

  2. kitchenrunway says:

    Hi Renee! So glad that you love it! haa,haa my husband & I are “we” — my other half of the eating equation!

  3. what a yummy brilliant idea !! I simply LOOOOVVVEEEE it !!

  4. Genius! I love that Hawaiian bread, so any excuse to use it (plus bacon and maple syrup!) is a win in my book.

  5. TripleScoop says:

    Love the easy idea of of baked French toast! Great job!

  6. Holy moly. I am way too happy about finding your blog. You lured me in with the maple + bacon + french toast. :D Not to mention awesome pictures!

  7. WOW! This looks great! I’ve been loving bacon lately. Thanks for the recipe!

    PS – Your photos are beautiful! :-D

  8. kitchenrunway says:

    a frog in the cottage: Thank you! Sweet and salty is such a yummy combo!

    Nichole @heatovento350: Thank you!! Hawaiian bread is so tasty!

    TripleScoop: Thank you!!!

    Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum: hee,hee — I’m happy that you found us too!!

    The Teenage Taste: Definitely can’t get enough bacon! Thank you!!

  9. I ♥ Kings Hawaiian rolls! (Maybe I should sign up for Tastemakers ??) This is fantastic – sweet, savory, prepped ahead of time and baked!! You totally rocked the challenge, Quyen :)

  10. kitchenrunway says:

    Priscilla! You should – it’s definitely keeps you on your toes when you’re challenged to think outside the box with a given products/ingredients. Thank you — it’s decadent and rich…but oh so good!

  11. Julia says:

    Honestly, dear goodness, I need some RIGHT NOW! I love EVERYTHING about this.

  12. The best french toast I ever had was made with big slabs of King’s Hawaiian. I’ve got to try this version next time we have company.

    Nice to meet you this weekend, I look forward to keeping up with your blog!

  13. This looks absolutely incredible. I can’t stop thinking about it.

  14. This is just all kinds of gorgeous!!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  15. Oh….where has this been all my life!?!?!?! Another wonderful recipe from you that I can’t wait to try!!!

  16. Erica says:

    Oh my, this looks absolutely HEAVENLY!!! It’s on my list of “must try now” recipes. Thanks so much for sharing!

  17. I’m bookmarking this one. I love overnight recipes and this sounds like a fabulous flavor combination.

  18. These look absolutely delicious. My husband loves, loves, loves bacon… I can’t wait to surprise him with these. Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe!

  19. Kelly says:

    This looks delicious, i’m going to give this a try with my charter guests next week :)

  20. ACupofThis says:

    Wow! This looks way good, and a great break from the usual brunch casserole~! Thanks

  21. Sandi says:

    How wonderful does this sound??!! How long do you dry the cut buns? Just on the counter or do you put them in the oven at all to dry. Thank you so much for sharing!

  22. kitchenrunway says:

    Sandi: Hi! I spread the cut rolls on a large baking sheet (in a single layer) and let it dry out on the counter while I’m preparing all the other steps. The longer you can let them dry out the better. Take care and I hope you enjoy the recipe! Have a great day! :)

  23. Catherine says:

    I found your lovely site on FoodBuzz and how happy that I did! This looks dreamy and delicious!


  24. Molly says:

    This looks sinfully delicious!!

  25. Cristina says:

    I like what you did with the King’s Hawaiian rolls – what a great idea! I could eat the whole pan to myself of this French toast. Anything and everything tastes delicious with bacon. =) Deliciously done!

  26. kitchenrunway says:

    Julia: Thank you!! It definitely hits the spot if you’re craving sweet & savory!

    Sarah: It was great meeting you too!! Thank you for stopping by. Gotta love King’s Hawaiian Bread. Can’t wait to see what you & your guest think! :) Take care!

    Jessica: Thank you! I often think about this dish too! hee,hee

    Mary: Thank you!! Glad you found us and hope you visit again soon! Take care!

    FoodieInterrupted: Awww — thank you!! I appreciate it!!

    Erica: You’re welcome and thank you for visiting!! It is heavenly….and sinfully indulgent at the same time! Enjoy!!

    Barbara Schieving: Yay– hope you make it soon!!

    Mrs. HungryHarp: You’re the best wife ever – surprising your husband with breakfast!! :) Take care!

    Kelly: Thank you – hope you & your guest love it!!!

    ACupofThis: You’re welcome & THANK YOU!!!

    Catherine: So happy your found us!! Thank you and hope you visit again soon!! Have a great day!

    Molly: Thank you!!!! (the apples make them less sinfully…um…kinda) :)

    Cristina: Thank you!! You’re 100% right — bacon makes everything extra delicious! Thank you for stopping by!! Take care!!

  27. I made this and it was a hit! The months of waiting for the perfect opportunity was worth it. :) Gonna repost and link up to your site. :)

  28. kitchenrunway says:

    Lindsey@Lindselicious! YAY!!!! I’m so glad that you made it and that it was a hit!! I can’t wait to see the post and pictures!! Woothoo!

  29. Anijade says:

    I am trying this for my staff this Saturday. Looks too good to pass up

  30. kitchenrunway says:

    Anijade: Good luck! I hope it’s a hit with your staff! Take care!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Set your Twitter account name in your settings to use the TwitterBar Section.